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05-13-2015, 03:29 AM
Hi all i'm new to Islam .

I have heard different opinions as to whether Allah intervenes in personal life matters or not. Can one make Dua for Allah to Intervene? Does Allah choose to Intervene? Or does Allah allow things good and bad to happen on their own accord, and the dua's are for our own benefit?

Thank you. I would like to Believe that Allah would personally intervene to help one escape their trial or calamity that has been inflicted.

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05-13-2015, 06:07 PM
Assalamu Alaikum

Originally Posted by Keeya
Can one make Dua for Allah to Intervene?
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Nothing can change the Divine decree except du’aa’.
(Narrated by Ahmad, 5/677; Ibn Maajah, 90; al-Tirmidhi, 139. Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 76687. See also al-Saheehah, 145).

Originally Posted by Keeya
does Allah allow things good and bad to happen on their own accord
Answer lies in the first paragraph of post linked below:

An individual once asked Sayyid Mawdudi about why many people, despite being good and pious, or apparently innocent, suffer severe tribulations in this worldly life. What wrong could a minor child or an infant, for example, commit so that he or she should have to suffer a fatal disease or even be murdered? Why do we see many good people suffering severe afflictions and calamities that they apparently do not deserve? Mawdudi asked him to consider a beautiful, well-kept garden and its gardener. The garden has many kinds of plants, each requiring various types of resources and care. It is well kept and healthy since the gardener meticulously takes care of it. He often clears the weeds and unnecessary plants that are harmful for the good plants. He trims branches and leaves to maintain their good health. He waters his garden when needed, or withholds water when that is harmful. It is because of such good care that his garden remains beautiful and healthy. The weeds or plants that he removes or the leaves and branches that he trims suffer much and complains. Their instincts are reactive to their own physical needs and they have little or no understanding about their surroundings, let alone the rest of the garden. They complain about their immediate needs and sufferings and do not know what is ultimately good for even themselves, much less the entire garden. Mawdudi then asked him to compare the garden with the universe and the gardener with Allah (swt). The point was well made. The analogy, however, is simplistic, for Allah’s knowledge and wisdom is infinite compared to the finite knowledge of a gardener, and His domain is infinitely wider and more complex than a garden. In this universe where an infinite number of laws, events, variables and factors are at work, each affecting others in complex ways, it is impossible for us to comprehend the full wisdom and purpose behind what we apparently observe. Parables are sometimes used in the Qur’an to make a point understood. Often, when intellect fails to comprehend a matter, a simple parable can get it across.
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