Yasir Qadhi – Du’a is the Essence of Worship

Yasir Qadhi
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On the very page and sorted by Quran that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala commands us to fast the month of Ramadan. And within those very context verses, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says what he does Aleca EBA the money for inequality. If My servants ask you about Me, then tell them I am a deep I am ever nearer to them. This is the only time in the Quran that Allah azza wa jal uses Alacati when it is one of His Names, for in the Hadith, I am the one who is the closest to them. And then Allah switches from the third person to the first person and he speaks to us directly. Oh gee boo Dawa to die either done. I respond to the dua of the one who makes dua when he makes dua three times the noun and

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adjective occurs three times Ijebu Dawa to daddy either Dan three times Allah azza wa jal mentions in the context of Ramadan and in the context of the cm of Ramadan that I am ever close to the believer and I call out and I respond to the call of the one who calls me when he calls me oh gee Buddha to die either to and failure strategy, Bulli will you mean will be the Allah whom you're sure don't let them respond to my call and let them believe in me if they wish to be guided. Do our dear brothers and sisters do it? And what will make us understand the beauty of dua, dua is the universal act of worship, that every single faith and civilization cherishes. This is a universal act, whether

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you are Hindu, Buddhist Christian dua is done, because it is the most universal, not every civilization and religion prays the way we do. Not every civilization fasts. But the one action that is comprehensive across the globe, is the action of beseeching the one you believe in to be a God, because there is no action that better symbolizes the relationship between the creator and the created than the act of invoking the act of begging the act of asking. Even IBLEES had to make dua to Allah. Even Shavon had to turn to Allah and say, Oh, Allah allow me to live until the Day of Judgment. Every single created entity must at some point in life, even if they're agnostic or

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atheist, sometimes their FITARA comes out and they say, Oh, God saved me, oh, God helped me. And because DA is so universal. And because DA is so common across the globe, our religion has come and given us laws, and etiquettes and manners, we cannot go over all of those tonight. But I want to encourage all of us, I want to encourage all of us to utilize dua, constantly, frequently regularly, dua is one of the most undervalued and under appreciated actions that Allah loves. Many times, unfortunately, we only make dua when we're in trouble. We only make drop at times of stress at times of grief. And that's not the reality of our faith. In fact, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada describes those

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who reject Him as only remembering him at times of crises. That's not the way we are. We make dua morning and evening in the good times and the bad times when we're healthy and when we're sick, we make dua constantly. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there is no action of worship that is more blessed than dua. In another Hadith there's nothing more noble than to up in a third Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he who does not make dua, Allah gets angry at him. One of our poets versified the creation the more you ask them, the more irritated they get. I mean, how many times can you do a favor to your friend how many times if your friend asked you for

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money for a ride before you get tired, yet it is Allah subhana wa Tada the more you ask him, the more beloved you become why? Because when you raise your hands to Allah subhana wa Tada. You open your heart to Allah subhanho wa taala. You call out to Him for all of your needs. You are testifying automatically inherently without even saying anything. You are affirming your Rob, not only do you exist, but you are the one who hears you are the one who sees you are the one who knows Europe. I'm calling out to you because you are adequately shaken because you that's why I'm reaching out to you, Europe, you are my Creator. If you don't give me then who else will give me your mere act of raising

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your hand, the mere act of besieging it all

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thematically includes in it the essence of Tawheed the essence of servitude which is Obadiah you wouldn't be calling drop unless you believed in all of these things. So when you call out to Allah, you demonstrate the reality of la ilaha illa Allah, you show Allah that you're Rob I am the most look, you are the hardest. Yeah. Rob Ionomer boob you are the Rob Yeah, Rob I have no power when uh, how would our Quwata illa Bic and that is why do AP is the essence of worship in a hadith and Timothy our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a DUA or Moholy riba Mohammed doesn't mean brain work here means the backbone. Dua is the backbone. It is the essence of worship. He who

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worships Allah will automatically make dua to Allah. It is only the one who has not perfected worship, who doesn't make dua constantly. Dua should be a regular routine of our day and our night, we should ask Allah constantly and frequently and in fact, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is no believer, whoever asks Allah azza wa jal, there is no believer who asks Allah for anything that is good and pure meaning obviously not haram or something, except that Allah azza wa jal will respond will answer we're going to come back to what this means respond and answer but every single time we ask, because Allah is so perfect, and because Allah is the Karim and the ROB,

