Regarding DUA to Allah: Allah’s promise to the believers |

Regarding DUA to Allah: Allah’s promise to the believers

Regarding DUA to Allah: Allah’s promise to the believers

Allah has asserted in no uncertain language about Him listening to our dua. Consider the following verses from the Quran and prophet’s (s)Hadith:

Allah says:

Quran Islam Allah Dua

Quran Islam Allah

Allah's promise to listen to Dua

(Interpretation of the meaning):

“And your Lord said: Invoke Me (i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic Monotheism) 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, (Islamic Monotheism)] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!” [Surah Ghaafir, 40:60]

Allah also says in the Quran:

Allah is near when one makes dua

(interpretation of the meaning):

“And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad (SAW)) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright” [Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:186]

The Prophet (SAW) said:

“Your Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, is characterized by modesty and generosity, and He is so kind to His slave that, if His slave raises his hands to Him, He does not let him take them back empty.”

[Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1488; classed as Saheeh by Al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1320]

The Prophet (SAW) also said:

“Allah is Most Generous, and He dislikes to turn away empty the hands of His slave when he raises them to Him.”

[Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, 3556; classed as Saheeh by Al-Albaani in Saheeh Al-Tirmidhi].

The lesson is simple. Allah always listens to our DUAs. If our DUAs are not accepted, then there may be specific reasons for it as mentioned in another post. These include the burden of our sins, and that it may be better for us that our DUAs are not answered at that time. However, we should stay persistent in asking Allah and not losing hope in the DUAs that we make to Him.

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5 comments… add one
  • Sameena Link Reply

    JazakAllah Khair. It’s very reassuring to know that Allah always listens to our supplications. We on our part should have such total Faith in Him that we shouldn’t be impatient or disappointed when we find our duas not answered immediately. He, The All-Knowing knows what’s Best for us and in Him we should place our Trust.

  • mariyam Link Reply

    i don’t know y but my dua is not being answered by allah 🙁 and it makes me feel lyk He has left me alone 🙁

    • Tanweer bin Alam Link Reply

      Sister, never feel down because you have asked to ruler of whole dominion. Say Alhamdulillah for everything and just have patience. Allah is AlKhabeer, he knows what’s there in your heart and at the same time he is the best planner. Maybe you are asking something but Allah has planned to give you more special over that something. Be patient and keep asking. Never lose hope and patience. These 2 are also pillars of faith. If you received irrespective of your wish, say Alhamdulillah because Allah knows well what the best is for you.

  • Adil gani Link Reply

    What is meant by “burden of our sins” actually?
    I mean,if i pray five daily prayers, keep fasts,pray tahajjud and invoke to Allah all these times.And sometimes i get my faith weaken and tempt to sin,but i hasten to repent back at same time.Does this type of sin also restricts my dua to get unanswered?
    Then wat about those hadiths,one of them “As soon as a person does wudhu the sins of his hands foot etc gets vanished with water,which he did between one prayer to another”?
    What is the wisdom behind it actually,please can u help me out here?I will really appreciate ur response.

    • Hamid Link Reply

      Yes Allah is constantly forgiving minor sins. Even major sins. But with major sins especially, we should specifically repent and ask for forgiveness for committing major sims.

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