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The word ‘DUA’ (دعا) is from root letters (د ع و), the basic meanings are, to call, to invite, to ask.  
the religious concept of Dua is NOT described in the Quran  
One has to see the context in which the word has appeared to get to the meaning of the word in the sentence.  
Daal, ain, waw  
Da’a means to call someone: so ad da’a means the forefinger which is used as a sign to call someone: ad dayiah means the cry of the horses in battle: huminni dawatar rajul: he is at a distance where a man’s voice can reach him: he is at a calling distance: *Ibn Faaris says it means to incline towards self through talk or voice:  
Dayahu alal ameer: he took him towards the ameer (leader); thus dayi is not only one who calls but also someone who takes you to someone: *iddia’oo: (yad- da-oon) means to wish or desire* :or to call out to someone.67:28  
Tadau alaih: means they gathered against him: tada’a alaihal aduwu min kulli jaanib: means the enemy attacked him from all sides: tadaa’atil haitaan: means the walls fell down one after another.*  
ad daayiah: is the milk that is left behind in the teats of the animals so that with its help the animal can be milked again: *also the reason: or cause; ad dawa-ee: such things as tempt or instigate people’s emotions or desires:**  
URDU:- PAGE 709  
Dal-Ayn-Waw = to seek, desire, ask, demand, call upon, invoke, ascribe, cry out, call out to, Supplicate, petition, require, need, summon, invite, assert, succour.  
[It draws, or attracts, what is to come after it, of the milk,] said of some milk left in the udder.  
دَعَاهُ إِِلَى الأَمِيرِ He drove him, or urged him to go, [but more commonly meaning he summoned him,] to the prince, or commander.  
الدُّعَآءُ signifies also The calling to one's aid: thus وَادْعُوا شُهَدَآءَكُمْ means And call ye to your aid /your helpers.  
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الدُّعَآءُ signifies The calling to one's aid  
In essence we can see that a need to be fulfilled is the underlying meaning. Like some of your needs an be fulfilled through some other tool/object  
Let's see the usage in the Quran  
Sahih International: My Lord, make me an establisher of Salaati and [many] from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication.  
From this verse we can see even fro the trad trans that Abraham is asking to esbalish Salaat (he is doing something, making efforts) then he said accept my dua  
(also notice that all duas are asked Rabb and not Allah and that he did not ask for his salaat to be accepted, only the dua. Religous people translated salaat to dua aswell, which makes no sense in this verse because both words are translated to prayer, but only one of them is asked to be accepted, hereas the other is asked to be established by himself and his followers)  
Its clear that the dua of establishing the systm of salaat is asked to be accpted, which means he (and his followers) will make the effort of establishingn it, whereas its functioning is said to be accepted by Rab, the system of nourishment  
This system of Salaat will be a wellfare state based on justice, where the needs of its citizens are to be fulfilled  
2:186 So, when My servants ask you about Me, surely, I am Near. I respond to the prayer of the suppliant when he calls unto Me. trad translation  
this is said AFTER the restoration of peace in a society is restored (soum)  
Further the Quran has answers to all their questions. 3:193-195, 7:56, 8:24, 32:15-16, 40:60, 42:25-26]  
The Quran contains instructions and the methods to setup a state  
so the system establsihed on the basis of Quran, wahy,will aid or help its citizens  
Further it is said in the Quran14/34  
He has aleady provided what you are asking for.  
2:201 There are some people who say O our sustainer (Benovalent) give us excellent in this world and also in the world to come,and save us from the suffering of the Fire.  
This verse is normally used to justify Dua as a prayer or worship. But lets have a look at the answer  
2:202 These people will have the share for what they have earned.  
Ponder deeply in this answer, is it not strange?  
We ask for something and Allah refused it and instead said :- that you will only get that share for which you have worked for.  
