note of reference: Program Al-Murshad, Urdu Bayan of
Al-Sheikh Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan,
dated 2nd May 2014, topic “Dua”
It is said that a bad Dua is accepted promptly, however, this is not the case; it does not get accepted promptly. Sometimes a person has no right to feel those negative feelings, nevertheless he is sitting there cursing someone for no rhyme or reason while he has no right to do so. He has wrongfully determined that something is rightfully his and it has thus been snatched away. Who is deserving of a ‘Bad Dua’ or not, is at the discretion of Nature; only it can determine or differentiate concerning this matter, it is not something that can entirely be known to us.
A person may wonder if there is a proper procedure of making a dua? The way one sees that the sallah has a prescribed method. On the contrary, Dua does not in fact have any prescribed method, however Dua has its etiquette; that a person be clean, one should be purified. One should remember Allāh (engage in a Allāh's Remembrance), thus calling out to Him. He should recite the Durood Sharif (Send blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam), one should praise Allāh, glorify Him. Acknowledging Him such, "You are Supreme, You are Omnipotent." Thereafter, reciting Durood Sharif again.