Is it wrong to ask Allah to give me a better job.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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I have two questions.

I have hurted someone and did bad things about year ago (kissing etc but not zina). I know I did haram things and also hurting someone unintentionally is wrong. I know that Allah can forgive but if we hurt people. only people can forgive us. I always ask for forgiveness from Allah and pray that the person who I hurt/hurting unintentionally, be happy and not hurt coz of me. Please tell me what should I do? As I always feel anxious and uneasiness because of this. I am not bad person never hurted anyone never said any bad word to anyone, dont' drink or any haram things. Please help me.


Second question is:

Is it wrong to ask Allah to give me a better job so I can take care of myself and my family (mum) and also can get settled (means marriage)? Because In a way I am asking for money? as in better pay job? Please help me in these then I have a major question that always on my mind and I need to clear. But that would be next time.


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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your Question: I have hurted someone and did bad things about year ago (kissing etc but not zina). I know I did haram things and also hurting someone unintentionally is wrong. I know that Allah can forgive but if we hurt people , only people can forgive us….. Please tell me what should I do?

Whatever deeds one might have done,  if one turns to Allah Subhanah in sincere Taubah and seeks forgiveness,  Allah Subhanah has promised in the Holy Quran that He will forgive all the sins of such a believer,  even if one has committed the gravest sin of all: ‘Shirk’!   


The conditions or ways to seek sincere Taubah or Repentance from the Merciful Lord are:

  • One is aware that he has sinned, and feels sorry and ashamed at his sin.
  • Makes a solemn covenant and promise with Allah that he will not repeat his sin again.
  • Turns to Allah and seeks forgiveness, before he has met with his appointment of death.
  • Is a believer and does righteous good deeds thereafter. 


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:

(O Prophet) say: “O My servants who have wronged their own souls….Do not despair of Allah’s Mercy!  Surely,  Allah forgives all sins.   He indeed is the All Forgiving,  All Merciful.   Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you;  for then you may get no help from anywhere.”


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136:

Allah likes such good people very much, who,  if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin,  remember Allah instantly,  and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings.  For who,  but Allah,  can forgive sins?   (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did.   These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah,  and with Gardens beneath which canals flow,  and they will reside therein forever!   How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54:

When those come to you who believe in Our Signs,  say: "Peace be on you!  Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy.  Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance,  and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct),  Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving,  Most Merciful."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2357        Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2338        Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Allah accepts a servant's repentance (taubah) till he gives up his spirit in death."


Dear and beloved brother, if one has abused someone, or unjustly taken the right of someone, or oppressed someone….then indeed it is a condition of ‘taubah’ that one seek the forgiveness of Allah Subhanah as well as the forgiveness of the person whose rights one has unjustly usurped. 


In your particular case, you transgressed the prescribed boundaries of Allah Subhanah by indulging in an unlawful relationship with a non-mehram woman….thus seeking sincere forgiveness for your transgression from Allah Subhanah Alone would suffice.


Your Question: Is it wrong to ask Allah to give me a better job so I can take care of myself and my family (mum) and also can get settled (means marriage)? Because In a way I am asking for money? as in better pay job?

The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers to, in absolute awe, humility, fear and hope, call upon their Lord and make sincere supplications for whatever lawful their hearts might desire….it is expected that their Lord will respond to their lawful supplications.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:

And if  My servants ask you,  O Prophet, concerning Me,  tell them that I am quite near to them.   I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant,  when he calls on Me.  So let them respond to My call and believe in Me.  (Convey this to them),  perhaps they may be guided aright!


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257        Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful, or which involves breaking ties of relationship,  will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil."  Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he (saws) replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.


Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.'' 

Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.


Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."

Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban.


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, 'I supplicated but my supplication was not heard'."

Narrated by Malik.


When asking for wealth or anything of the world, one should make sure they beseech their Lord to provide them with the ‘halaal’ and bestow upon them the ‘tawfeeq’ and ability to spend of what He has provided them in His Cause.  One should also be careful that one does not always and only ask for wealth or things that are useful in this world….but balance their supplications for the good of the world with imploring their Lord to also give them the good of the Hereafter….that would be closer to piety and righteousness in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verses 18-21:

18      If any do wish for the transitory things (of this life) We readily grant them--such things as We Will to such persons as We Will: in the end have We provided Hell for them: they will burn therein disgraced and rejected.

19      Those who do wish for the (things of) the Hereafter and strive therefore with all due striving and have Faith, they are the ones whose striving is acceptable (to Allah).

20      Of the bounties of thy Lord We bestow freely on all these as well as those: the bounties of thy Lord are not closed (to anyone).

21      See how We have bestowed more on some than on others; but verily the Hereafter is more in rank and gradation and more in excellence.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 2 Surah Baqarah verses 200-202:

200     There are men who say: "Our Lord! Give us (Thy bounties) in this world!" but they will have no portion in the hereafter.

201     And there are men who say: "Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and defend us from the torment on the fire!"

202     To these will be allotted what they have earned and Allah is quick in account.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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