Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi sheds light on the topic of Dua being the weapon of the believer. He has also compiled a book on the same topic which can be read for interesting insights.
In this lecture, we are acquainted with the meaning of Dua, the types of Dua, the categories of people making Dua and the status and blessings of Dua.
What is Dua? Linguistically, Dua means to call out. In the Shari’ context, Dua means to request and implore Allah for something that is of benefit or that some calamity be removed or prevented. Dua is a form of worship. It is the essence or crux of worship depicting a clear sign of one’s Iman.
The types of Dua are – Dua Ul Mas’alah (Dua of asking) and Dua ul Ibadah (Dua of worship). These types are familiarized to us in explicit fashion and is truly enlightening.
The categories of people who do Dua:
- Reject both types of dua
- Do dua ul ibadah but reject dua ul Mas’alah.
- Do dua al Mas’alah but don’t do dua ul ibadah.
- Do both Dua al mas’alah and Dua Ul Ibadah.
Status and blessings of Dua:
- Dua is the most noble and best act of worship in the eyes of Allah.
- When we make Dua, we obey Allah’s command.
- The one who makes Dua makes Allah close to him.
- Allah cares and loves us because of our Dua made to him.
- It is a sign of Allah’s generosity.
- Every single Dua will be responded to by Allah.
- Dua is the weapon of the weak and the oppressed.
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I would like to welcome you to the beginning of this half day seminar, which is about
the etiquette, the importance, the status, the adapt, and the occasions and methods that we can increase our chances of being accepted. Now today's topic is in fact, a summary of a book that I have written to add the weapon of the believer. So it will be a summarized version of this book. For more details, one can obviously refer to the book and the details and the evidences as well. today's talk is meant to be a summary, therefore, I'm not going to go into too much detail. And I'm also not going to quote every single piece where it is found, and its affiliates because all of this can be found in the work. So we're going to discuss a number of things today. inshallah, in three or four
sessions we're going to cover the meaning of
the types of
the excellence and benefits of divine meaning the status of
the preconditions of what are those factors that we have to have in our lives before we make
the educative dua? In other words, when we make How should we make what are the factors that we use, what are the acts that we do? What are the statements that we say, why we are making
those acts which are discouraged into those which we are prohibited from doing also the recommended timings for that there are certain timings we will discuss when will be accepted more accepted by a law and there are also certain situations and conditions this time we will discuss certain conditions and situations where the duo will be more probably to be accepted by Allah subhana wa Tada. Then we will conclude with two important topics if we have time also the third one, number one is the factors that aid a person's drama and being accepted, what are the factors that increase the chances of being accepted? And the factors that obviously decrease or prevent them from being
accepted? And the last topic we will discuss is the wisdom behind delayed to why our prayers are sometimes not answered by a lot. What is the wisdom? What is the hikma behind that? And if we have time, then we will also discuss to her and his relationship with others or destiny. And if we don't have time to maybe indeed, questions and answers, we will try to discuss that topic.
For you. What is da
da is a noble spiritual form of worship, in which a person called out to Allah subhana wa gyla. He cries out to his creator, for every and any type of help. He asks a lot for the good of this world, and to save him from the evil of the Hereafter, linguistically to our means to call out to cry, do our means to call out to say something out loud linguistically. Therefore the Quran uses this word for this linguistic meaning and for related meanings, to request, to implore to seek at the shelter a meaning of drop, what is it used in the shediac? It means to ask Allah of something that is of benefit and to ask that some evil be removed or prevented from coming to him. So do our salary or
from the Islamic sciences it means that you ask Allah it is a prayer request. You ask Allah to give you something or you ask him to prevent some evil from coming to you. It goes without saying that drama is a form of worship. drama is an act of rebellion in and of itself. Allah subhana wa tada says, we'll call our buku Moroni. He welcome. Your Lord has said make to our to me Good morning. I statue welcome. I have assured he will respond to your drop.
In the larina Yes, tech Bureau, Nevada Teesside hold on agenda for those who do not. Those who are too arrogant to worship me are going to enter the fire of health humiliated. This is a very beautiful ayah Allah says, to only make dua to me, I will respond to you. And then he says
that those who are too arrogant to worship Me, therefore he first tells you to make drop. Then he says if you are too arrogant to worship him that's implying, that is the essence of worship.
You are is the essence or the crux of worship the gist of worship. And this is this is clearly summarize why understand what I'm saying is the first part Allah says, make dua to me, I will respond to you. Then he says those who are too arrogant to worship first uses the word throughout then he uses the word worship, that's signifying that to not make drama is to leave worship.
to not make drama to not call out to Allah means you
Not worshiping Allah. Therefore, to worship Allah means to make the essence of worship.
