19 February 2014 CE | 17 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Asking Allah is Worship

An-Numan ibn Bashir (radi Allahu anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘Supplication is worship itself.’ Then he recited the Ayah, ‘And your Lord has said, Call on Me – I will answer you. Surely those who are too arrogant to worship Me will enter Hell in humiliation.’” [An-Nawawi, al-Adhkar]

Praise be to Allah, the Most Mighty, Who has boundless generosity and endless mercy. He has made the servant’s supplication for the fulfillment of his needs and the accomplishment of his endeavours a rewardable act of worship.

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has commanded us to ask Him for whatever we need and has promised to respond to us when we do so. He (subhana wa ta’ala) says: “Call on Me – I will answer you.” [Quran: Surah Al-Ghafir, Ayat 60]

Do not ask the son of Adam to fulfill a need,
Ask Him Whose gates are never concealed.
Allah is wrathful when you do not ask Him,
While the son of Adam is angered if you ask Him. [The Purification of the Soul]

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