“Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi)”
Allah is great. No matter what you ask of Allah, He never fails to respond and give that to you. All loves to give those who ask. He responds to the calls of everyone.
Allah’s love for His servants can be beautifully summarized in the following Hadith, “Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi)”. Another Hadith that talks about the greatness of Dua:
Abu Hurairah narrates from the Prophet (Peace be upon him), “In the court of Allah, there is no greater thing than Duaa” (Ibn Majah).
The benefits of Dua include:
1. Arrogance is erased.
Those who make constant dua to Allah aza wa jal, accept their powerlessness and might of Allah. He is more humbled and the arrogance is washed away from him.
2. The Dua gets fulfilled.
You get what you ask for. We are in constant need of blessings and mercy from Allah tala. Sometimes dua may not get accepted instantly but after a certain period of time but that does not mean Allah tala doesn’t listen. Also, we may get better than what we asked for.
Jabir narrates from the Prophet (Peace be upon him) , “Whoever does duaa to Allah, Allah fulfills his seeking or in exchange averts misfortune until the duaa is not related to sin or breaking some relation.” (Tirmidhi)
3. The doors of mercy are opened.
Abdullah bin Umar narrated that the Prophet said, “For whoever the door of Dua opened, for him the doors of mercy are opened…” (Tirmidhi)-
4. It can change the destiny.
Dua has the power to change the destiny of an individual. If you want something, simply make dua to the creator of heave n and earth.
Salman Farsi narrated that the Prophet said, “Dua turns away destiny and good deeds lengthen age” . (Tirmidhi)
And Allah knows best.
May Allah accept all the duas of the believers.