The Accepted Dua
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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it is well known
that every good in this world emanates from being close to Allah subhanho wa Taala
and close to his worship and close to his guidance
and are all evil in this world emanates from distance from Allah subhanho wa Taala and his revelation and his guidance.
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and it is this distance from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we have to overcome.
Because our daily life this world in fact, is designed or has this attribute of pulling us away from him subhanho wa Taala
the daily details occurrences distractions, worries all of them, take us away from him.
And if we do not put an effort to be close to Him, we will not
Allah azza wa jal for instance says
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He says subhanahu wa taala. And remember Allah azza wa jal in yourself to vote in humility.
Well, he, in honor of him subhanho wa taala. We're doing a criminal code without being public with it, meaning to yourself.
Bill will do we will also call early in the morning and late in the afternoon, one afternoon and do not be among those who are unaware. That state of Lukla inattentiveness, where you slowly forget about him subhanahu wa taala. And you're busy with I need to do this, I need to pay that I need to do this I need to eat that Allah azza wa jal doesn't factor into our daily lives. And so Allah says what no remember him and he sets a time for it. Bill will do we will also an early in the morning, when you pray your finger and you sit after till sunrise.
You don't need to sit till sunrise. But that is the time of hoodoo early in the morning where you sit and you remember Allah you set a time
for that remembrance because if you do not schedule it, it will not happen. Right?
If you don't schedule a time for remembering Allah, it will not happen. And he says Wabi la Sol, meaning at the end of data in between Arsalan Maghrib when you pray your answer, or just before your mercury, you sit, and you remember Allah azza wa jal. He said a time for it. Lafleur is what we're fighting against.
And here when he says with Kurapika some of the scholars have said this includes all vicar but includes also specifically the Quran and do
and today I want to talk specifically about setting a time for to
see we have in us as human beings a feature
What is this feature?
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why you don't weigh them So Sharon can a OSA that is when Allah blesses you. I want you to know and classify yourself at this moment. Either you are an afflicted person, meaning at this time you have a specific hardship that is weighing down,
bringing you down, or hamdulillah things are okay things are great. You don't have a major complaint.
Allah says we're either and I'm not insane if we bless a human being what did they do are they turned the other way? When I began if they walk away, typically with arrogance.
That is when you're blessed
do you engage into
when everything is fine? We don't really think that you need something urgently from Allah as have to do engage into Do you ask Allah azza wa jal? Or do you forget?
And you are absorbed into this dunya I need to buy I need to build I need to elevate this. I need to travel there. I need to spend I need to indulge you there's a lot of luxury I need. But do you ask Allah for anything?
When do we start asking Allah azza wa jal?
We're either Miss social if you're touched by any hardship.
A little bit of touch what happens in one eye Allah says further we'll do in our read you engage in a long dura.
You discover Allah. Right? We discover there's a God. You discover sadaqa I need to donate to haven't been doing that. You discover your own weakness. You discover the helpfulness list of people around you or I went to the doctors but the doctors cannot help anymore.
At one point in one's life that happens.
Or I tried to be successful financially, but things all of a sudden collapsed around me and no one can help. And who is left? Allah azza wa jal for those who are in read.
or Allah Azza says another area can a OSA you despair immediately Oh, that's the end of me. And nothing is going to change. My diet is not going to work. I'm gonna die.
That's an attribute in us.
And Allah azza wa jal says in another area.
Then when we are touched by harm Dinah Legion be here I'll call him an outsider. He prays to us.
on his side sitting and standing meeting at every point. He prays you're alive, I'm sick. You wake up, you're alive. I'm sick heal me. You're walking, you're alive. I'm sick. Heal me. Your walk. You're coming back y'all Allah I'm sick heal me even as somebody else. Vicenza said happening to me make dua for me you're continuously are making dua.
There then Allah azza wa jal says that when we then take this harm away, Morocco Allah Mia Runa illovo re missa it says that behaves then as if he had never asked us to remove a harm that was upon him.
As soon as Allah gives you watch you want you forgetting. And Allah azza wa jal is condemning is criticizing that type of attribute in the Quran, that you only remember Allah azza wa jal when you're afflicted, and you forget about Allah azza wa jal the rest of the time.
And the problem with this brothers and sisters,
is that as long as you it's fine, you're doing okay.
And you are distant from Allah azza wa jal, something happens to you.
Something really happens to you, which is that your heart starts to harden.
And it's infatuated and intoxicated with the dunya.
To the extent that at one point when you are afflicted, even then you will not ask Allah for Allah.
