by Abdulaziz-ul-Haqq ibn Orozco (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 9, Dhu al-Hijjah, 1434)
Du‘a must be accompanied by logical action to achieve the desired results.
We need a strategic plan of action to make our du‘as (prayers) effective. The Prophet (pbuh) said the example of one who makes du‘a without action is like the person who shoots an arrow without a bow. Muslims in America are told to make du‘a for the Ummah abroad. Such du‘a should be accompanied by an intellectual plan, whether with pen and paper or emotions and spirituality. At the moral or practical level, we should endeavour with our utmost.
Abdul Aziz ul-Haqq ibn Orozco
Chowchilla, CA, US