We muslims pray to Allah five times a day, and every time it is awaited from us that we make supplication to Allah after every prayer. When we make these supplications we hope for their acceptation. Though sometimes some people may become hasty or depressed that they stop supplicating Allah. The sign of a true believer is that he asks/supplicate a lot to Allah, he asks/supplicate Allah for everything, be it anything.
Allah is near us. We should never lose hope in Him. In ayat 186 in surah Baqarah Allah says:
“And when My servant ask you (O Muhammad pbuh concerning Me, then answer), 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 lead aright”.
Allah hears us. Imam Ahmed has reported that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has said:
” Allah the Exalted said: “I am as My servant thinks of Me and I am with him whenever he invokes Me”.
Allah accepts our supplications. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has said:
” No muslim supplicate to Allah with an invocation that does not involve sin or cutting the relations of the womb, but Allah will grant him one of the three things. He will either hasten the response to his supplication, save it for him until the Hereafter or would turn an equivalent amount of evil away from him. They said: “What if we were to recite more supplication? He (pbuh) said: “there is more with Allah”.
The supplications are answered as long as we are not hasty. Muslim recorded that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
” The supplication of the servant will be accepted as long as he does not supplicate for what includes sin, or cutting the relations of the womb, and as long as he does not become hasty. He (pbuh) was asked: “O Messenger of Allah! How does one become hasty? He (pbuh) said: ” He says `I supplicated and supplicated, but I do not see that my supplication is being accepted from me`. He thus looses interest and abandons supplicating (to Allah).
Three supplications are not rejected. Abu Hurayra narrated that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
” Three persons will not have their supplications rejected: the just ruler, the fasting until breaking the fast, and the supplication of the oppressed person, for Allah raises it above the clouds on the Day of Resurrection, and the doors of heaven will be opened for it, and Allah says: “By My Grace! I will certainly grant it for you, even if after a while”.
May Allah accept our efforts to become better muslims, and may Allah accept our prayers, Ameen summa ameen.
-Extracts taken from Tafsir Ibn Kathir-