Friday, 18 November 2011

More Prayers Less Worries

Many times in life we pray, but we don't receive specific answers to our prayers. There are many reason why we do not get our payers answered. And in the result we feel sick, broken, disappointed and defeated.
I think it is very important to understand that why our payers are unanswered and how to get answers to our prayers.

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And your Lord said, 'Pray to Me, I shall acknowledge your call. Undoubtedly those who are too proud to worship Me, soon will enter the Hell despised. Surah Al-Mu'min : Ayat 60

It is reported that Ibrâhîm Bin Adham (Allâh have mercy on him) once passed through the market of Basrah. People gathered around him and asked:
"O Abû Ishâq, Allâh the Exalted says in his Book. ‘Call on me, I will answer your prayers’, but we have been calling on Him for a long time and He does not answer our prayers."

 Ibrâhîm replied,
"O people of Basrah, your hearts have died in respect to ten things:

First, you know Allâh but you do not give Him His rights;

Second, you have read Allâh’s Book (Quran) but you do not act by it;

Third, you claim to love Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – yet you abandon his Sunnah (life style of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him);

Fourth, you claim to be enemies to Shaytân (Satan) but you conform to [his ways];

Fifth, you say you love Paradise yet you do not work for it;

Sixth, you say you fear The Fire yet you put yourselves closer to it [by sinning];

Seventh, you say death is true but you do not prepare for it;

Eighth, you busy yourselves with the faults of others and disregard your own;

Ninth, you consume the favors of your Lord but are not grateful for them; 

And tenth, you bury your dead but take no lesson from them."

Many times it happens that Allah doesn't answers our prayers because 
we don't have a relationship with Allah (God).
First we have a strong relationship with Allah (God), then follow His commend and seek direction from Allah in every matter of life. Our will should obey His will. After developing a bond with Allah we feel comfortable while we come to Allah for our needs and concerns. 
Prayer is not a magic button to escape that process. By compelling us to make an effort, Allah (God) gives us the means to truly grow and learn by sufferings. Allah answers all prayer, sometimes the answer is "no" I have a better plan for you, sometimes it is "not yet", and other times the answer is "yes". But most of the time we do not understand His intentions, His will and teachings due to our limited wisdom knowledge.
We must be sincere to Allah. If we become serious about a relationship with God, then we understand that God is always teaching us.

Payer is a natural part of relationship with Allah.
Don't panic just pray: 
Allah answer our every prayer but not in the way that we hope. Firm faith is what is required in prayer. Allah (God) hears the prayers of everyone. When someone does not receive an immediate, favorable answer from Allah (God), he or she then assumes that Allah (God) either didn't hear the prayer or doesn't care to answer. We must have trust on Allah's integrity, His compassion, love, wisdom. Allah always gives us what is better for us. Allah answers different prayers in different ways,  He is aware of what is the best for us.
Think positive let every thought affirm that you have the answer to your prayer. Allah (God) is always there for your call (prayer). The lines are open. Toll-Free. Pick up the phone today.

23 comments:

  1. very well said Asma..and I have always believed all our prayers and heart desires will be given to us IF it is God's will, in His perfect time, if we have faith and if we are ready..passing by Asma ;)

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  2. This is very well written Asma and a good reminder. God always answers prayers but to know this we have to develop a special relationship with him and live our life according to his teachings.
    Powerful and full of wisdom text. Thank you & Have a blessed day.

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  3. nicely written on a very good topic...

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  4. Assalamu alaykum,
    MashaAllah very interesting true post. Something that we all humans fall into. We think Allah never answers our prayers, or its because we need to develop our relationship. Keep up the Good Da'wah
    Take care
    xxx

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  5. @Sie: Yes! I know your positive thinking about prayers... :)

    @MarieHarmony: Thanks for appreciation... :)
    Stay Blessed

    @quartertoinsane: Thanks... :)

    @Black Pearl: Waleikum Assalam!
    In Sha Allah I will...
    Stay Blessed

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  6. It was once said by someone that if you feel your prayers are not being answered, its not the prayers to blame but the sincerity of the way in which you offer them!

    Nice post.
    :)

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  7. @Nas: Truly said... :)

    @Sunny :)

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  8. Ah. I needed this. Thanks for sharing it, and so beautifully at that.

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  9. We can connect to Allah through a hotline which is prayer asking for his rehma and mercy 24/7 all year-round.
    Ibaadah through performing namaz and reading the noble Quran are the pillars, but what is needed the most is building on theses pillars of our good deeds in order to complete the good looking high rise building.
    I salute those who are involved in dawaha work and you are one of them-- Khan sahiba.

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  10. Hello Asma,

    Your writings are wonderful! You put a lot of effort into each one and are able to provide a lot of factual information to support your thoughts.

    "Allah (God) is always there for your call (prayer). The lines are open. Toll-Free. Pick up the phone today."

    SO very true and all we have to do is take the time to make that important 'call' *smiles*

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a nice comment. It is always a blessing to have a new reader ~ thanks so much!

    Keep up the good work :)
    Best Wishes,
    Fiona

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  11. Excellent post!
    This is something I occasionally contemplate over but you have to believe that God will always hear your prayers when the time is right. =)

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  12. @Lady*♥*Fiona: Hi! Welcome here... :)
    Thanks a lot for appreciation, you are so kind....
    Stay Blessed

    @writes2escape: Indeed... :)

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  13. Great post! It's my first time to share here and really feel glad because your site was so inspiring not just towards life but it gives us extra spiritual inspiration too. We pray not only to ask for something in return but what important is we are doing it to praise HIM and shows that HE is all we need, even if some of our prayers are unanswered it doesn't mean HE did not hear our prayers, there's always a reason in everything,we CAN count how many times our prayers are not answered but we CAN NOT count how many times HE showered us good things in life.:)

    Have a blessed day!:)

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  14. @Sagittarian: Welcome here and thanks for the visit... :)
    Indeed we really can not count blessings...
    Keep sharing your kind words.... :)
    Stay Blessed

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  15. Well written, manshallah. Do stay blessed inshallah:D

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  16. @Sonnet of a Spirit: Thanks... :)
    Stay Blessed

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  17. Allah knows best.

    Allah may answer a Muslim's du'a/supplication/prayers at a time when He (Allah) knows is most befitting to that person and/or to the people that Muslim is praying against.

    There is no veil between Allah and the du'as/prayers of the righteous Muslims who are unjustly treated, who had their things stolen or taken away from them etc.

    And if Allah may not answer a du'a, Allah always has a better plan, Asma Khan :)

    Allahu A'lam.

    mababaya.blogspot.com

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  18. @Mariam: Rightly said. Thanks for sharing your true words... :)

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