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20 November 2017 CE | 01 Rabbi al-Awwal 1439 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Unfulfilled Wishes Converted to Good Deeds


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There shall not be a single prayer offered by a pious person concerning which Allah will not state, ‘I granted this prayer (Dua) of yours in the world and I added that desire of yours to the balance of your reward in eternity.’ The pious person will ponder then, ‘Would that none of my prayers (Duas) been granted in the mortal world!’ Hence, the servant should continue to pray under all conditions.” [Hakim]

This hadith gives us the wonderful news that those wishes of ours that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) does not grant us in life will be stored for us as good deeds, to be placed in our balance on the Day of Judgement. When we see on the Day of Judgement that in place of our “unanswered” supplications (Duas) are the bounties of Jannah, we will then wish that none of our wishes had been granted in the life of this world!

A point to note here is the use of the word “pious” regarding that person whose every wish is converted into something good for him (whether in this life or the next). Try not to disobey Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) in any matter big or small, in order to be counted among the pious.

Then put complete faith in Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) as to the acceptance of your Duas. Don’t give up supplicating Allah if quick results in the form of the fulfillment of your wishes are not forthcoming. Instead of feeling anxious about the acceptance of your Duas, concentrate on doing your duties as the slave of Allah and on asking for all things from Him.

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