Allah azza wa jal says Welaka darsena Illa uma mimin public have now humbled by sat you will burrow in Allah homea Tata road, it says we have sent two nations before you
And We have sent upon them best sat and the raw difficulties, financial and physical in their bodies around them, lie under him so that they will plead with Allah and be humbled.
Why do afflictions happen?
Because Allah azza wa jal wants us to be humble and to remember him and for our hearts to change, Allah says fellow life, Jehovah, Sunnah totaro Well, I can pass a Kulu
why not? There when our hardship came to them, that they will plead to Allah and ask for help? Why did they not do this? But their hearts have hardened? And the shaytaan beautify to them whatever they were doing, meaning and affliction happens, a disaster happens even globally. And you look at us, are we turning to Allah azza wa jal? Or do we turn to our own mind and wisdom? We turned to medicine we turned to science, we turned to economists, but we never turned to Allah azza wa jal. Why? Because well, that can cause a Kulu boom, the hearts of hardened
is as if you are not close to Allah azza wa jal during times of ease, during good times, it is difficult for you to be close to him during times of difficulty.
Or if you are close at that moment, you would exhibit a behavior that Allah azza wa jal hates, here. I'm close to you when I need you. But I forget about you otherwise, and you don't realize that you need Allah azza wa jal all the time.
You need him subhanho wa Taala all the time.
And so this dua Allah wants from us to ask him continuously.
And he says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mala Mia SallAllahu Kobani the one who doesn't ask Allah, Allah will be angry with him.
Because if you don't ask him,
then you're distant. And if you don't ask him, then you're asking somebody else. And if you don't ask him, you don't rely on him. You're relying on yourself and somebody else and that's the nature of the human heart.
It's either with Allah azza wa jal, or if it is not, it is a prisoner of somebody else's power, and women desire. That's the That's the nature of a human heart. So Allah azza wa jal says, are the only us that you block come ask me and I will answer your DUA and he promised it and Rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is essential into
it. Hola. Hola. Antimo cleanability Java, ask Allah while you are certain that he will answer you.
As when you raise your hands into her
or into your sujood I do Baekdu
you've got to be certain
that Allah is listening.
As yourself, is not Allah azza wa jal, a semi overseer, is he not listening to me?
And then you say to yourself that Allah is the most generous.
Imagine here a Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam.
When he says in the law, how young Karim Allah azza wa jal has higher
that befits him subhanho wa taala.
A majestic shyness and generosity. Yes, the hate is shy, that if you extend your hand into that, you empty handed.
You could go and beg people and ask them and they were turning you back empty handed.
But when you ask Allah azza wa jal at any moment, when you rest, extend your hands and you ask Allah
every single time you ask him, you will come back with something.
And that is guaranteed from him. Subhana who were to Allah, things that you could see and things that you may not be able to see. But the most important effect that you will feel is when you ask ALLAH and you ask him as he sits Allahu Allahu wa sallam, knowing that he's there and knowing that He will answer you and your heart is present, not occult that is God if you don't allow him as he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah does not answer the DUA from a heart that is in attentive and not present. He asks or answers a dua from a heart that is present. The first blessing of dua
is what do you feel right after
that peace, that satisfaction that comfort? As if you've been saturated, filled with Allah's love and Allah's mercy and satisfaction?
In the thing that you're struggling with now seems smaller. And the trouble that you have now seem more distant, and you're closer to him subhanho wa taala. Because he said, Yeah, Allah and you spoke to him.
And some of the scholars have said, that if Allah azza wa jal had opened for you the door of dua, he had opened it because he wants to answer your DUA, that if he had blessed you, and Allah of us, and that is a thing that I want to really emphasize today, a lot of us our tongues are locked. We don't ask. And our hearts are locked. We don't ask. And you not gotten invited to make do because he didn't push. You didn't plan. You don't want it. That's what I'm saying. You need to schedule it. How do you schedule paying your bills, and and dinner and lunch and go into a grocery store? Why do you plan that? Because if you don't plan it, it doesn't happen. And if you're not going to plan your
day out, you're not going to make do.
So we are locked, prevented, stopped and we are stopping ourselves. So they say that if Allah azza wa jal had opened for you the door of dua, had opened it to bless you, to invite you and to accept from you. So you consider yourself blessed by the mere act of asking Allah subhanho wa taala.
