Is It Better Not to Ask of Allāh?

Imām Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

And among [people] are those who consider calling upon Allāh and asking of Him a shortcoming, [while] they ask of people and press their requests upon them. A slave’s asking his Lord [to fulfill] his needs is from the best acts of worship. It’s the way of Allāh’s prophets, and [Allāh] has commanded His slaves to ask of Him. He says:

وَاسْأَلُوا اللَّهَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ ۗ

And ask Allāh of His favors. (Al-Nisāʾ, 32)

And He praises those who call upon their Lord, desiring [good from Him] and having fear [of His punishment].

And among supplications, there are those that are compulsory upon every Muslim [to make], like the supplication mentioned in [Al-Fātiḥah].

Majmūʿ Al-Fatāwá, vol. 8, p. 538-9.