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« on: Feb 09, 2010 12:58 AM »


I have been thinking for some time about when people say thing like they have prayed very very hard and yet their prayers are not answered...

It occurred to me that prayers are prophylactic - they are effective only before the chain of events has started; once they chain of events has started, the decision has already been made and what will be will be....As to says in the koran with reference to the repentance of the misguided ones, they will ask for the forgiveness of the when the clear evidence of the judgment is upon them - but then it is too late.

Perhaps others on this board can comment on this issue...

ON the other hand, perhaps the case might be like a Chinese colleague, a Buddhist, said to me, when I made a similar comment about prayers not being answered: "Maybe you ask for too much!".

 
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2010 10:29 AM »

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My own personal opinion on this matter;

Duas in my experience are accepted, always! It just depends on the dua tho, I've made the idle oh I wish type of dua which is half hearted and I don't really expect or even much want it to happen.

Then there's the dua I've really honestly whole heartedly made, and these have come true almost immediately, however mostly in ways I completely did not expect.

There have been the duas I made whole heartedly and fervently, which were accepted after a little time (altho to me at the time it felt like a very long time).

Then there's the duas (I make loads of duas OK), I've made and really really felt I needed them to be answered and after making the dua, instead of an immediate material answer, the pressing fear/terror/sorrow which had inspired the dua is suddenly lifted and my heart feels lighter. Not to say I then stop making the dua, but I'm comforted with an unshakeable certainity that that which I have asked for will be OK......

Personally I think all duas are answered, we are too impatient, and sometimes we are so set on the way we want our answers, we fail to see the reply to our duas because the reply was not in the form we expected.


And sometimes I make dua just for the sake of feeling close to Allah, because sometimes Salat is completed just too fast and I want to remain in the presence and the closeness of Allah swt for a little teeny bit longer......




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And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 10, 2010 01:25 AM »

It seems not many people are interested in prayers - or maybe they have all their prayers answered
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 10, 2010 04:03 AM »

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I think it's more that they don't know. Do any of us know? Not really. We would never know unless we ask Allah. We can only theorize from the texts given to us. What is known is that Allah doesn't accept the Dua of the one whose clothes/dress/food is Haram. Other than that not sure if there any other explicit texts on this subject.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 10, 2010 05:01 AM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

Some ahadith on the topic:



Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger saw said:

The supplication of every one of you is granted if he does not grow impatient and says: I supplicated but it was not granted.

[Muslim]




It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet saw said:  

“There is no Muslim who calls upon Allaah with words in which there is no sin or severing of family ties but Allah will give him one of three things: either

He will answer his prayer soon, or

He will store it up for him in the Hereafter, or

He will remove something bad from him that is equivalent to what he is asking for.”

They said, “Then we should make a great amount of du’aa’.” He said, “Allaah is greater.”



[Tirmidhi]

Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!" [39:10]
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