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:
(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:
(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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