Sunday, December 2, 2012

Call to islam part 10

Asalam wa alikum


(10) THE SIGNS OF ALLAH IN RESPONDING TO SUPPLICATIONS
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A sane person realizes that Allah answers supplications. Thus when a man wants to seek cure from
illness, he turns to Allah who created him and his request is granted by the grace of Allah. So who
answers his prayers and provides the cure he needed? It is Allah who provides cure, and He says: And
when I am ill, it is He Who cures me (Q26:80) His answer to prayers is not restricted to seeking cure, all
requests and supplications are fulfilled only by the grace of Allah; it is He alone that grant your requests.
Allah says: And He giveth you of all that ye ask for... (Q14:34)
Allah has informed about the idolaters that when they embark on a sea journey and they are met with bad
weathers which threaten their lives and they fear drowning, they immediately call out to Allah for help.
Allah says: Now, if they embark on a boat, they call on Allah, making their devotion sincerely (and
exclusively) to Him; but when He has delivered them safely to (dry) land, behold, they give a share (of
their worship to others)! (Q29:65). It shows that it is Allah that answers prayer even the ones made by
the non-believers, because they were saved from the wrath of the sea when they call out to Allah. The
reason is because they did so sincerely and devotedly, even though momentarily, calling to Allah alone
without associating partners. This is a clear-cut sign that Allah answers prayers from human beings and
He is the one who deserves our worship. He alone should be worshipped without associating partners
with him. He is the creator, the provider, the giver and taker of life. We human should believe in Allah,
the exalted. In line with his commands, we should also believe in his prophets and messengers, beginning
from the first of them to the last of them, Muhammad (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him) who is also the Prophet of the last generation. We must obey Allah, the one who created us. We
must not die without ensuring that we accepted Allah as our lord, Islam as our religion, and Muhammad
as a messenger and Prophet. We must all testify that there is no deity worthy of worship besides Allah
and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah before we die.

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