Al-Mujeeb: Allah is the acceptor of supplications
One of the greatest names of Allah, ‘ Al-Mujeeb ‘ is meant to be the entity who responds to the call of the supplicant in any situation, anywhere. Verily, Allah, the Highest, accepts supplications. When the servant becomes His true servant and makes a valid prayer to Him, He responds to his call. And He is the One who instructed the servant to make Dua and also promised to accept Dua.
Allah, Al-Mujeeb responds to the call of all
Allah says: “Say: My Lord is near, He accepts supplication; (There is no doubt about it.)” (11:61)
He responds to the call of the helpless person. Allah says: “Who is it that responds to the call of the helpless when he calls and removes the distress? (27:62)
He who calls on Him by His name and attributes and supplicates to Him, He responds to his call. So, whoever calls Him out of captivity, arranges for his release. Whoever pleads with Him out of danger, He delivers him. Whoever seeks sustenance from the affliction of his poverty, He gives him affluence and security.
How many orphans have called him for their care, He has responded to their call, arranged for a guardian, and raised them. How many sick people have hoped for their recovery, then He has healed them. There are so many barren women who have begged Him for children, and He has given them children and honored them.
Instructions for Dua to Al-Mujeeb in the Quran and Hadith
In the Holy Qur’an, Allah says, “Pray to Me. I will answer your prayers.” (40:60)
The Arabic word ‘Dua’ means to call, invoke, pray, ask for something, and so on. Through Dua, the servant can easily surrender himself to Allah. Dua is a tool for the believers. The impossible can be made possible through this. Even as a result of Dua, fortune turns. The Prophet (SAW) said, “Nothing can change the decision of Allah except supplication.”
Dua is the root of all worship. Regarding the meaning of Dua, the Prophet (SAW) said, “The best form of worship is Dua.”
People get annoyed when you ask them for something. If you repeatedly ask, they will get angry. But if you do not ask Allah, Al-Mujeeb, Allah will be angry. He is happy if one asks again and again. The Prophet (SAW) said, “Whoever does not ask Allah for anything, Allah gets angry with him.”
The Prophet (SAW) said about the one who is lazy to make Dua, “The most unfortunate is the one who is lazy to make Dua.”
Allah is always ready to accept the prayers and supplications of His servants. In the Holy Qur’an, Allah says, “O Messenger! When my servant asks you about me, say- I am very close to the servant. And whenever he prays to me, I accept his prayer.” (2: 186)
Some conditions for accepting Dua
There are many conditions for accepting Dua. Below some important conditions are given-
1) If you pray for the sake of Allah alone, Allah will accept that supplication.
2) Halal earning of food and clothing is a must of the supplicant.
3) Praying according to the Sunnah. The Sunnah of Dua is to praise and glorify Allah and to start and end Dua by sending blessings on the Prophet (SAW). Praying with humility and not rushing to accept the supplication.
4) Praying with hope and fear. In this regard, Allah says, “and pray to Him with fear and hope; indeed Allah’s mercy is close to the virtuous.” (7: 56)
5) There should be no ulterior motive in the Dua and do not ask to sever the kinship relationship.
6) If possible, make ablution and make Dua facing the Kaaba acknowledging your sins and acknowledging Allah’s blessings.
Some special moments of accepting Dua
It is mentioned in the hadith that Allah accepts the supplication between Adhan and Iqamah, after the obligatory prayers, at the end part of the night, from Asr to Maghrib on Friday and during Iftar on the holy month of Ramadan. Besides, the Prophet (SAW) said, “If anyone wants his supplication to be accepted in times of distress, let him supplicate more and more even in the days of happiness.”