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Messenger of Allah! What does growing impatient mean?'' He (PBUH) said, "
It is one's saying: `I supplicated again
and again but I do not think that my prayer will be answered.' Then he becomes frustrated (in such circumstances)
and gives up supplication altogether.
We learn from this Hadith that one should continue beseeching Allah without ever thinking that in
spite of praying for a long time, his prayer has not been granted. One should never allow frustration to overcome in
his mind. If a person's supplication is not granted for a long time, there would be certainly some good for him in that
delay the reason of which is known to Allah Alone. It is, therefore, essential that he should never cease to pray
whether his prayer is granted or not. Persistence in prayer is certainly beneficial to him.
َلﺎَﻗ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿَر َﺔَﻣﺎﻣُأ ﻲﺑَأ ْﻦَﻋَو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮُﺳَﺮِﻟ َﻞﻴِﻗ
َلﺎَﻗ ؟ُﻊﻤْﺳَأ ِءﺎَﻋﱡﺪﻟا ﱡيَأ
ِتﺎﺑﻮُﺘْﻜﻤﻟا ِتاَﻮَﻠﱠﺼﻟا َﺮُﺑُدَو ، ِﺮِﺧﻵا ِﻞْﻴﱠﻠﻟا َفْﻮﺟ
َلﺎﻗو يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟا ﻩاور
ٌﻦﺴﺣ ٌﺚﻳﺪﺣ
Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked: "At
what time does the supplication find the greatest response?'' He (PBUH) replied, "
A supplication made during the
middle of the last part of the night and after the conclusion of the obligatory prayers
'' is the characteristic of "
'' and in the present context it means the late hours of night.
'' can also mean here "
'', that is in the later-half of the night.
In other words, if the night is divided between two equal parts then it (
) would be the middle of the second part.
In either case it is the time of the night which in other Ahadith has been termed as the third part of the night. It is the
time when Almighty Allah comes to descend on the sky of this world.
Prayers are also granted by Allah after the obligatory Salat.
َلﺎَﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﱠنَأ ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲِﺿر ِﺖِﻣﺎﱠﺼﻟا ِﻦْﺑ َةَدﺎَﺒُﻋ ْﻦَﻋَو
ضْرَﻷا ﻰﻠَﻋ ﺎَﻣ
ﺎَﻬَﻠْﺜِﻣ ِءﻮﱡﺴﻟا َﻦِﻣ ُﻪْﻨﻋ فَﺮَﺻ ْوَأ ، ﺎَهﺎﱠﻳِإ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﻩﺎَﺗﺁ ﱠﻻِإ ٍةَﻮْﻋَﺪِﺑ ﻰﻟﺎﻌَﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻮُﻋْﺪَﻳ ٌﻢِﻠْﺴُﻣ
. َﻟ ﺎﻣ
ِﺔَﻌﻴِﻄَﻗ ْوَأ ، ﻢْﺛِﺈﺑ ُعْﺪﻳ ﻢ
ٍﻢِﺣر «
ِمْﻮَﻘﻟا َﻦِﻣ ٌﻞُﺟَر َلﺎَﻘَﻓ
ُﺮِﺜْﻜُﻧ ًاذِإ
. َلﺎَﻗ
ُﺮَﺜْآَأ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا
ٌﺢﻴِﺤَﺻ ٌﻦﺴَﺣ ٌﺚﻳِﺪَﺣ لﺎﻗو يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟا ﻩاور
ِﻪﻴِﻓ داَزَو ٍﺪِﻴﻌﺳ ﻲﺑَأ ِﺔﻳاوِر ْﻦِﻣ ُﻢِآﺎﺤﻟا ُﻩاوَرَو
َﻦِﻣ ُﻪﻟ ﺮﺧﱠﺪَﻳ ْوَأ
َﻠْﺜِﻣ ِﺮْﺟَﻷا
`Ubadah bin As-Samit (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
Whenever a Muslim supplicates Allah, He accepts his supplication or averts any similar kind of trouble from him
until he prays for something sinful or something that may break the ties of kinship
.'' Upon this someone of the
Companions said: "Then we shall supplicate plenty.'' The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
Allah is more plentiful
(in responding)
We learn from this Hadith that prayer (
) is beneficial to us in any case, because
Almighty Allah either grants the prayer we make, or if the supplication is not being accepted, He removes some
future trouble that was destined for us, or He grants us in full in the Hereafter.
A Muslim should never feel shy of praying to Allah. In fact, he should persistently pray because there is no end to
His Treasures.
ُلﻮُﻘﻳ نﺎَآ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﱠنَأ ﺎﻤُﻬْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍسﺎﱠﺒَﻋ ِﻦْﺑا ِﻦَﻋو
ِبْﺮﻜﻟا ﺪْﻨِﻋ
» ﻻ
اﻮَﻤﺴﻟا ﱡبَر ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠﻻِإ َﻪَﻟِإ ﻻ ، ِﻢﻴِﻈﻌﻟا ِشْﺮَﻌﻟا ﱡبَر ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠﻻِإ ﻪﻟِإ ﻻ ، ُﻢﻴِﻠﺤﻟا ُﻢﻴِﻈﻌﻟا ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠﻻِإ ﻪَﻟِإ
، ضْرَﻷا ﱡبرو ، ِت
ِﻢﻳﺮﻜﻟا ِشﺮﻌﻟا ﱡبَرو
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to say when he was
in distress: "
La ilaha illallahul-Azimul-Halim. La ilaha illallahu Rabbul-`Arshil-`Azim. La ilaha illallahu Rabbus-
samawati, wa Rabbul-ardi, wa Rabbul-`Arshil-Karim. (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the
Incomparably Great, the Compassionate. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Rubb of the Mighty
Throne. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Rubb of the heavens, the Rubb of the earth, and the Rubb
of the Honourable Throne)
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The only medicine in a time of distress is the remembrance of Allah Whose Help alone should be
sought. This Du`a contains words which glorify Allah and exalt Him far above all else. It is desirable to recite these
words when one is in distress as this is exactly what the Prophet (PBUH) used to recite in such situations.