Just as asking God for everything, we also ask him for important and biggest issues. We don’t consider a blessing as too much to ask God for despite how momentous or great it is. If this blessing is possible, then God has nothing impossible. God will not fail to do anything, and nothing will be reduced from his supply no matter how important and great the blessings are.
Same as we shouldn’t feel shy to ask God for simple issues such as the animal food, the lower shoe layer, or the dough salt, we shouldn’t also consider a blessing as too much to ask God for, no matter how momentous or great it is.
It was narrated by Rabia bin Ka’b that he said:” oneday, the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) told me: oh Rabia, you served me 7 years, don’t you ask me for something? So I said: Oh prophet, wait for me until I think. In the morning, when I met him, he asked me for my needs. I told him: ask God to let me be your companion in paradise. So he said: who taught you this? I told him: Oh prophet, no one has taught me this, but I was thinking that if I ask you for money they will be spent oneday, and If I ask you for a long life and children, death will be our destiny. Rabia said: the prophet nodded his head for an hour then said: I will do that, but help me by frequent prostration. Rabia said: I heard him saying: a distress will be present after my death, if that happens then stay beside Ali bin Abi Tale (pbuh). “ (the whole story)1
Narrated by the Prince of the believers, (pbuh): “If someone asked the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) for something, if he wanted to do it, he would say “Yes'' and if he didn’t want to do it, he remained silent. He would say “No” for anything. Oneday, a Bedouin visited him. He asked him for something, but he remained silent. Then the Bedouin asked him again but he also remained silent; it was repeated one more time. The prophet (pbub) then said without an affectation: What do you want, you Bedouin? We (Imam Ali) thought he wanted to ask for Paradise. The Bedouin said: I ask you for a she-camel, its baggage and supplies. He said: That is yours. Then the prophet said: How much is the difference between the question of the Bedouin and the old Israeli woman? Then he said: When Moses commanded to cross the sea, reached it, and the faces of the beasts were struck, they returned. Moses said: Oh God, what happened? He said: Oh Moses, you are at the grave of Joseph, so carry his bones, and the grave had the same level with the ground, so Moses asked his people: Do any of you know where it is? They said: There is an old woman who may know. He said to her: Do you know? She said: Yes. He said: So show it to us. She said: No,I swear, until you give me what I ask you for. He said: That is for you. She said: I ask you to be with you in your same position in paradise. He said: Ask for Paradise. She said: No, I swear, unless I am with you, so Moses got into negotiating with her. So, God revealed to him: Give her that, for you will not lose anything, so he gave her what she wanted and she led him to the grave.”
Al Shaikh Mohammad Mahdi Al Asfi (may God have mercy on him)
1 Buhar Al Anwar 93: 327.
2 Bihar Al Anwar 93: 327