- I told to Imam Baqir (A.S): “What is the meaning of “truly, Ibrahim was awwah and patient”? He replied: “Awwah means (the one who is) praying (to) and wailing (for God) a lot.””
- “Two people, who have acted alike, enter the heaven, but one of them sees the other one in a higher place. Then, he says: O’ Lord! How come has he a superior place in comparison to me while we acted alike? God the Almighty replies: “because he asked Me (whatever he needed) and you did not do that”.
- “The most knowledgeable person to God is the one who asks more from Him”
- “Whoever prays a lot, the angels say: this voice is familiar (to us) and this is the prayer which is accepted and this is the need which is provided”
- “There is no servant who goes to a land and opens their hands and praises God and prays, unless God fills the land with his rewards, whether it is vast or tiny”
- If you knew god the way you should’ve known, Mountains definitely will be moved by your prayers.
- Crying out of fear of god is the key to his mercy, it’s a sign for his acceptance and it’s a door to answering (your prayers)
- Pray to god and believe in his answeres. But understand that god wont accept prays from an unwitting oblivious heart.
Asking For A Favor From God
Imam Baqir (A.S) said: “whenever you ask for a favor from God, then perform a nice ablution, then perform a two-prostration prayer and praise God for His greatness and bless the holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) and say:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَنَّكَ مَلِکٌ وَأَنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ مُقْتَدِرٌ وَبِأَنَّكَ مَا تَشَاءُ مِنْ أَمْرٍ يَكُونُ. اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ بِنَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّ الرَّحْمَةِ صلي الله عليه و آله يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ إِنِّي أَتَوَجَّهُ بِكَ إِلَى اللهِ رَبِّكَ وَرَبِّي لِيُنْجِحَ لِي طَلِبَتِي. اللَّهُمَّ بِنَبِيِّكَ أَنْجِحْ لِي طَلِبَتِي بِمُحَمَّدٍ.
O’ Lord! For sure, I ask of You as You are the King and indeed you have power over all things, the Omnipotent, and verily, whatever from the acts You desire becomes existent. O’ Lord! For sure, I pay attention to You by Your Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of mercy. O’ Muhmmad, O’ Allah’s Prophet! Indeed, I pay attention to Allah, my and your God through You to answer my requests. O’ Lord! Because of Your Prophet Muhammad, make me succeed in my request.