Students love to delay assignments, quizzes and projects and thought that if whole of the class raise a single request of delay then it will surely delay the task. I used to make and listen such requests throughout my academic career. But reply of Sir Nazir ud Din Akbar to our request km shouting for task delay is worth pondering.
He said “You people don’t know how to ensure your request approval. The art of request is to praise first and then pray i.e. to present the case. Didn’t you ponder upon the beauty of Surah e Fateha, Allah Almighty make you people learn from the very beginning the art of praying i.e. first make your Lord happy and then ask for a favour- Ahdy nas sirat al mustaqeem”
Yesterday sameen javed and nosheen sajida discussed beautiful duas in the wedding ceremony of our beloved yusra kanwal, sameen added that one should first recite surah fateha and then drood shareef (pbuh) before and after our request.
We should learn from the approved duas of All Prophets (A.S), duas which ensured us the approval if our request is valid.
May Allah Almighty accept our prayers and make us pray in a way He likes. amen