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every time we ask as long as it is halal, obviously, if we ask for Iran, that we are insulting Allah, if we ask for something unethical, immoral, illegal, this is obviously very evil. But anyone who asks Allah for any haram, you want a good job, ask Allah you want a pious spouse, ask Allah azza wa jal, you want children ask Allah you want Murphy's Law, ask Allah, everything in this world and the next that is pure, you should be asking Allah Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, any believer, no conditions, who asks Allah, anything that is pure, the only condition has to be halal. Something that is pure. Allah subhanho wa Taala will respond will is the Java we'll explain what

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that means in a while. One of the Sahaba was amazed like he's trying to verify did hear correctly, you also will Allah is that the case? If what you are saying is true, we will ask Allah for anything and everything. I mean, think about it. If somebody came to you and said, Whatever you ask Bill Gates or whoever it might be, okay, well after the divorce, I don't know what's gonna happen to him. But anyway, you get my point. Somebody of that stature who has this dunya a partial portrait much more than us but still it is more than us. And somebody says wherever you want blank check, you're gonna say Oh, give me this give me that you can afford all of this. How about the hard work of the

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summer Watson? Oh, how about the ROB How about the ROB goulash? How about the one who has the the canal the canoes are the treasures of everything. And Allah are the process that I'm saying go ahead and ask he will give you He will respond. One of those hubbers making sure am I sure I heard this right. Did I understand your Goddess will Allah? Are you sure Yeah. Rasool Allah because if what you are saying is true. Then we will ask and we will ask and we will ask the Arabic is Ethan necec theory, we're going to ask a lot Are you sure you're a suit Allah, and our Prophet system smiled, and he said, Allahu Akbar.

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Allah is much more than anything you can ask for. How weak we are. How infinitesimally puny is our mind that we actually think that we can ask Allah to such an extent that we will somehow diminish or harm the creation and the husband of Allah subhanho wa taala. Our prophets have said in the Hadith, that if all of the creation, the first of them and the last of them, the men of them and the women of them, the Jinn of them, the inside of them, if they were all to be gathered at one place, and they ask Allah, their hearts desires, and they asked and they asked, and Allah gave every one of them everything they desired. It would not diminish the kingdom and dominion of Allah, except like

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one of you dipped his hand in the ocean and takes it out and thinks that the ocean has been diminished. This is Allah we are dealing with. This is the hard rock. This is the magical book, do you think that you and your limited imagination will somehow impact the generosity of Allah, Allah is the cream and the result and he will give and give and give because that is who he is. It is our job to ask him either. necec Fear Allahu Akbar, Allah is more than anything and everything we should make dua a daily and regular routine we should ask Allah for our small needs and our large needs. We should ask Allah for our private needs on our public needs. We should ask Allah the good of this

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world and the good of this next and every time we ask, Allah will give now what does it mean Allah will give when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is

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See Java will come this is where unfortunately a lot of times we don't understand yes you want a good job you want to work in a particular company you want a million dollars you have the full right to Oh raise your hands and say yeah Allah I want to million dollars in a halal manner everything has to be halal of this dunya Yeah, Allah give me a job in that company. I want that job I'm applied for it. Give it to me. You make do you make do you make dua you didn't get a million dollars or you didn't get that job? Guess what your DUA has been responded to as long as you did it correctly. Doing it correctly is a longer topic you have the class you have Tawakkol you have your pain you

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have personally been with Allah azza wa jal, your risk is hella you're asking what is good or these are all conditions that are there. Your dua has been responded what does it mean responded? In another Hadith we learn what does it mean response? Listen to this and memorize it. Anytime a Muslim asks Allah for something, one of three things happens as long as you ask what is halal in a halal manner. As long as you do your job, one of three things will happen either Allah will give you what you asked for. You want that job, maybe you will get it or Allah subhanho wa Taala will divert an evil that had been destined, but because he didn't give you what you wanted. This is a consolation

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prize, which is just as good for you. He'll divert an evil that was otherwise written for you, or else he will give you reward on the Day of Judgment simply for having asked him Subhan Allah, can you imagine? Can you imagine simply for asking Allah you will get added on the Day of Judgment. All of us when we're making dua for this dunya something specific and we don't get it? Well, you got something and what you got is better for you. You might not know but that job isn't for your best interest. You might not know but if you got a million dollars, it would corrupt you so to save you, Allah is not giving you specifically what you wanted. Allah is not giving you specifics yet still,

