DON'T MAKE DUA LIKE THE DEVIL

The fact that Adam (alayhis-salam) made dua to Allah (subhanahu wata'ala) immediately when he realized that he made a mistake. Adam immediately made dua, when he ate from the tree and his nakedness became apparent to him and he began to cover himself with the leaves of the tree, immediately he realized he made a mistake instantaneously! and he made a Dua, right here & there. What did He say? ''Oh my lord, I have wronged, we have wronged ourselves and if you don't forgive us and you don't have mercy on us then, of a surety, we will be of those who are lost!

The signs of a believer. The signs of a true follower of Adam not just a descendant of Adam but a follower of Adam, all of us are descendants of Adam but some of us choose to follow the methodology of the Prophet Adam, of the sign of the prophetic methodology. You make Dua immediately when there is a need.  You don't delay it. When you commit a sin, when you need anything worldly or religious or spiritual you make the dua right then and there.

Compare this to iblis... Allah tells him to prostrate: He says no I'm not going to. I'm not going to prostrate! I am better than him' This is Jahiliyyah (ignorance). This is racism 'I'm better than him' because I have a better creation material than you do, my skin colour is better, my ethnicity is better, my language is better, We still have the same satanic racism present amongst Muslims to this day. The same satanic racism ''I am better than so-and-so because of where I'm from, because of the color of my skin etc etc'' so iblis says I am better than him, I'm not gonna prostrate so Allah curses him until the day of Judgement.

Allah tells him to leave and iblis in his arrogance refuses, refuses till the very last second until he realizes he has no other alternative and he sees this curse and he realizes he shall forever be cursed so then iblis is forced to make a Dua, unlike Adam (AS)... Adam makes the Dua coming from him. Adam makes Dua instantaneously! iblis... he only makes Dua when all other opportunities are closed, when everything else is shut off and he sees now there's nothing else for me, well let me try making Dua and so iblis also makes Dua.

What is the Dua that iblis makes? iblis says: 'Oh Allah, O My Rabb, allow me to live until the day of judgment, let me live until the day of judgement and so right from the get-go we learn a fundamental difference between Adam (AS) and iblis. Adam (AS) has a continual link with Allah. He is always making Dua. iblis? this was the only time he ever made Dua. he never made dua after, this the only time! because he's gotten his need.

Adam (AS), when he came down to this earth, we know he was a prophet, a righteous man, he continued to worship, he continued to pray, he continued to make Dua so the sign of a believer is constant Dua. When you ask man for more and more he becomes angry at you but when you ask Allah for more and more he loves you. I repeat the more you ask of your fellow man the more irritated he becomes at you and you don't ask your friends too much because then they won't be your friends for too long but as for Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'la) the more you ask Allah the more Allah loves you why because the relationship between Allah and his servant is one of servitude. is that not correct?

What is our relationship between ourselves and Allah? it is one of servitude. What is the servant need? everything from the master? What is the servant require? what doesn't he require! He requires everything not just his clothes, his foot, the air that we breathe Allah gives it to us, the life that we have Allah gives it to us so how can the servant feel arrogant against Allah?

How can the servant say I can't ask Allah this? who else are you going to ask? where else are you going to get it from? A sign of Iman is to recognize that everything that you need will only come from Allah and once you recognize that who else are you going to ask other than Allah and therefore making Dua is a characteristic of faith, is a characteristic of Iman. What Allah says in Quran: ''Your Lord has commanded you, make dua to Me & I will respond to you'' This is a command from Allah, made Dua I will respond to you.

Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: ''verily, Allah (subhanahu wa'ta'ala) is angry at the person who does not ask him. Allah is angry at such a person because he is showing arrogance. He is showing a sense of superiority and how can (Nauzibillah) any created being show an iota of pride, show an atom's weight of superiority against the Divine. how is this even possible! so the believer is ever making Dua. The believer is making dua for each and every need of his. The believer is always engaged. Dua is a conversation with Allah. Dua is our conversation with Allah and therefore the one whose Iman is high is forever having a conversation.

(May Allah protect us)
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