The main relationship, the main concept and idea of worship is to call out to implore, to request to make dua, to Allah agenda gelato and that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to our who will do his worship. This is what worship is. This is the height of worship in another generation, which has a slight weakness in his chain, but the meaning is authentic. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, Dr.
Dre is the brain of worship the essence of worship.
If you don't have draw, you don't have worship.
Think about it. What does that mean? It means that you acknowledge who Allah is you acknowledge your own status. You acknowledge you have no power and capability of doing anything. You acknowledge that only Allah can hear you. Only Allah cares about you. Only Allah can respond to your requests. Only Allah has the power, the names and the attributes, to respond to what you're asking. Therefore it is the essence of worship because it places me and you in their proper level and assesses Allah subhana wa sallam in his proper level. We are incapable of anything. If we even wish to raise our foot to breed we have to call out to Allah. Oh Allah help me. Oh Allah do this for me. Oh ALLAH forgive me,
Oh Allah grant me this. Therefore the How do I like the prophets of Allah? Why do you send them said is the essence of worship? This is the crux of worship.
Like we said, drought is a clear sign of one's Eman of one's belief. And it is related to the concept of towhees which all of you know the concept of monotheism. Okay.
The art is related to all three types of cohesion.
I'm assuming all of us know the three types of tohei the first episode hate is the hate of Allah, His Lordship, the second type is talking about loves names and attributes. And the third type is so Haider. Allah is right to be worshipped. Do I automatically affirm all three types. And in fact, one of the beautiful things about that is that we as Muslims believe one of the proofs of alleged existence is to have
How is this
your study if you look at the books of al Qaeda, when they first talked about the proofs that Allah exists, and obviously, this is not a topic that we concentrate too much on because most of mankind believes in God. Only a few atheist communities are ones that deny God, always a minority, the majority of mankind always believed in God. But one of the proofs of God's existence is that every single man no matter what religion, he follows, even if he is an atheist, there will come times when he will call out, Oh, God, or he will call them by another name, but he will call out to some supernatural beings, he will acknowledge that he cannot do anything. There will be times and
situations in places where he will give up, he will be cut off from all help and his soul, his heart, his nature, without even him thinking about it will call out to some supernatural beings call him God call him Allah COVID, whatever. But there will come a time.
Therefore, drop is an inherent proof of existence.
And this is something even me personally, I have met a number of people, they have converted to Islam because of
and I'll tell you one story. It's very interesting that there was a person, a Christian, born a Christian, but he told me that he never practiced Christianity, and he never believed in it. He never believed in it. And he never thought about God. Once he took his boat onto the ocean, he had a yacht, you took it out to sail, and the waves came in the storm came and overtook him, and he thought he would drown.
So he told me this himself in his own words, I had never thought of God for 20 or 30 years. All of a sudden, I just cried out, Oh, God, save me.
And then he himself thought, How strange is that, that I don't even believe in a God. And I'm calling out to him. But then once again, he said, Oh, God, if you save me, and I will worship, you'll become you know, I will worship you the way that you deserve to be worship. He made a drought, even though he never thought of God for 2030 years. But in this situation, when he thought he's gonna drown, all of a sudden he calls out, oh, God saved me. And then he said, he forgot about it. He went back on shore, he was saved, and he forgot all about God and his Christian God as well. He was supposedly a Christian. One day a person gave me a copy of the Quran. And he was just
flicking through it. And he came across the verses that all of us know that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the kuffar that when they write on the oceans when they write on their ships, and they're about to be drowned, they call out, Oh, God, if you saved me, I'll be from the pirates. But when they are saved to Thailand, they forget about him. So he said, this has such a profound impact on me that this described my situation Exactly. And he told me and I quote, you exactly, he said, the verses pertaining to this, they could only have been written by a sailor, or by someone who knows about sending or else's from Allah. And when he learned that the prophet SAW saddam had never sailed
the boat in his life, because you know, it describes the waves coming forth, and the rain coming down in the darkness is upon darkness. It describes the ocean very well.
And obviously the process of have never stepped foot on the ocean you never sailed on the ocean. So when he read this, that was this caused his conversion to Islam. But the point of the story that I want to quote you here, this is one of the proofs for the existence of God, that every man, even if he's an atheist, even if he denies God, when he is in a situation where he has no choice, were all other types of aid and help are cut off. All of a sudden he calls out, Oh, God, help me, Oh, God, you know, do this for me. And obviously, we will study Allah subhanaw taala respond, even if you don't use the name of Allah, because you are calling out to him, even if you don't use his name.
