25 promises from Allah to the believers

25 promises from Allah to the believers

Taken from the lecture of Imam Anwar al-Awlaki (hafidhullah) titled “The 25 promises from Allah to the believers.”

Part 1 : Part 2

InshaAllah for the next 25 reminders I will send out every day as a reminder 1 promise from the 25 promises mentioned by Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in his lecture.

All the explanations are taken from the talk and are by Imam Anwar al-Awlaki. I may have reconstructed some sentences in order to make them grammatically correct and legible to read, as transcribing from a spoken lecture doesn’t always translate into correct written English.

Imam Anwar al-Awlaki mentions in the introduction of this lecture, that these are the promises of Allah that He(swt) promises to the believers. There may be more promises that Allah gives to the Patient ones, or the God-Fearing ones or the Grateful ones etc… But these 25 promises are to the believers (Al-Muiminoon).

It should be borne in mind that when Allah promises something, then Allah(swt) means it, and that thing will happen, as Allah(swt) says “(such is) the promise of Allah, never does Allah fail in His promise” [Al Qur’an 39:20] and in another verse “The promise of Allah is true, and He is Exalted in Power, Wise.” [Al Qur’an 31:9]

So if anybody does not see these promises being fulfilled in their life, either now or in the future, then one should not question the promise of Allah, rather one should question one’s own iman (faith). The problem is not with the promise of Allah but the problem is with iman.

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15 Responses to “25 promises from Allah to the believers”


  1. 1 Amatullah October 6, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Jazakum Allahu khayran, this lecture has to be one of my all time favorites mashaAllah.

  2. 2 Ishmael Mohammed November 5, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Greetings from California! Peace be upon you!
    Salamualaikum. I really love the word of God as he says,”If you pray to me, I will answer your prayers and I am very close to you to response, closer than your jugular veins.

    Can you please locate the Koranic verse for that? Can also please give me the Arabic translation of the verse or that statement of Allah.

    Thank you and may God Allah be with you.

    Ishmael

    • 3 Aisya al-Humaira May 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      “And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein.” (Qaaf,50:16)

  3. 4 pancake December 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    hey i liked this thank you.
    one thing i didnt get is:
    i wanted to know what allah promised
    i read it ALL but i cant see the promise
    i really want to know what ALLAH promiised.

    if someone knows please let me know 🙂

  4. 5 umm omar August 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    as Salamu alaykum wa rahmathullah brother,

    I started up a Tamil language blog dedicated to Ramadhan resources alone, and wanted to get this lecture put up there. I hope I can use your work there translated, insha Allah. Kindly let me know your acceptance / declination insha Allah. Jazakumullah Khayran fith dunya wal aakhirah .

    Ramadhan Kareem!
    Wa Salam,

  5. 8 ummu salamah September 21, 2010 at 4:11 am

    assalamu alaikum http://www..
    mshallah great blog.
    can i copy n paste it..i really wanna share it to all my frens..

  6. 9 islamsejati40 November 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

    alahadulilah may weall be bless with the words of allah s.w.t amin

  7. 10 yakubu yusuf February 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Allah’s promise is indeed true

  8. 11 Fatima Noor Rehman July 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Allah’s promises are no delay only we have to be faithful and true. He know’s the deepest secret and longing of our heart and long before we come to HIM He already prepared what were asking for……If we are needing something from our parents or friends they gave us…..How much more if we ask Allah the most merciful and full of bounty. Just we need to come to Him and ask with a sincere heart.

  9. 12 Religious war is pointless October 22, 2011 at 4:21 am

    May Allah hold that promise from fulfilling it until Islam stands united as one, not as a Sunnite and as a Shiite. We all should follow our religious leader, Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

  10. 13 bilal May 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    you have to tell to others again and again about promises so that it becomes one,s faith .

  11. 14 Rahil Rayees June 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Alhamdulilah for every thing. A salute to this great Imam from Endian Occupied Kashmir.
    The Voice of the Imam Anwar Al Awlaki is really really beautiful and full of Sipritual Power. May Allaha s.w.t grant him in Jannatul Firdos. Ameen.

  12. 15 irfan April 12, 2014 at 1:00 am

    ASAK. Your quote from Surah al’Ala on the very top has the wrong surah number.


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