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13. Important Manifestations of Worship – Du’aa

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Dua: Calling out to Allah

Prophet (PBUH) said “Dua is the essence of worship (‘Ibadah)”  (Abu Dawood 1472). When you make dua you express your inability/ weakness, and that Allah is the powerful.

That’s why when anyone makes dua to anything else, or anybody other than Allah, it is a Shirk

(Quran Chapter 72. Al Jin ayat 20)

Say: “I invoke Only My Lord (Allaah Alone), and I associate none as partners along with him.”

(Quran Chapter 23. Al Mu’minuun ayat 117)

And whoever invokes (or worships), besides Allaah, any other Ilaah (God), of whom he has no proof, then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely! The disbelievers will not be successful

Allah uses the term Kafiroon (disbelievers)

(Quran Chapter 7. Al A’raaf ayat 194)

Verily, those whom you call upon besides Allaah are slaves like you. So call upon them and let them answer you if you are truthful

Why would people seek help from others besides Allaah? They think Allaah won’t answer their calls. If you make dua to anyone/anything other than Allah, it means you believe that object/person has more love for you than Allah’s love for you. Because we give things only to the people we love. Remember, Allah is ar-Rahman and ar-Raheem.

You also believe that that object/saint has characteristics of Allah, like all-hearer, helper, all-powerful. If not, how can a person – dead or alive – be able to hear the calls from so many people, in so many languages, and from so many places.

(Quran Chapter 10. Yunus ayat 107) → none can benefit nor harm you

And if Allaah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of his slaves He will…

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Written by S Ibrahim

Jan 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm

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