Looking back to good old days, now I can realize that my personality has changed. Not that much but a bit too much. Though I’ve not completely learned to overcome my fears, to face struggles and to face difficult times with fortitude but atleast I’ve learned to ~face~ them. It’s one of the most difficult things to face your failure and endure it with people teasing you at your failures and making you feel that you’ve done something extra wrong, when in reality everyone faces failures and rejections but today in this world of competition and race, people love gratifying themselves by displeasing others, which is so sad.
But there’s only one Power we can look upto and asks for help and HE IS ALMIGHTY. He is the GREATEST of all. He is our Master, the most Beneficent.
Another thing which I’ve learned is that you must not ask people for help but only the ONE AND ONLY, ALMIGHTY.
Almighty has named Himself Al-Mujeeb, which means the One who responds. Just as we are certain that the Qur’an is true, we must be certain that Allah, Al-Mujeeb, will answer our call. We should never think that Allah will not answer, because by feeling so, we are denying this attribute of Allah. Whenever we are feeling down, we should not hesitate to ask Him over and over again, and to go into sujood (prostration) and plead because that is the closest that we are to Him. If we realize this, the doors of mercy have been opened for us, because the Prophet (PEACE BE UPON HIM) said, “For whoever the door of du`a’ opened, for him the doors of mercy are opened.” (Tirmidhi).
Your du`a’ is deposited with Allah, and as was narrated from the Prophet (PEACE BE UPON HIM) , your du`a’ does something. Either Allah will speedily answer your du`a’ or He will save it for you until the Hereafter, or He will avert something bad equal to the value of the du`a’ (Ahmad). So we should never leave du`a’. The Prophet (PEACE BE UPON HIM) told us, “Do not stop making du`a’, because nobody who makes du`a’ is forsaken.” (Hakim)
Insha’Allah, you will be answered. The Prophet (PEACE BE UPON HIM) said, “Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)
Remember: our Lord is not forgetful. Sometimes you might even forget that you once made du`a’ for something, but He might give it to you years later.
He may delay answering your prayer for a number of reasons;
ONE IS TO TEST YOUR TRUST IN Him.
ANOTHER REASON IS THAT AlMIGHTY KNOWS WHEN IT IS BEST TO ANSWER. Perhaps you are asking for a job and He could give you a job at this very moment, but He will delay it because He knows that in a couple of months, a better job will come along. Perhaps what you are asking for is not good for you, or He will give you something better in the Hereafter.
Allah also may delay the answer to make us work harder so we are prepared for it. The answer is being delayed so that we become worthy of the task.
There is a beautiful hadith qudsi which states that Allah sometimes delays the answer because He loves hearing the sound of His servant (At-Tabari). Many of us would ask and then when we get what we want we stop going to Allah; but imagine that when the answer is delayed, Allah loves to hear YOUR voice again as you call Him. Wow.
Allah does not place a burden on us greater than we can bear. If the answer to your du`a’ has been delayed, it’s because Allah KNOWS you can handle it. He tests those whom He loves, so keep asking and remember that Allah makes with hardship ease. And remember, as with tawakkul ( trusting in Almighty’s plans), we need to exert effort as well.
I hope and wish that my post helps you to find the tranquillity of heart.💖