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 invocation of the supplicant whenever he calls Me. So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.[2:186]
- The first person is used to say that Allah will respond. Usually a king directly responds if it is crucial. Imagine that Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth is specifically responding to your duaa.
- The singular is used and not the plural. Benefit: Allah will respond to every single duaa.
- The caller is not specified. It does not matter who you are; as long as you call Allah sincerely, He will respond.
- Means whenever you call. Which king is willing to do this: listen to you all the time and respond to you all the time!
- This is a conditional sentence (جملة شرطية). The expected sequence is the condition (شرط) and then the consequence (جواب الشرط). Here the consequence comes before the condition. Benefit: 1. Response is guaranteed. 2. It will come quickly.
- Another affirmation: Prophet SAW said that whoever wakes up and recites this [click at 2] and then makes duaa, Allah will accept their duaa (Bukhari).