In Surah Maryam (19:48), Allah, Al-Samad (The Eternal, The Everlasting, The Satisfier of Every Need), tells us the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s (a.s.) (Prophet Abraham (a.s.)) talk with his uncle Azar. Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) tried to call his uncle to the worship of Allah rather than idols which cannot hear or see nor benefit anything or anyone, but he was met with anger and threats of death and was told to leave and go elsewhere. Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) answered his uncle with peace and said he would ask Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala for forgiveness for him. Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) said he would leave him and what his uncle Azar invokes instead of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) separated himself from unbelievers, the first step needed to obey Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. We, too, must separate ourselves from infidelity, false deities and corruption before we can join The Truth. Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) then said, ‘I will ad’u Rabbi (supplicate my Sustainer) and hopefully I will not be disappointed or unblessed bi’duai (in supplication) to The Creator of the Worlds.’ This supplication, invocation and call to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala is the word dua, which we pray daily and repeatedly, Al-Hamdulillah (Allah Praise Belongs to Allah).
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