Therefore, a lot of response even to the coffee, even to the mystic, even to the disbeliever, the non Muslim, Allah will respond to their player prayers, if they call out to Him, even if they don't use the name of Allah. So we find that there is proof of so hidden rubia is also proof of to hit that is not
the most effective means Allah has the perfect names and the perfect attributes. How is it a proof of that a smile sefa. Very easy.
When you make a dua to Allah, you whisper or Allah, forgive me, you automatically affirm that Allah can hear you, even though the person sitting next to you cannot hear you.
The person sitting next to you might not be able to hear you. You can even make a drop in your heart you yourself cannot hear yourself, yet you know that Allah will hear you. You are affirming His perfect nature, you're also affirming that he loves and cares about you. Or else why would you call out to Him, you also affirming that he created you, you also affirm that he has the power to respond to your job.
He has the CUDA he has the the the capabilities of giving you what you want, or else you would not call out to Him in the first place. Therefore we find that to affirm. It's not you will see if I did affirm the names and attributes of Allah, I hope this is clear. Obviously, when you call out to a lot automatically, you give him certain names, certain characteristics, certain attributes, that only a life is deserving of. He is the all hearing the all seeing the all knowing you ever carrying the one who loves the one who deserves to be worshipped, the one who is all powerful, the one who no one can prevent if he wishes to do something.
All of this is automatically affirmed when you say oh, god automatically without you even saying anything after that. So there are proofs to hidden. That's not your surprise as well. And the third type of feel free to hit the guru here, which is the type of aid which only Allah, that this to hate implies that only Allah deserves to be worshipped. Right? Once again, when you acknowledge that Allah is the one who hears you, and who sees you, and who cares about you, when you pray to Him, then the logical consequence of this is that only Allah deserves to be worshipped. Why should you call out to any person even if it is a prophet Mohammed, or Jesus Christ, these are creative beings,
they are not gods, God created them and they do not create God. Therefore we call out to Allah Himself, but we do not call out to intermediaries.
Obviously, the follow up or the logical consequence of this is to call out to make dua to other than Allah. Is
this something that most Muslims know but unfortunately, they don't see around them the shift that is being committed in their own in our own societies and cultures. How much should is rampid Allah subhanho wa Taala says, cool in an Adobe one, I wish I could be here. Tell them oh Mohammed, I only make draw to my Lord. In other words, I need to add to my Lord, and I do not call out make draw. I do not make chicken draw out to anyone besides Him. To make up to any other object, whether it be man or animal, whether it be real or imagined, walk stone or prophet
is polytheism ship. It removes a person from the fold of Islam.
This is the essence of ship. When you kneel in front of a walker stone when you leave in front of a grave when you kneel in front of another human being living or dead. And you call out to Him you are making him a god besides Allah subhana wa tada even if you do not call him a god,
this is the essence of schicke that is why Allah subhana wa tada describes all of those who are called out besides Allah entered into the room, let us know. If you make dua to them, these objects that you call out, you cannot even hear you. These rocks and stones, these dead saints, even the dead prophets, they cannot hear you. And then Allah says, Well, I will send you, Mr. jaboulet. Even if they could hear you. They don't have the powers to respond to.
Supposing they could hear you they just don't have the power. What can they do in their graves or even if they're living, unless it is physical power that allows given them supernatural powers, they do not have it. Look at this beautiful verse. Those who you call out besides Allah, those whom you make drugs besides Allah, they cannot hear you, whoever they might be. Even the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he cannot hear it. Unless we say the truth and the angels. Take the doodle otherwise he cannot hear. The Prophet Jesus the Prophet Adam Angel gibreel. These are not being said.
Everywhere only Allah can hear everything.
And then Allah says supposing they could hear you. Even if Allah gave them, the powers to hear you, Mr. Jabu, they would not have the power to respond to you. They cannot forgive your sins. They cannot give you what you want. They do not have the power to graduate your desire for why you call.
This is, as we know the essence of to hate the essence of Islam, that we worship Allah, we worship Him alone. We do not worship any any other objects or deities besides Him. Obviously, we have to realize that Shere Khan, unfortunately is rammed into most many Muslim societies and cultures. The grave worship that is present in so many societies and cultures, the concept of beer and moody the concept of Olia that you call out to them. All of this has no basis in Islam, and in fact, is the manifestation of idolatry, of ship of polytheism of paganism. It has no basis in Islam. The Prophet of the Lord was in pain so that Allah be worshipped alone, not so that he be worshipped. Not so that
the Olia and thieves and saints be worshipped besides Him, no, he came so that we worship God and God alone. Unfortunately, we find people they go to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they go to his grave, and they say Yasuda Allah, forgive me. Here. Rasulullah give me a child.
