Hadith on Supplication: Every supplication is answered unless it is sinful or impatient

May 25, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every one of you will have his supplications answered as long as he is not impatient and he says: I have supplicated but I was not answered.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “The servant will continue to have his supplications answered as long as he does not ask for sin or cutting family ties and he is not impatient.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is its impatience?” The Prophet said, “He says: I have supplicated and supplicated but I have not seen an answer. He becomes frustrated with that and abandons supplicating.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5981, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2735

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يُسْتَجَابُ لِأَحَدِكُمْ مَا لَمْ يَعْجَلْ يَقُولُ دَعَوْتُ فَلَمْ يُسْتَجَبْ لِي

وفي رواية مسلم قال لَا يَزَالُ يُسْتَجَابُ لِلْعَبْدِ مَا لَمْ يَدْعُ بِإِثْمٍ أَوْ قَطِيعَةِ رَحِمٍ مَا لَمْ يَسْتَعْجِلْ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا الِاسْتِعْجَالُ قَالَ يَقُولُ قَدْ دَعَوْتُ وَقَدْ دَعَوْتُ فَلَمْ أَرَ يَسْتَجِيبُ لِي فَيَسْتَحْسِرُ عِنْدَ ذَلِكَ وَيَدَعُ الدُّعَاءَ

5981 صحيح البخاري كتاب الدعوات باب يستجاب للعبد ما لم يعجل

2735 صحيح مسلم كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار باب بيان أنه يستجاب للداعي ما لم يعجل فيقول دعوت فلم يستجب لي