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Title:Invocation Category:Faith Source:Dr. Fatima al Ali,2018   Description:Invocation is to turn to God in prosperity and adversity
Invocation is to turn to God in prosperity and adversity in order to achieve what one prays for. Muslims are rewarded on invocation for it is one of the most recommendable devotions to God. God says, “And when My servants ask you about Me, I Am near; I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. So, let them answer Me, and have faith in Me, that they may be rightly guided .” Allah ordered us to Pray and promised to answer supplication meant to follow Allah’s commands, stay away from sins, trust Allah, believe in His answer, and eating halal . Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying, ‘O people, Allah is Good and He therefore, accepts only that which is good…. Then He mentions a person who travels extensively- his hair disheveled and covered with dust. He lifts his hand towards the sky (and thus makes the supplication): "O Lord, O Lord," whereas his diet is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, and his clothes are unlawful, and his nourishment is unlawful. How can then his supplication be accepted ?” Although there is no specific time, place or language for Muslims to invocate, there are exact timings better for Muslims to supplicate, Like the last third of the night, between calls to prayer at, such as after prayers, Fridays, rainy days, in prostration, and when Muslims break their fast. The Prophet (ﷺ) used to invoke as saying "O Allah! Our Lord! Give us in this world that, which is good and in the Hereafter that, which is good and save us from the torment of the Fire .” In conclusion, invocation is the path of happiness in this life and the hereafter. Muslims should not cut off this connection to God, as He either responds to a prayer and rewards accordingly, or saves from harm by virtue of the very invocation .