Fasten your seatbelt, and get ready for a bumpy ride on the road to paradise.
Warning: Stay cautious, and be ready for the most unexpected. You may have to sacrifice the most beloved things to you. Garden of flowers may be spread for you a second, and the next a bed of thorns, but the destiny is surely a breathtaking indescribable paradise, you will never regret!
Do you feel like ALLAH t3ala doesn't answer your duas? He doesn't respond to you? He cant talk to you?
Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,
Many times, When I have some difficulty, and Im praying, but nothing happens, I sometimes get upset, then I start to get all these satanic thoughts that ALLAH t3ala doesnt listen, but I shove them off, and thats what you have to do, all these thoughts are from shaytaan, he tries to lead you away from ALLAH t3ala, you have to ignore him, and remember hes your enemy, and these are his tricks. Let me tell you how prayers are accepted. This is extracted from a hadeeth, dont think that duas aren't accepted, because there are 3 ways for a dua to be accepted: 1) the dua is accepted right there and then, 2) ALLAH t3ala prevents some calamity or evil from befalling us because of this dua. 3) ALLAH t3ala gives keeps this dua for later, he gives us something better, or rewards us in the hereafter.
In another hadeeth, it is mentioned that some people on the day of judgement will be given many gifts wrapped in a beautiful manner, and the person will be surprised, "where did these come from? I did not do anything." He will be answered, that these are those duas of yours that were not accepted in dunya.
Anyways, let me tell you from my own experience that your prayers are heard by ALLAH t3ala, and he does accept them! Next time when your really upset, take a prayer mat, and sit on it, and just talk, talk about everything thats bothering you, even if you think no ones answering, or your alone, just talk, and watch you'll slowly pour your whole heart out, and in the end you will feel so good, your heart will be at peace even though nothing has been solved yet, and you know why? That is because ALLAH t3ala is listening to you, he took all the stress off of your heart, and soon everything will be better.
Now for example, Once I was coming home from school, and while in the car I saw a guy selling fresh fruit juices, so I felt like drinking it so bad, and I was thinking all this in my own mind, and guess what? When I reached home, my mother met me at the door and shes like Ive bought some fresh fruit juice for you, its in the refrigerator. Now who do you think that was? No one knows what goes on in my head, only ALLAH t3ala does, so I didnt even have to ask him, he just answered my desire all by himself!
Another time when I was a lot younger i used to ask ALLAH t3ala for everything I wanted, so once I really wanted a pink brush set, so i made dua, and after a few days, it was eid, so I was just playing and suddenly this aunty was giving out stuff to kids, so guess what she gave me? A pink colored brush set! (Thats what she was giving everyone, now who put that in her heart? ALLAH t3ala did!
Very recently I was rebooting my laptop, and suddenly it stopped working, the thing got stuck, and I waited there for literally 3 hours, continuously came back to see if it started working again, but I had no luck, and my laptop is pretty expensive, and if my mother found out, it was not going to be good, so I became so stressed, and my mom was upset that I was rebooting it, and she had already warned me, that if something goes wrong, I'll be in big trouble,lol, so I was so stressed, and scared, and I really didnt know what to do, I tried restarting the laptop and that just made it worse, then I left it alone, and it was big time stuck, so there was nothing I could do, so I turned to ALLAH t3ala, I literally cried so much and asked him to fix it for me, and kept on making dua, then I dont know why, I got such a different feeling, after making dua, the laptop was the same,and I still had the problem, but i fell at so much peace, it was like some angel took all the stress out of me, so I went to go to sleep, and relax a bit, since all the stress was killing me. Well, After I went to bed, I drifted off into chains of thoughts, then suddenly my mind just clicked back to present, and My heart kept telling me to check the laptop. Well, I got up, and came to check my laptop, and guess what? it was workinggg! All by itself, it seriously was a miracle, after 5 hours of being stuck, it just started smoothly, and it loaded, and the laptop was rebooted, I know this was the power of ALLAH t3ala, because I had tried everything, and everyone said your going to have to have it physically checked, and where I live that is really difficult, but alhamdulillah t3ala, he listened to my dua, and fixed it for me! was seriously a miracle!
Another time, there was something I really wanted, and I asked ALLAH t3ala for it, and so surprisingly my sister gave it to me after a day. I hadn't even told her I wanted it.
These are just a few incidents,there have been many major incidents too (inshaALLAH t3ala later, when I remember more, I'll post them), but believe me, ALLAH t3ala is definitely all hearing, all seeing, he says in the quran karim: 2:186
وإذا سألك عبادي عني فإني قريب أجيب دعوة الداع إذا دعان فليستجيبوا لي وليؤمنوا بي لعلهم يرشدون
And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
We have to believe in this from our hearts, and you will see wonders. ALLAH t3ala is the only one in the this world who is there for you 24/7, it is said that if you call your friend and put her on hold, she will wait a few minutes for you, maybe 10, if you call a company for help and put them on hold, the most they will wait is 5 minutes, If you put your mother on hold, the most she may wait is like 20-15 minutes, but if you put ALLAH t3ala on hold, he will wait forever, If you forget him and sin even 50 years of your life, and turn back to him and ask for forgiveness he will reply right away, and forgive you. Dont doubt when it comes to ALLAH t3ala, he loves you, and he will always be there for you, he listens to you, and will answer you too. You cannot hear him, sometimes he may put thoughts in your heart, sometimes he may do something for you. The power of dua is amazing, it is a muslims weapon.
Remember humans respond with words, because they are weak, and have no power. You know how you share your problems with a friend? What do they do in return? they console you, cheer you up, make you feel better, but thats only for the moment, they do not solve your problems, ALLAH t3ala doesnt respond with words, he responds with actions. He doesn't need to console you, he cures you, solves your problem, gives your heart peace.
May ALLAH t3ala guide us all, and fill our hearts with his love, aameen thumma aameen
Read these quotes and ponder about them:
"...it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know." [Al-Baqarah 2:216]
When the world pushes you to your knees, you are in the perfect position to pray.
If Allah brings you to it, He will bring you though it
In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn toward God and no one else. –Imam Al Ghazali
To completely trust in God is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him. –Imam Al Ghazali
“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”