Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if there are prohibited duas, or a limit to what Allah gives.
There are a lot of sites saying that Allah answers all your duas. But are there not certain duas that are prohibited e.g. a dua asking Allah to beautify oneself. Can you please enlist all the duas Allah prohibited?
And is there a limit to which Allah grants one’s duas? I mean you cannot really ask for a unicorn and expect Allah to give it to you, right?
It is not permissible to supplicate Allah (dua) for:
- harm to someone else,
- something truly miraculous (a unicorn),
- something logically impossible (making two be three),
- or something religiously impossible (being reincarnated).
Besides that, we should ask for whatever we wish for of this life or the next, even if it seems far-fetched.
As for any limitations to what Allah gives, it is without limits: “Indeed Allah provides whosoever He wills without stint.” (Sura Aal Imran 3:37)
I pray this helps.
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.