How God answers your Prayers? – Amazing Story

Dr.Ahmed, a well-known doctor, was once on his way to an important medical conference in another city where-in he was going to be granted an award for medical research he had recently done. He was very excited to attend the conference and was desperate to reach as soon as possible . He had worked long and hard on his research and felt his efforts deserved the award he was about to obtain. However, two hours after the plane took off, the pilot announced that there was a problem with the plane and that they were going to make an emergency landing at the nearest airport.

Afraid that he wouldn’t make it in time for the conference, Dr.Ahmed immediately went tothe Help Desk as soon as the plane landed and explained to the woman at the desk that he was expected to be at a very important conference and that he needed to know the immediate next flight to his destination.

She told him that there was nothing she could do to help him as there wouldn’t be another flight to his destination for another ten hours; but suggested he rent a car and drive down to the city as it was only four hours away. Having no other choice, he agreed to the idea despite his hatred for driving long distances.

Dr.Ahmed rented a car and started his journey. However, soon after he left, the weather suddenly changed and a heavy storm began. The pouring rain made it very difficult for him to see and he missed a turn he was supposed to take. After two hours of driving, he was convinced he was lost. Driving in the heavy rain on a deserted road, feeling hungry and tired, he frantically began to look for any sign of civilization. After some time, he finally came across a small tattered house.

Desperate, he got out of the car and knocked on the door.

An old woman opened the door for him. He explained his situation and asked if he could use her telephone. She told him that she didn’t have a phone or electricity but that he was welcome to come in for some food and something warm to drink as he had completely lost his way and that it would take him some time to get back on the right road. Hungry, wet and exhausted, the doctor accepted her kind offer and walked in. The woman told him to help himself to some food and hot tea on the table and then excused herself to finish her prayers.

Sitting on the table sipping his tea, the doctor watched the woman in the dim light of the candles as she prayed next to what appeared to be a small baby crib. Every time she finished a prayer, she would start another one.

Feeling that the woman might be in need of help, the doctor seized the opportunity to speak as soon as she finished her prayers and told her that he hoped God would answer her prayers.

He then said that he noticed that she had been making a lot of prayers and asked if there was something she needed that he could get for her or help her with. The woman smiled and said that God had answered all her prayers except for one.

She said she didn’t know why God hadn’t answered this specific prayer yet but perhaps it was because of her weak faith.

The doctor asked if she didn’t mind telling him what she needed.

Nodding her head in approval, she said that the child in the crib was her grandson and that both his parents had recently died in a car accident. She said that the child had a very rare type of cancer and that all the doctors she had seen were unable to treat him. She also said that she had been told that there was a doctor who specialized in the type of cancer her grandson had, but there was no way for her to get to this doctor as he lived very far from her; so she has been spending her days and nights praying to God to help her find a way to get to Dr.Ahmed—the doctor who could treat her grandson.

Upon hearing her words, tears began to flow down the doctor’s cheeks and he said: ‘God is Great, there was a malfunction in the plane, a thunderstorm hit, and I lost my way; and all of this happened because God did not just answer your prayer by helping you find a way to get to Dr.Ahmed, but he brought Dr.Ahmed to your house. I am Dr.Ahmed.’

With tears streaming down her cheeks, the woman raised her hands prayed “oh God, how great and merciful You are!’

126 Responses to How God answers your Prayers? – Amazing Story

  1. Sonah December 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM #

    A moving story about strong faith in God, on the one hand ,and a deep commitment to the cause of humanity, on the other .The Doctor forgot all about the honours, and felt privileged to be able to do something about the ailing kid.

  2. Roderick October 25, 2012 at 9:10 AM #

    Dear Sara,
    I am a member of a 12 step program and was searching the net about stories of trust (trust in God) to share. I retold your story to the group with an overwhelming positive response. I hope to find more similar to this. Thank you so much.


  3. Zafar Iqbal September 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM #

    Normally I should not comment on a Story when I have already commented.

    But I am constrained to do so here, for two reasons: One, it has been repeated just after five days; and somehow, Dear Sara, you must modify your software so that your stories do not get repeated. After all our mail boxes get cluttered up like anything, and I really do not have the heart to delete anything from you!!!!

    And secondly, even after having read that story twice earlier, I find it so moving. And i must thank you again.

