Ramadan Reflections 2

قَالَ رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِن لَّدُنْكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعَاء

"O my Lord! Grant unto me from Thee a progeny that is pure: for Thou art He that heareth prayer! 3:38

Yesterday I came across this verse. This is the dua made by Zachriya alayhis salam and result of it was the birth of Yahya alayhus salam. Reflecting on it, it occurred me - we underestimate the power of dua. Shaykh Hamza Karamali in the The Supplications of the Daily Prayer course reminded us of the same. He said, when we are in need, unfortunately we ask everyone around us for help. And if nothing works, we turn to Allah. Rather it should Allah, and Allah alone that we ask. We should remember that no one can benefit, unless Allah wills.

About our state in dua should be of "exhibiting our neediness and absolute slavehood to Allah, consigning one's matters to Allah, and knowing that the only one who gives or benefits is Allah Most High. With this, one should be certain that Allah Most High answers our duas, but in the way He knows is best for us." [The Prayer of Need - SunniPath Answers]

A beneficial talk on the etiquettes of dua is given by Yasir Qadhi called "Dua the Weapon of the Believer .

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