I want my prayers to be answered. Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an:
“When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me.” [Surat Al-Baqarah 2:186]
Trials, tribulations, and challenges are part of every person’s life. However, to counter that, Allah has provided us a very powerful tool – and that is the tool of dua or asking Allah for help and his mercy when we need it. And we need it all the time.
Allah is the Glorious and the Mighty, the answerer of every person in need, and every person with a request. Indeed Allah is free of all wants, and He is answerable to none. There are etiquettes of prayers. For example, A person who is asked by his boss to give a presentation. He prepares first. Then present himself in a manner that people who listen to him convinced as well just because he tried too. The same is the case with us. First, we have to prepare ourselves while asking anything from Allah Almighty. None on earth or anywhere Except Allah Almighty give us whatever we ask for.
The validity of a few conditions and timings when your prayers never are rejected.
WHEN MY PRAYERS MOST LIKELY TO BE ANSWERED
Al-Haafidh ibn al-Qayyim explains the causes that lead to one’s supplication being answered in a beautiful way saying:
When the servant combines in his supplication presence of the heart and it’s being attentive and devoting itself solely to Allah, sincerely asking Him for the desired matter, doing so at one of the six times when the supplication is more likely to answer – these being:
- The last third of the night.
- Between the adhaan and iqaamah.
- At the ends of the prescribed prayers.
- From the time the Imaam ascends the pulpit to the time the prayer has finished on the day of Jumu`ah.
- The last hour after the prayer Asar.
The Times of Acceptance Of My Prayers: According To Some Traditions
When the presence of the heart combines with the supplication and it (heart) associates all of itself with the thing that is being sought. And it coincides with one of the six times in which the supplication is answered, and they are:
- The last third of the Night
- During the Prayer Call
- Between the Prayer Call and the Iqaamah
- After each of the Obligatory prayers
- At the time when the Imaam (who leads the recitation of prayer when two or more worshipers are present) ascends the mimbar on Friday until the prayer is finished for that day.
- And the final hour after the ASR prayer
And it coincides with humility in the heart, and its (heart’s) contrition in the presence of the Lord, being humbled to Him, imploring and with graciousness.
How does Allah respond to My Prayers?
Allah Has promised to respond to our supplications:
“And your Lord said: “Invoke Me, I will respond to your (invocation).” [40:60]
A believer should be extremely confident about Allah’s response to his supplication and should not have the slightest doubt regarding this. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“Supplicate Allah and be confident of being answered.” [Tirmidhi]
The supplication has three stations in regards to tribulations (From Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah)
The supplication has three stations in regards to tribulations. The first is that it is stronger than the trial and thus suppresses it. The second is that it is weaker than the trial and therefore the trial becomes even stronger upon him. And the third is that they are both equivalent in their strength and each one of them refrains the other.
Could a supplication be unanswered?
Yes. If that happens, the blame should fall on ourselves. See this: Reasons Why Your Prayers Aren’t Answered
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