Assalamualaikum wbt. Many thanks to Allah SWT ,The God who created us, The One and Only God where there is no God except Him. I bear witness that there is no God except Allah SWT and I bear witness that Muhammad SAW is His servant and His prophet.
Supplication or in other words "Du'a", it is an act of worshipping the God and praising Him as to put Him in the highest authority in our lives as His servant. Allah SWT has created us for worshipping Him only. It is He that sustains us, provides us for all our needs in abundance, guides us to a way that is straight, shows us light in the darkest hour, is closer to us than our very own soul is. He it is that gave us life, will cause us to die and will raise us again in the day of resurrection.
His mercy encompasses the whole creation, from the atom to the biggest galaxy. He is the most merciful of those who show mercy. He does not need any of His creation rather the whole creation needs Him. Praise belongs to Allah SWT, for had He withheld from us the knowledge to praise Him for His uninterrupted kindnesses, we would have moved about in His kindnesses without praising Him and would be ones that are lost in darkness.
Everytime after we submit ourselves to our daily prayers, we will then supplicate, starting by praising Allah SWT, praying for Him to bless our prophet Muhammad SAW and His family as well as His followers, then asking Him for forgiveness for all our sins and our parents who had been taking care of us,enduring every hardship and patience since we were born.
In the Holy Quran, Surah Baqarah Ayah 186.....What a beautiful Ayah, Allah SWT says "When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (with his knowledge): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me."
The prophet SAW asked from God for everything even a shoe lace. Why did He asked Allah for a shoe lace? It is such a small thing to ask. We would think it is silly. If it is up to us, we will probably just go through our day without thinking much over such a small thing and maybe just hoping silently that suddenly a shoe lace will pop out from somewhere sooner or later but not him. Not out beloved prophet SAW. If we think about this story deeply, it actually wants to tell us about the importance of supplication in every thing we do, as it is the act of humbly knowing that the God, Allah SWT himself is in charge of everything in our lives from the smallest thing to the biggest event that could happen. Allah loves when we make du'a and ask him for His help and He will be gladly provide us to our hearts content.
Allah is The Almighty, we as His servants are in need of Him but He is self sufficient. He will not lose anything and He will still be Great as ever without our presence. So, make du'a. Do not feel tired and give up hope as the muslims greatest weapon is prayers. Believe of its strength and keep on asking Allah SWT to provide our needs not during difficult time only but during comfort too, because we will not know when the time of distress will dawn upon us. Also, put your trust and faith to the highest level when making du'a so that He knows that you are putting all your hope in only Him when making your prayers.As long as we do not ask for anything sinful or breaking ties of kinship, insyaAllah, He will grant you anything you want in your lives.
The Prophet Muhammad PBUH said: "Whosoever desires that Allah answers his duas in unfavourable and difficult conditions, he should make plentiful dua in days of ease and comfort."
Okay, that's all for me now. May this entry benefit you guys alot. Till then, Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi taala wabarakatuh.