The Human being Supplicates Against Himself Out of Ignorance And Haste – By Imaam As Sadi

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

And man invokes (Allah) for evil as he invokes (Allah) for good and man is ever hasty.
[Surah Al-Israa’ Aayah 11]

This [behaviour] is from the ignorance and hastiness of the human being when he supplicates for evil against himself, his children and his wealth at the time of anger. He hastens to make such an evil supplication just as he hastens to supplicate for something good. But Allaah, out of His kindness, responds when one asks for good and not when asks for evil.

And were Allah to hasten for mankind the evil (they invoke for themselves and for their children, etc. while in a state of anger) as He hastens for them the good (they invoke) then they would have been ruined.
[Surah Yunus’ Aayah 11]


Source: Tafseer As-Sadi slightly paraphrased