Destiny And The Dua
Allahs Religion is serious
Mar 7 2009, 04:46 AM Post #1
Assalamu Aleykum Wa Rahmetula Wa Barakatuhu my dear brothers and sisters
I get stuck when it comes to Dua and the Destiny. My heart is in the tranquility because I know that whatever happens ,happens because the creator of the heavens and the earth allowed it to happen and wanted it to happen. The creator of the heavens and the earth creates everything for many valuable reasons. Now for example If I wanted to make a Dua for a person to get him/her out of trouble how would I do it when the creator of the heavens and the earth knows the best. Im sure that the answer is simple but I dont know it. I kind of feel like telling Allah what to do when I would be to make a Duaa.
Wa Aleyku Muselam Wa
Um-`Eesaa Mar 7 2009, 07:59 AM Post #2
I know exactly what you mean as many times when making du’a I face the same dilemma. I personally feel that Allah should be the one we can say anything to. He is the one who knows what is in our hearts, our deepest thoughts and secrets. Allah loves us more than a mother can love her child; surely we can plead with Him as we would with our mothers then?
Ultimately it is Allah Ta'aalah who knows what is best for us, but to ask of Him is what is wanted from us. Perhaps there are times that a certain duaa is not accepted as that is not what is best for us. Still, we shall get the reward for that dua. Allah answers all the duas of his sincere servants, whether the result is seen to us or not.
The following ahadeeth are (IMG:style_emoticons/default/i.gif) a reminder to us all (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
"There is nothing more dear to Allah Ta’ala than a servant making dua to him."
"The person who does not ask from Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala becomes angry with him."
[at Tirmidhi, Ahmad]
"The dua of a Muslim for his brother (in Islam) in his absence is readily accepted, an angel is appointed to his side, whenever he makes a beneficial dua for his brother the appointed angel says "aameen and may you also be blessed with the same".
"Dua is the essence of Ibadah (worship)."[at Tirmdhi, Ahmad]
"If you ask, ask Allah and if you seek help, seek help from Allah."[at Tirmdhi, Ahmad]
"O my servants, were the first of you and last of you, the human of you and jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request from me, and were I to give everyone what they requested, that would not decrease what I have anymore than a needle decreases the sea if put into it."[Sahih Muslim]
"The invocation of any one of you is granted [by Allah] as long as he does not show impatience by saying "I have invoked Allah but my request has not been answered."
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim]
"Any Muslim who supplicates to Allah in a Du'a which contains no sin breaking of kinship, Allah will give him one of three things: either his Du`a will be immediately answered or, it will be saved for him in the hereafter, or it will turn away an equivalent amount of evil (from him)" The companions said "so we will ask for more" he replied, "Allah is more [generous]."[at-Tirmidhi, Ahmad]
"Ask and you will be given, ask you will be given"[at-Tirmidhi]
"For any one among you, if the door of acceptance of du`a is opened, then the doors of His Mercy are also opened. The best du`a Allah likes is the one in which the caller asks for the goodness of this world and the goodness of the next world."
"Du'a is a weapon of a believer, a pillar of religion, and a light of the heavens and the earth."[al-Hakim]
"Nothing prevents predestination except Du'a, and nothing stretches the age except righteousness."[at-Tirmidhi]
"Do not feel hopeless with Du'a, since nobody is to be annihilated with Du'a."
"Abu Darda' (radiAllahu anhu) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah, salAllahu alayhi wasalam, saying, "Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his (Muslim) brother in his absence, the angels say: `May the same be for you too."[Muslim, 1494]
"Abu Darda' (RadiAllahu anhu) reported:
The Messenger of Allah, SalAllahu alayhi wasalam, said,
"The supplication of a Muslim for his (Muslim) brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Everytime he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `A meen! May it be for you, too."[Muslim, 1495]
An-Numan bin Bashir (radiAllahu anhum) narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said:"Verily, Supplication is worship."[al-Arba'a (the four), at-Tirmidhi]
Abu Hurairah(radiAllahu anhum) narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said:
"Nothing is more honorable (most liked) before Allah (Ta'ala) than Supplication."
