Ulamaa ID 10
Answer last updated on:
20th August 2007
Ulamaa ID 10
Waalaikumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Bismillahir rahmaanir rahim.
Allah Taala mentions in the Holy Quraan:
'To Allah belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever He wills; He gives to whomever He wills, in the way of children, females, and He gives to whomever He wills, males. Or He combines them (or) He makes them, males and females; and He makes whomever He wills infertile. Surely He is All Knowing, All Powerful.' (Surah As-Syuraa, verses 49 - 50)
These are two supplications made by Zakariyya AS when he wanted Allah to grant an offspring to him :
This first one was made when Zakariyya AS saw that Allah provided sustenance for Maryam AS by giving her the fruits of winter in summer and the fruits of summer in winter, he was eager to have a child of his own. By then, Zakariyya AS had become an old man, his bones feeble and his head full of gray hair. His wife was an old woman who was barren. Yet, he still supplicated to Allah and called Him in secret (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, vol. 1, pg. 224):
رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِن لَّدُنْكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ ٱلدُّعَآءِ
'Oh My Lord! Bestow upon me from Thee a goodly offspring, verily, Thou are the Hearer, Answerer of supplication.' (Surah Al-Imraan, part of verse 38)
The second supplication is :
رَبِّ لاَ تَذَرْنِي فَرْداً وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلْوَارِثِينَ
'My Lord, do not leave me without an heir and You are the best of inheritors.' (Surah Al-Anbiyaa, part of verse 89)
Insya Allah, read these duaas in abundance and Allah shall grant you a child. At the end of the day, we as Allah's servants can only hope and try.
And Allah knows best.