Taubah for making inappropriate duas

Q: I was in hardship and in a desperate situation. I wanted my dua to get accepted so I asked God not to give me anything nor would I ask for anything in Jannah if God accept my dua. I think my dua got accepted but I feel a little regret. This is because I feel I'll lose out in the hereafter.

Can I do anything to reverse this? My life in dunya hasn't gone to plan and I don't want my akhirah to fail also.

A: Making these types of duas is not correct. You should make taubah and ask Allah Ta'ala to forgive you. There is nothing short in the treasures of Allah Ta'ala for which you need to bargain with Allah Ta'ala in this manner. Allah Ta'ala's treasures are limitless and He can grant you from His grace and mercy in this world as well as the next. Therefore, the way to rectify the situation is that you make taubah to Allah Ta'ala and ask Him to grant you His blessings in this word as well as in the hereafter.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)