Often times when we ask Allah for something, we expect to receive it right away. And when that thing that we prayed for doesn’t materialise right away, we begin to lose faith. We think that Allah has ignored us. What we forget is to have patience.
In a world of instant messages and instant noodles, we’re so used to get everything we ask for instantly. But Allah doesn’t work that way. If you pray and ask Him for something, doesn’t mean that you will get it right away.
There are reasons why you may not get what you want. Perhaps you are being tested. Perhaps the thing that you are asking for isn’t good for you. Perhaps it is coming later. Perhaps it is coming in another form. You don’t know. So don’t give up. Just have patience.
We don’t know why Allah has not answered our particular requests at the time we ask. We don’t know what He has planned for us; perhaps it is better than what we have asked for. We cannot question His reasons. He knows best.
So pray to Allah and ask Him for all that you desire. But do not expect to receive it right away. And do not think He didn’t hear you. Just wait. Have faith. Have patience.
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