This is exactly what the Christians do, Oh, Jesus Christ saved me, Oh, Jesus Christ, do this to me, both Jesus and Mohammed. They are human beings. They are prophets of God, they are messengers of God, but they are not gods.
So to make dua to them, is the essence of [???]. And it makes one a non Muslim, automatically. You call out to other than Allah, you have canceled your law either in the law. When you say not the law that means I'm only going to worship Allah, when you worship other than Allah, you have negated that.
So it is a grave sin, the greatest of all sin, to make dua to others that Allah
this common phrase that we know in our culture is your ID method. This is the essence of your hotel album, hosted out if you do think he will save you, he cannot even hear you. He cannot even hear you. He is in his grave somewhere. All of these Odia and saints they are they have met their reward with a punishment with a law now that they have died, we cannot ask them of anything. Their life is not the life of the buzzer. And to ask them for any matter of this world order of the Hereafter is a manifestation of Schick which is the one thing that Allah subhana wa Taala will not forgive.
This is a short introduction to drop what it is. Now we're going to talk about the types of drop.
We're going to discuss two categorization schemes the types of drop it is important that we've talked about this because the Koran uses the term drop literally 1000s of times. So we have to understand the types of drop sometimes refers to this and sometimes refers to that.
The word drop is used in the art for two primary meanings to primary meanings. The first type
is to outweigh less error, to asking,
asking, and this is a type that most of us are familiar with. Oh ALLAH forgive me. We asked him something. Oh, Allah saved me from the situation I am in. We asked him something. Oh, Allah grants me a good job a pious wife a good family. This is drought we mess up where we ask Allah for something that we want.
The second type of job is to
hear the word to notice linguistic meaning, the call
the pleat, it's not necessarily an ask for a request. Do our evaluator is every single statement or action in which we worship Allah. Therefore Salah is a type of de la vida vigor is the type of duality by the recitation of the Quran is a type of drought, we
do our ibadah we do something, it is an accurate statement where we worship Allah but we're not asking for something we say Alhamdulillah Allah means this is
a molecule within Iraq and Afghanistan, all of this glorify that is in a Serato, Muscatine becomes what do our masala serata, Latina Nam Carnevale local garden? What
are you? These are the two primary meanings that the word is used to put onto our list, I left the asking and revises the worship title, these two are related to one another, in that now this is pay attention we need to be attentive when understand do I will miss Ella do Allah Allah intrinsically implies or necessitates to our own a burden and do our own ibadah the natural consequences are logical, the logical consequence of driving a bus is driving myself. Let me explain. When we say al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen we are praising Allah subhanho wa Taala right, we are saying that he is worthy of our praise. This automatically implies that only he should be asked. Why are we
praising him otherwise
We are praising him because he and only he should be asked, therefore throughout a bad necessitates, it follows up that we then do, to our mess only to Allah.
And when we pray to Allah Allah forgive me This is much better. But this automatically implies that Allah is worthy of the
So so basically what I'm trying to say if you understand this is the important words, do our best and and do our Avada they are intrinsically linked to one another. You cannot have one perfectly without the other.
When we say Alhamdulillah this automatically implies we should say of disability, why are we praising a life only Allah can forgive us? We praise Him because Allah is worthy of being asked.
Likewise, when we say I'm a bit silly, then this implies we should say Alhamdulillah as well. When we say Allah forgive me, then we This implies that we should also pray to Allah, we should also praise Allah because he is the one that forgives sins, basically, throughout the Bible and to our Mashallah they are intrinsically inherently related to one another, there is a relationship between them, you cannot have one imperfection without the other. Let me give another example, which will help clarify or when I'm saying, we have, for example, do a two hour lesson, okay? Some people, some people,
they only do two hours. Others only do two hour massala. Others reject both. And the fourth category does both of them for logical categories. We're going to discuss each of these you can get a better understanding what I'm talking about the categories that reject to our advantage under our myth, there is the atheist the agnostics the communists, whatever the ones who reject a lot, they know their worship a lot and therefore, they never asked for anything. Except of course in serious situations, like we said, then they are forced to us. This is the first category they reject both types of God.
