Supplication for Facilitation: Quranic Supplications 3
During Ramadan 2023, Sheikh Faraz Rabbani gave a series of daily video talks on supplications in the Quran. This series of articles is drawn from those talks and the related eBook. This article is about asking for facilitation in important matters. The video series can be viewed here.
رَبِّ ٱشْرَحْ لِى صَدْرِى وَيَسِّرْ لِىٓ أَمْرِى وَٱحْلُلْ عُقْدَةًۭ مِّن لِّسَانِى يَفْقَهُوا۟ قَوْلِى
“My Lord, open wide my breast, and make easy my whole mission, and free a great knot from my tongue, and they will comprehend all I say.” [Quran, 20.25-28]
This is the great supplication of our master Musa, peace be upon him. A beautiful supplication to make before you have anything important to say to anyone whatsoever. Our master Musa, peace be upon him, had the most beautiful and persuasive speech. When you have a responsibility, a mission, a purpose, you want to fulfill it in the most effective of ways.
It’s a beautiful way of asking Allah: “O Allah open wide for me my heart,’ so that I may act with wisdom. So that I may respond with patience. So that I may make the best of judgments. And facilitate for me my mission, my affair – whatever is before me.
Don’t Waver or Fear or Worry
This supplication you can make for anything whatsoever. Whatever concerns you in your life, in your family, in your work, in your service, in your community, in anything. “And remove any obstacle for me in my speech.” Likewise with anything else “so that they may fully comprehend my speech, so that my purpose and effort can be fulfilled.”
Supplications like this gather our concern into resolve. They give us strength because we’re seeking to take potentially difficult or challenging steps, engaging in possibly critical conversations. With certitude, as servants of God. With confidence because we have relied on the mercy of The All Merciful. Then we don’t waver or fear or worry. We proceed with consideration and with confidence.
These are supplications that beautify our lives. May we be of those who call upon Allah, but then who answer His call so that we may embrace His response.
Praise be to Allah, Lord of all the worlds.
Two Verses on Reliance, Trust, Certitude, and Mindfulness as Keys to Divine Assistance and Facilitation – from Surat al-Talaq