Should We Ask Allah a Lot For the Akhira and Only Little for The Dunya?

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Ustadah I had a doubt concerning the recording number 4 of tafseer surah Al-Imraan. As you said, from Tawheed is to put our trust in Allah and ask Allah and not to put our trust in the creation. You mentioned that even for small things you should think in your heart about relying on Allah. My doubt is: I had read that the Sahaba would not ask for small things and would not ask for many matters concerning this Dunya, but they would ask more for the Hereafter. So, is it correct to ask Allah and rely on Allah alone and ask him for what we need in this life taking care not to exceed in our asking and ask more for the Hereafter? Also, is there any warning or prohibition of asking excessively?

Zaynab El-Kateb:

If you mean asking Allah for dunya things, then in Surah Al-Baqarah Allah says (by meaning):

Then there are others who say,
ربنا آتنا في الدنيا حسنة وفي الاخرة حسنة و قنا عذاب النار
“Our Lord, give us what is good in this world and also what is good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of Fire

Surah Al-Baqarah [2:201]

Allah will reward you for asking Dunya’s things or affairs, but He told us not to ask only for Dunya, rather He told us to ask both, for the Dunya and the Akhira (Hereafter).

The Sahaba (the Companions) used to ask all their needs even if they wanted to replace the sole of their shoes. This means that they asked Allah everything, and not that they only asked for small things.



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