The second category of people are those who do do our a bother but they don't do to our Mashallah
they do do our labor the meaning they worship Allah, they do the prayers, there's a god or if they're non Muslims, the worship of God, but they will never ask Allah directly. They will never ask Allah directly. This is the case for example, with many Christians and many other religions, they might worship God the Father, but when it comes to asking, Who do they ask Jesus Christ. So the drought is directed to Allah. But the do our Miss Ella is directed to other than Allah. Likewise, some of the extreme Sufi groups they also are guilty of this in that they never asked about never. They always ask their earlier and he for example, the Prophet says, remember someone else they never
asked Allah, but there is another problem. So they're throughout a budget is to Allah, but there's a lot with Miss Allah is not to him.
The third category of people are those who practice throughout Mashallah, perfectly, but they don't do to la vida. Unfortunately, many Muslims are in this category. They will never pray or hardly ever pray hardly ever fast. But when something happens to them, Oh Allah, Grant me something. So they don't worship Allah properly. They don't do to our labor.
But when they need to ask something, then their greed forces them to ask him.
And the perfect example of this is in police. Alexander. He believes.
What example am I referring to? When I told him to do says that to Adam, what did he do? He refused. He refused Satan refuse to worship. I will not frustrate because you have commanded me to prostrate? I will not. So he out of his arrogance refused.
Yet before the end of that same meeting, when Allah subhanho wa Taala cursed Satan and told him to get out of heaven.
What does Satan do? He made a door to Allah. The same shape on the same he believes that refuse to obey Allah throughout ricotta, his greed, forced him to make to ourselves, Oh Allah, grant me a life to the objection so that I can cause him to question
is that is that is this clear enough, he was too arrogant for drawing a beggar. But his greed forced him to let go out with Mr. Oh God, grant me a light so that I can make all of mankind go astray. The same Allah that he refuse to worship, the same Allah whose commandments out of arrogance he refused to obey.
When he was forced out of his greed for more life, he prays to the same God, for Allah grants be alive until the day of judgment. Therefore, any person who does not wish to color properly, and yet makes throughout times of need and distress, he is imitating at least in this respect, that he refuses to obey the commandments of Allah. And yet when the time comes, when his greediness gets, the better of him, he needs to ask from Allah. And this is not proper. The fourth category is the proper category. Where you combine throughout a budget with our messala you worship Allah the way that he deserves to be worshipped, and then you ask him the way that he deserves to be asked. So
Worship Allah as you ask of Allah, this is a perfect combination of the two categories. I hope that it becomes clear the two categories of drawing a budget and throughout, unless Allah say we now move on to another topic, the status and blessings of God. Why is it so important? What are the blessings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us exist in
there over 20 blessings we'll try to summarize in 10 or 15. Any more important lessons The first one
is the most noble act in the sight of Allah. The most noble act in the sight of Allah is, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, there is nothing that is more noble in the sight of Allah than to him.
Nothing is more noble than the sight of Allah denza.
This is because, like we said, it consigns man to his proper place, and its attributes to God, but he deserves to be attribute.
It shows the proper relationship between man and God when he called out to his God, humbled in a state of fear and piety, remembering his sin, remembering his relationship with the law, hoping for our response, fearful of a rejection, it puts the man in his proper place. At the same time, it gives Allah the rights and the blessings that he deserves, by calling out to him. Therefore it is the most noble act of worship. It is also the second point it is the best act of worship, the prophets of the waters and instead of slaughter a bird that he adores, the best advice is to
know after worship is better than to have.
And that is why our Salah contains many acts of the fun of the five prayers that we do is full of types of drop, the pseudophakic itself is full of
the best act of worship is.
The third follow up of this is like the process and said the draw is the essence of worship. All of these are similar, but once again, the process of emphasizing those are the most noble aspect, the most best acts of worship and the essence of worship. All of these three things the process of ascension is
another blessing of grace, is that a lot of time with Allah has commanded us to make dua. Therefore, when we make too hard, we obey Allah.
Allah says what color of buku Moroni
your Lord has said make draw to me, I'll respond to you. And he also said with uho Christina who didn't make the art to him, Allah has commanded a snake dry to me was ruling. So by making up we are obeying Allah subhana wa Tada.
Another blessing of Torah is that the one who makes to
Allah comes close to him.
A lot comes close to the one making draft. Allah says what he does Celica the army in the 41, my servant asks you about me? Tell them I am very close to them. Wuji Buddha was a guy that I respond to the draw of the one who makes two out when he makes
he will die with a die either die. When you make a lesson, I will respond to it when you make this drop. I am close to the one who makes one. So the one who makes to Allah lovcen Allah subhana wa tada comes close to him.
