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Repetitive dua (verbal prayers) in a short amount of time is insulting to Allah Almighty!
Some times when I go to a Friday Prayer or do a Taraweeh Prayer during Ramadan in the Mosque, I get irritated and annoyed by the way some Imam (the prayer's leader) keeps repeating the same prayer over and over and over and over again, going through each set very fast in less than 10 seconds. Not all of them do it, but sometimes you would run into someone like that. I don't care if there are some corrupted and fake hadith or hadiths (if there is any) that might support their action, because Hadiths to me - like the Bible - do contain corruption in them, except for those that directly agree and are linked with the Noble Quran. Please see: Which parts of the Bible and Hadiths are closest to the Truth? and Why?
The way I make my dua is by being fully prostrating to Allah Almighty during all of my 5-daily Prayers. When my face is on the ground and I am Glorifying and Praising Allah Almighty, I spend some time after that making duas (verbal prayers or requests) to Allah Almighty asking Him ONCE for each one about all of the things I wish to have. I normally pray that Allah Almighty would continue to bless me and my family with more and more faith and to always keep us among those who pray, and to make my son Ziyad a faithful and righteous person and to keep him away from sinning. I don't ask for wealth nor do I ask for any materialistic worldly things, except to help me maintain my job so I can provide for my family.
The reasons why I personally think repetitive duas are totally ridiculous:
1- You are not showing Allah Almighty that you are praying to Him in humility. On the contrary, you are telling Him that you need to repeat your prayers multiple times to Him because you have no faith in Him that He will grasp or comprehend your request from the first time, or even hear it! This goes clashing with Noble Verses such as the following:"When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. (The Noble Quran, 2:186)"
2- It looks stupid and hypocritical. Yes, we always bring ourselves in total and complete humility to Allah Almighty in Prostration and in Worship AND IN EVERYTHING WE DO IN LIFE, but don't be a hypocrite and a fake about it! At least be genuine to Allah Almighty. You're not in a food market selling vegetables, where you would be calling out and repeating your calls in your loudest voice to attract customers to your little cart! Ok???
3- If you wish to bring yourself to humility before Allah Almighty, then pray more often the physical Prayers. Don't just limit it to the 5-daily Prayers. Bring your face down to the ground before Him more and more often. That's how you Pray to Him, the Almighty, in humility, and it would cause you to physically spend energy and to truly show Allah Almighty how much you truly love Him by you physically taking the time, efforts and energy to do it through action and not just cheap words. That's how I personally do it. If I feel I have a request, then I go and Pray a physical Prayer and let all of the things I want to say out while my face is on the ground Praising and Glorifying Allah Almighty. Asking Him 10 times about the same thing repetitively (in less than 10 seconds - going through it very fast like they do in some Mosques) is ridiculous and insulting to Him, because it shows that you have no trust in Him comprehending anything!
EVEN JESUS in the New Testament (not the Jesus Christ of Islam) showed a great deal of HYPOCRISY when he only prostrated to Allah Almighty, FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ONLY TIME, during his most desperate times, to be saved from the crucifixion. He didn't do it in any other time, which shows a double standard, double face and a stupid hypocrisy!
4- Allah Almighty made it clear in the Noble Quran that He is the believers' "Friend" and "Allie":
"Your (real) friends are Allah, His Messenger [Muhammad], and the (Fellowship Of) Believers, those who establish regular prayers and regular charity, and they bow down humbly (in worship). (The Noble Quran, 5:55)"
"Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to Allah, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true of faith? For Allah did take Abraham for a friend. (The Noble Quran, 4:125)"
Notice in Noble Verse 5:55, Allah Almighty considered those who Pray regularly and bow down to Him in humility as His friends. That is how I connect with Allah Almighty and keep my friendship with Him. While I still do my verbal duas (once for each request) every once in a while and read the Noble Quran on regular basis, but most of the times, I like to do my duas through physical prostration. To me it Glorifies and Praises Allah Almighty to the maximum, and it shows Him that I truly love Him and respect Him with all my heart, all my soul and all my might.
I couldn't do it in any better way to Praise Him and Glorify Him. All Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone.
Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles! And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad. Ameen.
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