Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Put Our Trust in Allah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Salam Alaykk~

The most important point to remember is that the response to the Du’a may take different forms:
  1. Either Allah will respond and fulfill the desire of the person who made the Du’a,
  2. Or He will ward off some evil from him because of the Du’a,
  3. Or He will make something good easy for him to attain because of it,
  4. Or He will save it with Him for him on the Day of Resurrection when he will be most in need of it.

Ibn Abbas (r.a) said, the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad s.a.w) said to him while he was riding behind him on the same mount.

“Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask only from Allah, if you seek help, seek help only from Allah. And know that if all the nations were to gather together to benefit you, they will benefit you only with something that Allah has already prescribed for you and if they gather together to harm you, they will harm you only with something that Allah has already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages are dry.” (At-Tirmizi)

One of the most effective ways of dealing with worries about the future is to recite this du’a which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to recite:

“Allahumma aslih li deeni alladhi huwa ‘ismatu amri, wa aslih li dunyaaya allati fiha ma’aashi, wa aslih li aakhirati allati ilayha ma’aadi, waj’al al-hayaata ziyaadatan li fi kulli khayr, wa’l-mawta raahatan li min kulli sharr “
O Allah, correct my religious commitment which is the foundation of my life, and correct my worldly affairs in which is my livelihood, and grant me good in the Hereafter to which is my return. Make my life a means of accumulating good, and make death a respite for me from
all evil.
[Narrated by Muslim, 2720]

And he said,

“Allahumma rahmataka arju fa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih li sha’ni kullahu, laa ilaaha illa anta”

O Allah, for Your mercy I hope, so do not abandon me to myself even for a moment. And correct all my affairs. There is no god but You.
[Narrated by Abu Dawood with a sahih isnaad, no. 5090]

If a person utters these du’as, which ask that his spiritual and worldly affairs may be set right or corrected, with proper presence of mind and sincerity of intention, whilst striving to achieve that, Allah will grant him what he has prayed for, hoped for and striven for, and He will turn his worry into joy and happiness.