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Power of dua

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Allah is 'Al-Mujeeb' - The one who responds

I have heard and read many many things about power of dua. There are 2 types of qadr. One which we can't change cuz it's in Quran and other is one that can be changed by dua because it's just about ourselves or other people. My question is can someone make dua that Allah makes something or someone best for him and put that thing or person in his qadr? This doesn't mean that he's not happy with what Allah has decreed for him but there is a reason why Allah have given us humans the power to reason and most importantly to make dua. There is also hadeeth saying (these are not exact words but in my words)  that there is an hour on Friday in which whatever a person asks Good Allah will grant him that. Also every night Allah grants whatever the slave asks him if it hits that time. So can a person ask Allah to make something decreed for him. A real life example I want to share is a girl wanted to be a doctor so the dad went to someone who saw her hand sab said she can never be doctor try for lawyer. That girl since then prayed to Allah and then 3 years later she got into a college to become doctor. Her dad then went again to sameperskn and you nknow what he totally changed. He said that she will become doctor. I'm not lying this is true story that happened in front of my eyes. Miracles happen everyday and that is because Allah accepts our prayers. I do get the logic that Allah has already written that we will pray for it and then he will change it and we will get whatever we prayed for. But as humans we don't no that right? So again can we pray to make something or someone decreed for us and to make it the best for us and that we get what we ask for???  Jazakallah

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  1. Assalamalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatu.

    Yes, a person can pray to make something or someone decreed for him/her..

    There's two things you need to understand: DESTINY (QADR) AND PREDESTINATION (QADAA).

    We use these words interchangeably but the difference is huge. Qadr is Destiny but Qadaa is Predestination
    The difference is that destiny can be changed, But predestination cannot be changed. Therefore, destiny is the everyday activities of a person’s life.

    Allah blots out what He wills and confirms (what He wills). And with Him is the Mother of the Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz) (Ra'd 13:39)

    "Nothing could change the Qadar except Du`a’." (Musnad Ahmad, Sunan At-Tirmidhi,and classified as Hasan (good)

    The dua of a believer is so powerful that it can change destiny yet people underestimate their duas.

    But is it necessary for us to be pleased with Qadr?

    The scholars of Islam asked and discussed this question. They say that there is no Qur’anic verse or hadith that say we have to be pleased with Qadr. If you are traveling in a car and have an accident losing both legs, how can you be please with that? However, even though it is not required to be pleased with Qadr, we have to be patient with Qadr in order not to
    lose hope in Allah or lose your emaan.

    Allah (swt) spoke about those who have no sabr with Qadr. And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. (Al-Hajj 22:11)

    Not everyone has the emaan to be patient with Qadr. Some buckle under the pressure. This is why the shaitan uses poverty to make you leave the deen because not everyone has sabr to be patient with Qadr.

    As for your example of the girl's father going to the person who saw the girl's hand, this is not permissible in Islam!

    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever goes to a fortune-teller and asks him about something, his prayer will not be accepted for forty nights.” Narrated by Muslim (2230)

    And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever has intercourse with a menstruating woman or with a woman in her back passage, or goes to a fortune teller and believes what he says, has disbelieved in that which Allaah revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” Narrated by Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majaah; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

    Even if the hand reader - the fortuneteller - said something which came true, this may be due to one of two things:

    1. That the fortune teller used general words and phrases that reflect things that happen to all people, such as saying “you will go through some trials, then you will find relief” or “you will be blessed with some wealth” or “you will get married” and so on, and the person thinks that the fortune teller is telling the truth because of that.

    2. The fortune teller told him of something true that would happen in the future, then it happened as he said it would. This is something that the shaytaan snatched for him from the heavens, then passed it on to the fortune teller, who added lies and false things to it.

    And generally in any case with two possibilities, for example the two possibilities of that girl becoming doctor or not, you will understand it through this hadith.

    During the caliphate of Umar Ibn Al Khattab (ra), He visited Ash-Shaam when there was an outbreak of plague. They following conversation took place between him and Abu Ubaidah (ra)

    Abu 'Ubaida bin Al-Jarrah said (to 'Umar), "Are you running away from what Allah had ordained?" 'Umar said, "Would that someone else had said such a thing, O Abu 'Ubaida! Yes, we are running from what Allah had ordained to what Allah has ordained. Don't you agree that if you had camels that went down a valley having two places, one green and the other dry, you would graze them on the green one only if Allah had ordained that, and you would graze them on the dry one only if Allah had ordained that?" At that time 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf, who had been absent because of some job, came and said, "I have some knowledge about this. I have heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'If you hear about it (an outbreak of plague) in a land, do not go to it; but if plague breaks out in a country where you are staying, do not run away from it.'" 'Umar thanked Allah and returned to Medina. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7, Book 71, Hadith 625]

    Salaam.

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