Dua: The Weapon of the Believer

Salaam,

   I hope everyone is in the best of health and in the state of ever increasing iman. Following up from the last post I would like to mention what Allah says about dua. He says “And your Lord has stated: Make dua to me, I will (of surety) respond to you. Verily, those who are too arrogant to worship me will enter the fire of hell, humiliated”. (Surah Ghafir, 6) This is amazing and should be a huge uplift to us to know and understand that Allah will without doubt respond to our prayers. This should be an incentive to always make sincere and special dua all the time. Allah is waiting for us to call upon him so that he may bless us. The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said “Dua is (the essence) of worship”. So when an individual is having a conversation with his lord and asking him to lift his burdens, this is worship. Allah has not made us for any other purpose than to worship him. Another thing to keep in mind is to be sincere in asking Allah, Ikhlas is the most important aspect of any action. So let us do what we do for the sake and pleasure of Allah (swt).

  Ibn Qayyim the famous scholor of Islam said in a beautiful statement regarding dua. He said ” Dua and the seeking of protection from Allah are like weapons, but the sharpness of a weapon is not sufficient for it to cause effect, for the person that handles it also plays a role. So whenever the weapon is perfect one, having no flaw in it, and the forearm is strong, and there are no preventing factors, then it will cause an effect on the enemy. So to break it down, he is saying that one cant just ask Allah and not fulfill ones deen. It is commen sense that when you ask someone of anything you listen and follow what that person is telling you to do. That is amoung humans, it is even more so with the Lord of the Worlds, it is only right that a person try his best to be a proper Muslim and then Allah will respond to his duas for sure. The heart needs to beat…and so we stay alive.

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