The Power of Du’a: Keep Asking. Allah Can Answer Any Du’a

Praying for the Impossible Why We Should Never Give Up Hope. Remember when Imran’s wife said: ‘O my Lord, I have vowed that what is in my womb will be devoted exclusively for You. So, accept (it) from me. You, certainly You, are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.’ (3:35) The Du’a that Allah Almighty Loved The story of Maryam in the Qur’an is not like the Biblical version. Apart from the missing stable, donkey, and Joseph, the background to Maryam’s own birth, highlighting the very private moment, when Maryam’s mother Hannah, an old lady and wife of the Chief Rabbi of the Jerusalem makes du’a to Allah Almighty. A conversation that no one would have overheard, that may have been made in the dead of night, is plucked (from the numerous du’as she must have made throughout her life) and preserved for all time by being quoted in the Qur’an itself. Why? This childless woman who wished against all the odds to have a child appealed to her Lord with such sincerity and utter trust that He made her words a lesson for all supplicants. She made du’a as she had not lost hope that Allah Almighty could grant her what was physically impossible. She ends her du’a with the words ‘accept it from me’ and a further pledge to dedicate her child to His service. Her intention was not just to fulfil her desire for motherhood, but a means of showing her gratitude towards Allah Almighty by bringing up a pious child, and preserving Allah Almighty’s message to mankind. Similarly Ibrahim (peace be on him) made the du’a: ‘O my Lord! Make me one who performs As-Salat (muqima-as-Salat), and (also) from my offspring, our Lord! And accept my invocation.’ (14:40) They both had vision for the future in which their offspring would … Continue reading The Power of Du’a: Keep Asking. Allah Can Answer Any Du’a