Wednesday, 29 July 2009
More Prayers Less Worries.....
"O Abû Ishâq, Allâh the Exalted says in his Book. ‘Call on me, I will answer your prayers’, but we have been calling on Him for a long time and He does not answer our prayers."
"O people of Basrah, your hearts have died in respect to ten things:
First, you know Allâh but you do not give Him His rights;
Second, you have read Allâh’s Book (Quran) but you do not act by it;
Third, you claim to love Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – yet you abandon his Sunnah (life style of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him);
Fourth, you claim to be enemies to Shaytân (Satan) but you conform to [his ways];
Fifth, you say you love Paradise yet you do not work for it;
Sixth, you say you fear The Fire yet you put yourselves closer to it [by sinning];
Seventh, you say death is true but you do not prepare for it;
Eighth, you busy yourselves with the faults of others and disregard your own;
Ninth, you consume the favors of your Lord but are not grateful for them;
And tenth, you bury your dead but take no lesson from them."
Many times it happens that Allah doesn't answers our prayers because we don't have a relationship with Allah (God).
First we have a strong relationship with Allah (God), then follow His commend and seek direction from Allah in every matter of life. Our will should obey His will. After developing a bond with Allah we feel comfortable while we come to Allah for our needs and concerns.
Prayer is not a magic button to escape that process. By compelling us to make an effort, Allah (God) gives us the means to truly grow and learn by sufferings. Allah answers all prayer, sometimes the answer is "no" I have a better plan for you, sometimes it is "not yet", and other times the answer is "yes". But most of the time we do not understand His intentions, His will and teachings due to our limited wisdom knowledge.
We must be sincere to Allah. If we become serious about a relationship with God, then we understand that God is always teaching us.