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Need something? Just ask Allah

By: Jinan Bastaki

Source: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/

“Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62)

For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of our state. In a beautiful hadith qudsi, Allah says:

“O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.

O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you,

O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you.

O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you.

O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you.

O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and will not attain benefitting Me so as to benefit Me.

O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything.

O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything.

O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more that a needle decreases the sea if put into it.

O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him who finds good, praise Allah, and let him who finds other than that, blame no one but himself.” (Muslim)

Subhan’Allah (exalted is Allah), this hadith requires us to read it more than once to truly grasp its meaning. In essence, Allah is telling us that everything is from Him – He possesses this whole world and all that is in it, therefore we should seek all of our needs from Him.

Allah has named Himself Al-Mujeeb, which means the One who responds. Just as we are certain that the Qur’an is true, we must be certain that Allah, Al-Mujeeb, will answer our call. We should never think that Allah will not answer, because by feeling so, we are denying this attribute (siffat) of Allah. Whenever we are feeling down, we should not hesitate to ask Him over and over again, and to go into sujood (prostration) and plead because that is the closest that we are to Him. If we realize this, the doors of mercy have been opened for us, because the Prophet ﷺ said, “For whoever the door of du`a’ opened, for him the doors of mercy are opened.” (Tirmidhi).

Your du`a’ is deposited with Allah, and as was narrated from the Prophet ﷺ, your du`a’ does something. Either Allah will speedily answer your du`a’ or He will save it for you until the Hereafter, or He will avert something bad equal to the value of the du`a’ (Ahmad). So we should never leave du`a’. The Prophet ﷺ told us, “Do not stop making du`a’, because nobody who makes du`a’ is forsaken.” (Hakim)

Insha’Allah, you will be answered. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

Remember: our Lord is not forgetful. Sometimes you might even forget that you once made du`a’ for something, but He might give it to you years later.

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None of us are perfect. We all need to be corrected at times – myself included. Successful are those who admit and accept the correction.

gb copy None of us are perfect. We all need to be corrected at times – myself included. Successful are those who admit and accept the correction.
es copy Ninguno de nosotros es perfecto. Todos tenemos que ser corregido a veces – me incluyo. El éxito son los que admiten y aceptan la corrección.
nl copy Niemand van ons is perfect. We moeten allemaal worden gecorrigeerd op keer – mijzelf inbegrepen. Succesvolle mensen zijn die toegeven en accepteren de correctie.
fr copy Aucun de nous n’est parfait. Nous avons tous besoin d’être corrigée à temps – moi y compris. De succès sont ceux qui admettent et acceptent la correction.
de copy Keiner von uns ist perfekt. Wir alle müssen manchmal korrigiert werden – mich eingeschlossen. Erfolgreich sind diejenigen, die zugeben, und akzeptieren Sie die Korrektur.
CN67867 Wǒmen dōu bùshì wánměi de. Wǒmen dōu xūyào shíjiān lái jìnxíng xiūzhèng – bāokuò wǒ zìjǐ zài nèi. Chénggōng de shì nàxiē shuí chéngrèn hé jiēshòu xiūzhèng.
Sweden Ingen av oss är perfekt. Vi måste alla rättas ibland – inklusive mig själv. Framgångsrik är de som erkänner och accepterar korrigeringen.
rus7897 Nikto iz nas ne sovershenen . My vse dolzhny byt’ ispravleny v razy – ya v tom chisle . Uspeshnoye te, kto priznayut i prinimayet ispravleniye.
4523turkey Hiçbirimiz mükemmel. Ben dahil – Biz her zaman düzeltilmesi gerekir. Başarılı itiraf ve düzeltilmesini kabul edenlerdir.
images Nessuno di noi è perfetto. Abbiamo tutti bisogno di essere corretto, a volte – me compreso. Successo sono quelli che ammettono e accetta la correzione.
indonesiaID Tak satu pun dari kita yang sempurna. Kita semua perlu dikoreksi pada waktu – termasuk saya sendiri. Sukses adalah mereka yang mengakui dan menerima koreksi.