“Indeed I Am Near” – Pearls of Guidance Juz’ 2 And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the supplication of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided. (2:186) This is an answer to a question that was asked of the Prophet (ﷺ) by some of his companions. They said, “O Messenger of Allah, is our Lord near such that we should converse with Him quietly, or is He far-off such that we should cry out to him aloud?” So He revealed, “And when My servants ask you concerning Me – indeed I am near” – for He is al-Raqeeb (the Responsive) al-Shaheed (the Witness), familiar with what is secretly hidden and concealed, He knows the treachery of the eye and what is concealed in the breasts. So is also near to the one who supplicates to Him with a response, and so He said, “I respond to the supplication of the supplicant when he calls upon Me“.