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Allah will give why because you asked Allah, Allah is the Karim and Allah is the manaan and Allah is the Rosa so we make dua to Allah azza wa jal from the depths of our heart and that is one of the main conditions of drop that we ask with our culture. We ask internally, we ask Allah azza wa jal sincerely,

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tada. Hosea make dua to Allah azza wa jal with humility and speaking to Allah in a soft voice, that's the etiquette of dua. We don't shout our Darwin we're private. And now that we mentioned it in our heads, we whisper to Allah in a gentle voice because Allah is Samir and Karim and we ask Allah with the door, the door remains with humility and the class our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ask Allah and you are certain that Allah will give you what you want, that is our spiritual state of mind. Whether Allah want to move in honorable job, we have personally one we have positive thoughts of Allah, how can Allah not give us when he is the one who gives and he is the one

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who is getting We ask Allah with a positive attitude, and Allah will give, as I said, it is guaranteed. why would why would it not be guaranteed when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Hadith isn't a Buddha who our prophets have said in the law ha ha ye Yun Karim? Allah is how he how he is not halal Halal unit something else how ye it's two years with the with the customer on the first one, and he means the one who has shyness. This is one of the names of Allah Allah Hi ye you don't want our car stops at the the parking lights are at the traffic light and somebody comes and knocks on her window. elderly lady a veteran comes and knocks on her window. Even if we don't

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have something, we feel embarrassed, we feel shy. And we just like maybe next time we have to we can't just ignore we have a heart right? It's something that we feel a sense of HYAH Allah azza wa jal has infinitely more higher. Our Prophet sallallahu sallam said in Allah Hi ye Yun Karim. Allah is High ye the one who has that bashful shyness and Kareem the ever generous, yes to him in Abu Dhabi. He he is too embarrassed of his own servant when his servant raises his hands up to him that he allows those hands to come back down empty without having put something in them. This is Allah azza wa jal How can Allah not give you when you raise your hands and you say yah rub your result you

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have faulted us somehow what you will all I'm asking you because only you can give only you are Samir only you are busy in Europe. I'm a believer in you. I say La Ilaha illa Allah and I'm manifesting a bother ya Rob, I want you to give me this because if you don't give it to me, I will never get it. So we make dua, and we make dua constantly and we make dua regularly, and we make dua for the good of this world and the good of the next world. And that's a very important point. By the way, many of us, our dua is concentrated on this dunya and that's a mistake. We asked her

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Love this dunya but the emphases should be of the next and when we ask Allah of the next that is guaranteed if we are sincere if we are sincere Mo Farah is guaranteed that's what Toba is. What is Toba? Except dua is still far. What is Toba? What is repentance except you raise your hands and you say y'all Rob I made a mistake, forgive me, it is a DUA and Allah will answer it. So we ask Allah, the good of this world and the good of the next world and we ask Allah azza wa jal for anything that we desire. And when we ask Allah in that manner, then he shall give unto us our mother, I should know the Allahu Allah has said, Ask Allah and don't be embarrassed so much. So if your shoelace

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breaks your shoestring breaks, make dua to Allah that He gives you a new shoelace because Allah He, if Allah has not willed you get a shoelace. You will not be getting that shoelace. Don't be embarrassed It is Allah you're asking. So ask Allah the good of this world and the good of the next world and ask Allah with the heart that is attentive with a mind that is focused with a soul that is submissive, and if you do so, then you are guaranteed with any job and inshallah another day we'll talk about some of the etiquettes of dua but especially on this night of a leader to other especially on this 27th Night, ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada from the depths of your heart and ask Allah

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for every good of this world and the next and open up your hearts to Allah because this is our private conversation with ALLAH SubhanA which Allah dua opens up a new window of worship, we are communicating with the Lord of the heavens and earth, it is our closest that we can be and especially in such the Andes long such does make lots of dua, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the closest that any of you are to your Lord or when you are in such depth, so increase your do ours because it is very likely that you will be responded to so make dua and make lots of DUA and we ask Allah azza wa jal to accept our dua was Saramonic rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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