Divine Wisdom: The passage, “I am indeed near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me.” QN2:186 reminds those who think God will be offended if they keep asking for what others may consider to be too much that, just as Prophet Ibrahim (a.s), who is described as representing ‘primordial man in universal surrender to the Divine Reality’, kept turning to God at every opportunity, asking Him for righteousness, guidance, favour, generational blessings et al and God granted his prayers in abundance and even beyond his expectations; and promised him to be a father of all Nations. Ma Shaa Allah! When we pray, rather than make our requests reasonable and practical, God wants us to ask largely and abundantly.

In other words, when it comes to prayer, we should never limit our asking capacity.

So let the knowledge that:
1) Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) played a prominent role as an example of ‘pure faith’
2)As a result of his unwavering faith, he was promised to be a father to all the nations of the world; and
3) He who is willing to give us ‘the nations as our inheritance’, will surely save our loved ones, heal our bodies and give us all the things that we have been praying for;
Teach you, more than anything else in this new year, particularly as we thank God it’s Friday, to learn to enlarge your asking capacity!

Pray with me: Our Lord, in You, do we put our trust and to You do we turn, and towards You is the final return. Our Lord, make us not a trial for those who disbelieve and forgive us, our Lord for You are The Mighty, The Wise. QN60:6-7.

Good morning. Jumah Mubarak and a blessed weekend ahead!

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