Remove the roof of your Du’aa and ask for the unimaginable.


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Five consecutive verses from chapter 2 have been dedicated to the topic of Ramadan. Take a look at their summaries below, listing verse number and topic, and something will become apparent;

Verse 183: Rulings about fasting
Verse 184: Rulings about fasting
Verse 185: Rulings about fasting
Verse 186: Du’aa
Verse 187: Rulings about fasting

It sticks out, doesn’t it? The flow of Ramadan-related verses is suddenly interrupted with the topic of Du’aa, before then returning to the topic of Ramadan. Allah wants us to spill our hearts out in requests.

This year, however, do something different; Remove the roof of your Du’aa and ask for the unimaginable.

Consider the Du’aa of the prophets before us. They went for it without looking back, asking Allah for what many would describe as an utter impossibility.

Consider the Du’aa of Sulayman, when he set his ambitions loose, saying:

رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَهَبْ لِي مُلْكًا لَا يَنْبَغِي لِأَحَدٍ مِنْ بَعْدِي إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ

“My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom that will not belong to *anyone* after me, certainly, You are the Bestower.” (Al-Qur’an, 38:35)

As you just read, his request wasn’t for any average kingdom, but one that would be crammed with “impossibilities”. His confidence in his Lord was enormous and his expectation of Him was beautiful, and so Allah did not let him down.

What happened?

Sulayman was gifted with (1) prophethood, (2) knowledge, (3) sound judgement, (4) control of the wind, animal world, mankind and Jinnkind, (5) and a kingdom that shall never be replicated on planet earth ever again.

Righteousness isn’t about making humble requests in Du’aa.

Raise your hands this Ramadan, and as you do so, raise the ceiling of your ambitions to a brand new height as well.

Don’t just ask for ease on the day of Judgement, but beg for entry to Paradise without *any* prior accountability, even if you feel that you don’t deserve it.

Don’t limit your requests for paradise, but beg Him for the very highest of its stations – Al-Firdows – even if you feel that you don’t qualify.

Don’t limit your Du’aa for “the guidance of friends and relatives”, but also beg to turn them into revivalists, even if you really can’t see it happening at present.

When making Du’aa for yourself, go all out and beg for the torrents of iman to be released upon you, torrents that will change your appearance in public, social media, finances, mode of Hijaab, and ambitions of your life forever.

This month, every one of us is bowing, prostrating, fasting, and reciting. This Ramadan however, we want to exercise another act of worship that Allah loves so much, but is missed all too often;

Displaying the best of expectations from Allah.

Allah hasn’t capped you, and so

“call upon Allah whilst you are certain of the response” (Prophet Mohammad PBUH) and realise that “I (Allah) will be to my servant just as he expects of Me.” 💗

– Written by Ali Hammuda (Ramadan 1440/2019)

The DROP behind the closed door


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It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alyhi wasallam) said:

“There is no Muslim who calls upon Allaah with words in which there is no sin or severing of family ties but Allaah will give him one of three things:
✔either He will answer his prayer soon, or
✔He will store it up for him in the Hereafter, or
He will remove something bad from him that is equivalent to what he is asking for.”

They said, “Then we should make a great amount of du’aa’.” He said, “Allaah is greater.”

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3573; classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi and others)

Talk to Him


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Never forget that ALLAH is your Friend – The BEST of all friends! He wants to hear what’s been happening in your life. Good or bad, whether it’s been full of happiness, sorrow or anger, or even when you want to question about the grief, sadness and worries in your life.

Go ahead, Go down in Sujood…TALK to HIM this very moment and notice the peace, relief and contentment fill up your heart! Feel that special sweetness of eeman which you get when you have that special connection with your Lord!

Imam Shawkani (rahimahuAllah) rightly said: “To know your dua’a is accepted is to have your heart ready, cry and shed tears to Allah, being persistent, and after that feeling, a burden taken off your shoulders.”

I will pour my heart out in making du’aa..


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This #Ramadan….

– Sit down with pen and paper and create your du’a list. If you have ever done this before, then you know how important it is. If it’s your first time, then don’t delay it. Sit down with pen and paper to write down the things that really matter to you, the things you want to ask Allah for.

– Ask Allah freely in Ramadan, for anything and everything… but also make a list of 5-6 things that you will ask for consistently, every time you get a chance to in Ramadan. Then repeat your du’a for these things in sujood, at iftaar time, throughout your day, and in your night prayer.

– Ask Allah for the good of this world, and for the Hereafter. Ask that He forgives you, and saves you from the Hell-fire, and enters you into the highest levels of Jannah.

– Ask Allah for yourself, and other Muslims.

Allah loves that we make du’a to Him… so earn His love by turning to Him and asking this Ramadan.

“And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided.” [2:186]

~Originally published at I Got it Covered