Importance of dua in Islam
Allah Almighty says in the Qur'an:
"When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me."
The importance of dua in front of ALLAH can be evaluated from this that the Prophet had said: "Nothing is more honorable to Allah the Most High than du`a."
[Sahih al-Jami` no.5268]
The importance of dua in Islam is revealed from the above verse and hadith now we highlight the benefits which we got from dua and thus they increase its importance also.
Dua a form of worship
Dua is a form of worship in fact our Holy Prophet (PBUH) regarded it as the best form of worship. When we make dua in front Almighty ALLAH for our needs and wants not only our dua is being answered but we will be rewarded for worshiping also. Through dua we accept the power and authority of ALLAH and our weakness in front of HIM.
The power of Dua
Dua is considered very power full in Islam as it can change our fate and it can be the most powerful weapon for a Muslim at the time of grief and sorrows. Dua is not just asking about our needs from ALLAH. As it is the belief of all Muslims that ALLAH is the sole provider and creator of everything on earth. So through dua we also thank ALLAH for whatever HE has given to us weather it is our heartbeat, our breath, our health or our wealth, all of these are provided us by ALLAH. We also ask guidance from ALLAH at the time of difficulty to show us the way to face this hurdle. Allah is listening to each and every dua made in front of HIM and answers all the duas .