Archive for February, 2008

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Know what it is that you want

February 4, 2008

There was once a blind and cripple beggar. Everyday he beseeched Allah Most High to answer his prayer. One day, the Lord answered his prayer with the proviso that he make just one quick prayer.

He asked Allah to grant him the wish of standing on the balcony of his palace, sipping a cool drink from his glass, whilst gazing smilingly down at his grand-children playing happily below in the courtyard.

One short dua indeed, but all encompassing. He asked for his sight to be returned, his legs to be cured. He asked for wealth, longevity, a partner, children and grand-children as well as happiness and security all in one.

It pays to know what you want and how to ask for it. May Allah grant us the knowledge of what we want and the wisdom of how to ask for it. Ameen.

(source unknown – retold Yunous Vagh)