Another blessing of drop is that Allah cares about us. And Allah loves us because of
when we make dua. Allah loves us. Allah cares about us and when we leave,
then the opposite also applies he does not care about Allah says in the Quran, Allah.
Allah will as welcome. Tell them, oh, Mohammed, the only reason my lord pays attention to you, my lord cares about you is because of your
work if not for your job, my Lord will not care about you.
The heart shows your love of Allah because you continually remember him. You continually pray to Him, you continually call out to Him. This shows you that you're constantly thinking about it. You're constantly loving him, you're constantly once you can come closer to him. Therefore Allah subhana wa tada says, The only reason I care about you, is because of you. Were it not for you, I would not have any concern for you. This is what the ISS Do I have a better answer almost to the vortex
word not for the fact that you wish up and call out to me that you are of no status to me. Only if you worship Me and call out to me, then you have some status in my life.
And this is without a doubt a great blessing to have that when a person makes up. A lawyer cares about him and is concerned about him.
Yet another blessing of the law is that is a sign of a lot of generosity.
Allah perfect nature and perfect divine attributes.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yes, aloha Memphis, Mr. watts you will have every single creature in the heavens of the earth asks him
asks him What a legacy why because everything
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the animals pray to Allah to grant them their food for the day. The answer in the end and the whales in the fish, they pray to Allah to grant them their food for the day. And the human beings all 5 billion or 6 billion of us, we all pray to God for all of our needs. So Allah did not even say what he asks. Everything in the heaven Earth asks him, Kula Yeoman who official every day, he is, in some matter, he is designing some magic, he is responding to the magic or the draw of those that.
Think about it. Every single creative object calls out to all of us. Like we said, even the non Muslims, all of the religions that were that are not Muslim, they still call up to some God. And because they call out to this one God, Allah will hear them and sometimes respond to them. And like we said, even the atheist and the agnostics, sometimes they call actual.
So every single creature in the heavens of the earth makes dochula Yes, Allahu Memphis. In my work, he was out coloman who occasion every day he has some matter to consider some matter to bring forth.
Yet another blessing of his bed to have is a sign of one humility, one's humbleness.
You know that arrogance is one of the major sins in Islam. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, He who has an atom's weight of pride, and arrogance in his heart will not enter Paradise.
Therefore, when you make up you show that you are not arrogant, you show that you can bow your head down, lower your soul, humble yourself in front of God and say, Oh Allah, give me this. Oh Allah grant me that. To make the app shows you humility to Allah. Therefore Allah subhanho wa Taala.
negate Allah subhanho wa Taala states that those who do not worship him are arrogant, we call it the ayah before those who are too arrogant to worship Me, meaning those who are too arrogant to make drop, to not make do is to be arrogant, it is that simple. To leave throughout is to be arrogant.
How can you survive without Allah?
How can you even do the slightest thing without Allah willing it for you and making it easy for you,
but one of the scholars are shokan he said, that, to live drop is a type of madness,
to live through as a type of madness, because nothing can be done without Allah's help. Therefore, when you give up this, when you cut off, when you do not take course to do this shows that you are a type of madness has affected you. Because there is nothing that can be done without a lot of help. And the only way to communicate with a lot is to draw. Therefore draw is a sign of one's humility, one event.
Here's another great thing is that there are repelled a lot of anger and brings about a lot of love.
And this is a beautiful thing of the prophets of the love Why you set him said the one who does not ask Allah, Allah gets angry at him.
The one who needs to Allah gets angry at him.
Why? Because this shows you that you not think of Allah you do not care about a love of Allah, you do not consider a love all the time.
And therefore, this is a sign of arrogance.
Some of the poet's they said that the seller added when he asked he gets angry yet Allah subhanaw taala gets angry when you stop asking.
Whenever if if we were to continually go to one person and ask him something, we would get irritated Why are you coming to me all the time? We get angry yet Allah subhana wa tada gets angry when we stop asking him.
So in order to gain a lot of love, we have to continuously make and this is the beauty of
the more you ask the more Allah loves you.
Report right principle you ask, the more practical Allah will give you. And the less you asked, the less Allah will love you. And if you leave the app that Allah will become angry and hate you. And this is the beauty of drop, like the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that there is no Muslim on the face of this earth that asks a love for something except Allah gives it to him, or turns away some evil from him. As long as he does not ask for something evil. Wherever you ask Allah will respond to your job.
