In regards to this duʿā, a person asked Imām Abū Hanifah رحمه الله, “How did you reach to such a high rank?” Imām Abū Hanifah رحمه الله said that his ustādh told him of a duʿā (the above duʿā) and since Imām Abū Hanifah رحمه الله was young, he never missed out on praying the duʿā. (Imām Abū Hanifah رحمه الله always prayed that du’a after his fardh salah)
Muftī Taqī Sāhib has said that we should make du’a to Allāh ﷻ, when alone, and make a habit to talk to Allāh ﷻ, ask from Allāh ﷻ and call out to Allāh ﷻ when alone.
To acquire knowledge under the expertise and guidance of a fully qualified ʿĀlim of Dīn is absolutely essential. Failure to do so generally results in absolute guidance. This has been the practice of our pious predecessors and even the Ambiyā عليهم السلام.
Have patience in your lesson. If the teacher doesn’t move on as fast as you’d like and you start to feel you’ll never finish the book, remember that you’re there to learn, not to finish the book.
Hurt people hurt people. Many of our criticisms are written because we’re hurt somehow, not because we’re defending Islam. If there’s religious evidence to support our case, it’s naturally used for our case. Sometimes we’re purely emotional, sometimes it’s a mix of desire to defend the truth and desire to follow our negative emotions. In either case, we should be careful with our intentions, especially if we’re students and teachers who have access to knowledge.
It’s the time of the year where we as students push to our limits, late nights, early mornings, additional prayers, supplications and excessive Dhikr. The thought of failure during from an exam aside, there are perks of having them too! It allows us to dive into our books, unearth the gems we zoomed past the first time. Surely you’ve experienced the same.
I pray Allah creates ease in all our exams, and more so the main test of the hereafter. May He عز و جل allow us all to succeed with amazing results, and make it a means of pleasure for our parents and teachers. May He عز و جل remove pride or jealousy that this period may erupt, and May He make it pass with ease.
Please remember me in your humble Du’as.
Supplications (duʿā) has been called the essence of worship for two main reasons. First, by supplicating to Allah, a person fulfils his obligation of calling on Allah, which is understood from the verse “And your Lord says, ‘Call on Me, I will answer you (your prayer)’” (Qur’ān 40:60). This is worship in its purest form. Second, by invoking Allah, one realizes that only He can fulfil one’s needs. The servant who calls upon his Lord abandons hope in everything else and turns his full attention to Allah, bumbling himself in front of Him. This is the essence of worship. Another desires result of worship is to attain reward from Allah. Because there is such great reward in supplication, it has been called the essence of worship.
(Mazād al-Rāghibīn, pg. 7)
If you’ve been blessed with passion to constantly learn and with courage to face the truth and accept it, make sure you learn a way to heal yourself of trauma and emotional issues that you may be carrying with you and make sure you face the truth about your issues and accept it.