Be Patient When You Supplicate

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) guided the believers to, in absolute awe, humility, fear and hope, to sincerely call upon Allah for whatever lawful their hearts desire, and Allah promise to answer.

Allah says: “And if My servants ask you (O Prophet) concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the supplicant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me, perhaps they may be guided aright!” [Q2:186].

The Prophet (PBUH) said: "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful, or which involves breaking ties of relationship, will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil." Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he (PBUH) replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.

[Al-Tirmidhi 2257] Abu Hurayrah (radiyallaahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, 'I supplicated but my supplication was not heard'." [Narrated by Malik.] Therefore when asking for wealth or anything of the world, make sure you beseech Allah to provide you with ‘halaal’ and bestow upon you the ability to spend of what He has provided you in His cause.

You should also be careful not to always and only ask for wealth or things that are useful in this world. Balance the supplications with imploring Allah to also give you the good of the Hereafter; that would be closer to piety and righteousness in the Sight of Allah. In light of the guidance of the Qur'an and the Sunnah, each and every supplication a believer makes to Allah is heard and answered, except three:

1-   A supplication which involves or contains something which is sinful.

2-    2- A supplication which is made from a careless or inattentive heart.

3-   3- A supplication where the one making the supplication is impatient.

Salam alaikum waramatulahi wabarakatu.

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