Sunday 6 February 2022

The Power of Dua / Invocation - A real Life Experience

We have been sharing selected supplications / invocations / dua from Qur'an for the guidance of our readers, for when we invoke the immense mercy of Allah, we believe that Allah will not turn down our woes and will grant our wishes in one form or the other. Dua, according to a Hadith, has the unique ability to change destiny (Tirmidhi).

Qur'an is replete with examples and mentions when Prophets (peace be upon them) resorted to supplications as their ultimate 'weapon' to solicit Allah's help when all their efforts would fail while reforming nations in their respective hostile environments.

Today, I share a real-life experience of the fulfillment of Dua / Invocation when made from the heart of the heart. It was many years ago that a friend told me that one of his relatives suddenly lost his eye sight and went totally blind. He underwent many eye treatments but unfortunately his eyesight could not be restored. Then it went by and I lost contact with my friend as he went abroad.

In 2018, when I started writing this blog, I wanted a Qur'an with good English translation and a friend referred me to one of his friends who had a large collection of religious books. So, I went to him and requested him for a Qur'an. While he gave me a very good translation of Qur'an which I subsequently used in a a number of my posts, we also talked about religion and related matters. 

During our discourse, he advised me to be steadfast in what task I had undertaken and never be dismayed by delays if some dua or supplication is delayed. And then he related to me his real-life experience. He told me that many years ago he lost his eye sight, now you can reconnect how Allah reconnected me with the person I mentioned before who lost his eye sight. He told me that he did not know what to do as life for him was suddenly dark and blacked out. 

So, he said that he picked up a few supplications from Qur'an and started reciting these day and night and this continued for FIVE LONG YEARS. He prayed and prayed and invoked the mercy of Allah for somehow, he had a faith that his invocation would be heard one day. And then that one day came, he said. He was asleep one night, when he saw a bright white flash of light that dazzled him and he woke up. And was amazed to find that he was able to see the room in the grim darkness of night. He said he hurriedly woke up his wife to switch on the lights and was amazed to see the colorful clothes she was wearing and the things in the room. Allah had listened to his invocations and granted him back his eyesight.

This real-life experience makes my faith in Allah's countless mercies more than ever before and I now believe that supplications and prayers can change one's destiny if these are made with complete and firm faith in Allah.
Continuously turning to Allah Almighty in dua is a sign of one’s conviction in Him and the more one turns to Him, the more one’s faith increases. Dua is a condition of the heart and conversation with one’s Maker in the language of one’s choice. A Hadith says, dua is a means of beseeching Allah Almighty for the fulfillment of all our needs no matter how mundane or insignificant as it may be; or significant as facing overwhelming odds in the battlefield (Tirmidhi).
We must, therefore turn to Allah alone, and no one else, whenever in distress, for it is only He Who can grant us our wishes, for Dua in times of difficulty, accompanied by the shedding of tears is uplifting, invigorating, assuring, cleanses, refreshes and provides solace and relief to a broken heart.

May Allah help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Ameen

For more Selected Verses, please refer to our reference page: Selected Invocations / Dua " دُعا " from the Qur'anYou may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.
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