As if that is not enough to make a believer buoyant and cheerful, Allah further acquaints us with those blessed people who beseech Him and He takes pleasure in their asking. So maybe He is taking time to answer your prayers because you are one of the fortunate ones whose asking He enjoys and thus wants them to keep beseeching a bit more. The Beloved liked your actions, what more remains? Your bounties are ready and certified! A source for the Momin to regard even the sorrow inflicted upon him by His beloved Allah as being better than any (worldly) happiness.
However, every so often, the Satan tries his utmost to instill mischief in our hearts and his echoes hang around us: since ages you have been asking, ages will pass by for Him to give…firstly when a Momin asks something sincerely from his Allah then instantly he feels a certain coolness enfold him, which seems to be reassuring, “Now everything is alright!” And if you do not even get your prayer answered then be heedful of who is the One you are asking, the All-Knower, the All-Wise. It is proven beyond any shadow of doubt that all of Allah’s decisions are based on His encompassing wisdom and knowledge. To that effect, one might deem something as beneficial to him when Allah knows that it is not in his best interest. Ought He hand over something harmful to you only because your little brain perceives it to be right for your ownself?
Allah listens to the Holy Quran when it is recited in an eloquent voice. So make it a habit to recite it. How many are those who do not bother opening the Quran daily, but without fail everyday read the newspaper(s). There has to be a groundwork for our needs. And through the blessings of this, Allah will bestow His regard and love. And that is the very gear for stirring and heartening lives.
And where else we can find such a generous emperor who presents the most to the one who asks the most. All other kings give for sometime then get weary and hush away the seeker. Even a mother does not entertain requests all the time. That is what Rasullullah sallallahu alayhe wa sallam also taught us; something or the other, just keep asking, all and sundry. And each dua that he taught appears to be a miracle in itself.
In present times, actually the soul is not getting this food, thus it is in a very dismal state. It is absolutely wounded and is craving for its food. Akin to a bird inside a cage that does not get its food, so would not it then shriek and yen in agitation? If you take that very bird with its cage in a lovely room or in a beautiful garden or an elite club, would its hunger go away? Only food is what it needs. And when food is provided, then keep it anywhere; even a little cottage will be excessively good for it. The soul inside our bodies, which is restless in fury, is analogous to this bird. Today this bird is not getting that food: what rich, what poor. Who said exquisite houses, luxurious cars, lavish parties are food for the soul. Its provision is something else altogether. Remember Allah abundantly! Then witness how you discover peace.
So let us evaluate ourselves and try to figure out how much Allah is commemorated in our lives. If a believer gets the taste of celebrating the praises of his Allah then slowly, but surely, he develops a unique fondness for Him. And then a time comes when without remembrance he cannot exist. This love takes such a strange turn that we find ourselves yearning for it. It has its own sweetness and allure. Like a man loves somebody, he cannot then live without remembering the beloved. Exclusive of the fact that the bond of attachment and love with Allah is so intense that the mortal worldly gears cannot even dare trying to win against it. It is this love that gratifies a believer; only this relishing him.
But the anguish of it all: proportional to as many ways our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam enlightened us with to attain nearness of our Allah, as much we are distant from Him today (if not even more). The whole world dwells in our heart; if anything does not then that is Allah. Everybody we are concerned about and the one whom not concerned for – that again – Allah. The harms of this if were for the Hereafter alone then that too was excessively enormous to bear, but simultaneously this world that we are so concerned for also gets ruined.
Now the stimulant for broaching on this intent is very easy and that being: to be always on the stance of asking for something or the other from Allah. Whenever you see somebody virtuous then ask Allah to make you as pious too. Whenever you see somebody in a calamity then ask Allah to save you from it.
Once a Companion radhiallahu anhu asked Rasullallah sallallahu alayhe wa sallam , “O Messenger of Allah! What should I do if there is predicament of rizk and debt?”
If Allah is given His due place in the hearts then before being distracted anywhere else, on Allah the attention will rest. And I’m telling the truth, he never renders us hopeless. Our asking is dire, wide off the mark, but His benevolence has no boundaries whatsoever. So we can not say Allah does not gives, do we even know how to ask?
When did we ask Him earnestly? Yes we do ask but ask with utter, bleak despair, being extremely hopeless of His mercy and might. If there were any other lord but Allah then surely he would have deprived us from his court perpetually. It is Allah’s mercy that although we ask so heartlessly still He gives us the chance to ask Him again.
We too have many idols in our lives, which perhaps we fail to discern. They are those in whom we anchor our reliance and fantasize that they will come to our help. However, in the end, after getting disappointed from every other alternative we helplessly utter: Allah will do it. High time we recoil back from this!