And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided [2:186]
Ibrahim(as) was thrown into burning fire by his own people. Yusuf(as) was thrown into well by his brothers. Musa(as) was chased by Faraoh; there was wide sea in front of him and on his behind was the army of Pharaoh. Prophet(sw) made to starve for unlimited days…..not for even a blink of moment their firm faith on Allah(swt) moved.
It isn’t impossible for the Lord of the heaven and the earth to distinguish your quite whispering voice from the whole creation. it isn’t difficult for Allah to see what you are going through. Not a single season changes without the knowledge of Allah, neither a leaf changes its position from tree to ground except the knowledge of Allah. He knows what you have suppressed within you. The miraculous birth of Esa(as) is not miracle to Allah. It wasn’t physically possible for Maryum(as) to be conceived but Allah(swt) made this possible….not because some chores of history could change or big events may take place but to make us see the immense mercy o Allah for us and His majestic power only on what we should rely. A prostitute was granted Jannah for showing mercy to a thirsty dog by giving him water to drink. [Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful-Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1924]. Allah made the dog a mean for that woman to enter into Jannah and made the woman a mean to provide water to the thirsty dog. Both were the makhluq of the Almighty and He wrap all the creation with His shade of mercy, even those who doesnt believe in Him by providing sustenance. These are some best of His examples among millions of examples.
The worst happens when we neglect Allah’s best examples. The worst happens when stop calling out to Him, stop fearing him and stop asking for solution to Him and seek out to the creation for help before Him(swt). People can’t understand which you have protected fortresses within you. What letting us refrain from calling Him out? Isn’t the Rabb enough for us?[Al-Quran 39:36]. We are only one step away from sujood and a Dua. Creation can’t see what’s behind the external, they can’t hear which you say except aloud. Only Allah can understand you the way you want to understand your inner self. Dua has immense power to change one’s life. It’s a powerful tool that connects to the creator. Allah is Al-Hayyee (The Shy one). He’s shy to return a slave’s hand empty from His door. Allah never rejects dua but answer in exact or different way on right time or in next life.
“If it is not in the nature of a mother to turn her child away empty handed no matter how disobedient a child may be, how is it possible that the One who is the most merciful and who has placed mercy in the hearts of all mothers turns away His slave, empty handed? How is it possible for the One Who becomes angry when His slaves do not supplicate to Him not to be happy when they do?- (Sunan Ibn Majah)”
With His immense mercy He gave us the strongest weapon…the weapon to be used on time of distress and ease. Dua is the light in darkness. Continuously turning to Allah Almighty in dua is a sign of one’s conviction in Him and the more one turns to Him, the more one’s faith increases. Dua is a condition of the heart and conversation with one’s Maker in the language of one’s choice. And we must have firm conviction while making dua that Allah will answer our prayer. Allah is mender of broken things and our true contentment lies the door of Al-Raqib(The ever Watchful).
“Ya Allah(swt), accept the dua of everyone and answer it in a best way. You are As-Sam’ee, Al-baseer. In yor hand is our fate and future. You are the best of all Planners and we believe in your plan. Adorn us with your True guidance and let us have the best of this world and next.”
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