Archives – Words on occasions: 3- The Word Stated by Dr. Muhammad Rateb Al Nabulsi Along with Dr. Umar Abdul Kafi for Al-Quds people in Their Hardship.

2021-04-10

Dr. Umar Abdul Kafi
We want your eminence to support our sons and daughters of the people of Al-Quds by making Du'a to (invoking) Allah the Almighty for them, given Du'a (invocation) is what we are capable of. We invoke Allah to make their foothold firm, to grant them support and to force out the plotting of plotters. Would you please make Du'a to Allah, may Allah bless you.
Dr. Mohammad Rateb Al Nabulsi
Sir, there are oppressive forces on earth, there are tyrannical acts and other aggressive acts, and we spend an hour while mentioning the many other forces and acts that exist. Yet, Allah the Almighty exists:

﴾He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and then Istawa (rose over) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). He knows what goes into the earth and what comes forth from it, what descends from the heaven and what ascends thereto. And He is with you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever you may be. And Allah is the All-Seer of what you do.﴿

[Al-Hadid, 4] 

﴾ And He is with you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever you may be.﴿

[Al-Hadid, 4] 

﴾And your Lord said: "Invoke Me, [i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic Monotheism)] (and ask Me for anything) I will respond to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness, (Islamic Monotheism)] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!"﴿

[Ghafir, 60] 

﴾(And ask Me for anything) I will respond to your (invocation). ﴿

[Ghafir, 60] 

There are about ten Ayaat which include the word "say".

﴾They ask you (O Muhammad PBUH) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: "In them is a great sin, and (some) benefit for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit." And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: "That which is beyond your needs." Thus Allah makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought."﴿

[Al-Baqarah, 219] 

﴾They ask you (O Muhammad PBUH) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: "In them is a great sin,﴿

There are ten Ayaat in which Allah the Almighty mentiones the word "say" between the question and the Divine Answer, except for one Ayah:

﴾And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad PBUH) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.﴿

[Al-Baqarah, 186] 

﴾And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad PBUH) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor).﴿

Nothing prevents a person from talking to Allah and invoking Him. Du'a is an act of worship unto itself; moreover, there are so many positive meanings included in Du'a: Making Du'a to Allah means that the supplicant believes in Allah's Existence, Oneness, and Mercy and in Allah's love to him, hence:

(Abu Hurairah reported Allah's Messenger as saying, "Allah will be angry with those who do not make requests from Him.")

[Al- Jame' As–Sagheer, on the authority of Abi Hurairah]

(Anas reported Allah's Messenger as saying, "Let one of you ask his Lord for all that he needs, even for the thong of his sandal when it is cut.")

Du'a is an act of worship, and better yet, it is the head of worshipping Allah.

O Allah, grant victory to our noble brothers in Palestine and everywhere else, and support them with power from You, O Allah The Most Merciful of those who show mercy. We are Your slaves and the offspring of Your slaves, our destiny is in Your Hand O Lord. You are Just and Mercy. 

Indeed there is profound wisdom if it is disclosed, we will believe more, and if it is not disclosed, we will remain patient, and praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.

Dr. Umar Abdul Kafi

O Allah, our Lord! Grant peace and blessings to Sayyidina Muhammad upon his Family and his Companions. O Allah accept our Du'a.

Thank you Dr. Rateb, and may Allah bless you and honor you. May Allah accept your Du'a that is made from the heart. May Allah bless you and endow upon you health and wellbeing.

May Allah reward you, and we leave you in Allah's Care.