A formal prayer is the Salaah, which has structured movements and sayings.But a dua is informal meaning there’s no absolute structure and nothing that absolutely must be said. Muslims make dua for just about anything and everything.So long as what you’re asking for is halaal (permissible) and good, you can make dua to Allah for whatever you need and want.
These powerful modern leaders, however, are not a new phenomenon.
Some of the most important women in Islam were not technically Muslims as they were born before Islam appeared on earth.
And with a divorce rate of just above 1% proponents argue arranged marriage is an effective way for young people to find a partner.
But what happens when a proposed marriage goes awry?
CNN's Sumnima Udas looks at the pros and cons of arranged marriage.
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You can make dua against another person asking for some harm to come to them.
But this is not a good thing and will probably hurt you more in the long run.
As with every religion, Islam is riddled with influential women.
Here are some of the greatest Muslim women in Islamic history.