No. 2654 – From Abu Hurairah: the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
‘Whoever does not supplicate (make Dua’) to Allah, then Allah is angry with him.’
[Collected by Bukhari in ‘Adab al-Mufrad’, Tirmidhee, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim, Ahmad, Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Bayhaqi in ‘ash-Shawba’ and by Tabaraani. Shaykh Al-Albaani declared it Hasan.]
Shaykh Al-Albaani brought a supporting hadeeth from an-Nu’maan (radiallaahu anhu), the wording of which was:
‘Dua’ is worship.’
Then the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) recited:
And your Lord said: ‘Call on Me, (and ask Me for anything); I will respond to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!
[Collected by the collectors of the Sunnan and by other than them. Ibn Hibban, al-Hakim and Dhahabi authenticated it, as well as others. It is researched in ‘Ahkaam al-Janaiz’, ‘Saheeh Abi Dawood’ and in ‘Rowda al-Nadeer’.]
Shaykh Al-Albaani comments:
‘And there is no doubt that staying away from Allah’s – Ta’ala – worship due to arrogance and not making Dua’ to Him necessitates Allah’s anger upon the one who does not make Dua’ to Him. This hadeeth [of Nu’maan] is a strong support for the hadeeth of Abu Hurairah due its meaning and not from its chain.
Some of the ignorant Soofis have neglected these Ahadeeth or have pretended to neglect them. They claim that making Dua’ to Allah is inappropriate behaviour with Allah, they have become affected with an Israeeli narration:
‘His knowledge of my condition spares me from asking from Him.’
So they were ignorant that when the slave of Allah makes Dua’ to His Lord – Ta’ala – it is not the case that the slave of Allah is informing Allah – Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – [of] his need of Him.
He knows what is kept secret and that which is yet more hidden.
Rather it is the act of actualization of the Uboodeeyah of Allah (servitude of worship) and the slave of Allah’s need of Him and his own impoverishment.
Taken from: ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol.6 Hadeeth no. 2654 p.323-326 – By Shaykh Muhadith Nasir as-Sunnah Muhammad Nasir-Deen Al-Albaani – Translated by: Abbas Abu Yahya