[at-Tirmidhi, ibn Hibban and al-Hakim]
abuhajira Mar 7 2009, 09:04 AM Post #3
What Um eesaa says is correct. Also keep in mind that there are matters which Allah keeps dependent on ones actions (including him making duaa, or doing some good act bring about such and such, or a bad action bringing about such and such). These matters which are dependent are known to Allah. For this reason it only elevates the status of a muslim to keep making dua more and more. The real success is in the hereafter so there is no loss in making additional duas.
Being happy with the destiny does not mean that one becomes actionless with regards to dua and hopes, rather A mumin hopes for good from Allah and supplicates for it over and over. Thereafter he rests the outcome of those dua , actions etc in Allah. Now, whatever Allah decides for him, either he will be okay with it.. or be pleased with it. But the height of Ridaa bil Qadhaa (happiness with decree) is actually Qadhaa bir Ridhaa (decree with happiness). Which is to say that one is happy and content with the decision of Allah even before the decree materializes for us, otherwise the second best is that one shows happiness for whatever Allah decrees.
If something occurs contrary to our hopes, we should not then say "if such and such were to happen..." rather say Qaddara Allahu Ma Shaa'.. and inshAllah on top of happiness with decree one will also get reward of Sunnah.
This post has been edited by abuhajira: Mar 7 2009, 09:08 AM
Allahs Religion is serious
Mar 7 2009, 05:45 PM Post #4
Assalamu Aleykum Wa
I love this hadith (IMG:style_emoticons/default/heart.gif) Thank you sister, things are way clearer now
"Any muslim who supplicates to Allah in a Du'a which contains no sin breaking of kinship, Allah will give him one of three things: either his Du`a will be immediately answered or, it will be saved for him in the hereafter, or it will turn away an equivalent amount of evil (from him)" The companions said "so we will ask for more" he replied, "Allah is more [generous]."
and sister Um Ahmad thank you those advices are grerat .
I'll remember you guys in my Duaa's InshAllah (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
Wa Aleyku Muselam Wa
Yusha Mar 7 2009, 08:01 PM Post #5
I know a hadith were there was a Muslim who did good deeds day in and day out, but received punishment in hellfire, because he felt so comfortable through his good deeds and behaviour that he did not feel that he should ask Allah for forgiveness. He never asked Allah for forgiveness, so Allah does not bestowed mercy on him and his abode is hellfire. We enter Jannah only by the mercy of Allah. And this is what we should ask for - His Mercy.
Let me explain Qadr:
Every path we go is already predestined and Allah has the foreknowledge of what we would do. On the other side he gave us freewill. This freewill makes us responsible for our action.
We walk along a road which is symbol for predestined path. During the path we might raise our hands out of freewill to make Du’a and ask him for a U-turn if the path is leading away from righteousness. We walk and walk and walk which is something we cannot change unless Allah makes a change for us. We might walk until will stand at a crossroad/intersection. There our freewill comes into place. We have to make the free choice which direction we go. The arrows and other traffic signs may be symbol for the guidance which one is the straight path - Qur'an and Sunnah. If we are heedless then we miss the signs etc. At the crossroad we choose the direction. In our life there might be an intersection with multiple directions and only one or more that one can be the right choice.
It is our freewill to choose between right and wrong, but Allah know all the options and he knows what happens if we choose this or that path. The labyrinth is already set and Allah knows the whole labyinth.
Allahs Religion is serious
Mar 10 2009, 08:05 PM Post #6
Assalamu Aleykum Wa
Thank you brothers ans sisters for all of your explanations. I have one more question, I don't want to waste another threat so I might as well ask it on this one.
Is it ok to pass out the Quran to people?I mean to send it to people and such. I have a Christian teaches his last day was a while ago and he gave me his e-mail......... so i thaught of sending him the Quran but he might use it in a way to make fun of it, stuff like that so is it ok to pass out Qur'ans to anybody?
This post has been edited by Allahs Religion is serious: Mar 10 2009, 08:07 PM
twoswordali Mar 10 2009, 09:54 PM Post #7
i would say yes of course!!! He might want to use it in a way to make fun of it or he may read it and Allah bring him into Islam your job is to give the message not to ponder over what people do with the message or if they will become muslim or not, that is none of your concern, give him the book and Allah does the rest
He leads who ever He wants and He misguides whoever He wants
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