    • Sara - Admin September 23, 2012 at 3:46 PM #

      Thanks Zafar.
      God Bless you.

  4. Zafar Iqbal September 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM #

    Thank you, Sharif 123.

    God bless you all!

  5. skybeen September 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM #

    its my personal experience too…ALLAH always honours my duas,soon or later each and every thing i get as i wish or ever wished in life,the person who says that ALLAH never listens to me…..,such person commits kofar…..and

    and the one who says.ALLAH loves me and care for me and gives me what i want…..such person is always be rewarded.

    thank you dear admin at the presentation of such stories.JAZAKALLAH O KHAIR

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM #


  6. Ahmed September 15, 2012 at 2:21 PM #

    I’m amazed at how and why people find this story amazing. Why couldn’t God fix the cancer Himself, and had to rely on sending a doctor through such contorted stream of events. Why did he let the child go through cancer in the first place. Many people answer this by saying to make humans realize His presence. What a silly game,

    • um abdullah September 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM #

      God wants to show us that we have to take steps in this life – we should tie the camel to the tree and then trust that Allah will look after it for us.
      Also what may appear as troubles could, in reality,be a blessing – either 1) protecting us from something that was worse: as the lady who broke her leg and praise God for that, as if she had continued as she was, running about everywhere, she could have had a heartache, or 2) difficulties could clean us of our sins and raise our place in paradise, so when death comes we will receive the great news – greater than any luxury or event in this life – of a high rank in paradise – away from the hell-fire – that is the true blessing from God

      • Sara - Admin September 23, 2012 at 3:47 PM #

        Rightly said Um Abdullah.

  7. agha asim husain September 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM #

    Dear SARA,
    its really a wonderful TRUE story of ALLAH’s miracle…………ALLAH listens everyones prayer. NO matter how much it would take. 🙂

  8. Habeebi September 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM #

    Is this a true story or just like aflaam hindi…

  9. Mohammed Abdul Majeed Siddiqui September 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM #

    Dear Sara,
    Thank you very much for sending me such a beautiful story. It shows how Allah fulfills our dreams, we have to faith in Him always. Allah Is Great and always with us. We have to be patience..

  10. Shyam G September 10, 2012 at 11:47 AM #

    Dear Sara

    All I can say is Allahu Akbar. May Allah bless you.

  11. SUHAIL RIYAL September 9, 2012 at 5:46 PM #

    Really great story … this will really give us a boost to keep faith in ALLAH ..

  12. Nahreen September 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM #

    Thanks a lot Sara. It’s a wonderful story indeed. It really shows how Allah fulfils our dream.

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM #

      Thankyou Nahreen.

  13. HALIRU IBRAHIM September 8, 2012 at 2:03 AM #

    Thank you Sara for sending me this touching and wonderful story.
    This is just to teach us to be patient while praying to GOD to solve our problems.

  14. Sajid Peerzada September 7, 2012 at 8:47 PM #

    Dear Sara, Being Muslim we have great faith in Allah. Allah always answer your prayers, your calls, your tears are the most favorite to Allah. If you beg with faith, Allah always there. So keep begging. Allah o Akber.

  15. Saeed Ahmed September 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

    Dear Sara,
    A great faith strengthening effort,
    HE WHO feeds the insects in the deep earthy stones is THE GREATEST. ALLAH o AKBAR………”Whenever my person calls me…….., I am as near as theAorta”. He listens to every one in the universe and manages everything with a super perfection.

  16. Amena September 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM #

    Upon reading this story, my tears began to flow down. Oh God, how great and merciful you are!

    • Md Yaseen September 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM #

      Allah Hu Akbar….

  17. kamran September 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM #

    Dear sara

    This is the best story in my life that i have read. This give me an opportyunity to strength my ( eman) once again. Thanks to GOD. God is everywhere but we need to find. If we obey the rules and regulations set by GOD and his prophet then we become a great nation. Praying for actual islami jamhoria pakistan.