Have a further look at 3/193-195 O our sustainer (Benovalent)we heard a call from a caller to accept eeman (faith) and we accepted . O our sustainer forgive us from our past wrongdoings,Keep us away from bad deeds of the present ,and let our death be with the virtuous. o our sustainer grant us that which you have promised us through your prophets,and donot disgrace us on the day of judgement.Indeed You never fail to fullfill your promise. So the sustainer answered their prayer "I dont waste the effort of any person who makes a struggle,either a male or female. You are from one another. So those who migrated, driven away from their homes and suffered in my cause, fought and were forced to fight ,I will certainly keep them away from wrong deeds and shall most undoubtedly bestow upon them the gardens under their control. As a reward from Almighty. Indeed He has the most gracious rewards.  
You can see God heard the dua of a person who has accepted the right path and in reward he is asking be forgiven for the wrongdoings of the past, be kept away from wrong deeds presently and be on the right path till death.  
he is asking for every possible reward for the past, present and future, he is still not satisfied with that and wants everything promised through prophets,  
But then again, have a look at the answer from God,Do some work and get the reward weather you are a male or a female. No effort will be wasted of anybody. Do something and get the reward. Asking without doing anything is not acceptable.  
You can look up the word ‘DUA’ wherever it is introdcued in the Quran and you will always find that people will have to put some effort in first then they will expect the result.  
Why all the DUAs are asked from RAB and not ALLAH ?  
At one place only you will find اللھم before ربنا in verse 114 of sura 5 . الھم is a word to dignify or to give respect before you call someone.  
What is the difference between Allah and Rab ? What is the functioning of a Rabb?  
ANSWER:- His main aim is to nourish the creation of God i.e. ربوبیت عالمینی  
Whereas Allah creates and gives parameters. o الَّذِي خَلَقَ فَسَوَّى وَالَّذِي قَدَّرَ فَهَدَى  
That’s why the king is called Rab in sura Yusuf َ فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُ الرَّسُولُ قَالَ ارْجِعْ إِلَى رَبِّكَ  
discussion on the meanings of مغفرت .  
The word مغفرت is from root letters غ ف ر meaning to protect. The words made from غ ف ر are مغفر means Helmet which protects, another word غفیر means huge In urdu we call جم غفیر for a big gathering . غفور means the one who pardons.  
In verse 71:28 He is asking, protection for all momins including his parents ( if they are ) from that authority who is responsible for ربوبیت عالمینی.  
Having the context in mind, we can see that Dua is a call for aid or help which is given through the established system. The Instruction or method given to establish such a system is designed to answer basic needs.  
We can also see that it is referring to a desire or wish, a psychological motivation to achieve something. However, no results will be achieved without efforts, dua is not completed without efforts. One has to see the context in which the word is used to get the meaning the author gave to it.

Sir, Asa If Namaaz is not the Salaat of the Quran, how it came into existance.Why no scholar oposed it . From where we got the 'tariqa e namaaz'? Pl answer . Question by: shakir azim On 29/12/2009
salam Sir, Would you like me to tell how namaz introduced to Islam? Question by: Rehan_Khan From INDIA (BHOPAL) On 11/01/2010
salam, If Namaaj is a word of persian Origin, that means worship of fire, how come arab people perform same rituals saying it Sal'at as we do In Namaj in rest of the world? Question by: parwezjamal On 31/01/2010
