Asalam alaykum Ukhtis, I would like to ask you this question. “Would you like to be close to Allaah?”
The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: (( أقرب ما يكون العبد من ربه و هو ساجد فأكثروا الدعاء ))
‘The closest the slave of Allaah is to his Lord is when he is in Sajda (prostration), so make Dua a lot.’ (Muslim)
Prophet Muhammed (SAW) said, “When Allaah loves a servant, He tests him.” (Tirmidhi)
Also, Allaah (SWT) tells Jibreel to delay the response to the dua’ of a servant because Allaah (SWT) loves hearing his voice! (Tabrani)
Remember my beloved sisters; our dua’s never go to waste. Scholars have pointed out that when Muslims make dua’, it is heard and accepted but this acceptance, however, can be in a number of different ways.
“Either Allaah will respond and fulfill the desire of the person who made the dua’, or He will ward off some evil from him because of the dua’, or He will make something good easy for him to attain because of it, or He will save it with Him for him on the Day of Resurrection when he will be most in need of it.” (Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid, islamqa.info)
Ibn Rajab said “Allaah likes His slaves to ask Him for everything that is in their spiritual and worldly interests such as food, drink, clothing etc and to ask Him for guidance and forgiveness”.
It is narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “Let one of you ask his Lord for his every need, until he asks Him for salt, and asks Him for the strap of his sandal when it breaks.”
Ask, Even If It Were For A Broken Shoe Lace…(Muslim)
It is narrated that Moosa (ASW) said: O Lord, I have some worldly needs but I feel too shy to ask You. He said: Ask Me even for the salt for your dough and food for your donkey.”
Whatever a person needs, if he asks Allaah for it, then he has demonstrated his need of Him, and that is something that Allaah loves. Some of the salaf would feel too shy to ask Allaah for their worldly needs, but following the Sunnah is better. (Jaami’ al-‘Uloom wa’l-Hukam (1/225): http://islamqa.info/en/98196)
My dear Ukhtis in Islam, ask Allaah (SWT) for any and everything.
The Prophet (SAW) has told us: “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 Dawood, Tirmidhi)
My darling sisters; Would you like your Dua’ to be responded to?
The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: (( الدعاء بين الأذان و الإقامة لا يرد ))
‘The Dua’ made between the Adhan and the Iqama is not rejected.’ (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Ibn Hibban authenticated by Albaani in ‘Saheeh al-Jamia’ no. 3408)
I want to taste the sweetness of Allaah’s (SWT) miracles in my life; Don’t you?
What I personally learned is that as Muslims, we should never feel awkward to ask Allaah (SWT) whatever we want. If we try to limitour Du’as, then we are literally underestimating Allaah’s (SWT) ability of giving blessings and His ability of transforming impossible things into a possibility. This is Allaah (SWT), the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, your maker and mine; your Lord and mine.
The Prophet (SAWS) said, “Du’a (supplication) is worship.” Hence, Du’a itself is considered to be an act of worship.
Therefore, we must realize that Allaah (SWT) is the Giver of Givers and thus, we should never be reluctant to ask Him for anything and everything. We should never think twice to supplicate in a grand manner, for Allaah (SWT) is “Al-Ghaniyy”: The One without any need; the Independent; The One who transcends all needs.
Remember my beloved sister “IF YOU HAVE TIME TO WORRY, YOU HAVE TIME TO MAKE DUA”
Asalam Alaykum Ukhti…
Please note that the original articles have been modified.
Culled from Salaf-us-Saalih.com: http://abdurrahman.org/2015/06/20/would-you-like-great-rewards-for-easy-actions/, IOU Blog: http://blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com/dua-of-ibraheem-alayhisalam/ , http://blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com/whats-happening-to-my-dua/