Dua is really powerful

Eid Mubarak (Blessed feast) to you and yours.

This Ramadan was significant to me. It would take a pot of coffee to explain everything. Alas, you are spared the details. I was tested. I was thoroughly tested. I came to the conclusion that was my blessing. I am at a point where I know everything will be ok. Dua is answered and it can happen in the blink of an eye.

You need to preach that message. In the twinkling of an eye Allah subhana wa taala (may He be sanctified and exalted) can change the course of your life to His Purpose when you beseech him. What apperears to be many insurmountable impasses disappear with dua.

I had to make supplication as never before. I had to make decisions and they came so easily. He, in His Infinite Mercy made the path wide open for me. Simple example, I was on the road a lot. I supplicated make this journey easy and quick. Brother, on one of the most deadly highways in the US I had no traffic. The temperature was perfect and it was cloudy. My son could not believe the progress we made on the road.

The words of one of the prophets of Allah subhana wa taala is etched in my heart and carried me through: “O Allah, I am in distress and You are the most merciful of those who have mercy.” Them some powerful words.

May Allah reward you for your Love of Him.

InshaAllah, I will hear from you. Please keep me in your dua.

Eid Mubarak to you, sister, and to your loved ones. Many happy returns in-shaa-Allah (God willing). It is heart warming to hear that Ramadhaan has been a spiritually fulfilling experience for you. That is what it is for, “So that you may watch out [for him]” (2:183).

Rumi once wrote,

“Be watchful — the grace of God appears suddenly. It comes without warning to an open heart.”

The catch is how to open the heart 🙂 That is where acts of worship come in. When done with sincerity and longing, they bring us closer to the Source of all. Once the heart is open, there is no telling what power befalls a believer.

God says in a holy hadeeth, narrated by Abu-Hurayra and reported by Al-Bukhaari in his authentic collection, “As My worshiper keeps seeking closeness to Me with voluntary acts of worship, I become his ears with which he hears, his eyes with which he sees, his hands with which he reaches and his legs with which he walks. And if he asks Me, I most certainly will give him, and if he seeks refuge in Me, I most certainly will give him refuge.”

Imagine having that power! How can one fear or worry then? This is perhaps what Rumi meant when he said, “For those who cleaned their hearts, things hidden and things future are plain to them!”

But I remind myself before you: Closeness to God is only maintained with righteousness; sin turns it to a distance, causing uncertainty, apprehension, confusion and insecurity. The struggle against our dark sides is as constant as our breath.

BTW, the prophet who said the supplication you quoted was Ayyoob (Job), peace be upon him. And wouldn’t you know it? God immediately gave him a prescription to heal him from his illness: a jog in and a drink from the Jordan river.

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