Every aspect in life undergoes dual cycles which connect, such as ebbing and flowing, expansion and contraction, rising and falling, living and dying. The season to plant is spring, when growth and expansion are most conducive naturally. In winter most plants contract and stop growing. As every action has a favourable time, so too does supplication, the timing of which relates to the state of the caller as well as circumstances. Also there are naturally occurring periods during the year when planetary positions, electromagnetic fields, and other conditions, are most favourable.
The following is a brief list of favourable ‘calendar’ times for supplication:
The Prophet (s) has said:
‘Three supplications will be clearly answered: At the time when a person is breaking his fast, when a pious and just leader (imam) makes supplication, and when an unjustly treated person calls out to Allah for help.’
Ultimately the condition and state of the caller dictates the appropriate time to call. A pure heart, a clear and dedicated disposition, a sincere and desperate need, and high expectation of Allah, fear of Him and unconditional love and trust in Him all indicate a favourable ‘time’.
The Prophet (s) also said:
‘No people sit to remember Allah unless the angels encompass them, and the All-Merciful surrounds them, and peace descends upon them, and Allah will remember them’.
By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri from the book “Calling Allah by His Most Beautiful Names”