1) Make your heart present and completely focus on Allah.

2) Choose a time in which du‘ā’ is readily accepted.

3) Perform wudhū, face the qiblah and raise your hands.

4) Humble yourself and submit to Allah.

5) Start by praising Allah.

6) Send Salawāt upon the Prophet ﷺ.

7) Repent for your sins and ask for forgiveness.

8) Ask with persistence, love and fear.

9) Ask Allah through His Oneness and Names.

10) Give Sadaqah before making du‘ā’.

(Adapted from Ibn al-Qayyim’s al-Jawāb al-Kāfī)

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