The following hadith always brings tears to my eyes and reminds me of how much I need to seek Allah’s Mercy, and Forgiveness, and I must always praise Him and be thankful to Him alone for everything!
The Hadith is about Suratul Al Fatihah and how Allah (SWT) answers our call. This shows us the importance of developing Khushoo in our Salah so that we are focused, humbled, and submissive to our Creator.
We need to strive to treat each and every Salah as our opportunity to have a private conversation with Allah SWT. To have our time with Him, to speak directly to Him!
He responds. He responds. He responds.
We must always be humble and remember that Allah is Greater than anything else!
Abu Hurairah (RA) said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) declare that Allah SWT had said about Suratul Al Fatihah:
“I have divided the prayer into two halves between Me and My slave, and My slave will receive what he asks for. “
When the servant says: “Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds”,
“Alhamdulillahi rabb il-âlamîn”
Allah, the Most High says: “My slave has praised Me.”
When my servant says: “The Most Compassionate, the Merciful”
Allah, the Most High says: “ My slave has lauded Me.”
When my servant says: “Master of the Day of Judgment,
“Mâliki yawm id-dîn”
Allah SWT remarks, “My slave has glorified Me.”
When my servant says: “You alone we worship. You alone we seek guidance”
“Iyyâka na`budu wa iyyâka nasta`în”
Allah SWT says “This is between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for.
When my servant says “Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom You hast been Gracious, not of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray.”
“Ihdinâ s–sirât al-mustaqîm. Sirât al-ladhîna an`amta `alayhim ghayr il-maghdûbi `alayhim wa la d–dâlîn.”
Allah SWT says “This is for my slave, and My slave will receive what he asks for.”
Allah SWT responds to each and every supplicant! What more could we ask for?
“Then which of the Blessing of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny? (Suratul Ar-Rahman:13)
SubhanAllah Alhamdulillah Allahu Akbar!
Suratul Al Fatihah