Allah سبحانه و تعالى says in the Noble Qur’an:
(Is not He (better than Your gods) who responds to the distressed one, when He calls him (Du’aa), and who removes the evil, and makes You inheritors of the earth, generations after generations. is there any Ilâh (God) with Allâh? Little it is that You remember!) (27:62)
Dear servant of Allah, and O Child of Adam…
The greatest and most virtuous form of worship is Du’aa. It is a plea from the very heart of a believer directed towards Allah سبحانه و تعالى. It is a confession that emanates from the heart of a believer that he is weak and helpless, that he cannot achieve anything without His help and aid.
Du’aa is the noblest act in the sight of Allah سبحانه و تعالى; this is recognised in the hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه in which the Prophetﷺ said, “There is nothing that is nobler in the sight of Allah than Du’aa.” (Related by Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi)
This is due to the fact that Du’aa is a means of showing one’s poverty and incapability to Allah whilst acknowledging the power and capability of Allah سبحانه و تعالى.
Supplication is obeying Allah, as Allah Almighty states: (…and invoke Him Only making Your Religion sincere to Him) (Quran; 7:29)
O Servants of Allah- The world has seen most recently the power of Allah Almighty in terms of floods in several countries and the eruption of earthquakes- and Allah Almighty is all Wise in all that He decrees. These recent events have affected the lives of thousands.
The question that needs to be addressed is: What is our situation in regards to the suffering of our brethren? Are we complacent given the financial standing and material well-being we enjoy? Do we feel safe from travesty?
As an Ummah which Allah سبحانه و تعالى has declared to be the best of all nations, it is incumbent upon one and all to stand up and take action. This action must be proactive and not reactive, as the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the best of all men, was always proactive and never reactive. This action dictates personal reform without doubt, but also requires concern from us regarding the affected Ummah.
Our Prophet ﷺ said: “The example of the believers is like the body, if part of it hurts the rest of it is summoned.” (Ahmed)
With this, and from the bottom of my heart, I ask one and all to at least supplicate for our affected brothers and sisters. This supplication will not cost us anything and in fact will be a means of our salvation as well.
Ask Allah Almighty from the bottom of your hearts to ease the pain of loss experienced by our brothers and sisters and to grant them all a beautiful patience.
This is the beauty of Islam. That even from far away, we are able to assist each other.
And Allah knows best.
I love you for the sake of Allah سبحانه و تعالى
Sajid Ahmed Umar