Sunday 8 January 2023

What to ask Allah (Scholars' Viewpoint)

Today, we at Islam: My Ultimate Decision, touch upon a subject which may seem very easy and simple on the face of it. But in fact, the topic today is seldom answered correctly by many believers when they are asked what they should ask from Allah.

We often have lists of things to ask from Allah and when we sit down at the end of our obligatory or even voluntary prayers, we start reading our lists as stored in our mind. These include every array of our lives, like money, position, children, good spouse, a comfortable house and a means of transportation and ending up with good health. We may also include grant of Paradise, Jannah, and escape from Hell, Jahanam.

But while doing so, we forget one thing: Seek forgiveness of our sins, wrongdoings and misguided life. If we ponder over the very meaning of forgiveness, the reality would start to dawn on us that unless we seek forgiveness from Allah and really feel ashamed of the dark part of our lives, the doors of heaven will never open for us. and rightly so, why should Allah grant us all blessings that we spell ot, if we have not been faithful to him and ashamed of our misdeed.

The theme of forgiveness is the topic of our post today and we have selected a very informative, enlightening and educative video lecture by one of the most eminent scholars of present times, Nouman Ali Khan. And we are very sure that if listen very patiently to this lecture in silence, preferably alone, so that each word of wisdom that oozes out of Nouman Ali Khan pierce into our hearts and move us to establish a one-to-one communication with Allah and seek forgiveness - and nothing else.
Nouman Ali Khan, born to a Pakistani family, is an American Muslim speaker and Arabic instructor who founded the Bayyinah Institute for Arabic and Qur’anic Studies, after serving as an instructor of Arabic at Nassau Community College. He has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan.

وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is our duty to convey only to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the video above are those of the scholar concerned. We have shared this view as added information in better understanding of Islam. The reader may or may not agree with the view owing to their own perception. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

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Topic is of vital importance and guides well, I could not watch video referred above. I think we must seek mercy from Allah Almighty. This is my firm opinion.My ultimate pray to Allah is to forgive me and grant His mercy.

May Allah forgive us all and accept our supplications no matter how much faulty. Ameen

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