1- Is your duaa accepted?

16 Mar

وإذا سألك عبادي عني فإني قريب أجيب دعوة الداع إذا دعان فليستجيبوا لي وليؤمنوا بي لعلهم يرشدون

And when My slaves ask you concerning Me, then I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me. So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.[2:186]

  • This ayah is about making duaa to Allah. Duaa is a verbal noun which means to call out.
  • The ayah begins with when and not if. The former implies it will happen and the later implies it may happen. Conclusion: If you are a slave of Allah, you will have this question and will look for the answer.
  • One of the greatest honours a person can have is that they are a slave of Allah. Action: You can reach this high station by simply making duaa to Allah constantly.
  • Allah SWT said my slaves and not Our slaves or the believers… Whenever Allah refers to Himself in the first person, it is either extreme mercy or extreme punishment.
  • Whenever a question is posed  it is followed with Qul– say. Here, the Qul has been omitted. Benefits: 1. Shows the closeness of Allah to those making duaa. 2. There can be no intermediary between us and Allah, when we make duaa.
  • Inaa is used to remove doubt that a person may have that Allah may not hear their plea.
  • Means close. Hence one should not raise their voice, and instead should whisper; this shows ones certainty that Allah hears all and responds to all.

One Response to “1- Is your duaa accepted?”

  1. Feel Islam March 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM #

    Though I have gone through this Ayath many times, your article gives more insight to it. It’s the beauty of Quran that we’ll get something new every time we read a verse it it.

    Please read my article on the same topic here -> http://feelislam.com/?p=13

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