How many of us had difficult situations in life and made sincere prayer to Allah (swt) and the response came blazing fast? I just want you to sit, relax and thing of these past situations. Yet, most of us forget the provision of Allah (swt) on us.V
When you are truly sincere and honest with Allah in your dua’a, then the acceptance of dua’a will come soon. Be honest with Allah so Allah trust you.
Today’s story about a pregnant woman who’s her husband were outside of the city for some reason. The woman is from a very poor family, but she is know as a God Fearing person.
The mother is telling her story: “One night, me, my new born daughter and my father spent the night with no dinner. The daughter’s body temperature raised really high”.
She adds “I was doing the following to treat her”:
- Put wet rugs on her forehead and body to bring the temperature down
- Pray 2 Ruka’a
- Finish my prayer, make new wet rug for my daughter and pray again.
The Unexpected Visit
Someone was knocking their door around 2:00 am. She says: “My father went really quick to the door to see who is knocking their door at such late time! I put my Hijab on and followed my father”.
The mother’s father is asking the knocker: “Who is this?”. The knocker replays: “It’s me the DOCTOR!”.
What a shock! They opened the door and the doctor immediately said: “Where is the SICK Baby?”.
They guided him to the room. When the doctor diagnosed the baby and wrote a prescription for her, he went at the doorstep of the house and waited.
One minute past, one more minute, a few more minutes, and the mother were shy to shut the door as he was still waiting at the doorstep.
Finally, the doctor looks the at mother and say: “O sister, hurry up please”. The sister replies: “Yes doctor, but what you really asking for?”. The doctor says: “The price of the visit”.
The mother says: “I swear to Allah that we have no money to pay for the visit.” The doctor says: “Don’t you feel shamed to call me on the phone and wake me up at 1:30 am to come see your baby and you have no money to pay me?!”
The mother says: “I’m so sorry doctor, but we even don’t have a phone in this house”.
This shocked him and said: “Wait a minute, isn’t this the house of family?”. The mother responses: ” That’s our neighbor’s house NEXT door!”.
The Reward Of Honesty with Allah
The doctor realized the situation and asked them for a permission to get inside of their house to listen to their story. The doctor said to the mother: “I swear by Allah, that he only made me leave the house just for you and for your daughter”.
The mother cried. The doctor went to get the medications for the daughter and brought with him a dinner for the family and granted them a monthly income from his own wealth.
This is the power of being honest with Allah.
This is a real story from our time, however we’re going to mention the following story between Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and a man among Bedouins in this authentic hadith.
It was narrated from Shaddad bin Al-Had that: a man from among the Bedouins came to the Prophet and believed in him and followed him, then he said: “I will emigrate with you.” The Prophet told one of his Companions to look after him. During one battle the Prophet got some prisoners as spoils of war, and he distributed them, giving him (that Bedouin) a share. His Companions gave him what had been allocated to him. He had been looking after some livestock for them, and when he came they gave him his share. He said: “What is this?” They said: “A share that the Prophet has allocated to you.” He took it and brought it to the Prophet and said: “What is this?” He said: “I allocated it to your.” He said: “It is not for this that I follwed you. Rather I followed you so that I might be shot her – and he pointed to his throat – with an arrow and die and enter Paradise.” He said: “If you are sincere toward Allah, Allah will fulfill your wish.” Shortly after that they got up to fight the enemy, then he was brought to the Prophet; he had pointed to. The Prophet said: “Is it him?” They said: “yes.” He said: “He was sincere toward Allah and Allah fulfilled his wish.” Then the Prophet shrouded him in his own cloak and out him in front of him and offered the (funeral) prayer for him. During his supplication he said: “O allah, this is Your sloave who went out as a emigrant (Muhajir) for your sake and was killed as a martyr; I am a witness to that.: (Sahih) .
أَخْبَرَنَا سُوَيْدُ بْنُ نَصْرٍ، قَالَ أَنْبَأَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عِكْرِمَةُ بْنُ خَالِدٍ، أَنَّ ابْنَ أَبِي عَمَّارٍ، أَخْبَرَهُ عَنْ شَدَّادِ بْنِ الْهَادِ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، مِنَ الأَعْرَابِ جَاءَ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَآمَنَ بِهِ وَاتَّبَعَهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ أُهَاجِرُ مَعَكَ . فَأَوْصَى بِهِ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم بَعْضَ أَصْحَابِهِ فَلَمَّا كَانَتْ غَزْوَةٌ غَنِمَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم سَبْيًا فَقَسَمَ وَقَسَمَ لَهُ فَأَعْطَى أَصْحَابَهُ مَا قَسَمَ لَهُ وَكَانَ يَرْعَى ظَهْرَهُمْ فَلَمَّا جَاءَ دَفَعُوهُ إِلَيْهِ فَقَالَ مَا هَذَا قَالُوا قِسْمٌ قَسَمَهُ لَكَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم . فَأَخَذَهُ فَجَاءَ بِهِ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ مَا هَذَا قَالَ ” قَسَمْتُهُ لَكَ ” . قَالَ مَا عَلَى هَذَا اتَّبَعْتُكَ وَلَكِنِّي اتَّبَعْتُكَ عَلَى أَنْ أُرْمَى إِلَى هَا هُنَا – وَأَشَارَ إِلَى حَلْقِهِ بِسَهْمٍ – فَأَمُوتَ فَأَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ . فَقَالَ ” إِنْ تَصْدُقِ اللَّهَ يَصْدُقْكَ ” . فَلَبِثُوا قَلِيلاً ثُمَّ نَهَضُوا فِي قِتَالِ الْعَدُوِّ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُحْمَلُ قَدْ أَصَابَهُ سَهْمٌ حَيْثُ أَشَارَ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ” أَهُوَ هُوَ ” . قَالُوا نَعَمْ . قَالَ ” صَدَقَ اللَّهَ فَصَدَقَهُ ” . ثُمَّ كَفَّنَهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي جُبَّةِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ قَدَّمَهُ فَصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ فَكَانَ فِيمَا ظَهَرَ مِنْ صَلاَتِهِ ” اللَّهُمَّ هَذَا عَبْدُكَ خَرَجَ مُهَاجِرًا فِي سَبِيلِكَ فَقُتِلَ شَهِيدًا أَنَا شَهِيدٌ عَلَى ذَلِكَ ” .
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- A situation where you made a sincere praying to Allah, and Allah accepted your prayer
- #1 thing holding you back from perfecting your dua’a
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- Mother’s story mentioned by Shakh Mohammed Hassan
- Hadith: Sunan an-Nasa’i 1953 – Book 21, Hadith 137
- Hadith english translation: Vol. 3, Book 21, Hadith 1955