The question that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue is when the supplication is answered? And whether there are certain favorable times and places that should be sought to have our supplication answered.
There are certain times supplication is more likely to be accepted by Allah(SWT) as the Prophet(SAW) said. These times are:
1. The Last Third Of The Night
2. Late at night: When people are sleeping and busy with worldly pleasures Allah (SWT) gives the believers an opportunity, or an answer hour if they can fight sleep and invoke Allah (SWT) for whatever they need. The Prophet (SAW) said: 'There is at night an hour, no Muslim happens to be asking Allah any matter of this world or the Hereafter, except that he will be given it, and this (occurs) every night.' [Muslim #757]
3. Between Adhan and Iqamah
4. An Hour On Friday
5. While Drinking Zamzam Water
6. While Prostrating
7. When Waking Up at Night: Narrated Ubada Bin As-Samit that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: 'Whomever wakes up at night and says La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la shrika lahu lahulmulku, wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ala kulli shai'in qadir. Alhamdu lillahi, wa subhanallahi wa la ilaha illallahu, wallah akbir, wa la hawla wala quwata illa billah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah (SWT) He is the only one who has no partners. His is the kingdom and all the praises are for Allah (SWT) All the glories are for Allah (SWT) And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah (SWT) and Allah (SWT) is the most Great and there is neither might nor power except with Allah (SWT) and then says, Allahumma ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me) or invokes Allah (SWT), he will be responded to and if he makes ablution and performs Salat (prayer), his Salat (prayer) will be accepted. [Sahih al-Bukhari]
8. At The End Of The Obligatory Salat: Narrated Abu Omamah (RA): that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) was asked, O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is heard (by Allah (SWT), he said the end of the night and at the end of the obligatory Salat (prayer) [at-Tirmidhi]. This time is after saying 'At-tahyat' , and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)
9. The Night Of 'Qadr' (Decree)
10. During The Rain
11. The One Who Is Suffering Injustice and Opression
12. The Traveler
13. The Parent's Supplication for their Child
14. The dua of a Muslim for his absent brother or sister Muslim stemming from the heart.
15. Dua on the Day of Arafat
16. Dua during the month of Ramadan: Ramadan is month full of many blessings, thus the du'a of Ramadan is a blessed one. This can be inferred from the Prophet (SAW) saying: 'When Ramadan comes, the Doors of Mercy (another narration says Paradise) are opened, and the doors of Hell are closed, and the Shaitans are locked up' Thus, it is clear that du'a during Ramadan has a greater chance of being accepted, as the Gates of Paradise and Mercy are opened. [Sahih al-Bukhari #1899, Muslim #1079 and others]
17. When Muslims gather for the purpose of invoking and remembering Allah (Dhikrullah: The Prophet (SAW) said: If a group of people sit together remembering Allah, the angels will circle them, mercy will shroud them, peace will descend onto them and Allah will remember them among those with Him. [Muslim]
18. First Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah
19. Dua of people after the death of a person
20. Dua of the one fasting until he breaks his fast.
21. Dua of the one fasting at the time of breaking fast
22. Dua immediately after wudu
23. Dua after stoning the Jamarat at Hajj
24. Du'a made inside the Ka'bah
25. Du'a on the mount of Safa or Marwah during Umrah or Hajj
26. While visiting the sick, and dua made by the sick
“My Lord, make me grateful to You, one who constantly remembers You, full of fear towards You, fully obedient to You, humble before You, earnest in supplication and patient. My Lord, accept my repentance, wash away my sin, grant my supplication, strengthen my faith, make my tongue true, guide my heart, and throw out the malice from my heart.” (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah)
Remember me in your duas.