|Posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM|
Were it not for the fact that mankind makes du’aa (asking Allah for something) to Allah, Allah would not care about creation. This fact, in and of itself, is sufficient to make a person realize the importance of du’aa. Allah states in the Quran:
Say (O Muhammad): My Lordonly pays attention to you because of your du’aa to Him. But now you haveindeed rejected (Him), so the (torment) will be yours permanently. [Quran 25:77]
One of the authorities of the salaf (the early generation of the Muslims) said: “it has reached me that the meaning of this verse is: I have not created you because I have a need for you, I have only created you so that you may ask Me, so I will forgive you and give you what you ask” (Tafsir al-Qurtubi, 13/83)
Al-Shawkani writes in commentary of this verse: “Allah has made it clear in this verse that He is not in need of anyone’s worship, and that He has only commanded them so that they can benefit themselves. It is said, ‘I did not ab’a (the Arabic word used in the verse) someone’ meaning, ‘I did not care about him, nor does he hold any status with me’,…..so the meaning of the verse is, ‘Were it not for the fact that you make du’a to Him, He would not care about you.’” (Fath al-Qadir 3/121)
Al-Sa’di writes: “Allah has informed us that He neither cares, nor concerns Himself except with these people (the believers), and that, were it not for your du’aa to Him – the du’aa of worship and the du’aa of asking – then He would not care about you nor love you” (Taysir al-karimal-Mannan, p.537)
So only those people who make du’aa to Allah, are those whom Allah is concerned with.
Quoted from “Du'a the weapon of the believer” by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi with sligh modifications