Apart from compulsory Namaz, there is great importance of Nawafil prayers, which are a means to gain something extra include Salatul Istikhara and Tahajjud and Salatul Hajat, etc. It is said that requests made to the Creator of this universe on some special occasions are never rejected, like after five obligatory prayers, late at night, in a state of prostration, on the might of decree, during rain, and during Adhan, etc. Huzaifa (RA) narrated the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whenever a matter became serious, the Prophet (PBUH) turned to salah”. (Abu Dawud)
The above-mentioned hadith encompasses that one needs to turn towards Allah Almighty whenever under trial because the worries and grief inflicted are from the Creator to judge the level of faith by soul and heart purification. Among all voluntary prayers, there is also one important prayer, which is called Salatul Hajat . It is observed for the purpose of completion of one`s particular Haajah (need). It is actually not similar to any other prescribed Namaz, but it is just one of the ways to beg the Almighty for one`s rightful wish.
“He who makes wudu, and does it properly, then prays two Rakats, Allah will grant him whatever he may pray for, sooner or later”. (Ahmad)
Method of Performing Salatul Hajat
Below mentioned are rituals to perform Salatul Hajat:
It is prior to performing ablution before starting the prayer.
Then offer 2 Rakat Nafal salah.
After completion of salah, recite Durood Shareef and praise Allah Almighty.
Recite as much amount of Tasbeeh as possible with Durood Shareef.
In the end, make Dua e Hajat for the fulfillment of one`s requirement.
Dua e Hajat
According to the narration, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has prescribed the following form of a request to Allah Almighty:
“There is no god but Allah the Clement and Wise. There is no god but Allah the High and Mighty. Glory be to Allah, Lord of the Tremendous Throne. All praise is to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I ask you (O Allah) everything that leads to your mercy, and your tremendous forgiveness, enrichment in all good and freedom from all sin. Do not leave a sin of mine (O Allah), except that you forgive it, nor any concern except that you create for it an opening, nor any need in which there is your good pleasure except that you fulfill it, O Most Merciful!” (Tirmidhi)
While performing the Salatul Hajat the supplicant must keep in mind that his heart must be humble enough with the level of faith that there is no one but Allah who can fulfill his desires. Arrogance toward invoking Allah rusts the hearts like fire engulfing wood hence refraining from the prohibited deeds and calling unto Allah is the savior for one’s success at the day of Resurrection. May Allah Almighty grant us His guidance to pray to Him in the most rightful manner! Ameen