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they're all the prophets of Allah azza wa jal asked Allah azza wa jal from Adam, when he repented to knew how to his salam to Musa, an ISA and all of them to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and before the Battle of better he spent the entire night
praying to Allah azza wa jal Allah who manages Lima or attorney, O Allah, give me what you promised me and he continued to pray to Allah azza wa jal until Allah gave him what he had promised him. This is what distinguished the prophets of Allah and the righteous is that they've never left Allah azza wa jal and never felt self sufficient.
We are poor we are vulnerable, we are helpless. We are without guidance, we are without power. We are nothing.
This is what the Lord wrote is your Allah I am nothing make me something your hamara I mean, helped me with my troubles. That's when Allah azza wa jal answers a whole holy ha That was the federal law Hollywood a confessed of you.
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the beauty of the art is that it is always there. And your connection to Allah azza wa jal is always there and you must feel that you need him subhanho wa Taala for every small and big thing in your life.
So I want you to think particularly about today, what do you plan to do after Juma? Where are you going? What are your plans for the rest of the day? And what are your plans for tomorrow? What are you the things that you want to happen? And the things that you don't want to happen?
Then ask Allah for them.
The small things
that is awarded from Aisha Radi Allahu anha. That is asked Allah azza wa jal for everything even the salt in your food and the strap on your shoes is of Allah does not make it it doesn't happen.
The small things even worldly things but ask Allah for them. Yeah, Allah the traffic. Yeah, Allah the rising prices. Yeah, Allah with my children with my spouse. Ya Allah helped me with my neighbor. Yeah, Allah helped me with this. Yeah, Allah helped me with that but continuously bring Allah in
to help you with whatever you want. Feeling that Allah azza wa jal is your saw, have your companion, whatever you need, He is the one who can facilitate it and make it so it's not rely on yourself.
Because if you rely on yourself, you relied on nothing.
It's relying on Allah azza wa jal.
What a wonder comfortable calluna Allah Allah Hakata equally, if you are just to rely and trust Allah azza wa jal as he should. He would give to you like he gives to the birds. They leave early in the morning
I'm hungry, and they came back the end of the day, full.
inequitable Cameroon, if you only would trust him Subhana wa Tada that much. We look at the birds, we look at the animals and we think that they are inferior to us right?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam says, Look, especially now look, look at the birds around you.
And know that they have to work hold on Allah azza wa jal that many of us don't.
And that's why Allah azza wa jal gives to them.
So Allah azza wa jal is your companion, so pray to Him SubhanaHu wa to Allah and plan for it. When will you do this?
Now, there are opportune times, beautiful times and spaces where you can do this. For instance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Well, I'm Mister dude, for sure. Hey, do fi for dua for in the whole comment on and use the Java code. He says As for sujood, strive to make dua in that position, because you're likely to be accepted.
He sets a lot he was sent him In another Hadith you're closest to Allah and your salute. So your sujood is not now simply only a posture a position that you take only to that you could move away from and finish your Salah. Your subdued now is a destination.
When you're standing in Salah and reading the Quran, you're hoping to reach what
the sujood and why do you want to reach your sujood because you're closest to Allah in that spot.
And when you're close to Allah in that spot, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said each day ahead, strive to make dua. Strive push yourself to make dua. Then what do you want to ask? Allah has?
Put everything that you want to ask Allah, they're in that position when you're close to him subhanho wa taala.
Some of us when we ask, we asked for only the dunya
and that's that's a good beginning.
If your concerns are the dunya it's a good beginning at least to simply start asking Allah azza wa jal
but Allah also says, for being a nurse he may have been attina for dunya Amala who Villa Hara demon kala there are some who say yeah, Allah give us in the dunya but they have no portion in the earth era in the hereafter. Meaning that all prayer and preoccupation is with the dunya ya Allah make me rich ya Allah make me successful. Yeah, Allah my kids, grant them the best education. Yeah, Allah grant them the best wives. They're only thinking of the dunya they don't pray for the earth Hera, Allah azza wa jal says they have no portion in it.
And then he says, Woman on my Yahoo, Laura banana among them are those who say, Yeah, Allah give us the best of this life and invest in the Hereafter. And protect us from other buena, the punishment of the Hellfire. And Allah says, each will have a portion of what they've asked for.
If you only asked for the dunya The only thing that you'll get is dunya is the only thing that you're worried about in this dunya then the only thing that you will get is this dunya. But if you're worried also about the Hera, Allah will give that to you and the dunya as well. So when you're making two
and you see your Allah this and this and this and this are troubling me in the studio helped me with all of that also to remember to say your Allah and on the Day of Judgment.
Take me to heaven, instead of hellfire and forgiving my sins
and conceal my mistakes. Make dua for the earth Hera as much as you do for the dunya
and also something important when it comes to dua.