    • Ahsan Khaja September 7, 2012 at 5:52 PM #

      Very Respected Reader,
      As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
      God is ALLAH AZ-ZAWWAJJAL, HE IS SO GREAT, we can never,
      understand HIS GRAND-NESS. HIS PLACE IS THE THRONE above the
      seven heavens. HE controls every every creation from HIS ARSH.
      HE is not every where. HE IS AT HIS ARSH. By HIS KNOWLEDGE
      Thank you so much. We all seek HIS FORGIVENESS, every day and
      every night. May HE forgive us, our parents, our grand parents and our
      great grand parents, aameeen. Peace and blessing of ALLAH be upon
      our prophet Mohammad, salle ALLAHU alayhi wa salla. Let us share
      Surah Nbr 112 AL-EKHLAS to every human being, the four line
      defination of ALLAH AZ-ZAWWAJJAL. Thank you so much.

  18. Tariq Khan September 7, 2012 at 7:54 AM #

    Thanks sara for this emetional story and a lesson for refreshing our Imaan on ALLAH SWT.I cloud not stop my tears.this is really faith strenghting one.May ALLAH SWT bestow us the Imaan like old lady .Ameen..

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM #

      Thanks Tariq.

  19. Roshanali Karim September 7, 2012 at 3:37 AM #

    Dear Sara

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM #

      Welcome Karim.

  20. Hussain R Haji September 6, 2012 at 7:47 PM #

    Dear Sara, your are wonderful, this is the best article that I’ve ever red,
    we some time see our self so weak and hopeless but, also restless in other event forgeting the mercy and miracle of the one who has created us, we shall always posses a strong believe and faith in him and sense he is our creator he’ll never forget us. in one of the Quaran’s version. “HE SAYS CALL ME AND I WILL ATTEND TO GRANT YOU YOUR WISHED.. And that was the reward, prize and the (miracle) of that woman’ prays. god bless you sara

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM #

      Nice to know you liked the story Hussain.
      And thanks for your comments and compliments.
      God bless you too.

  21. Imran Ali September 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM #

    I love u Sara. u are so sweet.
    thanks for sending me the nice, funny and moral stories.

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM #

      Welcome Imran.

  22. Shahzad September 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM #

    Masha Allah very much interesting and full of eeman.
    keep it up

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM #

      Pls share it with your friends Shahzad and let them benefit as well.

  23. Nora Chakaf September 6, 2012 at 3:02 PM #

    your stories are amazing masha Allah..
    thank you so much Sarah

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM #

      Thanks Nora.
      God bless you.

  24. Shaukat Zia September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM #

    Mashallah, Allah is the greatest, Rabbul Mashriqain wa Rabbul Maghribain

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM #


  25. elsheikh September 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM #

    Vry inspirational and heart moving. May the Almighty reward you for replenishing our Iman. Jzk khayr Sara

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM #

      Please share it with your friends elsheikh.

  26. Sohaib September 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM #

    Great Story!!
    Loved it.. No doubt Allah has seen everything and what HE has planned for you is the best!!
    Man can understand only when it happens.. 🙂

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM #

      RIghtly said sohaib.

  27. annonomous September 6, 2012 at 4:20 AM #

    umm hi sara can i just ask if this is a true story coz there is no point reading a story n thinking its wonderful and thtgs when its not even true!so plz cud u tell me if this story is true n if all the other stories u send me n the others r true or not

    • Miyan September 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM #

      Dear Anonymous,
      Whole point is that it is a story. I will strongly suggest that one should take back the message rather than finding the actuality, provided that the message is worth-keeping. If a mango is sweet, why should I be counting the trees. It should be sour when I will be summing up the trees because I have to cut them off… Any ways, keep smiling…

      • sharif123 September 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM #

        Nicely replied

      • annonomous September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM #

        what u chatting bull about?anyway i wsnt askin u i was askin sara so keep out ov other ppls buisness!ok?GOT IT?

  28. Shakeel Ahmed Always belive in Allah swt n u will see how prayers come to true September 5, 2012 at 11:16 PM #

    Always belive in Allah swt n u will see how your prayers come true

  29. Faiz China September 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM #

    The management team is doing wonderful job, may alimighty reward you for this. Definately refresh our faith.

    • sharif123 September 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM #

      Yes. Let’s pray for this management whole heartedly

  30. Parvez Suleman September 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM #

    Dear Sara,
    May Allah bless you for providing so touching and lessonful
    stories and informations.
    It is offcourse a lesson for refreshing our Imaan on Allah
    and having faith and patience for his highness i.e. ALLAH

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM #

      Thanks Parvez Suleman.