Yet another blessing of your heart is that the heart saves you from the fire of how it is a cause of, of being saved from the fire of how
I said yellow suit Allah There used to be a man in Germany by the name of him injected into the images. I was a famous Arab of the past before Islam, who was very hospitable. No caravan would go by except that he would give them his chance to stay in and cook food for them and be extremely hospitable to them. So his hospitality became a parable and example, that's how hospitable he was.
So the I just said, you also live in Japan in the days of jelenia used to take care of his relatives and feed the poor he was a generous person. Will his actions be of any benefit to him on the day of judgment? Will he be able to benefit from his good deeds? So the prophets Allah who I should have said, No, no, Elijah, why? Because he never said even one day in his life, Oh ALLAH forgive me. In other words he never made
because he never made throughout all of his good deeds and waste.
Who cares if you're good to your fellow human beings, if you cannot be good to Allah, if you cannot worship Allah, your deeds to human beings are meaningless. If you do not acknowledge Allah, if you do not acknowledge your Creator, and worship Him, if you acknowledge Him and worship Him, then your good deeds carry made meaning of the words. But if you reject Him, then there is no meaning to your good deeds. Therefore the prophets Allah kind of said that all of his good deeds are the same applies to all other people who do not believe in Allah, it doesn't matter how much good they do. If they don't pray to Allah, they don't worship Allah, then their good deeds will be of no use to them.
Why? Because they rejected the Creator. What greater evil word greater and justice? Can it be when you disobey and you reject your Creator? Even if you build hospitals and feed the poor, when you have rejected the one who created you have what good is it to feed the poison, only when you acknowledge your Creator, then and only then will your good deeds carry some weight and meaning to them?
Here's another blessing of drop. Is that too hard is the only app that can change predestination, you know that Allah subhanho wa Taala, has already ordained things for us. The only thing that can change others that can change predestination is to have the process of a larger set of a set layout to draw in the different in the draw, nothing can repeat, nothing can change, either, except for the only way to change what has been written for us is through draw.
And if we have time, in general, we'll talk more about
the relationship of draw and put it at the end. But basically, like at one end of the prophets, will Larson have said that caution will not be of any benefit against others. No matter how cautious you are, if something has been removed for you, it will happen. But there are benefits matters that have occurred and are going to occur.
So no matter how cautious you are, you will not save yourself from others. But if you make two up you might be able to save yourself from.
And we're going to talk if we said if we have time at the end about some of the
relationship between drama and predestination. Yet another blessing of drama and this is a very important blessing, a very beautiful blessing is that every single draft will be responded to By Allah, no matter what you ask, whenever you are, however you ask, Allah will respond to you. But it might not be the way that you wanted the response. The Prophet salallahu it sent him said, there is no person who asks Allah for anything, except that Allah gives it to him, or give or keep some evil away from him.
There is no person who asks Allah for anything, except that Allah either gives him what he wants, or if he if he will not give him what he wants, he will at least remove some evil from him that was destined for him. So it seems like change is coming. Suppose one of you asked for let's say a certain, a certain job, okay. And it is not will that he will get this job. Even though he might not get this job because of his job. Some evil that was written for him will be removed from him. Some evil that was supposed to occur will be removed from him.
Hearing this the sort of life that is the case, then we are going to make plenty of drama. We're going to increase our drama, if it is guaranteed that every single draw we make will be responded to that we will increase our drama. So the Prophet alojar said and said, Allahu Allah is more than that. No matter how much you ask, Allah can give you more than that. No matter what you asked a lot can give you more than that. Like in when he was a prophet solo, Fnm said that Allah subhana wa tada said, that Oh, my service, if all of you would stand in front of me. And all of you were to ask your heart's desire, whatever you wanted, and I want to grant all of you all of your requests, then that
would not diminish my kingdom, except like a needle when dipped in the ocean and taken out, diminishes the water from the ocean. When you dip the needle in the ocean and take it out. It doesn't diminish the ocean. And this is what Allah subhanaw taala said, if all of you the men and the instant the gin, which is standard, fortunately simultaneously and asked me everything could ever dream about everything, and our to give you everything that you ever wanted, then you would not diminish my dominion, my power, my kingdom,
except like a needle when it is dipped in the ocean and take it out diminishes the water of the ocean. This is a law This is the generosity of Allah. This is the power of Allah. You can ask whatever you want.
Imagine Mr. Musk kingdom, Allah will give it to you or he will give you something equivalent to it. And when the Sahaba said Yasuda in that case, we will ask for more the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said Allah even more than that, Allah is even more than what you can ask for. So this is the beauty of whatever you ask whenever you ask, it is going to be responded to, by Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Yet another blessing of drop is that is the weapon of the week and the oppressed.
