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Reliving the Duas of Sayyiduna Ibraheem (alayhis salaam)

Reliving the Duas of Sayyiduna Ibraheem (alayhis salaam)From whichever angle we study the life and legacy of Ibraheem (alayhis salaam) we find he was an embodiment of perseverence, humility, steadfastness and unflinching submission to his Creator.

From whichever angle we study the life and legacy of Ibraheem (alayhis salaam) we find he was an embodiment of perseverence, humility, steadfastness and unflinching submission to his Creator. So deep and riveting are the lessons of Ibraheem that many thousands of years on, his great achievements and sacrifices, are universally revised and his legacy is globally revered.

Regardless of the nature and dept of the challenges and examinations placed before him, Ibraheem came through with flying colours on every occassion. His achievements are well recorded in the Quran and are a  living testimony to what can be achieved with true faith and submission. However, Ibraheem (alayhis salaam) remained humble and attributed every one of his services and achievements to Allah Ta’ala and constantly prayed and made dua for acceptance. At no point did he ever regard his efforts to be significant or worthy of acceptance. He never believed that it was his greatness or intellect that made him successful. This is very evident in the duas of Ibraheem (alayhis salaam).

When he was blessed with a progeny  in old age at a time when he was physically beyond such an expectation he reverted to gratitude in prayer :

"Praise be to Allah, Who has granted unto me in old age Ismaeel and Ishaaq: for truly my Lord is the Hearer of Prayer!

When he completed the reconstruction of the Ka’bah with his son he instantly turned to Allah in dua:

And remember Ibraheem and Ismaeel raised the foundations of the Kabah (with this prayer): "Our Creator! Accept (this service) from us for You are the All-Hearing, the All-knowing. "Our Creator! make us Muslims, bowing to your Will, and of our progeny a people truly submitting, bowing to Your Will; and show us our place for the execution of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for You are Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. (S 2 V 127,128)

When he left his wife and son in the uncultivated barren valley of Makkah knowing well there as no human source for survival, he placed his trust in Allah and resorted to dua :

"Our Lord, I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by your Sacred House; so that they may establish regular prayer - so incline the hearts of some (loving) people towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks. (S 14 V 37)

His Dua for his city, for himself, his progeny

"O my Lord! make this City one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols."O my Lord! they have indeed led astray many among mankind; He then who follows my (ways) is of me, and he that disobeys me, - but Thou art indeed Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful. (S 14 V35, 36)

In these and other such duas, whenever Ibraheem (alayhi salaam) faced a challenge he resorted promptly and fervently  to dua and pleading to Allah to assist him in his moment of need.With all his achievements he never placed any hope of salvation in his efforts, rather his pela and cry was alaways to his Creator.

Today when we celebrate the great legacy of Ibraheem (alayhis salaam) let us ponder over his humility and the manner in which he turned to Allah in dua everytime he was in adversity. Indeed, salvation and success lies only in turning to none other than Allah Alone.

Let us endeavour to relive a glimpse of the humble duas and legacy of Ibraheem (alayhis salaam) in our own lives.

Darul Ihsan

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