Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersHub Global answers a questioner about whether his duas will be answered by Allah, and why there is apparent delay or non-response to his supplications.
Shaykh Faraz highlights the Divine Promise: “And your Lord says, ‘Call on Me, and I will indeed answer.'” [Qur’an]
Allah Most High says:
“If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I respond to those who call Me, so let them respond to Me, and believe in Me, so that they may be guided.” [Qur’an, 2.186]
The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk) said:
“No one makes supplication except that it is answered. The answer could be hastened in this life; or stored up for them in the hereafter; or sins could be expiated for them to the extent of the supplication, as long as they don’t ask for something sinful; or breaking family ties; or become hasty…” [Tirmidhi]
Ibn Ata’illah writes:
“Let not the delay in the time of the answer despite fervent supplication cause you to lose hope, for He has guaranteed the response–but in the way that He chooses, not in the way that you choose; and at the time He chooses, not at the time you choose.”
“Whenever He inspires your tongue to seek, know well that He wishes to grant you.”
“Don’t be demanding of your Lord regarding the delay of what you seek.
Rather, be demanding of yourself about the delay of your proper manners.”
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