Since Allah accepts prayers (Dua), how can we answer an unbeliever who says, “If He accepts prayers, then pray to be 3 meters tall”?
Supplication is a form of worship and recognition of man’s servitude to God. The main aim in our prayers must have a purpose of worshipping. Otherwise accepting prayers as only letters of demand which need to be fulfilled is wrong. Besides, Allah is Al Hakeem (the All-Wise the All-Knowing); He does not do anything without wisdom or in vain. If a person prays God and asks him to create night in the middle of the day, it means he accepts beforehand that his prayer will not be accepted because He does not do anything without wisdom He does not fulfill his servant’s wishes which are not compatible with the norms of His wisdom.
Another definition of wisdom (Al Hikmah) is as follows: “Wisdom is to have the Divine ethics”.
What is divine ethics? The shortest definition, it is the ethics of the Qur’an… the ethics which God consents to…
Allah has not created anything idle; He has no any useless action. And human grasps this reality to the extent that he gives up useless deeds which we call that are good for nothing. That is why the prayers of God’s beloved servants are mostly accepted.
If we look with the eye of wisdom, it would be understood very well how bad it is to demand something which is considered as stupidity even by humans as if one questions the dignity of our Lord. (God forbid)
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