Sunday, January 4, 2009

THIS is what we will ask from Him

bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

Looking at the best examples in history, we can see incident of when Ibrahim AS left his family in the barren valley of Mecca. What did Ibrahim AS desire for them? Upon departing them, he makes the following du'aa to Allah:

"O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks."

[Suratu Ibrahim, verse 37]

He does not ask for the food and shelter first, even though he leaves his family in a place without cultivation. He asks for their guidance first and foremost. That they worship Allah alone and establish salaah. Then he desires good companionship and food for them. This part of his du'aa would be listed in the worldly needs. But even when he desires for them the worldly good, he connects his du'aa to ibadah, he requests from Allah to give them the fruits in this world so that they may be thankful to Him! And thus obtain the reward for ibadah even then.

Truly, that was an amazing du'aa! so now When Baba, Ummi and Mama make du'aa for you guys, THIS is what we will ask for, inshaAllah...its not only for the best in this world, but also the best in the eternal hereafter. May Allah bless all of you, my beloved kids, to obey and submit to Him alone, and make you guys thankful for all the blessings that are bestowed upon you..ameen :)

ps : and make du'aa for Baba, Ummi and Mama too. This is a sign of true love for us - if you guys should know :)

Allahumma inni as'aluka ilman naafian, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa 'amalan mutaqabbilan.

"Oh Allah! Give me ilm (knowledge) that is beneficial, and rizq that is clean/pure/halal, and deeds that are accepted"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!