Ramadhaan 2022 - Day 10
“Let not a delay in the timing of a gift [response to your prayers] – despite persistence and firm continuance in making du’a – be a cause of despair. For Allāh has promised you a response, “Call upon Me and I will respond to you” (40:60) – in the time that Allāh chooses and not you. For He knows what is better for you than you do. Allāh has guaranteed you a response in the time that Allāh chooses, not in the time of your choice.
An author writes, “Sometimes Allāh gives while depriving you, and sometimes Allāh deprives while giving to you.” Sometimes, Allāh’s withholding from you is, in reality, a form of giving.
Ḥaḍrat Mūsā عليه السلام made a du’ā to Allāh against Fir’aun and his followers (Qur’ān, 10:88) which got answered 40 years later. Not straight away. Why? Because Allāh has perfect timing and only Allāh knows best when that is.
Maybe Allāh is delaying a response to your prayers because Allāh loves to hear your voice whilst calling out to Him.
Maybe Allāh is delaying a response because Allāh wants you to reach a certain status in Jannah which you can’t achieve just by your deeds so Allāh is testing you in different ways so you may become successful.
Patience and avoiding hastiness befits the servant. Do not lose hope in your du’ās as they are a weapon of a believer.
The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ has said: “The du’ā of any one of you will be answered so long as he is not impatient and says, ‘I made du’ā but it was not answered.” [Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim]
Allāh has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and faith, but it’s worth the wait.