Can I Ask Allah for a Personal Miracle?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Can I ask for a personal miracle with a problem that I’m having?

I am not a wali, and this miracle will technically be something that I can’t conceal because it does have to do with my physicality.


In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. May Allah grant you ease and facilitation.

The proper manners of supplication include not asking Allah for normally impossible things, such as miracles. [Zarkashi/Ansari, Talkhis al-Azhiya fi Ahkam al-Ad‘iya]

This is because such supplication is contrary to what slavehood (‘ubudiyya) to Allah entails of asking out of neediness and deference to Allah’s Lordship and Wisdom. [Ibid.; Ibn ‘Allan, al-Futuhat al-Rabbaniyya Sharh al-Adhkar al-Nawawiyya]

Rather, if you have a need, ask Allah to fulfill it–and consign how Allah fulfills it and when He fulfills it to His Wisdom and Mercy.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Call upon Allah with certitude in His response.” [Tirmidhi]

In sensitive matters, follow the Prophetic call to consult the people of knowledge and wisdom. Sayyiduna ‘Ali (Allah be pleased with him)said, “The best of support is consulting.” [Mawardi, Adab al-Dunya wa al-Din]


And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), and his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of “Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004).” Since 2011, the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center has named Shaykh Faraz one of the 500 most influential Muslims.