In Islam, duʿāʾ (Arabic: دُعَاء, plural: ʾadʿiyah أدْعِيَة), literally meaning "invocation", is an act of supplication. The term is derived from an Arabic word meaning to 'call out' or to 'summon', and Muslims regard this as a profound act of worship.
There are many Du'as and Quranic verses for blessing the home after insuring that the home is not a place of committing sinful acts, e.g. Ayatul Kursi , Sura Al-Hamd, Sura Falaq and Sura Naas etc. it is very useful to recite Quran or play Quranic recitation at home as well as Majlis of Ahlul Bayt (AS). A Hadeeth states: The most liked homes to Allah is the home where an orphan lives with honor.
Homes in which Night Prayer is performed lights for the angles of the sky like the stars which light for people of earth.
Repeating Estighfaar, Salawaat, Ya Arham Arrahimeen, Ayatul Kursi, Sura Al-Hamd and Sura Tawheed.
As the holy verse in the Quran says God's mercy encompasses all. You can ask the Almighty to show His mercy upon them, and overlook their shortcomings, etc.
Unfortunately some Muslim groups believe it is haram to prayfor a non-Muslim in any way, but reality is such an approach is difficult for one whose family might not have recognised Islam and be good people.
Just requesting Almighty God to show His mercy would hopefully assist them in their next life.
And Allah knows best.
There would not be any problem if you were to do this.
And Allah knows best.
Prayers and supplications are the best way to talk to Allah (SWT), that is why sincere believers enjoy being in Prayers or reciting supplications.
Feeling Prayers and Du'a as a burden is not a good feeling. It needs to be treated with more Estighfaar and Salawaat and remembering our near future in Hereafter. Visiting the graveyard is good to soften our heart. Serving and looking after orphans also makes out heart more sincere.
Yes of course. Acceptance of every worship depends on the sincerity in the intention.
Menstruating female is allowed to perform all worship e.g. Thikr of Allah, Du'a, reading Quran (except the four verses of obligatory Sojood). She is not allowed to pray any Salah nor perform Tawaf around Ka'ba nor stay in Masjid.
One of the best ways to get your wishes achieved is to recite Ziyarat Ashura every day and to recite Night Prayer (Namaz e Shab or Salat Al-Layl) every night. It is also very useful to keep on reciting Salawaat and Estighfaar and La Hawla wala Qowwata Illa Billah.
Sadaqa and supplications are also very useful.
1.Your Night Prayer (Salat Al-Layl) is valid even if time of Fajr starts while you are still praying Night Prayer.
2.Night Prayer can be performed as Qadha and it is recommended for those who missed it to perform it as Qadha any time during day or night.
3. Last verse of Sura Al-Kahf has been mentioned in our books to be recited to wake up easily قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوحَىٰ إِلَيَّ أَنَّمَا إِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ فَمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا
الكهف ١٨ | الآية: ١١٠]Sura 18, verse 110.
The right of the parents remains great on their children no matter how their children were treated by them. Children must be nice to their parents even if the children think that their parents were bad parents. Children must always be grateful and good to their parents and pray for them. Allah (SWT) orders us in Quran to nicely treat nin believer parents even if they try to make you a polytheist وإن جاهداك لِتُشرِكَ بي ما ليسَ لكَ بهِ علمٌ فلا تُطِعهُما وصاحِبهُما في الدنيا مَعروفاً (If your parents strive to make you a polytheist without knowledge from you, then don't obey them, but treat them in this life nicely.) Sura 31, Verse 15.
Best things which help your deceased beloved ones is to fulfil their missed worship like Salah, fasting, Khums, Hajj, and other debts. After fulfilling the obligatory debts, giving Sadaqa gives them great benefit as the Hadeeth says: Have mercy on your deceased one by giving Sadaqa (on their behalf). This includes Majlis or Ziyarat or feeding.
Reciting Quran, Du'a, Estighfaar, Salawaat and any Thikr of Allah, on behalf of the deceased helps them.
Thank you for your question. Supplication from and with the heart is perfectly fine. Indeed, our very poverty is an existential supplication to the Almighty.
May you always be successful
There are many great Du'a and Quranic verses in this regard e.g.
1. Ayatul Kursi, 3 times or 5 times or 7 times..
2. Sura Al-Hamd, 7 times or 40 times or 70 times.
3. Sura Tawheed, 12 times or more.
4. Night Prayer (Namaz e Shab) Salatul Layl.
5. Ziyarat Ashura.