Hope Vs. Faith

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I’ve written quite a few articles about making duas, that is, supplication, as a Muslim.

And I still get a lot of emails from people wondering why their duas aren’t getting answered or if they can make dua for this thing or that thing.

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There are a lot of tips I can give you about making dua and they’re sprinkled throughout the website:

But do you know what’s really holding your duas back?

You’re hoping Allah will answer them instead of believing He will answer them.

Stop hoping. Start believing.

You’re Muslim, right?

You’re asking Him for something good, right?

You do believe that Allah hears and knows all things, right?

Then why wouldn’t He answer your duas? All you have to do is have true, strong belief.

This is so powerful and amazing. I really wish more Muslims would grasp this simple concept.

Most of us (and I’m speaking about myself also) we make dua like we have doubt. We don’t make dua and say Ameen and have that certain confidence that Allah is going to take care of us.

We make dua, say Ameen, and then act as if it may or may not happen. Like whatever we’re asking for is too difficult for Allah to handle.

Stop that!

I mean it. Seriously. Stop it.

When you ask Allah for something, know in your heart, in your inner being, with absolute certainty and confidence, that He’s going to take care of you.

Just look at Prophet Musa (AS). He’s ordered by Allah to go to this evil, murderous, yet powerful ruler (Pharaoh) and tell him to worship one God and let Banu Israel go.

Can you imagine being ordered to go up to Kim Jong Un (murderous ruler of North Korea), with no weapons, no army, and  telling him he has to worship Allah and let all the Muslims in his land go?

You’d probably go crazy out of fear knowing this guy could kill you in a heartbeat.

But what did Musa (AS) do? Did he make some weak dua and hope for the best?

No! This is what he said:

My Lord, expand for me my breast. And make this job easy. And untie the knot from my tongue so that the people would understand me. And appoint for me a minister from my family. And increase my strength through him. And let him share my task so that we may exalt You much and remember You much, indeed You are ever-seeing of us.

Surah Ta-Ha, Verses 25-35

Now, does that sound like a man who has hope? Or does that sound like a man who has faith?

Moses (AS) is saying: “Allah, I’ve got a job to do. But I’m going to need these things in order to do this job effectively. So give them to me, and I’ll be on my way.”

That’s the kind of faith you’ve got to have.

By the way, do you know what Allah said after Prophet Musa made that great dua?

He said:

You have already been granted your request, O Moses.

That’s like saying, what Moses wanted was already on its way.

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About Akhi Soufyan

If you see goodness from me, then that goodness is from The Creator. You should be thankful to The Creator for all of that. Cause I'm not the architect of that. I'm only the...the recipient. If you see weakness or shortcoming in me it's from my own weakness or shortcoming. And I ask The Creator and the people to forgive me for that. _______________________________ Website eigenaar voor een betere wereld en doel, niet gericht op verdiensten van geld maar goede daden. In de naam van Allah, de Barmhartige. Als je goedheid van mij ziet, dan is dat de goedheid van de Schepper (God). Wees De Schepper dankbaar voor dat. Want ik ben daar niet de architect van, ik ben alleen de ontvanger.

Posted on March 23, 2014, in ARTICLES and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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