‘Nothing could change Qadr except Du’aa.’ [Musnad of Imam Ahmad]
Does it ever feel like something is impossible? That you can’t accomplish it? Or that it just won’t happen? I can’t help thinking these things sometimes. When we get so sucked in by our narrow perspective of what we are capable of, we forget the ability and power of the all Capable, AlQadeer.
It’s been said over and over that Ramadan is the month in which du’aas are answered. The du’aa of a fasting person is answered. The du’aa at qiyaam is answered. The du’aa at a time on Jummah is answered. So what’s stopping us from taking advantage? Why not ask for every single thing we wish for Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala to bless us with? Those things that look impossible to us? God can make them possible. All we need to do is *ask* Him.
If you haven’t already made a du’aa list, make one now. There is still more than half the month left, inshaAllah. Make a list of things you want in the dunya and in the akhirah. Include yourself, your family and friends. Keep it with you – on a paper, on your phone, tablet, laptop, etc, and pull it out when breaking your fast, after salah, even when looking for a form of ‘ibaadah during some down time.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Du’aa benefits in the things that have happened as well as the things that have not happened yet. The calamity comes down, but the Du’aa confronts it and they may continuously wrestle until the Day of Resurrection.” [Reported by AlHakim]
If the sea parted for Musa, the fire cooled for Ibrahim, Yaqoob was reunited after years with Yusuf, Ayyub was granted a full recovery from his sickness, and the angels joined the ranks at the battle of Badr, what is stopping us from at least asking? If we claim to believe these stories and have full faith in them, the least we can do is have full faith in our sincere supplications. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala promises that He never leaves His slave empty handed. So what is there to lose?