Dear Sir, I am awais worrid about your explanation according to your search and discribe detial you mean hum ko phir yah NAMAZ nahi parni chay. Sir i need proper answer kio kay namaz to sari dunia parti hay our KABAB main be reality??????????. Question by: awais On 05/02/2010
Dear Sir, I send you my question about NAMAZ and you told me your question is totaly wrong under section book this and that i need aunswer and you told me that you ordered this book and that book ap namaz say logo ko muna kar rhay ho give answer Question by: awais On 07/02/2010
dear sir assalam alaik i want to know about namaz that how this totally entered in islam and hijack the total islam and failure of islam's bigest reason in my opinion is also this namaz which we offerering in the world have u any solution? Question by: awtunio From PAKISTAN (LARKANA) On 11/02/2010
How did Prophet (SA) perform salat? How many times and how many rakats? How did first four Khalifs performed?Salats? And how does the Quran shows to peroform salaats? Please do show some guidelines on the above questions.Thanks. Question by: MohYam On 03/03/2010
Dear sir,I did read the HES on the left,but my questions are still unanswered, How did Rasool SA,performe salaat? And how does Quran expalain to do it? How many rakats and sajdas are there in Salaat in the Quran?where? Question by: MohYam On 05/03/2010
Salam.....ahadis me salat ko salat hi kaha gya hai... phr Namaz word kahan se AAYa??? Imam Bukhari or Muslim Shareef me b word Salat hi likha hua hai??? Haqiqat e Salat me jo turjuma hai wo ks buniyad pr kiaya gaya??? Question by: UMAR HUSSAIN On 29/03/2010
Dear Dr Sahib, Salaam, just to bring to your notice that, in your book of haqiqat-e-salaat, page 84, the ayat from surah al-Ahzab should be 56 and not 52 as mentioned. salaam Question by: shireen On 02/04/2010
please let me know as there is clrealy written in Quran ... sora... jumma regarding namaz and wazu.... can anyone please explain it to me???????? Question by: Adnan Khan On 10/02/2010
Sir slam , How can we establish ( iqamat ) the Divine political-social-economic system (es-salaat ) ? What should we do for it ? Question by: Hafiz Abdullah From PAKISTAN (RAWALPINDI) On 06/05/2010
dear dr qamar zaman i would like to ask you about 'DUA'what islam says about dua should we do dua .can we do it for others and ourselves.wht is the massage of quran about this.thanks Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 06/05/2010
dear mr aurangzeb you claim that Namaz is a zoroastonism worship can you prove it.if i say that namaz is not salat but it is a small part of salat is it wrong?plz elaborate whether namaz is a part of salat or not Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 08/05/2010
dear dr qamar zaman or mr aurangzebi have heard from Mullas that anal sex with your wife is haram in islam.throw some light on this in the light of Quran.Sir Dont mind for this question but i fell no shame in knowing about islam. Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 09/05/2010
dear mr aurangzeb plz tell me why Allah has mentioned the scientific discoveries of today, 1400 years ago in quran?how could a common man of that age understand it Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 09/05/2010
dear brother aurangzeb people tell me that the word salat mean exactly namaz .when i ask them why allah has not given the details of salat they say allah sent his massanger to show namaz practically.there fore we have to accept ahadith.plz eaborate ? Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 11/05/2010
Mr.Bilal khan,ask the people,that complet method of "wozoo"(as per their believe, which is the preparation of namaz) is given in Quran,but the way to perform the "namaz"is not?plz read "HAQEEQAT E SALAT",HAQEEQAT E HADITH,TAHQEEQ NAMAZ O SALAT. Question by: moazzam From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 11/05/2010
al imran,ayath 39 zakriya (a,s) mehrab me kade hokar kiya qayam kar rehe the Question by: MAJEED KHAN On 13/05/2010
