Connection to the Heavens – Speed dial to Allah

Every time you raise your hands to the sky and make du’a to Allah subhana wa ta’ala, you are calling up a toll-free number with no long distance charges. The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Dua is worship” (Tirmidhi)

So when we do try and converse with our Lord, are we doing it with the same excellence and concentration that we use in other acts of worship or are we just reciting the same old du’as we learnt in Sunday school? And have you ever wondered why sometimes your prayers are not answered? Was it something you said? Or something you did or didn’t do? The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala does not answer a du’a from a careless heart which is not concentrating.” (Tirmidhi)

“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.” [Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:152]

By learning the correct way to make dhikr and du’a the way of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) taught us to, you will not only build a stronger connection to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, but also a better insight into the personality of our beloved Rasool (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam).

Many of us do not invest the adequate amount of time in learning the du’as of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) and not many people try to learn what the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said on a daily basis in order to increase himself in the remembrance of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. If you want the road to success in this life and the in the next, you`ll need to learn about this subject and transfer it from theoretical knowledge into practical application.

Seeking knowledge is all about knowing Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and connecting with Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, but all connections are two ways. From Allah to us is the Quran, and from us to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala is dhikr and du’a. If one of them is missing, then the entire connection falls apart.

“O you who believe! Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allah.” [Surah Ali-‘Imran, 3:102]

Allah says in a beautiful hadith qudsi:

“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as its.” (Tirmidhi)

Finally Allah says:

“Remember Allah during times of ease and He will remember you during times of difficulty” (Tirmidhi)

“Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): “Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.” [Surah Ali-‘Imran, 3:191]

Make lots of Du’a and Dhikr this Ramadan, and renew your connection to Allah subhana wa ta’ala today!

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