  31. Murtuza September 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM #

    Dear Sara,
    Thanks a lot.

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:38 PM #

      Welcome Murtuza.
      Please share it with your friends.

  32. ELEGBEDE S, ADENIYI September 5, 2012 at 7:20 PM #

    Prophet Muhammad(PBOH) saying that,Aduahu saful bil mumina has clearly beeen demostrated here.Prayer indeed is key to survival.Allah be praised.

  33. Zafar Iqbal September 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM #

    God! This brought tears to my eyes.

    And He answers so many of our prayers, and only we don not care, nor realise.

    May Allah go on answering all our prayers. Amen.

    • sharif123 September 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM #

      Same happened with me Zafar

  34. Mubarek AL-Amin September 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM #

    ??????????????????? ???? ? ????? ????????????????????????? ????? ???? ??????

  35. Babajide September 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM #

    Allah works in misterious ways.

  36. rehana isaani September 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM #

    oh Sara thank you for sharing such a emotional n touching to heart story and this story teaches us a lesson have FAITH in allah he can do all the miracles you never know when,and what ever happpens happens for good.

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM #

      Righly said Rehana.

  37. anu September 5, 2012 at 5:11 PM #

    Hi sara,
    Thank u for such amazing stories… Keep sending more n more such moral n good stories

    • Sara - Admin September 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM #

      Sure Anu.

  38. anu September 5, 2012 at 5:08 PM #

    Very Nice Story…. my beliefs in god has strengthened even more… Also, I have experienced many a times that god do help you and answer your prayers … Its jus that one has to trust him completely n offer sincere prayers and be thankful to him for everything that he is given…

  39. miyan September 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM #

    GOD is greatest, by this story my faiht become more strong.

  40. AbdulRahman September 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM #

    Allahu Akbar!!!truly Allah is great and in control. This clealy reminds believersnot to lose hope as Allah is awake and alive. May Allah SWT increase us in iman.

  41. Garba Abubakar September 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM #

    God is great! May Almighty Allah continue to overlook our shortcomings and continue to answer our secret and open prayers! Amin!

  42. Ibrahim El-Osery??????? ??????? September 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM #

    Have full faith in God and never have doubt that He don’t answer you. God knows what you need better than you and answers your praying to what is of benefit to you.

  43. hisham September 5, 2012 at 3:18 PM #

    Thanks a lot for the story of Dr. Ahmed.God is great once you ask he will give but do give in return.

  44. Abdul Razzaq September 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM #

    thank you sara for refreshing our Imaan/faith

  45. Z.A.Saleemi September 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM #

    ???? ??? ?? ??? ?? ?? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????

    • sk ashif September 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM #


    • sk ashif September 5, 2012 at 3:24 PM #

      Exceptionally inspirational! truly magnificent!
      Thank you Sara

  46. sharif123 September 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM #

    very much emotional. Thanks dear Sara for such a beautiful story. All priase to HIM.

  47. shahid malik September 5, 2012 at 1:06 PM #

    sure ly Allah listens who so ever recalls Him.

    ”sami Allah o limun hamidah,————-rabbana lakal hamd,
    —————Allah o akbar—————–

  48. Zab September 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM #

    Is this not a remake of the story of the Baker and Ahmed Ibn Hanbal?

    • Muhammad Ikram September 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM #

      Dear Zab,

      Even if it is a remake of the story you mentioned, still it is very effective, marvelous and emotional. Really tears came out of my eyes, while further strengthening my Imaan and belief in Allah. Undoubtedly Allah answers our prayers sooner or later and Allah knows the best. Sister Sara and her team is really doing a good job. May Allah (SWT) reward her in this world and in the hereafter! Aameen! Regds,

      Muhammad Ikram

  49. sarwat September 5, 2012 at 12:33 PM #

    It is one of the Greatest stories i ever read, God is Merciful And he helped people in need, but you must believe that he will answer you sooner or later

  50. Daoud Assaf September 5, 2012 at 11:57 AM #

    That’s absolutely awesome . God is nothing like him and is so unique and distinctive in doing thing his way . Ignorant who think that God doesn’t listen to his or her calls. God is always awake, aware of things, and in command of the whole universe. Yes, I am deeply in love of GOD

    • Nora Chakaf September 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM #

      kind words :’)))