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20 December 2010

Why our Du'as are not answered

"and your Lord says: "Call on me I will answer your prayer..." [40:60]

Ibrahim ibn Adham - may Allah have mercy on him - a third century scholar, a teacher and a companion of Sufyan ath-Thawri, was asked about the saying of Allah - the Most High: 

 "We supplicate and we are not answered."  So he said to them: 

  • You know Allah, Yet you do not obey Him,
  • You recite the Qur'an, Yet do not act according to it,
  • You know Shaitan, Yet you have agreed with him,
  • You proclaim that you love Muhammad Yet you abandon his Sunnah,
  • You proclaim your love for Paradise, Yet you do not act to gain it,
  • You proclaim your fear the Fire, Yet you do not prevent yourselves from sins,
  • You say "Indeed death is true", Yet you have not prepared for it,
  • You point out the faults with others, Yet you do not look at your faults,
  • You eat of that which Allah has provided for you, Yet you do not thank Him,
  • You bury your dead, Yet you do not take a lesson from it."
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