Salam...aap ne lafz SALAT k jo meaning batae hen apni kitab me, wo ks arbaic lughat se akhaz kiye gaye hen?? Question by: UMAR HUSSAIN On 13/05/2010
dear brother auranzaib, how can we establish salat today.because many people do not even leave us to talk about the difference between salat and namaz. Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 15/05/2010
Salam....PLZ define.... AL- Imran,ayat 39,Zakriya (A.S) Mehrab me khade hokar kiya qayam kar rehe they?? Question by: UMAR HUSSAIN On 16/05/2010
For ADNAN Sb. *** Bukhari, Kitabul Nikkah Hadees # 218 (Rasool S.A.W. se Ansari Aurat ke gahalt rawabit ki Hadees) is hadis me gustakhi kahaw se aagai?? logo k saamne aik mrd 2sri aurat se bat kr skta hai..aap S.A.W.W ne b yahi kya tha. Question by: UMAR HUSSAIN On 22/05/2010
dear aurangzaib or dr qamar is performing "Ghusal"neccesary acc to quran,or it isalso a fabrication.what is the correct way of it if it is neccessary.plz explain Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 25/05/2010
Auranzeb bhai, 24:58 mein salate fajar aur isha ka zikar hai, jab ke 17:78 mein daloke shams se ghaske lail tak salat ka hukum hai.aik jaga wqt btya gaya ha dosri jga daloke shams se ghasake lail tk ka hukum araha hai, is bat ko zara wazeh kijeye. Question by: Nadeem_Akhtar From PAKISTAN On 04/06/2010
daer aurangzaib or qamar zaman i argued with a person that we can not learn namaz from ahadith and it is unislamic but he told me namaz is from the time of prophet and it is constanly tranfered from one generation to anothe and it is not from ahadith Question by: bilal_khan5181 From PAKISTAN On 24/06/2010
i agree with dr qamar zaman that salat is not namaz but i strongly disagree with him in saying that NAMAZ IS nothing to do with islam.namaz is a small part of salat.allama pervez also accepts was impossible to mislead all the muslim Question by: zakaullah41 On 09/07/2010
salam aastana team, may i know when will haqeeqat-e-salat be available in english for us to read? Question by: shireen On 20/07/2010
Great Article on Salat, please also elaborate on the Quranic concept of Masjid. Salam Khurram Question by: Kjahan From AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY) On 23/07/2010
Dear Dr. sahib kindly re-elaborate clearly 2: 238-239 and 24: 58 as I am not clear about the interpretation of these verses regarding salaat . Question by: Hafiz Abdullah From PAKISTAN (RAWALPINDI) On 05/08/2010
salaam, all exec members of aastana. haqeeqat-e-salat is still pending to be uploaded in english. plz am waiting very eagerly. Question by: shireen On 12/08/2010
Salam Dr Sb, I would like to ask if we have the evidence that confirms that the written record of the early history of muslim era has been destroyed. I do believe that it would have happened as it is not possible that nothing used to be written. Question by: mahmoodtahir From CANADA (REGINA) On 28/10/2010
If SALAT was not Namaz of today then why were so many mosques built by the early Muslims. There is enough evidence of mosques being built during the time of Prophet Muhammad and used for religious purpose. Can anybody comment Shariq Question by: SS From CANADA (VANCOUVER) On 10/12/2010
assalmualikum brother how can i download your books or mazameen my email id is Question by: mahameed From INDIA (HYDERABAD) On 12/12/2010
sir your book on hijab does not give the real meanig of hijab it seems more interpretation . please give more information about hijab Question by: mahameed From INDIA (HYDERABAD) On 12/12/2010
Dr.Qamarzaman! As you elaborated the verse 10/87 in HAQEEQATR-E-SALAT page no 82-83,kindly read my comments and enlighten us about some queries. Question by: moazzam From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 23/02/2011
AOA People who have transferred Quran to us were the same people who transferred numaz to us ... This is what they call 'Twatur' ... if we doubt authenticity of numaz then it is very logical to doubt authenticity of Quran ... plz ans ... Question by: muddassarali27 From PAKISTAN On 01/03/2011
