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Aslm Mufti,

I was under the impression that duas for bad things are not accepted by Allah.

But I’ve been told that anything a person says, be it sarcastically, in jest or seriously it can be accepted by Allah.

For example if a child is playing on a chair and could fall, if I say “don’t do that, you will fall” then is that a bad dua that is being made and Allah could accept it?

Or if someone says “why do these things always happen to me” and I say in jest “you must be cursed” then is this a curse in itself that Allah could accept?

May Allah reward you abundantly.

Aslm

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Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

The statement “don’t do that, you will fall” to a child is not a bad Dua or curse. It is simply a warning to a child.

The statement “why do these things always happen to me” is not a bad Dua or curse. It is an expression of distress. However, one should not express displeasure with the decisions of Allah.

The statement “you must be cursed” is not a bad Dua or curse, rather, it is an assumption of a curse.

Therefore, the above statements are not bad Duas and curses. Hence, one should not pay attention to such statements and should rather focus on positive Duas.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Ismaeel Bassa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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