Episode 18: The Power of Supplication
Supplication (dua) is one of the greatest tools we have. While Ramadan is usually a time we focus on that, this episode shares why it’s important as a daily routine.
“Fasting has been prescribed upon you, as it was prescribed on those before you” 2:183
“Remind them of the days of God” 14:5
“If you sought to count the blessings of God you would not be able to enumerate them” 16:18
“Supplication is worship”, Ahmad
“Supplication is the head of worship”, al-Tirmidhi
“Whoever doesn’t ask God, He becomes upset with”, Ahmad
“Ask God and be certain in the response”, al-Tirmidhi and al-Hakim
Understanding the Muslim Mind
If we could take all of Islamic intellectual history, what sort of patterns and principles could we deduce? More importantly, if we found someone who actually knew all this information, what would they look like, think like, talk like, etc.?
‘Abdallah Bin ‘Amr Bin ‘Āṣ said that he heard the Messenger of God (God bless him and give him peace) say, “There are forty acts, the best of which is giving food, if any are done seeking their reward and believing in their promise, God will grant them Paradise by this act.” (Bukhari). Shaykh ‘Abdullah Bin Siddīq al-Ghumārī (d. 1993) wrote a small book enumerating these forty acts and finding all the supporting hadith for them. I took the liberty of distilling this book in the following list, finding the appropriate modern English equivalent of the Prophetic expressions so as to make these acts easy to do and incorporate in our day-to-day life.MORE