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suppliant (n.) [SUPP-lee-yant] : someone who supplicates; someone who begs for something humbly from a God or powerful person
Cleopatra: You come before me as a suppliant.
Antony: If you choose to regard me as such.
Cleopatra: You will therefore assume the position of a suppliant before this throne. You will kneel.
Antony: I will *what*?
Antony: You dare ask the Proconsul of the Roman Empire?
Cleopatra: I *asked* it of Julius Caesar. I *demand* it of you!
- Cleopatra, 1963
Think of: supply want
“Please God, supply me with what I want,” the suppliant asks each day.
There was a time in my life when I would sit and make dua’a for about 4 minutes after every single prayer. Fajr-Isha, after every prayer I would make dua’a to the point where I would cry and beg Allah (swt) to provide me with that which I wanted. I did it for quite some time, all in all, it was over 1,000 times that I asked Allah (swt) for such thing to happen, over 1,000 prayers and dua’as. In the end, what I had asked for did not occur. As soon as I realized that it wasn’t happening, I felt a strong sense of love and connection with Allah (swt) because I knew that with His infinite knowledge, He was protecting me from something I could not see.
(v). ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly, as by praying.
synonyms: implore, entreat, beseech, plead.