He said, Sal, Allahu Allahu wa sallam use the job that he had he can.
Mala middleby ethminer Oh, Katya RT Rahim. Allah Allah Mia sturgeon, it says you will be answered. Your dua will be answered as long as you're not asking for something sinful.
Or something that severs relations, family relations. And as long as you're not hasty, you have a doubt to aka TAO to Walla Walla usted, a belief I assume.
They say I made dua, and I made dua, and I'm not being accepted or I've haven't seen the answer to my dua. So they become weak and they leave due out completely.
He said sallallahu alayhi wa salam that is a reason for the Darat not to be accepted. And all over a lot of us may be a touched me, I felt that I made so much to where is it?
And to ourselves, we say, when you feel that
consider yourself blessed that Allah azza wa jal had invited you to make dua, in all honesty,
that that in itself is a baddha
that is actually far more precious than the thing that you're asking for.
If you say your Allah cure me, that disease or that financial hardship, yeah, Allah propelled me. Well Allah He that Allah azza wa jal had given you the opportunity to talk to him is far more precious than an answer that he would give him to you when he takes away that hardship. Because now you're talking to Allah and this is a bad.
Second of all, know that Allah has the answer depends on what is best for you. Even if you don't know it. Sometimes Allah will give you exactly what you want. And sometimes what you want is the worst thing to you.
And Allah doesn't give it even if you insist, and especially when it comes for the dunya ask Allah azza wa jal, but don't become so fixated on one thing, a particular thing as if your life depends on it. As if, if Allah doesn't give that to you, you're not going to be a Muslim anymore, you're not going to love Allah.
As if Allah if he does not give you the dunya He's not God anymore.
And when it comes to matters that belong to the dunya
make your request conditional.
If you're not sure that that thing is good for you, yeah, Allah, grant me this, if it's good for me,
and do not grant it if it's not good for me, but replace it with something that is better. Say that so that your heart is not so attached with what you're asking for, as if it's your entire existence. Either I marry so and so or I'll die. Either I graduate or I will die either I am successful financially or I will die I will kill myself. If that is your entire existence, you're missing the point of existence itself.
Say Allah, if it is good for me so that you give it back to him. subhanho wa Taala so that if it doesn't happen, you know that this may not be good for you.
But keep asking.
Allah will help you do. Keep asking him subhanho wa Taala and never give up. And when you ask,
I want you to plead with him. Not just casually ask, but actually cry when you're asking Allah has xojo Ya Allah give this thing to me. Ya Allah no one can help if you cannot help me, no one can facilitate no one can bring ease if you do not bring it. Yeah, Allah help me and keep asking Allah who Allah you're the only one who can help. And when Allah sees from you a broken heart, Allah sees from you a surrender to Him. Allah sees from you and insistence and reliance on him. Allah sees honesty from you see sincerity from you. There is nothing that is going to stop your DUA. Allah azza wa jal is the most generous is just waiting for you to ask.
And if he does not give you as we said, a particular worldly thing that you want, just wait for the other beautiful thing that Allah will give to you.
The last thing inshallah that I say
is now if you believe that dua is important, when will you make your DUA I said, schedule it. So when will you make your DUA if you're reading your morning and evening of God and you should, between US and metric, there are specific dhikr of Allah azza wa jal from Morocco Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam called Carlos Saba, he will Messiah to be right between ourselves and Maghreb, and to be rock between federal and sunrise. You should if you have not memorized them, if you have not read them, purchase a book or download an app that has them and start doing that. When you finish that that takes you about five minutes or so. When you finish that schedule another five or
10 minutes daily for dua, that's it.
But raise your hands
and feel that proximity to him Subhan Allah to Allah and ask for everything that day. And so everything for that week, and everything for that here and everything for your dunya and everything for your akhira but make do our part of you and ask Allah azza wa jal to that he be pleased with you. And he said, Sal, Allahu Allah wa salam, if you want Allah
to accept your DUA, a times of hardship, increase and intensify your DUA at times of ease.
So don't only discover Allah azza wa jal when something is going wrong.
Here, he's your rub at all times. So now if all things are fine, Alhamdulillah intensify your DUA. Because there will be a time when you will need Allah as well. And no one can help. And that's the time when you can pray to Allah azza wa jal and your DUA will be more likely accepted. Because you remember Allah azza wa jal previous to it. So as Allah azza wa jal Roble Allah me to protect us from ruffler we're asking Allah Allah Allah Allah me to make us of those who call upon
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