Why Our Supplications Are Not Answered?

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    By al-Hâfidh Ibn Rajab
    Taken from Khushoo fis-Salaat (p.62) of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali - rahimahullaah


    Ibraheem ibn Adham, may Allaah have Mercy upon him, was a third century scholar, a teacher and a companion of Sufyaan ath-Thawree, and he was asked about the saying of Allaah - The Most High:


    “And your Lord says: ‘Call on Me, I will answer your prayer…’” [Soorah Ghaafir, 40:60]


    “We supplicate and we are not answered.” So he said to them:

    • You know Allah, Yet you do not obey Him,
    • You recite the Qur’aan, Yet you do not act according to it,
    • You know Shaitaan, Yet you have agreed with him,
    • You proclaim that you love the Messenger of Allah, Yet you abandon his Sunnah,
    • You proclaim your love for Paradise, Yet you do not act to gain it,
    • You proclaim your fear for the Fire, Yet you do not prevent yourselves from sins,
    • You say: “Indeed death is true”, Yet you have not prepared for it,
    • You busy yourselves with finding faults with others, Yet you do not look at your own faults,
    • You eat that which Allah has provided for you, Yet you do not thank Him,
    • You bury your dead, Yet you do not take a lesson from it.”

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