As salaamu alaykum

A person's du'a tells you a lot about him.
In it are his hopes, dreams, aspirations and fears. So what did the prophets pray for?

This du'a of Ibrahim 'alaihi salaam is in Surah Baqarah: 127-129.
And when Ibrahim and Isma'il were raising the foundations of the House, Ibrahim prayed, "Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing...

He and his son were building the ka'abah. Can you think of any more guaranteed good deed than this? This is the House of Allah, that Allah had commanded them to build. Yet, in all his humility, he still prays to Allah to accept this deed from them.

"Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful... Who do we make du'a for? Ourselves? Our friends? Our children? Our grandchildren? Ibrahim 'alaihi salaam is making du'a for a nation that will come from his great-great-great-...-great-grandchildren.

He's making du'a for us.

This is vision.

"Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise."

Here, Ibrahim 'alaihi salaam is making du'a for the coming of Muhammad, salla Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam.

When is this du'a answered?

What is the period between Ibrahim 'alaihi salaam and RasulAllah salla Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam? Centuries? Millenia? WAllahu 'alam. Even the du'a of a prophet might not be answered for a long, long time.

And yet, we are certain that Allah hears and answers our du'as.

With best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level.

-Muhammad Alshareef