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after repenting from sins

Source: Sayd ul-Khaatir; Chapter 249, p. 343
Asaheeha Translations 

“I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come”

Shaykh Ibn aj-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) says:

“If you fall into a hardship that is hard to be free from, you can’t (do anything) but make du’aa and take refuge in Allaah, after repenting from sins, because sins necessitate punishment, so if they disappear by repentance from them, the reason (for punishment) is lifted. So if you repented and made du’aa, and did not see any trace of response, then look into your affair. Maybe the repentence was not sound, so correct it then make du’aa and don’t become tired of making du’aa. Maybe the good is in delaying the response, and maybe the good is not in responding, so you will be rewarded and responded by being referred to what benefits you, and it would be beneficial for you to not be given what you requested, but rather to be given other than it as a replacement.

So if iblees comes and says: ‘How much did you call upon Him and did not see any response?’ Then say: ‘I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come. But maybe its delay is due to some good, and even if it doesn’t happen, worship and humility takes place.’ So take care not to ask for something except by combining it with asking for that which is good, because the occurance of many a wish from the dunyaa was a cause for destruction.”

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leave it to Him

Source: Fataawa; Shaykh Mandakaar’s website

“Allaah will not decree for us except that which is good for us”

Shaykh Falaah bin Ismaa’eel Mandakaar (hafidhahullaah) says:

“What you must do is make du’aa. As for what happens after that, leave it to Allaah, because Allaah will not decree for us except that which is good for us. So we make du’aa and say ‘yaa Rabb, yaa Rabb,’ but if contrary to what we want happens, we must be pleased because this is what Allaah has decreed for us.

So that which Allaah decreed is what is good, and we don’t know where the good is. So you wish to, for example, marry such-and-such person; it is true that what is apparent from his state now is good, but you don’t know, this may change tomorrow into evil and a hundred evils. And what we don’t see as good today, may (actually) be what is good, as Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, said: {It may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allaah knows but you do not know}.

We must have good thoughts of Allaah, and believe that whatever Allaah decreed is that which is good for us.”

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asaheeha translations

at the time that He wills, in the way that He wills

Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 63, p. 250, 253

“Al-Mujeeb – (the One Who responds)”

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Razzaaq al-Badr (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“And indeed as a result of having faith in the name of Allaah ‘Al-Mujeeb,’ the slave’s certainty in Allaah strengthens, and his turning to Him and hoping for what is with Him increases, and the disease of despairing from His Mercy departs from him. And how can the Muslim not trust in his Lord, the Most Generous, while in His Hand, subhaanah, is the kingdom of everything. So whatever He wills, will be, at the time that He wills, in the way that He wills, with no addition nor omission, no precedence nor delay; and His decree, subhaanah, is carried out in the heavens, and the earth and what is upon it and what is under it, and in the seas and the air, and in all the parts and atoms of the world. To Him belongs the creation and the command, to Him belongs the kingdom and the praise, to Him belongs the dunyaa and the aakhira.”

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asaheeha translations

too Generous

Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 63, p. 250-251

“Al-Mujeeb – (the One Who responds)”

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Razzaaq al-Badr (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“And His Name, ta’aala, ‘Al-Mujeeb’ shows that He, subhaanah, hears the du’aa of those who supplicate, and answers the request of those who ask, and does not disappoint a believer who has called upon Him, and He, subhaanah, loves that the slaves ask Him for all their needs of the deen and dunyaa, such as food, drink, clothing and shelter, just as they ask Him for guidance, forgiveness, success, assistance to obey (Him), and the like; and He promised them the response to all of that, no matter how great the request is, how much it is, and how diverse the wishes are; and in this, there is evidence of the absolute power of Allaah, subhaanah, and that His treasures will are not depleted nor diminished by (His) giving, even if He granted the first and the last of the jinn and mankind all that they asked Him, as is in the hadeeth qudsee.

And it has been mentioned in the Prophetic Sunnah that Allaah, tabaarak wa ta’aala, answers those who supplicate and gives those who ask, and that He, jalla wa ‘alaa, is Shy and Generous, too Generous to turn away the one who calls upon Him or disappoint the one who confides in Him with humility or prevent the one who asks Him.”

