“Allah says that the purpose of the affliction is for you and I to reach a state of tadarra’u [ تَضَرُّعًا ]. Tadarr’u is humility before Allah – but it is not just humility. To understand the concept of tadarr’u, imagine yourself in the middle of an ocean. Imagine that you are all alone on a boat. Imagine that a huge storm comes and the waves become mountains surrounding you. Now imagine turning to Allah at that point and asking for His help. In what state of need, awe, dependency and utter humility would you be in? That is tadarr’u. Allah says that He creates conditions of hardship in order to grant us that gift. Allah does not need to make things hard for us. He creates those situations in order to allow us to reach a state of closeness to Him, which otherwise we’d be unlikely to reach.”
“Reclaim Your Heart”
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)
– 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