Minute with a Muslim #337 – The Importance of Making Dua – People of Paradise
Channel: Tom Facchine
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Do something that's extremely important, making a supplication or asking a loss found data. And it's something that, like, everybody knows, but not a lot of people, myself included, really excel at.
And what I mean by excelling into art is that do we use do like instrumentally, right, we use it as a tool to get what we want. And the best of us use it as a tool to get what we want in the afterlife. And, you know, they're not as they're not best of us use it for what we want in the dunya. Right, give me this job or the spouse or this one that'd be other. But one of the inner dimensions of dua that's really, really that really makes it a significant act of worship is that it's a confession of our need and reliance upon Allah spot on.
And so that's why Allah subhanaw taala loves when we make dua and this is one of the things that people of paradise
they remark in the Quran and sort of both as having engaged in in Hakuna Nehru who said that, okay, they find themselves in paradise and this particular passage, and they're like, Well,
okay, how did we get here? What did we do in the dunya? That got us here? Well, we used to make dua, we used to call upon Allah, we used to confess our need to Allah. And this is something that people have a hard time grasping, because it goes against all of our instincts for how people work, right? What's the easiest thing that I could ask from you? I could probably like what time is, right. Okay. So if I asked you right now, know, what time is it? You would tell me? What if I five minutes later, say, hey, what time is it?
And you would tell me, maybe, and then five minutes later, and then five minutes later, and five minutes later, I keep on asking you what time it is, at some point, you're gonna say to me, dude, get a watch. Why are you asking me? Don't stop asking me. Right. So we are used to this, you know, expectation among people to ask is blameworthy, to ask shows that you're weak to ask shows that you have dependents. And this is actually from, you know, our Islamic tradition as well. Probably Saddam said that the hand that gives is better than the hand that receives we don't want to be asking people too much. Right?
But it's the opposite of
it's the exact opposite. First of all, he doesn't get annoyed. He's not he's not weak. He's never in a position where he can't give us what we're asking for, first of all, and second of all, our asking him is a confession of our need for him and our dependence upon him and he loves that.
Which is why we're so encouraged to just ask and ask and ask. And the inner dimension that sometimes is missing that we need to remember is that confession of dependence,
not just in the object we're asking for, but the relationship that's there.