Redirecting The Ismā‘īlī Du‘a’ Towards Allah

Inside Ismailism

Allah says in the Glorious Quran, Surat Ghāfir (The Forgiver), Chapter 40, Verse 60:

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

Translation:

Your Lord said: ‘Invoke Me, and I will accept your prayers. Surely those who are too proud to worship Me shall enter Hell, utterly abased.

Man makes Dua only to that being whom he regards as all-hearing and all-seeing and Possessor of supernatural powers. He believes that the one he is making Dua to can give him. So in return he thanks the provider, and repays with tan, man and dhan (with all efforts) for his accepter of Dua in gratitude. He invokes Him at all places, and under all circumstances; he invokes Him in privacy, aloud as well as in a low voice, and even in the depths of his heart.

He does so on the basis of the belief…

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