Why Does It Seem That Allah Never Answers My Prayers?
  • Question:

    I try to have taqwa, I try to do tawba regularly. Shaytan might put thoughts in my head like “why do you still try to get these promised benefits when Allah rejected and ignored you so many times” or “why should you even believe this religion to be truth when you’ve done things to get the promised benefits and they are not even true, they don’t work, these are all just bogus lies”. Please offer some advice or insight into this matter.

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Fear and Prayer

    Allah says, “Whoever has fear (taqwa) of Allah, He will give him a way out” (Quran 65:2) and says, “Call on me I will respond” (Quran 40:60). We believe this to be true and thus if you have fear of Allah and you call on Him, He will give you a way out and will answer your prayers. The thing is, how and when will that be? We are told He will answer us, but we are not told that He will show us how that will occur or when.

    How a Prayer May be Answered

    You may be spared many tribulations in your life due to a supplication. Imagine you were on the highway and there was something that could have caused a serious accident but it passed you by without you ever knowing it was headed your way. It was a prayer that you made, or leaving a sin that saved you. If you had been hit, you may have had serious financial problems or health problems. All that passed you by but you didn’t see how your prayer was the answer.

    Be Firm

    Stay firm in your practice of the faith and in your supplication. Do not give into the shaytan and despair from what Allah can do for you. If you are experiencing hardship, this is the time that the shaytan will try to make you slip by having you question the Power of Allah and His Justice.

    Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour

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