Hadith 15: Answer to Why Our Supplications Not Granted


Sayyidina Abu Hurairah reported the Messenger of Allah as saying:

O People, Allah is Pure and accepts only the Pure. And He has commanded the Believers what He had commanded the Messengers (peace and blessings be on them) saying: “O you Messengers! Eat of the good things and do righteous deeds. Surely I am the knower of what you do.” (Al-Quran, Chapter Al- Muminoon 23:51)

And He said (to the Believers) “O you who believe! Eat of the wholesome things wherewith We have pointed you. (and keep away from the unlawful).” (Al- Quran, Chapter Al Baqarah, 2:172)

“The Prophet then said about a man who undertakes a long journey, his hair disheveled and his body and clothes untidy with dust. He raises his hands towards sky and prays, “My Lord! My Lord!” But the truth is that his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothing is unlawful. He is nourished with unlawfully acquired fool. “How then could his supplication be approved?” {Sahih Muslim}

Commentary: Many supplicants ask themselves today. “Why is our prayer not granted when it is right to make a supplication and expect a response, and Allah has promised to give an answer? Allah has said: “Call upon Me and I shall answer you.” (Al Quran, Chapter Al Mu’min 40:60)
Why, then, our supplication is not answered?

The forgoing hadith has answered the question convincingly. How many of the supplicants, today, can assert that what they eat, drink and wear is lawfully acquired? And is pure? May Allah have mercy on us!

[Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani. Ma’ariful Hadith, Volume 3, Pg. 117-118. “Book of Azkar and Da’wat,” Darul-Ishaat, Karachi, 2002.]

“Spreading Hadith One Post Per Day” series.
Hadith # 15.

15/Ramadan/1430 AH.

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