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except for a wisdom

Source: Sharh Riyaadh is-Saaliheen; tape no. 77a/4

“The supplication of one of you will be answered as long as he is not hasty, such that he says: ‘I supplicated and supplicated but I was not answered.’ So then he stops supplicating.”
~ Saheeh Muslim #2735

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) comments:

“And this from the ignorance of a person because Allaah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala, will not prevent you from what you made du’aa to Him for except for a wisdom or due to the presence of something that is preventing the du’aa from being answered.

So don’t despair and make du’aa as du’aa is worship, so why wouldn’t you do a lot of it? Do much of it and don’t have ill thoughts of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, for indeed Allaah, ta’aala, is All-Wise.”

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asaheeha translations

Allaah will be as His slave’s good thoughts of Him

Source: Sunan at-Tirmithee, Kitaabu z-Zuhd & Kitaabu d-Da’waat; tape no. 259/19 & tape no. 393/14

“Allaah says: ‘I am as My slave thinks of Me'”
~ Saheeh al-Bukhaari #7405

Shaykh ‘Abd ul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“Meaning, a person should think good of his Lord, and he hopes and expects from Allaah that He will make his wish come true for him; and he should not be heedless or negligent or say ‘I called upon Him but He did not answer me,’ but rather he should have good thoughts of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and be persistent in supplicating to Him; he should not be lazy nor heedless. And Allaah, ta’aala, loves for His slaves to supplicate to Him, because du’aa is worship.

Thinking good of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, is that a person asks Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, while hoping and expecting that Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, will answer him. So when he asks Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, he has good thoughts of Him, subhaanahu wa ta’aala. It does not come to his mind that He will not answer him, that He will not fulfill his wish; but rather, he should be sincere in his request and know that Allaah will be as His slave’s good thoughts of Him. So a person should ask Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and be sincere and firm in asking; and he does not become doubtful or say ‘I will not be forgiven,’ but rather he should hope and expect that Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, will forgive him. And he should ask with sincerity and know that Allaah, ta’aala, responds to the supplication of the supplicant when he calls upon Him, and that He forgives the one who seeks His forgiveness. So he asks Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, persistently, and he has good thoughts of Allaah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala.”

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ask Allaah and seek the help of Allaah

Source: Sunan at-Tirmithee, Kitaabu Sifat il-Qiyaama…; tape no. 272/16

“If you ask, then ask Allaah; and if you seek help, then seek the help of Allaah”
~ Saheeh at-Tirmithee #2516

Shaykh ‘Abd ul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“He is the One in whose Hand is everything, and He is the One in whose Hand is giving and preventing; there is none to prevent what He gives and none to give what He prevents. So let a person ask Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, the One in whose Hand is everything, and He is the One who gives the khayr and He gives generously by way of a means and without any means. And (with regard to) the means that brings the khayr to a person, Allaah, ta’aala, He is the One who facilitates it, and He is the One who subjects the one who is a means with respect to that to do good to him.

So Allaah’s, ‘azza wa jal, favoring and doing good for His slave can happen by what He generously grants and bestows without there being any means, such as rain and (other) blessings from Allaah, ‘azza wa jal; and likewise, the khayr may reach a person by way of a means, which is that Allaah subjects another person to feel compassion for him and to do good to him and that whatever has good and benefit for him happens to him from (this person). And all of that is from Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, because if Allaah did not make the heart of this person – who Allaah made a means – to soften for you and feel compassion for you, then what happened to you from him would not have taken place. Thus, all of it is from Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, whether by way of a means or without any means.

Seek the help of Allaah with regard to your affairs and whatever wish you need and whatever difficulty you fear. Seek the help of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, to bring all the khayr and to be saved and safe from all evil. Seek the help of Allaah, because if there are means but Allaah does not will nor give success for the realization of what a person wants, then indeed it will fail to come and it will not happen. Hence, all of the affair is in the Hand of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal.”

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