Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of prayer to Allah in English for guidance? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are some important things about prayer to Allah in English for guidance which I will explain in this article. Some of the important things I mean are as follows:
- Why Should You Say a Prayer to Allah for Guidance?
- Is Prayer to Allah for Guidance Accepted?
- Prayer to Allah in English for Guidance; 3 Prayers for Guidance You Should Memorize.
a. The First Prayer to Allah for Guidance.
b. The Second Prayer to Allah for Guidance.
c. The Third Prayer to Allah for Guidance.
Why Should You Say a Prayer to Allah for Guidance?
The first important thing about prayer to Allah in English for guidance that I will explain now is “why should you say a prayer to Allah for guidance?”. I want you to understand that first because that is one of the basic questions in this discussion that must be well understood.
Everyone wants guidance. In general, guidance is one of the reasons a person understands and is safe. But unfortunately, guidance cannot be obtained easily. Generally, before a person gets guidance, he or she has done several things to get guidance.
Islam strongly encourages Muslims to say a prayer to Allah if they want something. Likewise, if we need guidance. Allah says:
وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُوْنِيْٓ اَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۗاِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ يَسْتَكْبِرُوْنَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِيْ سَيَدْخُلُوْنَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِيْنَ ࣖ
And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible. (Ghafir : 60).
Islamic teachings explain that prayer to Allah is one of the best acts of worship. We can find an explanation of that in the hadith below:
عَنِ النُّعْمَانَ بْنِ بَشِيْرٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : إِنَّ الدُّعَاءَ هُوَ العِبَادَةُ
From Nukman bin Basyir radliyallahu anhuma, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Verily prayer is worship.”
Now, if you ask me, “why should you say a prayer to Allah for guidance?”, the answer is because praying to Allah is one way to get guidance. I say this because seeking guidance without prayer to God is not enough.
That’s a brief explanation of “why should you say a prayer to Allah for guidance?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Is Prayer to Allah for Guidance Accepted?
The second important thing about prayer to Allah in English for guidance which I will explain now is “is prayer to Allah for guidance accepted?”. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important questions about prayer to Allah for guidance that must be well understood.
Before I give you the answer to the question (is prayer to Allah for guidance accepted?), I will quote two hadiths about praying to Allah. The two hadiths I am referring to are as follows:
مَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ يَدْعُو بِدُعَاءٍ إِلاَّ آتَاهُ اللَّهُ مَا سَأَلَ أَوْ كَفَّ عَنْهُ مِنَ السُّوءِ مِثْلَهُ، مَا لَمْ يَدْعُ بِإِثْمٍ أَوْ قَطِيعَةِ رَحِمٍ
There is no one who prays with a prayer except that Allah will grant what he asks for or turn him away from a similar evil, as long as he does not pray that contains a sin or severance of ties of kinship.
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا ، حِيْنَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الآخِرِ يَقُوْلُ : مَنْ يَدْعُوْنِيْ فَأَسْتَجِيْبُ لَهُ , مَنْ يَسْأَلُنِيْ فَأُعْطِيْهِ , مَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِيْ فَأَغْفِرُ لَهُ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Our Lord (Allah) the Most Holy and Exalted descends into the world’s sky every night, when the last third of the night remains. He said, “Whoever prays to Me, I will surely answer. Whoever asks of me, I will surely give. Whoever begs me for forgiveness, I will surely forgive him.”
All readers! The two hadiths above explain that Allah grants the prayer of someone who prays at that time. He granted the request of someone who asked at that time. He forgives the sins of those who ask Him for forgiveness at that time.
So, if you ask me, “is prayer to Allah for guidance accepted?”, the answer is “Yes. If we pray to Allah earnestly and correctly.”
That is a brief explanation of “is prayer to Allah for guidance accepted?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.