Granting of supplications

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Realization of supplications requires patience and persistence. One should continuously beseech Allah without thinking that He will not grant his supplications or that it’s becoming too late for their fulfillment. Frustration should be totally avoided because it leads away from Allah’s path. Allah doesn’t keep us hanging until there is a good reason. He knows the right time to grant someone and His delays are for the sake of betterment. It’s human nature to be impatient over matters that cannot be solved. In such matters one should completely believe in Allah and pray to Him for His help and guidance. Persistence in prayer is certainly beneficial to him. Ahadith on this matter say

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH), “The supplication of every one of you will be granted if he does not get impatient and say (for example): ‘I supplicated my Rubb but my prayer has not been granted’ [Bukhari and Muslim]

The narration of Muslim is: “The supplication of a slave continues to be granted as long as he does not supplicate for a sinful thing or for something that would cut off the ties of kinship and he does not grow impatient.” It was said: “O Messenger of Allah! What does growing impatient mean?” He (PBUH) said, “It is one’s saying: ‘I supplicated again and again but I do not think that my prayer will be answered.’ Then he becomes frustrated (in such circumstances) and gives up supplication altogether.”

Abu Umamah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked: “At what time does the supplication find the greatest response?” He (PBUH) replied, “A supplication made during the middle of the last part of the night and after the conclusion of the obligatory prayers.”

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