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Saturday, December 20, 2008

God answers all prayers and is very close to everyone

In circles far from religion, prayer to God has been complicated by superstitions and false beliefs. People have determined set times when they can pray to God, even though they can do so at any time they wish, or they have put intermediaries between themselves and God.

God warns people against these false notions:

To God alone is true worship due.
As for those who take protectors besides Him,
saying,"We only worship them so that
they may bring us nearer to God"
—God will judge between them
regarding the things about which they differed.
God does not guide the untruthful disbelievers.

(Qur'an, 39:3)

Those who assert that one needs certain intermediaries to pray to God, are actually people who try to fool others by showing religion as a hardship.

Because as verse, 50:16 of the Qur’an tells us:

“We created man and We know
what his own self whispers to him.
We are nearer to him than his jugular vein”,

God is closer to people than anyone else. That is to say, the suppliant can turn toward God, can make his voice heard to God, and ask for help by prayer whenever he wants. The individual does not need to look out for special times. He can pray to God any time, any minute. Otherwise, he would be fabricating new rules by himself.

He can pray to God and tell Him what he wants, when he is going from place to place, when going down the stairs, when shopping, when preparing dinner, when watching television, in the elevator, when he is waiting somewhere, when he goes to bed at night, when he wakes up, when he is having breakfast, when he is driving, in short, anywhere and any time.

To do this it is enough for him even to think about it briefly, because God knows everything, even what someone is hiding in his bosom. Hence, whoever prays to God should know that God definitely answers all prayers. God tells us that He will simplify things for those who are in need and who turn towards Him:

This unlimited opportunity God gives people is without a doubt a manifestation of God’s infinite mercy. In numerous verses in the Qur’an, God mentions His closeness to human beings, that He will be a guardian for those who turn towards Him, and that He will definitely answer those that pray to Him.

One of these verses is:
If My servants ask you about Me, I am near.
I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me.
They should therefore respond to Me and believe in Me
so that hopefully they will be rightly guided.
(Qur’an, 2:186)

Believers should think about this mercy and blessing of God once more and live in accordance with God’s approval. Because, this clemency that God has shown us gives us a great and unlimited opportunity; God, Who is the Possessor and Owner of everything, promises to respond to everything that people desire. And God never fails to keep His promise.


How perfect You are O Allah, and I praise You. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.

'Our Lord, give us good in this world, and good in the hereafter, and safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.'
(Qur'an, 2:200-201)

May Allah bless our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and His family, and His companions (RA), and those who follow Him in truth.


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