On this third blessed day of Ramadan, Abdul Malik Ahmad from Native Deen shares a reflection on an ayah from the second juz. Subscribe to the series to receive the video of this reflection along with the other daily reflections each morning.
The second juz. There’s so many beautiful verses in the second juz but there’s one that stands out that really affects me and I’ve actually written songs about this particular verse. And it’s where Allah (SWT) says,
When My servants ask you about Me, say that I am near. I respond to the call of one who calls, whenever he calls to Me: let them, then, respond to Me, and believe in Me, so that they may be rightly guided.
Perhaps Allah is answering your duaa in a way you weren’t expecting. Allah (SWT) says, “I answer every duaa.” While you ask from Allah, remember that there are different ways that He can answer your prayer.
He can answer it directly, but maybe not exactly when you want it. He’ll put it in the best time for you, because He sees that which you cannot see. Allah (SWT) may also answer your duaa by having something else happen or detering some type of calamity that was supposed to hit you, but because of your duaa, Allah (SWT) moved it away. There’s a video online that shows all these near misses where a car is coming and almost hits a person, and you think, man. That person must have done a duaa that didn’t get answered, and Allah (SWT) made that car just nearly miss that person.
Allah (SWT) says that no matter what, He will answer your prayer, and that is something we have to remember. There are certain times Allah answers your prayers more than others, and one of those times is Ramadan. When we make extra prayers in Ramadan, Allah (SWT) says He will give us more blessings and answer our prayers and be more apt to answer our duaa.
Let’s make more duaa during Ramadan and try to remember Allah (SWT) and continue reading those verses insha Allah.