Factors that Prevent Supplications from being Answered

Zakir Naik

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The speaker discusses the importance of supplication as a recognized recognized rule in Islam, as it is the reason for many people to admit it. They explain that people often add on many names and things to their religious beliefs, causing confusion and negative consequences. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of being brief in asking for forgiveness and the need for people to be mindful of their actions.

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Why is it

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that some people that often when you're speaking

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to people they say oh my dua hasn't

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been answered, you know. This is a common

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statement by the Muslim brothers and sisters you

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meet around the place.

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Why is it that certain supplications

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perhaps

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are not answered?

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There are

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certain criteria

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that are required

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and many a time, the supplication

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is rejected because, point number 1,

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maybe the earning is

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What he is eating is haram, maybe the

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earnings where

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he is driving all his lifestyle,

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may be his business around, may be involved

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in reba, usury interest,

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he may be dealing in a business, which

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involves bribing,

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may be dealing in a business, which involves

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lying, cheating, etcetera. All these things, which are

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related to haram things, that is the reason,

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it is one of the major reasons why

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supplication is not answered. Number 2, maybe he

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is oppressing someone else,

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causing oppression

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to another human being.

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Number 3, he may not be enjoining what

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is good and may not be forbidding what

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is wrong, which is a further Islam

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and

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there are some other criteria required for a

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supplication to be accepted and that is the

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reason why most of them are rejected.

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One is that,

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we should not say

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that Oh Allah, forgive me if You please,

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where the Prophet said, do not

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supplicate,

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do not pray by saying that, oh Allah,

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forgive me if You wish,

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Oh Allah, grant me mercy if You wish.

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Oh Allah,

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give

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me from Your boundaries if You wish.

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Because Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, He does what

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He wills and you cannot command Him.

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So saying such things is totally wrong, which

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many people do, which is a big mistake.

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That is the reason that supplication is unanswered.

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Furthermore,

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people many a time,

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they give names to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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which Allah never mentioned in the Quran. Neither

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the Prophet used any of the Sai Hadid.

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They call Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala with attributes

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and names which are not given by Allah

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and Universal.

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That is totally wrong by supplicating.

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Furthermore,

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many people when they supplicate,

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they add on many names and many

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things. For example, they say that, please forgive

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my father, my grandfather,

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my great grandfather,

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my mother, my grandmother, my great grandmother,

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my uncle, my auntie, keep on. You know,

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so it becomes a big list. Instead of

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that, it's preferable to be brief and say

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that, please forgive my family or please forgive

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my relatives or my brothers and sisters

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in Islam. That's sufficient

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and one of the other mistakes that people

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make is,

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they normally supplicate very loudly.

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No, very loud supplicate, where Allah says in

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the Quran in Surah Arraf chapter

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7, verse number 55,

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that ask to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala with

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humility and privacy.

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Allah says in the next verse in Suri

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Araf chapter 7 verse 56 that call to

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Allah with fear and longingness.

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So these are the basic mistakes that people

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make when they supplicate

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and furthermore,

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many a time when we ask something from

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

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we may follow all the things, but yet

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Allah's command does not answer our prayers.

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Allah says in the Quran in Suri Baqarah

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chapter number 2, verse number 216

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that you may dislike a thing which may

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be good for you and you may like

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a thing which may not be good for

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you Allah knows and you do not know

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There may be a situation where a Muslim

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may pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that,

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Yeah Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, give me a

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motorcycle, a BMW

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I want a BMW 1000cc

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and Allah does not understand his fear

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because Allah knows that if Allah gives him

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a BMW, he may go fast. He may

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have accident and manufacture his leg. So Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, but not answering his Priya,

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is actually answering

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him. So Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is the

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knower

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of

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the unseen, of the future. So you may

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like a thing which may not be good

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Allah knows and you do not know.

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Allah knows and you do not know.