Every human must have many hopes. Sometimes, we are difficult or we cannot achieve those hopes.
Because everything all of us are gifts from Allah SWT. If we work hard, but Allah SWT does not want to grant it, then that hope will never come true.
We have to pray and do ikhtiar everyday, so Allah SWT will grant our hopes. But if we only pray without ikhtiar, it will be wasteful, and if we only do ikhtiar without praying, it means arrogant. Need to know that praying is one of Allah SWT commands to His servants.
Allah SWT said :
“And your Lord says, “Call upon Me : I will respond to you.” Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible.” (Q.S. Al-Mumin : 60)
The Prophet Muhammad saw said :
“No one pray to Allah with a dua, except it is granted by Him and he get one of three things, they are his dua is granted quickly in the world, it is saved for him until he is in the Hereafter, or it is changed by preventing him from disaster.” (Narrated by Ath-Thabrani)
Allah will grant our dua, but He have His own plan for His servants. He is more know what His servants need. Because of that, we have to notice the manner of dua. So, our dua will be accepted by Allah SWT.
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10 Prayers Hope to Get Your Hope Accepted
Here are prayers that can be offered to Allah SWT, check them out :
- Read Surah Al-Fatihah
Surah Al-Fatihah is “Ummul Kitab” or the main of Al-Qur’an. Surah Al-Fatihah must be read when we do salat. The fifth verse of Surah Al-Fatihah is : [AdSense-B]
“Iyyakana’budu wa iyyakansta’in.”
“It is You we worship and You we ask for help.” (Q.S Al-Fatihah : 5)
The point of verse above is we admit that we only ask for help to Allah SWT and we hope His help to finish our problems.
By reading surah Al-Fatihah, hopefully our prayers will be granted quickly, as the point from the fifth of Surah Al-Fatihah above.
- Read Surah Al-Ikhlas
[AdSense-A] Surah Al-Ikhlas is the 112th of Surah in Al-Qur’an. It has only four verses and it explains about the Oneness of Allah SWT.
It also has some advantages such as reading this surah is as same as reading the third of Al-Qur’an, the asbab of entering Heaven, and the asbab of forgiveness sins. Reading this surah can also help our prayers to be granted by Allah SWT.
A hadith said :
“Indeed Rasulullah saw heard someone said : “O Allah, indeed I ask for You, that I testify. Indeed You (is) Allah who there is no haq Ilah to be worshiped except You the Almighty, who hang on (You) everything, who does not birth and also not begotten, and no one who is same with You,” then Rasulullah saw said :
“Indeed you have asked for Allah with His name, if He is asked with it (shall certainly) gives, and if He is called with it, (shall certainly) grant it.” (Narrated by Abu Daud)
- Read Hajat Prayer
So many prayer that have been taught by the Prophet Muhammad saw to us. So we can do everything by asking help to Allah SWT.
As well as, if we have a hajat, we are recommended to do Hajat prayer and pray. Here is Hajat prayer that we have to read :
“Laa illaha illallahul haliimul kariimu subhanallahi robbil ‘arsyil “azim. Alhamdulillahi robbil ‘alamin.
As ‘aluka muujibaari rohmatika wa ‘azaimaa maghfirotika wal ghoniimata min kulli birri wassalaamta min kulli itsmin laa tada’ lii dzamban illa ghafartahu walaa hamman illa farojhtahu walaa haajatan hiya laka ridhon illa qodhoitahaa yaa arhamar roohimin.”
“There is no God but Allah the Clement and Wise. There is no God but Allah the High and Mighty. Glory be to Allah, Lord of the Tremendous Throne. All praise is to Allah, Lord of the worlds,
I ask You (O Allah) everything that leads to Your mercy, and Your tremendous forgiveness, enrichment in all good and freedom from all sin.
Do not leave a sin of mine (O Allah), except that You forgive it, nor any concern except that you create for it an opening, nor any need in which there is you good pleasure except that you fulfill it, O Most Merciful!”
- Read Surah Al-Baqarah : 285 – 286
These are the last verses in Surah Al-Baqarah. Those are usually read after the Throne verse when we have a wish.
From Abu Mas’ud Al Badri Ra., The Prophet Muhammad saw said :
“Whoever read the two last verses of Surah Al-Baqarah at night, then he will be given sufficiency.” (Narrated by Bukhrai Muslim)
- Multiply Dhikr
Dhikr is remembering Allah SWT. By multiplying dhikr, then we will be often remembered by Allah.
Besides that, if we often remember Allah, then we can be more save from vices that can hinder our prayers to be granted by Allah SWT. You may also read importance of dhikr in Islam and virtues of dhikr.
- Multiply Istighfar
Reading Istighfar can get us out from every difficultness. The Prophet Muhammad saw said :
“Whoever multiply Istighfar, Allah will allay his difficultness, give way out from his every difficultness, and give rizq unexpectedly.” (Narrated by Abu Daud and Nasa’i)
See also : Importance of Istighfar
- Read The Throne Verse (Al-Baqarah : 255)
The Throne verse is the 255th in Surah Al-Baqarah. It is mentioned as The Throne verse because its content explains about the dignity of Allah SWT and cover the greatest name of Allah SWT, Al Hayyu and Al Qayyum.
Because of that, this verse is also called as the greatest verse in Al-Qur’an. That virtue give us more value when we have a hope and read this verse.
- Read Asmaul Husna
Asmaul Husna is the names of Allah SWT. It contains 99 names of Allah SWT. There are some benefits if we read Asmaul Husna such as we get goodness, His blessing and His help. Our prayers will be granted by Him, too.
Allah SWt said :
“And Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing.” (Q.S. Al-A’raf : 180)
See also : The secret power of Asmaul Husna
- Read Shalawat
Shalawat to the Prophet Muhammad saw is a honor to him. Even Allah SWT and His angels do shalawat for him. Besides that, shalawat can be asbab our prayers to be granted by Allah SWT.
Umar bin Khattab Ra. said : “I heard that that prayer is hold between sky and world, it cannot go up, so it is read shalawat upon the Prophet Muhammad saw.” (Narrated by Tirmidzi)
See also : Importance of reciting salawat in Islam
- Read Surah Yasin
Rightly, a body has a heart, so does Al-Qur’an. The heart of Al-Qur’an is surah Yasin. There are many virtues of surah Yasin, such as forgiving sins.
By forgiving sins, our selves will be cleaner, so our prayers can be granted quickly. You may also read virtues of reading surah Yasin in the morning.
The Prophet Muhammad saw, said :
“Whoever read surah Yasin in the beginning of the afternoon and advance it in front of his hajat, then that hajat will be fulfilled.” (Narrated by Absy Syaikhi from Abi Hurairah Ra.)