Call and Behold the Answer: Quranic Supplications Series
During Ramadan 2023, Sheikh Faraz Rabbani gave a series of daily video talks on supplications in the Quran. This series of articles are drawn from those talks and the related eBook. This first article in the series is Sheikh Faraz’s foreword from the eBook. The video series can be viewed here.
“Call upon Me, I will surely answer you!” Allah invites us in the Quran. [Ghafir, 60]
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Nothing is more precious to Allah than supplication (dua).” [Tirmidhi] He also said, peace and blessings be upon him, “Supplication is worship.” [Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, and others] This is because supplication is expressing one’s neediness to Allah – the One free of all needs, the fulfiller of all needs. We express our neediness by asking Allah for all needs – material and spiritual, worldly and next-worldly.
Call upon Allah with certainty and focus, and the doors of Divine Response will be wide open. Abu Bakr al-Shibli explained the above verse as, “Call upon Me without heedlessness, and I will answer you without delay.” [Abu Nu‘aym, Hilyat al-Awliya’]
Call upon Allah with Certainty
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Call upon Allah with complete certainty in His Answer.” [Tirmidhi, rigorously authentic] Allah’s Answer is a guarantee – when and how He wills. The ultimate answer is manifest as eternal reward in the Hereafter.
Thus, attach all hope in Allah – and call upon Allah with gratitude, contentment, and joy. Imam Halimi said that the believer should attach their hope fully upon Allah Most High. Then, we should ask Allah for all we need – small or big – because all things are in Allah’s Hands, and there is no one who fulfills needs besides Him. [Bayhaqi, Shu‘ab al-Iman]
This is a collection of key Quranic supplications. They express these meanings of neediness, certitude, contentment, gratitude, and the deep joy of the believer. Call, and behold Allah’s answer.
And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.