Salam If numaz is not obligatory as you say ... I am wondering ... why no one has ever disputed its existence ... how come it reveals to you 1400 years later and all that time people wasted their time praying? Question by: muddassarali27 From PAKISTAN On 01/03/2011
Dear all, Salaam, I want to know about "HAQIQAT E ZAKAAT" in detail. 2ndly please tell me the law/order of quran about "Natural Sources"i.e Erath, Water etc, I want to know why every person has no equal rights to use them.. Question by: manzar From PAKISTAN (SHEIKHUPURA) On 06/04/2011
SALAAMUN ALAIKUM TO ALL. Would someone, in a succinct and cogent a manner as possible, please tell me, ACCORDING to Al-Quran, what is salat, exactly? Also, what is zakat, exactly. Thank you. Tariq Dhulqarnain- Question by: DHULQARNAIN From UNITED STATES On 10/06/2011
SALAA IS ALLEGIANCE TO ALLAH. THIS ALLEGIANCE TO ALLAH, IS CARRIED OUT VIA 6:106 6:106 Follow that which is revealed to thee from thy Lord — there is no god but He; and turn away from the polytheists/mushrikeen. AGREE OR...DISAGREE? Question by: DHULQARNAIN From UNITED STATES On 13/06/2011
pls. tell which ayat of quran was read continously/many times by rasool (s.a)?? pls. also tell the sura and why he read it continously? pls reply as quickly as possible...! Question by: abrar7866 From PAKISTAN (KARACHI) On 14/08/2011
SA Had some discussions on Facebook, going to post some of the notes and replies here WHAT IS RUKOOH ? Question by: Nargis From BARBADOS (KIO BATAO?) On 03/04/2012
From Facebook, IS THE QURAN CHANGED AND IT IS DIVINE ? Question by: Nargis From BARBADOS (KIO BATAO?) On 03/04/2012
Question from Facebook, what does the numbers in 9:36 means Question by: Nargis From BARBADOS (KIO BATAO?) On 03/04/2012
Question from Facebook, what is WUDHU ? Rub your head? clean your face with dirt? Question by: Nargis From BARBADOS (KIO BATAO?) On 03/04/2012
Question from Quranology Group on Facebook, Explain 24:58 , fajr isha "Namaz" Question by: Nargis From BARBADOS (KIO BATAO?) On 03/04/2012
Dear SIr, If Salat is not Namaz, then what is the true meaning of Salat and how does one offer it or pray it. Please help me i am in a state of confusion and trying hard to get to the reality? Question by: habeebuddins From SAUDI ARABIA (JEDDAH) On 29/04/2012
Some question about ownership concept Question by: waseemameer From AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY) On 22/12/2012
Dear sir salaam pls Explain 2/282ياأيُّها الَّذِين آمنُوا إِذَا تَدَايَنْتُم بِدَينٍ.....ز Question by: saidalavi ansari From INDIA (KERALA) On 25/12/2012
Assalamu Aleikkum, Mr.abdullahbashoeb, so do u mean dat der isnt namaaz??? Question by: SHANU IQBAL From SAUDI ARABIA (DHAHRAN) On 30/03/2013
Assalamu aleikkum, actully wat is d diffrence between salat, and namaz???arnt dey havng d same meaning??? Question by: SHANU IQBAL From SAUDI ARABIA (DHAHRAN) On 30/03/2013
Please comment on the following link criticizing Dr. Qamar Zaman on "Wudhu" (Ablution). Thanks Question by: Hilal From UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (RAS AL-KHAIMAH) On 19/05/2013
Asalam o alikum, Dr. Sahab bare karam ye batye ki Nabi-e Karim (S) ne kitni shadiya ki aur unke naam bhi bataye. Brahe karam jawab thoda jaldi mil jaye to bahot achha hoga. Question by: Saleem Ahmed Shaikh From INDIA (AURANGABAD) On 08/01/2014
Namaz -e- Jinaza k barey mey brief kurey plz Question by: Dr Shahid Chaudhary From SAUDI ARABIA (UNAIZA) On 02/07/2014
Salam Sir,When Qur'an as guidance and Quran itself explain it, in ablution for example, why Allah use words: faces, head, hands, etc. In meanwhile yr explanation to ablution verse above utterly not about part bodies? when did mistranslated happen? Question by: setiadi ihsan From INDONESIA (JAKARTA) On 26/11/2015
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