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Passion Islam I March 2009 SPECIAL FEATURE I 19
Lord! My Lord!’ so that perchance is more likely to answered - these (Tayaalisee)
Allaah, the Mighty and Magnificent, being: From Anas (RA) that the Messenger
may save him.” [‘Kitaab az-Zuhd’ of of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
Imaam Ahmad [2/273, chpt. ‘Akhbaar The last third of the night. said, “The supplication made between
Muwarraq al-Ijlee.’] and Abu Nu`aym the adhaan and the iqaamah will not
in ‘al-Hilya’ [2/235] At the time of the adhaan. be rejected.” (Abu Daawood)
From Abu Umaamah (RA) that the
Being impatient with Supplication Between the adhaan and iqaamah. Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
was asked, “When is the supplication
From the reasons that prevent the At the ends of the prescribed most likely to be accepted?” He
servant from attaining the fulfilment prayers. replied, “in the last depth of the night
of the supplication is his being hasty and at the end of the prescribed
and impatient, so when the answer is From the time the Imaam ascends prayers.” (at-Tirmidhee)
delayed or slow in coming he becomes the pulpit to the time the prayer has From Abu Musa (RA) that he heard
frustrated and gives up supplicating. finished on the day of Jumu`ah. the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu
This person is like the one who sows ‘alayhi wa sallam saying concerning
a seed or plants a flower, watering The last hour after the prayer Asr. the hour in which the supplications will
it and tending to it, then when it is be answered on the day of Jumu`ah,
delayed in appearing or flowering he Alongside this the servant appends “It is between the time that the imaam
leaves it and neglects it. to this fear and reverence in the sits (on the pulpit) and the time that
In Saheeh Bukhaaree from the heart, beseeching his Lord in a state the prayer is completed.” (Muslim and
hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah that the of humility and submissiveness. He Abu Daawood)
Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi faces the Qiblah and is in a state of Shaykh Alee Hasan said, “this
wa sallam said, “Your supplications purity, he raises his hands to Allaah (time) is problematic, however this is
will be answered as long as you and begins by praising and extolling not the place to explain it.”
are not impatient by saying, ‘I have Him, then he invokes peace and From Jaabir (RA) that the
supplicated to my Lord but He has blessings upon Muhammad, His Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi
not answered.’” [Saheeh Bukhaaree servant and Messenger sallallaahu wa sallam said, “The day of Jumu`ah
[Eng. Trans. 8/236 no. 352] ‘alayhi wa sallam. He precedes has twelve hours, and during one of
In Saheeh Muslim from the hadeeth mentioning his need by seeking the hours you will not find a Muslim
of Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger forgiveness from Allaah and then he servant (of Allaah) asking Allaah for
of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa earnestly and sincerely makes his something except that He will give it
sallam said, “The supplication of request as one who is needy and to him. Seek it in the last hour after
the servant will always be answered impoverished, supplicating to Him out the prayer of Asr” (Abu Daawood)
provided that he does not supplicate of hope and fear. He seeks the means Abu Daawood reports the hadeeth
for something sinful or supplicate to of getting close to Him by mentioning of Fudaalah bin Ubaid that the
sever the ties of kinship and provided His Names and Attributes and making Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi
that he is not impatient.” It was asked, the religion sincerely for Him Alone. wa sallam heard a man supplicating
“O Messenger of Allaah, what is Before making supplication he in prayer. He did not glorify Allaah and
impatience?” He replied, “he says: ‘I gives in charity. If all this is done then neither did he invoke blessings on the
have supplicated and supplicated but this supplication will never be rejected Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
I have not received an answer’ then especially if the servant employs the The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu
he becomes frustrated and leaves off supplications that the Messenger of ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “He made
supplicating.” [Saheeh Muslim [Eng. Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam haste.” He then called him and said to
Trans. 4/1430 no. 6595] informed us would be accepted or if him or to those around him, “If any one
In the Musnad of Ahmad from the his supplication includes mention of of you prays, he should commence
hadeeth of Anas that the Messenger Allaah’s Greatest Name... by glorifying his Lord and praising
of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam From Abu Hurayrah (RA) that Him; he should invoke peace and
said, “The servant will always be in the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu blessings on the Prophet sallallaahu
a state of good as long as he is not ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Our Lord, ‘alayhi wa sallam and thereafter he
impatient.” They asked, “how is he the Blessed and Most High, Descend should supplicate Allaah for anything
impatient?” He replied, “he says, ‘I every night to the lowest heaven when he wishes.” (an-Nasaa`ee)
have supplicated to my Lord but he only the last third of the night remains From Alee (RA) that the Messenger
has not answered.’” (Ahmad) and says, ‘who is calling upon Me so of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
that I may respond? Who is seeking said, “Every supplication is veiled until
The best times for Supplication My forgiveness so that I may forgive one has invoked peace and blessings
Him.” Reported by Saheeh Muslim upon the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi
When the servant combines in his [Eng. Trans. 1/365 no. 1656] wa sallam.” (ibn Mukhlid in ‘al-
supplication presence of the heart and From Anas (RA) that the Messenger Muntaqaa’)
its being attentive and devoting itself of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
solely to Allaah, sincerely asking Him said, “When the adhaan is proclaimed, Some of the reasons for
for the desired matter, doing so at one the doors to the heaven open and Supplication being answered
of the six times when the supplication the supplications are answered.”
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