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The Most You Can Do Is Du’a! – Abeer Sadary

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“The least you can do is duʿāʾ”

NO! The MOST you can do is duʿāʾ; the GREATEST you can do is duʿāʾ.

Never underestimate the power of duʿāʾ!

Duʿāʾ is not a series of blank, meaningless words uttered half-heartedly by the tongue; it’s when your heart is in sync with your tongue is in sync with your actions — that’s a recipe for a successful duʿāʾ.

As the great ʿOmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb used to say,
❝I’m not worried about receiving an answer but I’m worried about being able to invoke Allāh successfully.❞

Shortcomings in asking are our own, because Allāh has promised that He will answer.

﴾Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil…?!﴿ an-Naml:62

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“Because of your Abundant Tears & Du’aa”

red-flowers-macroImam Al-Bukhari’s mother was a pious and ascetic woman, and was blessed with a sincere du’a. It is narrated that Imam Al-Bukhari went blind in his youth and she saw an amazing dream: she saw Al-Khalil, Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), and he said to her, ‘O you, Allah has returned your son’s eyesight because of your abundant tears and du’a’.

They woke up and Allah had returned his eyesight.

[Tarikh Baghdad, 2/10, Siyar, 12/393, Intro of ‘Al-Fatih’, 502]

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“The problem is not with my Lord.”

 3997237600_b755dda490  Ibn al-Qayyim related from al-Jariri:

 “I was told of a man from the Children of Israel who had a need that he wanted fulfilled by Allah.So, he engaged in constant worship and then asked Allah for his need. When he did not see that his need was fulfilled, he spent the night blaming himself, saying: “O self! What is wrong with you that is preventing your need from being fulfilled?”

And he spent the night sad and holding himself to account, saying: “By Allah, the problem is not with my Lord. Rather, the problem is with myself,” and he remained in such a state of holding himself responsible until his need was finally taken care of.”

[‘Ighathat al-Lahfan’; 1/77]

Taken from our imprisoned brother Tarek Mehannas benenficial blog:

http://iskandrani.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/the-problem-is-not-with-my-lord/

may Allah hasten his release and reunite him with his beloved family ameen

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Sweeter Than The Bitterness…

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” You must be patient.

Even if the pains of waiting, wishing and praying tire you, be patient.

Even when long periods of time pass by and others are blessed with what they have been praying for whilst you still await, be patient.

For Allah does not waste the efforts of the doers of good.

He delays his response only to hear you call to him more.

Be patient.

For what awaits you is sweeter than the bitterness of longing. ~ Author unknown.

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The Secret to Having Supplications Answered

 3059666905_5f5754e6fe “…And I often find that people supplicate with certain prayers and have their prayers answered, and they couple their supplication with their neediness and turning towards Allah, or a good deed they carried out that caused Allah to respond to this supplication out of gratitude for this good deed, or they happened to supplicate at a time in which it is more likely to be accepted, etc. So, his supplication was answered because of this.

One might think that the secret was in the specific wording of his supplication, and might therefore approach it simply from this angle while ignoring all of these other things that were coupled with it by the person supplicating. This is like someone who uses beneficial medicine at its proper time and in the proper manner and it benefits him as a result, and someone else thinks that simply using this medicine regardless of these other factors will bring about the same benefit. This person is wrong, and this is where many people fall into error.

An example of this is when a needy person supplicates near a grave. So, the ignorant one thinks that the secret of his supplication being answered lies in this grave, and he doesn’t know that the real secret is in his neediness and full dependence on Allah. So, if this happens in a House from the Houses of Allah, this would be better and more beloved to Allah.

And supplications and prayers of refuge are like weapons, and a weapon is only as effective as the one using it, not just based on how sharp it is. So, as perfect and flawless a weapon is, as strong as the arm is that is using it, as much as there is nothing to nullify its effectiveness – the more damaging it will be against the enemy. And whenever one of these three elements is absent, the effect will be held back.

So, if the supplication itself is not good, or the one supplicating does not have both his heart and tongue present when making it, or there is some element present to prevent it from being answered, it will have no effect…”

[‘ad-Da’ wad-Dawa”; p. 40-41] Translated by Tarek Mehanna – may Allah keep our beloved brother steadfast, hasten his release from prison and may Allah allow Tareks final abode to be firdaws. ameen ya rabb,

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Al-Fattah – The One That Opens Closed Doors

Allah is al-Fattah. We need to know al-Fattah when we feel that things are impossible or too difficult because Allah (swt) necessarily invites

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you to know Him by this Name in those circumstances. Al-Fattah comes from the 3-letter root f-t-h (ف-ت-ح). Some words are known by their opposites, and the opposite of fath is for something to be closed. Thus fath is to open. Al-Ghazali tells us about al-Fattah, “He is the One by Whose concern everything that is closed is opened.” If I tell you to open the door, it must mean that the door is closed. If it is already open you would probably give me a funny look.

So what does this mean? Allah al-Fattah opens the things that are closed.Those things that seem impossible, those things that you cannot understand how they even work. A door has to be closed in order for someone to open it.

Allah says in the Qur’an:

“Whatever mercy Allah opens for mankind, then none can be holding it back; and whatever He holds back, then none can be sending it forth after Him; And He is The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise” (Qur’an, 35:2)

Continue reading here:

http://www.suhaibwebb.com/relationships/withthedivine/al-fattah-he-who-opens-all-things/

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