Why supplications are not answered?
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Hello gentleman , and I hope you're fine.
I have 1 question , and thanks for your answer
I had a request from God. I wanna Him if this request isn't good for me, it won't be done, but it was done too badly.
I,ve relyed on Quran and specially these two verses :
In 186 surah Baqarah:" and when my servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer my call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way "
In 60 surah qafer:" Call upon me, I will answer you "
I hope that my God help me.
On the ather hand, when i got disappointed, and I thought my prays didn't comply, immediately, God communicate with me, my friends and family by dreams.
He has announced me that He will comply my prays in our dreams.
But after two years , I don't achieve my wish , and day after day, the conditions have become worse and worse, and besides, I can't be disappointed , because of these dreams.
I've become sick and I can't tolerate this delay.
Really I would like to know why not He does His promise, why not my prays work???
and if He doesn't want to accept my request, why he announces me frequently to tolerate????
Even I saw God in dream. He came like light and tell me that I must tolerate.
I am tired of waiting!!!
Isn't God's promise true????
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Why supplications are not answered?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Whenever and whatever good a believer and worshipper of the Merciful Lord calls upon Him, it is His Promise that He will answer our prayers.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri
The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful or which involves breaking ties of relationship will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil." Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.
Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily supplication is worship."
Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.''
Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: 'O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur'an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions'." A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove one's affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.
Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."
Abdallah b. 'Umar reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Hearts are like vessels, some more attentive and capacious than others. When you supplicate Allah you should be certain of being answered, and know that Allah does not answer a supplication that comes from a careless and inattentive heart."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2248 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "There are three whose supplication is not rejected: one who has just ended a fast, a just imam, and one who has been wronged, whose supplication is raised by Allah above the clouds and for which the gates of Heaven are opened. The Lord says, 'I swear by My might that I shall certainly help you, though it be after some time.'"
Man is prone to haste and ignorance, and at times he may think something is good for him, but if the thing is given, it may prove disastrous and evil for him in the life of this world, or the life of the Hereafter. Allah Subhanah is the All Knowing, All Wise, and He Knows perfectly well the condition of each and every one of His slaves. It is always best to supplicate Allah Subhanah with the words that if the thing is good for us in the world and in the Hereafter, He bestow it upon us; and if the thing that we are asking for is bad for us in the life of this world and in the Hereafter, he should substitute it for something that is good for us. Allah knows and we do not know!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 11: The prayer that man should make for good he maketh for evil: for man is given to hasty (deeds).
Beloved brother, do not despair of Allahs Mercy, and do not be impatient if your supplication is not answered. Put your full trust and belief in Allah Subhanah; and believe sincerely that He has heard your prayers and supplications, and if the thing is good for you in the life of this world and the Hereafter, and If He Wills, He will bestow it upon you.
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, 'I supplicated but my supplication was not heard'."
Your Statement: Isn't God's promise true????
Allow us to answer this question of yours from the very words of Allah Subhanah in the Holy Quran; after which, Insha Allah, there will remain no doubt in a believers heart regarding the Promises made by the Merciful Lord.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa verse 122:The promise of Allah is True, and who can be truer in his word than Allah?
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,