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As-salaam mulaikum.

Please list all the reasons why our supplications do not get answered.

I have heard one reason why our supplication does not get answered is because we have not fulfilled the covenant of Allah. What is meant by that covenant?

Thanks.

 

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30 minutes ago, race said:

What is meant by that covenant?

Could mean anything. Share what you heard exactly.

If a supplication wasn't answered while you haven't sinned intentionally, you've probably something from the Makroohat. This is when Muhasabatul nafs becomes useful. Think of everything you've done during the day and see what you may have done that is Makrooh or unintentional sin.

Awareness is a beautiful thing, unfortunately not many people know about it or know how to practice is.

I have read a beautiful extract that may aid you:

اذا جلست في الظلام بين يدي الله استعمل اخلاق الاطفال... فالطفل اذا طلب شيئا ولم يعطى بكى حتى ياخذه... فكن انت هذا الطفل واطلب حاجتك...فطمئن ان الله لا يردك خائبا ابدا

If you sit in the dark while you're in Allah's [s.w.t] hands, use the ethics of a child. When a child asks for something and his request is not granted, he cries until it's granted. So be like that child and ask Allah [s.w.t], and be content that He [s.w.t] will grant you your request.

في امان الله

نسالكم الدعاء

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Wassalam brother,

Sometimes our duas are not answered. Some of those reasons eventually become obvious to us with the passage of time and some don’t. However, as Muslims we should understand the reasons to help us better cope with situations when our Duas are not being answered. This can help us influence factors that are under our direct control.

We know from Quran and Hadith the many reasons behind duas not being accepted. Some of them are the following:

The Dua that a person is asking may not be good for the person but that person may not know the reasons yet;

A persons’ sins may be in the way of accepting Duas;

A person earns his living through unlawful means (haraam means);

A person may be asking for forbidden or sinful items;

In the Quran, Allah says:

“And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you” [Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:216]

According to a hadith of the Prophet (SAW):

“There is no Muslim who calls upon his Lord with a dua in which there is no sin or severing of family ties, but Allah will give him one of three things: Either He will answer his prayer quickly, or He will store (the reward for) it in the Hereafter, or He will divert an equivalent evil away from him.” They said: “We will say more dua.” He said: “Allah’s bounty is greater.” 

On a related note, Umm Salamah said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say:

“There is no calamity that befalls one of the Muslims and he responds by saying ‘Innaa Lillaahi wa innaa ilahi raaji’oon, Allahumma ujurni fi museebati w’ukhluf li khayran minha (Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return; O Allah, reward me in this calamity and compensate me with something better than it),’ but Allah will compensate him with something better than it.” 

Another hadith:

Whatever Allah has decreed for His believing slave is a blessing even if that is in the form of withholding; it is a favor even if that is in the form of a trial, and the calamity decreed by him is fair even if it us painful.

Many ask if Allah is not being merciful with them when not answering their prayers. (The real reason is that) What Allah chooses for His slave is better for him than what he chooses for himself. Allah is more merciful towards His slaves than they themselves or their mothers are. If something happens to them that they dislike, that is better for them than if it did not happen, so His decree is all kindness and mercy. If the slave submits to Allah and has certain faith that all dominion belongs to Allah and all things are under His command, and that He is more merciful to him than he is himself, then he will find peace of mind regardless of whether his need is met or not. 

May Allah bless you. Hope this helps. 

IHH

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11 hours ago, race said:

As-salaam mulaikum.

Please list all the reasons why our supplications do not get answered.

I have heard one reason why our supplication does not get answered is because we have not fulfilled the covenant of Allah. What is meant by that covenant?

Thanks.

 

sometimes it is a test from Allah.

Other times our own sins stop our prayers from getting answered so it is always good to start prayers (isteghasa) by asking for forgiveness.

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11 hours ago, race said:

I have heard one reason why our supplication does not get answered is because we have not fulfilled the covenant of Allah. What is meant by that covenant?

Salam. The Covenant of Allah is salat, the five daily prayers.

17. The Covenant of Allah

عَنْ رَسُولِ اللٌّهِ (ص): قَالَ اللٌّهُ تَعَالـى: إِفتَرَضْتُ عَلى أُمَّتِكَ خَمْسَ صَلَوَاتٍ وَ عَهِدتُ عِنْدِي عَهْداً أَنَّهُ مَنْ حَافَظَ عَلَيْهِنَّ لِوَقْـتِهَا أَدْخَلْـتُهُ الْجَـنَّةَ وَ مَنْ لَمْ يُحَافِظْ عَلَيْهِنَّ فَلاَ عَهْدَ لَهُ عِنْدِي.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) states that Allah, The Exalted has said: “I have made the five prayers obligatory upon your Ummah and have made a covenant with Myself that one who maintains his prayers with respect to their timings, I shall place him in Paradise. As for the one, who does not maintain the timings, I have no covenant (with him).”

http://www.al-islam.org/forty-ahadith-on-salat/importance-and-virtues-prayers

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On 2016-05-25 at 0:50 AM, Ibn Al-Shahid said:

Could mean anything. Share what you heard exactly.

If a supplication wasn't answered while you haven't sinned intentionally, you've probably something from the Makroohat. This is when Muhasabatul nafs becomes useful. Think of everything you've done during the day and see what you may have done that is Makrooh or unintentional sin.

Awareness is a beautiful thing, unfortunately not many people know about it or know how to practice is.

I have read a beautiful extract that may aid you:

اذا جلست في الظلام بين يدي الله استعمل اخلاق الاطفال... فالطفل اذا طلب شيئا ولم يعطى بكى حتى ياخذه... فكن انت هذا الطفل واطلب حاجتك...فطمئن ان الله لا يردك خائبا ابدا

If you sit in the dark while you're in Allah's [s.w.t] hands, use the ethics of a child. When a child asks for something and his request is not granted, he cries until it's granted. So be like that child and ask Allah [s.w.t], and be content that He [s.w.t] will grant you your request.

في امان الله

نسالكم الدعاء

I do not recall exactly what it was but I found a hadith which I will post soon. Thank you for your insight.

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On 2016-05-25 at 11:48 AM, hameedeh said:

Salam. The Covenant of Allah is salat, the five daily prayers.

17. The Covenant of Allah

عَنْ رَسُولِ اللٌّهِ (ص): قَالَ اللٌّهُ تَعَالـى: إِفتَرَضْتُ عَلى أُمَّتِكَ خَمْسَ صَلَوَاتٍ وَ عَهِدتُ عِنْدِي عَهْداً أَنَّهُ مَنْ حَافَظَ عَلَيْهِنَّ لِوَقْـتِهَا أَدْخَلْـتُهُ الْجَـنَّةَ وَ مَنْ لَمْ يُحَافِظْ عَلَيْهِنَّ فَلاَ عَهْدَ لَهُ عِنْدِي.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) states that Allah, The Exalted has said: “I have made the five prayers obligatory upon your Ummah and have made a covenant with Myself that one who maintains his prayers with respect to their timings, I shall place him in Paradise. As for the one, who does not maintain the timings, I have no covenant (with him).”

http://www.al-islam.org/forty-ahadith-on-salat/importance-and-virtues-prayers

Thank you.

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