المجيب

Al-Mujeeb (The Responder to Prayer)
This beautiful name of Allah came in the verse 61 of surah Hud. Its translation is:

61. And to Thamud [We sent] their brother Salih. He said, “O my people, worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him. He has produced you from the earth and settled you in it, so ask forgiveness of Him and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is near and responsive.”

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This name is a proof that Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala hears du’aa (Supplication) of the servants and accepts and answers their prayers. Allah doesn’t return a needy or beggar empty-handed. Allah encouraged us to supplicate to HIM. Even Allah gave du’aa the status of ibaadah (worship). So we must ask du’aa only from Allah because only Allah has the right to be worshiped. Also the fact is that none except Allah can provide our needs and no one other than Allah can solve our problems or make us successful to achieve our aims. All the creations including mankind are needy and fuqara (beggars) to Allah. We do make prayers for many things like eemaan (faith), guidance of the right path, sustenance, health, success in our good aims, also du’aa for our children, parents, relatives, and for the Ummah as well as for the whole humanity at large. We also pray for the forgiveness of our sins and protection from the Hell-Fire in the Hereafter. No matter how vast are our demands and supplications, Allah accepts our du’aa and fulfils our needs. This is a proof of the unique Power of Allah and the vastness of Allah’s treasures. Allah provides all of the creatures plus human beings plus the Jinn, but neither Allah becomes tired nor Allah’s treasures decrease in the least, Allaho Akbar!!!

There is a hadeeth Al-Qudsee in Muslim, which says:

“O MY Ibaad (servants, slaves), if all of you, the former and the latter, the humans and jinn stand up in a single plane / field and ask ME (for your needs), and I gave to all what they asked for, nothing will be reduced from MY Treasures just like the decrease in an ocean when a needle is immersed into it (then taken out)”!!!
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(Translation in my own words, may Allah forgive me, aameen)

One shouldn’t say,”O Allah forgive me if YOU want”. Rather he/she must pray with humbleness and must ask Allah to fulfil his/her need.

Allah said in the verse 186 of surah Al-Baqarah (its English translation is):

186. And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
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A unanimous hadeeth informs us saying, “Our Rabb Tabaarak wa Ta’aala descends to the heaven of this world ( the visible sky) every night when one-third of the night remains, and says, : any who supplicates to ME, I will respond to him, who wants from ME (his need) I will provide it to him, who says astaghfirullah to ME (wants forgiveness of his sins), I will forgive him.”
(Unanimous hadeeth).
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Some of the worshipping and righteous people say that they prayed to Allah but their prayers were not answered. The answer is that the response to supplications may happen in many different ways. Sometimes a du’aa is answered at once and exactly in the form that the supplicant prayed for. Sometimes its answer gets delayed due to hikmah (wisdom), but it does come. Sometimes the response is not exactly the same as the servant prayed for, but another better thing is given in response to the prayer. While in some cases due to hikmah, the answer will be left to the Hereafter.

According to a hadeeth in Bukhari and Al-Imam Ahmad, whenever a Muslim supplicates and his supplication is not for sinful thing or for the cutting of the relations of kinship, he is certainly given one of the three things,: Is responded quickly with the thing he wanted, or the response to him is postponed to the Hereafter, or an evil is removed from him / (he is protected from some evil happening).
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The belief in this name of Allah makes a Muslim hopeful from Allah and gets protected from hopelessness. Why shouldn’t  a Muslim be hopeful from the Kind Rabb Who is Al-Jawaad (The Generous), Al-Kareem and Al-Muhsin; and Allah is the OWNER of all Kingdom and everything, has the power to do whatever HE wills and whenever HE wills to do it. HIS is the creation and HIS is the Command:

29. Of Him seeks (its need) every creature in the heavens and on earth: every day in (new) Splendour doth He (shine)!

[Surah Al-Rahmaan (Ar-Rahmaan) verse 29]
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