Friday, 8 April 2011

These Difficult Times We All Need Duas

Dua-SupplicationProphet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The dua’ of any one of you will be answered so long as he does not seek to hasten it, and does not say, ‘I made dua’ but I had no answer.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhari),

The Prophet said; .A believer, in all his affairs, is envied whether in times of adversity or in luxury, and this is a special feature for believers only. Whenever a believer has luxury, he thanks Allah, and whenever he faces hardship, he commits himself to patience. In all cases, it is good for him. (Muslim)


Most of us pray to Allah Almighty for even the minutest things in our life. Sometimes, our dua are answered, and other times they are delayed, and some other times, we do not see the response.

Trials, tribulations and challenges are part of every person’s life. However, to counter that, Allah has provided us a very powerful tool – and that is the tool of du’aa or asking Allah for help and his mercy when we need it. And we need it all the time…

During these difficult times we all need duas and additionally a positive response to our duas.
However, to understand trials and tribulations that we face in our daily lives, we also need to understand the topic of "Sins" and how our sins may be related to our trials and tribulations.

The better we understand the ghastly nature of our sins, and the rate at which we accumulate them, along with their undesirable impact on our daily lives and the hereafter, the more it can propel us away from committing sins in general and the more it will drive us to seek forgiveness for our sins – through making the right Dua’s for us and for others

1. Allahumma inni a’udhu bika mina al-Hamm wa’l-hazn wa’l-ajz wa’l-kasal wa’l-bukhl wa’l-jubn WA dala wa’ldayn WA gheebat al-rijal

Trans: O Allah! I seek refuge in you from distress, grief, incapacity, laziness, miserliness, cowardice, the burden of debt and from being overpowered by Men.

2. Allahumma inni abduka ibn abdika ibn amatija naasiyatee bi yadika, maada fiyya hukmuka, adlun fiyya qadhaa’uka. As’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw ‘allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista’tharta bihi fi ilm il-ghayb indaka an tajal al-Quraana Rabee’ qalbi WA noor sadree WA jala huznee WA dhihaab hammi

Trans: O Allah! I am your slave, son of your slave, son of your maidservant; my forelock is in your hand, your command over me is forever executed and your decree over is just. I ask you by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourselves with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.

3. La ilaha ill-Allah al-Azeem al-Hakim, laa ilaha ill-Allah Rabb al ‘A’rsh al-’Adheem la ilaha illaa-Allah Rabb al-Samawati WA Rabb al Ard WA Rabb al-A’rsh al-Kareem

Trans: There is no God but Allah, the All-powerful. The Forbearing; There is no god but Allah. Rabb of the mighty throne; there is no god but Allah, Rabb of heaven, Rabb of earth, Rabb of the Nobel throne.

4. Ya hayyu ya Qayyum bi rahmatika astagheetu

Trans: O Ever-Living, O Eternal, by your mercy I seek help.

5. Allah, Allah Rabee la ushriku bihi say’ an

Trans: Allah, Allah is my Lord; I do not associate anything with Him.

6. Allahumma Rahmatan arjoo fa la takilni ILA nafsee tarfat ayn w’aslih li sha’ni kullahu la ilaha illaa anta

Trans: O Allah, for your mercy I hope, so does not leave in charge of my affairs even for the blink of an eye: rectify all my affairs. There is no God except You.

31:32 And so, when violent waves surround them like shadows of gloom, they call unto Allah, sincere in their faith in Him (and work according to Divine Laws). But as soon as We save them ashore, some of them compromise (with falsehood). Yet none could knowingly reject Our Messages unless he is a betrayer to his own “Self”, ungrateful for such blessing.

As you can see, Dua's will ONLY work when there are no more ways we can resolve the issue our selves. A Dua will ONLY work when there are no other options left for us by which we can solve it. God has given us sufficient means to resolve almost anything ourselves. This can be seen by this verse:

4:97 As for those who wrong their own “Self” by not striving until the angels (the Universal Laws of death) approach them, they are asked, “What kept you occupied?” They say, “We were weak and oppressed in the land.” The angels say, “ Was not the earth of Allah SWT spacious enough for you to migrate?” As for such, their habitation will be Hell, a miserable destination.

Allah SWT (God) didn't accept them because He already gave the means to solve it themselves. Their excuse is that they were weak and surpressed, but they are confronted that Allah SWT (God) gave them the possibility to migrate, because they didn't make use of this possibility, their excuse is not accepted. People pray to Allah SWT (God) for help while ignoring the help He already gave them, this is a gross offense to Allah SWT (God) and all the blessings He already gave us.

So you see we can't say we must pray more? You think Allah SWT (God) will answer those prayers while He gave us enough possibilities to solve them ourselves? You ask him food while He gave you the land to grow them yourselves? You ask peace while we only need to lay down our weapons?Allah  (God) will not help when He has given enough possibilities already to resolve it ourselves, it is time mankind will understand this. We have the means to create peace already, because we will not accept these possibilities Allah SWT (God) will not give us more. We want to create the best society? Then we must work for it and make use of the possibilities Allah SWT (God) already gave us. Prayer will only help when there are no more options left, and we are far from no more options, we still have millions of unused option

If you recite Sura al Baqarah for 3 days or more, no Shaitan or anything will enter the house InshaAllah.

If we feel that du’aa isn't working, Aisha (R.A.) said, "No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated."

Learn from Quran (Surat an-Nisa’: 75).
In one of the passages of the Qur`an, Allah records the dua of the Muslims of Mecca who after the establishment of a Muslim state in Medina were left stranded, facing severe persecution. They were subject to all kinds of harassment and torture. They prayed to Allah Almighty saying,  ‘Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!’?  (Surat an-Nisa’: 75)

Allah SWT has the power to whisk each of them away from Mecca without anyone knowing. Allah SWT has the power of causing destruction to the city.

Allah SWT has the power of punishing the oppressor in an exemplary manner. But the manner Allah SWT chose to respond to the prayers of the Muslims of Mecca was unique and practical.

He asked the Muslims of Medina who had created a state and were in control of material resources the following; “What reason could you have for not fighting in the Way of Allah-for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, ‘Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!’? (Surat an-Nisa’: 75)

Prayer is responded
The prayer was responded to. and thus Allah SWT taught us how the prayer is responded.

He invites the people who are well established and settled to come to the rescue of those who are less fortunate.

In these difficult times, our prayers will be responded when those who are in a position of authority and influence sincerely come forward to help those who are in need of help.

"And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer" (Quran 40:60),
"Call upon your Lord Humbly and in secret" (Quran 7:55),
"When My servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on me" (Quran 2:186), "Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering." (Quran 27:62)

the blessed prophet used to ask:

‘Allahumma inni as’aluka huda, wattuqa, walafafa wal ghina’

(Oh Allah, I ask you for guidance, fear, piety and freedom from need)

May Allah swt give us the guidance and Hedayah to seek out the Truth and Practice Islam as it was meant to be practiced?

I pray Allah SWT make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........

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