A few days ago I learnt a new word from a beloved teacher and it’s coming quite in handy. Read below and find out what it is…
“Make dua for me”, this is almost a cliché now.
Dua in the general sense means calling upon Allah. When do we usually make dua? After salah, after adhaan, during a journey, when it’s raining etc.
We do it in routine and so eventually it becomes a ritual. We make dua because we have to, we don’t really mean what we say or our heart is not really present during it.
Therefore, our connection with Allah weakens (something that should not happen in any case).
Now here comes the brand new word that I learnt: Munaajaat.
Munaajaat means whispering, talking to Allah.
Here’s the key: “Share with Allah there and then”.
Alright so this person said something to you and you’re dying to share it with your friend. Tell Allah about it and feel light right away.
You’re hurt, sad, in pain…tell Him, in your own common plain words.
You’re afraid that you might not be able to live up to your Ramdan resolutions….ask Him what to do. Tell Him you need His help.
What did Zakariyya A.S do? ‘Nidaa an Khafiyya’. He called upon His Lord in secret. How can you call and do it in secret at the same time? By doing it in your heart.
You know what? The best thing is you can share it with Him SWT without needing to send a text message, call or get home. You can talk to Him at the spot. Amazing!
No technology is as advanced as that.
You can have your lips tightly pressed together with your hand on your chin and you might be sitting in a gathering and still be pouring your heart out to Allah and no one would even know.
In fact, do munaajaat all the time!