Congregants told to be humble when practicing doa
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
MUSLIMS were reminded to supplicate more often and be mindful of their character should they need to call upon Allah SWT.
During yesterday’s Friday sermon, imams urged Muslims not to be arrogant in supplicating to Allah SWT as it could land them in hellfire in a state of disgrace.
“As Muslims, we can’t evade asking for assistance from Allah SWT, for example, by supplicating. The doa or supplication is a method for us servants to have a monologue with Allah SWT. The doa is a servant’s request or appeal to his Creator. We ask from Allah SWT for everything because only Allah SWT has power and determines everything,” said the imams.
They said there is nothing to lose should one supplicate, but instead, there is much to gain.
“A doa may bring about the extraordinary, especially if it is made by certain people whose supplications are usually quickly answered.
“Usually, if we want something from someone, we will observe good manners and etiquette. It should be more so when we are asking for something from Allah SWT,” said the imams.
Among the things that should be observed are ablution, facing the qiblat and to begin and end by praising the names of Allah SWT while reciting the salawat and greeting upon Prophet Muhammad SAW.
“It is also recommended that we lower our voice and supplicate gently, raise our hands in humility and be in khusyu’ or full concentration as well as fear so that the heart is sincere when supplicating and be confident that Allah SWT will answer our doa,” said the imams.
Should one’s doa seem unanswered, the imams advised such individuals not to lose hope and to continue supplicating, adding that they shouldn’t be in haste for the doa to be answered quickly.
“Verily, it is only to Allah SWT that we turn to and supplicate when a misfortune befalls us. By doing so, we will most certainly feel calm and at peace, and our burden will feel lighter. This is the best way and method of solving a problem for Muslims facing any form of trouble or misfortune that has befallen them,” said the imams.
In ending the sermon, the imams reminded their congregations to practice self-reflection and quoted verse 16 of Surah Qaf, which translates: “We verily created man and We know what his soul whispers to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.”
The Brunei Times