Allah's kindness is very near to us. He hears all and answers our supplications. It is we who are full of shortcomings, and so we badly need to be persistent in our supplications. Boredom or hopelessness should never cause us to stop invoking Allah, nor should one of us say:I prayed yet I have not been answered. Instead, we should press our heads humbly on the ground and beg … [Read more...] about When You Ask, Ask Allah.
Silat-ibn Ashyam, a pious Muslim of the second century, was traveling in the way of Allah, and when night fell, he decided to take shelter in an adjoining forest. He entered it, made ablution, and then stood for prayer. Without warning, a lion was rushing in his direction; and as it came dangerously near him, Silat continued to pray. It began to circle around Silat, yet he did … [Read more...] about Allah Allows Miracles to Occur for His Righteous Slaves.
"Whosoever is in the heavens and on earth begs of Him. Every day He has a matter to bring forth [such as giving honor to some, disgrace to some, life to some, death to some, etc.]!" (Qur'an 55:29) When there is a violent storm and the seas are turbulent, the occupants of the boat call out, 'O' Allah!' When the camel-driver and the caravan are lost in the desert, they … [Read more...] about Oh Allah!
"O' Allah, give us a good share of piety, for You serve as a barrier between us and between our disobeying You. Give us that share of obedience to You with which You make us enter Paradise, and a share of the faith that serves to make the calamities of this world seem easy for us. Make us enjoy the blessings of our hearing, sight, and strength as long as You give us life... … [Read more...] about Invoke Allah With the Following.
Thaabit ibn Qays (may Allah be pleased with him) was an eloquent orator who spoke on behalf of Allah's Messenger (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) and Islam. However, he would often raise his voice while giving a sermon, and sometimes this occurred in the presence of Allah's Messenger (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him). "O' you who believe! Raise not your … [Read more...] about Waiting for Relief from Allah.