As Salaamu ‘alaykum and peace to all,
14th Ramadhan 1429- Day 14- There Is A Time for Everything – A Motivational Story of Knowing When To Supplicate and Get What We Want
‘I called her several times but no one picked up the phone’ said a friend of mine one day when I asked her if she managed to get hold of an old friend
‘Really? That’s odd. What time did you call her?’ I asked
‘Well, I don’t have the time during the day, so I always try calling her after office hours, about 7.30pm’ she told me
‘No wonder you didn’t get her. She usually reached home at about 9pm sis. You have to call a bit later!’ I told her
‘Ahhh… that explains why the phone just kept ringing and no one answered’ she said
Has this incident happened to you before? Well, it happened to me not once or twice but more than I would care to remember. Knowing the right time to call someone would mean that we have higher chances to get our calls answered, right?
This conversation I had with my friend had suddenly made me realized something significant. Really significant!
This Blessed month of Ramadan, we are given the exact time when we should make the ‘phone calls’ to our Lord, Allah the Al Mighty. Okay, I don’t mean the literal sense of phone calls but you know what I mean, right?
So, do you want to know when this exact time is? Well, just look at the hadith below,
In the book of Ibn Maja, Abdullah bin ‘Amru bin ‘Al-As (raa) reported that the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Indeed, as to the faster, about the time he breaks his fast, his du’a, (supplication) will not be turned away by Allah.”
SubhanAllaah… isn’t this great? To know exactly the time when we should be asking from Him whatever our hearts desires?
It makes me think. If this is the time when we should be making loads of prayers, shouldn’t we be in silence at these critical moments, asking in our hearts His Help, His Assistance, His Blessings, His Abundance, His Mercy, His Love, His Forgiveness and His Aid; instead of being busy pouring drinks, scooping food, arranging seating positions and even talking?
And you know something else my brothers and sisters?
If we supplicate during these moments and ask from Him whatever that we wanted, He, our Lord has promised that He shall fulfill all that we asked for! InshaAllaah…
Did I say all? Yes I did! ALL (that we desire)… there, I said it again…
Just look at the hadith below,
In a report by Tirmidhi (raa), the Messenger of Allah (saas) has been reported as saying: “There are three categories of people whose du’a (supplications) will not be rejected: the person who observes the fast until he breaks, a just ruler, and the person who has been wronged.”
Allaahu akbar! Amazing, isn’t it to know exactly the timing when to ask Him so that we would get what we want? A timing of when our prayers not be rejected?
Talking about timing, I remembered Ecclesiastes (3: 1-8) once said something wise,
“There is a right time for everything:
A time to be born; A time to die;
A time to plant; A time to harvest;
A time to kill; A time to heal;
A time to destroy; A time to rebuild;
A time to cry; A time to laugh;
A time to grieve; A time to dance;
A time for scattering stones; A time for gathering stones;
A time to hug; A time not to hug;
A time to find; A time to lose;
A time for keeping; A time for throwing away;
A time to tear; A time to repair;
A time to be quiet; A time to speak up;
A time for loving; A time for hating;
A time for war; A time for peace;”
Now, let us asked ourselves my brothers and sisters- when is the perfect timing for us to ask Him all that our hearts desires?
Yes, you are right! Just about the very moment we are about to break our fasts. Absolutely!
And let us ask ourselves another question- are we going to use this golden opportunity given by our Lord, Allah the Al Mighty, of the last precious 5-10 minutes before we break our fast to pray to Him, to supplicate to Him and to ask from Him to fulfill our needs, to solve the problems that we face, to protect us from harm, to forgive us for our mistakes, to bless us with good marriage, to have faithful and successful children, to make our affairs easy, to give us peace and contentment, to allow us entrance to His Paradise, to make us His faithful servants, to protect us from Hellfire, to save us from punishments in the grave, to bless us with good knowledge, to shower us with wealth, to provide us with good health and to make us successful in this life and hereafter, OR are we going to be busy asking everyone to sit around the table, pass the food and drinks around, still cooking in the kitchen, talk about the traffic we face on the way back from work and maybe discuss the world politics?
Which one are we really going to do my brothers and sisters, in the last 10 minutes of breaking our fasts?
Think about it.
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Sis Zabrina also known as Zabrina A. Bakar, is a Life Storyteller, motivational and inspirational writer and speaker; and author and creator of Islamic motivational book Life Open Secret book series http://wwww.LifeOpenSecret.com. She maintains an active blog at http://www.WisdomThruWords.blogspot.com. and social networking platform a Web 2.0 at http://www.LifeStoryteller.ning.com
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