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The Key Aspects of Supplication

The Key Aspects of Supplication

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Allah says in the Qur'an to ask Him and He shall answer our prayers. It is within the power of Allah to alter our fate. It is through our dua that we ask Allah for His Mercy and Benevolence...
Allah says in the Qur'an to ask Him and He shall answer our prayers. It is within the power of Allah to alter our fate. It is through our dua that we ask Allah for His Mercy and Benevolence...

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The Key Aspects Of Supplication
 
By: Ilyas Anwar 
Allah says in the Qur'an to ask Him and Heshall answer our prayers. It is within thepower of Allah to alter our fate. It is throughour dua that we ask Allah for His Mercy andBenevolence.There is a hadith that mentions believers musthave faith that Allah will answer their dua.Allah may answer our dua during our life inthis temporal world or He may defer ourrequest till we are in the Hereafter. Allahresponds to our dua in many ways. He may answer bypardoning or obviating our sins, or by sparing us of anundesirable fate. Allah may choose to respond to our dua in anymanner He so chooses.Another hadith mentions that our dua will be more likely to beaccepted if we are patient and not in any rush in making thedua. There is a story of Prophet Musa whose prayers were notanswered until at least 40 years later. If this was how long aprophet's prayers were answered by Allah, then us merebelievers should not be hasty in expecting an answer fromAllah. We must never utter statements to the effect that Allahdoes not listen to our prayers.Our prayers would more likely to be heeded by Allah if we havefaithfully followed His commands than if we have disobeyedHim. This makes sense. We obey Allah both in the words weutter and the deeds we perform. We should praise Allah whenever we can and strive to do the things that He commands us todo and that would please Him.There is a story of a man who does good to another manbecause the latter also does good to the former. This is to beexpected, we reciprocate the good that is being done upon us.The greater challenge, however, is in doing good to those whohave been less than good or even evil to us.Consider a worker who has been diligent in his work. Heregularly comes early to work and does beyond what isexpected of him. Naturally that would please his employer. It

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