When the person has no other means of support, there is always the weapon of drop, which is the most powerful weapon when all other rules have been cut off when there is no hope for victory. When there is nothing that can be used as a defense mechanism, a person can always turn to drop and call out to almost
look at no salary history.
No one for 950 years is calling his people. That is the law, and they don't accept them except for a few members of his family.
And he has no recourse they are much stronger than the whole population. The entire world at that time was his enemy, because there was only one village at that time. The entire world was an enemy except for the people that were with him. What can he do? He links as well to Allah and because of that, this entire Earth is flooded
the whole earth as we know it was flooded during time of war, except for the people on Noah's Ark. The Safina of new These are the people that were saved.
Look at Ibrahim al insana
when the king took him
and was going to kill him in the fire, not a single Muslim on the face of the earth, except for him. No one to help him after Allah.
A huge fire is built and Ibrahim is thrown in what does he say?
Yeah, no. 11 others said Diana Cooney Burton was an avid ally for him. He just makes a dua to Allah subhana wa jal, and Allah commands the fire, to be a coolness and a sweetness to Ibrahim, therefore he comes into the fire, it comes out on touch.
Look at Musa Moses,
when he is leaving Egypt, when the army as I said 1000s and hundreds of 1000s of people are going to attack the defenseless children of Israel, no one to defend them. They don't have weapons, nothing they are fleeing away, and the people of our arms, riding their camels in their mouth, in their seats of horses, no way to protect them what happens moose and accessoire. And the Nile splits up
so that they can cross through on dry land. And then he makes a drought again, and the very Nile that was the cause that surrounds life without the now there is no life in Egypt, the very Nile that was the cause of his life becomes the cause of his death. When it comes crashing down upon sit down, and the people that were with him. This is the power of
look at Julius Jonah,
when he is eaten by the will,
in the depths of the ocean, no way no source of help that can come. And yet he makes it
to buruma in the darkness. In the in the interest of Hanukkah, he continued on
in the depths of the ocean, no one can hear them, no one can see no one even knows he is there, except for Allah. But when he makes his
sustenance devananda we heard him and responded to him.
And therefore Allah commanded the wheel to come out of the ocean and spit him onto the shore. This is the power of when there is no hope, when all means of survival have been cut off, then there is always
therefore this is a weapon that we can always use against our enemies. Always no matter who the enemy is, whether it be ourselves, whether it be a fun, whether it be our physical enemies, we can always use the app even if we don't have any other weapon. And this weapon is the strongest of all weapons if we have.
Yet another benefit and blessing of drop is that it opens up a relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. It opens up a dialogue. This is the only means of communication between the person and the law. How do we communicate with Allah through to how we make dua to Allah and Allah hears our prayers. And the more we need to add, the closer this relationship the stronger this relationship becomes. So much so that a person and those that have made for a very important matter they notice they develop a special relationship with Allah that they did not have before they made this wrong. Suppose for example, you're in a very desperate situation. Suppose there's a family member that is
desperately ill for example.
In this situation, you start to ask and you are totally concentrate on this job. You open up a dialogue with Allah you open up a conversation with him continually, frequently, persistently calling out to Allah and therefore this relationship becomes
pleasing to you becomes beautiful to you.
So much so that the stage might be reached where you enjoy this relationship more than you enjoy your job being responded to, because you know that when a low response to you or to artist relationship will finish
and some people that have been in the seven situations they notice, firstly, that when in times of severe calamities when you make the type of drought persistently frequently you develop a new relationship with a love your Eman goes to new heights. But it was never before like that. And you know that if your daughter has responded to that you will lose that relationship. Therefore you prefer that you do or not responded to, even though you're praying for the draft. This is the irony of it, yet the beauty of it at the same time.
One final point I will conclude with this topic and then move on to another one is that you would think with all of these blessings, that is a very difficult act of worship. Because there are so many blessings it is the essence of worship is the most noble act of worship. It is the one Act allows most beloved police to get drunk is the easiest act of worship. This is yet another blessing.
There are no physical requirements, or spiritual requirements, those are nothing. Wherever you are, whenever you are, whatever your situation might be. You just have to be conscious. That's it a nikto. The easiest act of worship is to there cannot be anything easier. You don't even have to verbalize you can make blood from your heart.
Of course, there are certain etiquettes that makes life better. Yes, we were gonna discuss those, but it is not necessary. You can even make it throughout from your hearts. Just call out from your heart if you want. The drug comes from a pleat without even anybody hearing. So this is yet another a final blessing. That is the easiest act of worship, even though it has so many blessings and so many
formatting and characteristics to it.