I had begun to pray but the most important hurdle still remained – how was I going to fit so many prayers into my schedule. I was in my last two years at school, so I had to work hard which meant I had to do homework and study when I got back home.
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Knowing that the Lord of the Heavens and the earth has a plan for you, and is there to hold you as you go through this difficulty, was among the most comforting feeling for Alisha. At first I needed to really try and make her believe that better things would be coming.
Since by necessity what we have is going to run out, there is only one way to make it everlasting, there is only one way to live a true legacy and this is to transfer what we have to the bank of Almighty God.
Repentance cleans your heart. It makes you feel lighter, just as the burden of sin makes you feel heavy. Just say to yourself: who is there to stop me from turning back to Allah?
The results of an istikhara prayer can take many forms. Basically, you go by your feelings, whether you now feel more favorable or not. Also, you may notice events have changed, either for what you have expected or not. Note that you must follow the results of an istikhara...
Just like Allah sends down rain to the earth from the sky, He also sends down Divine revelation. And the revelation that He sent to us is the Quran. The analogy of rain is with the Quran. Just like rain can soften dead earth, the Quran can soften dead hearts.
Submitting to Allah gives us a peace in our lives that cannot be found in any other way. Prayer is the thing that keeps us close to Allah and helps us to carry on despite all the things life can throw at us.
O Allah! Grant me safety and health in my body. O Allah! Grant me safety and health in my hearing. O Allah! Grant me safety and health in my sight. There is no God besides You.
In rough times, and in times when we feel all is lost, du’a is usually what we think as “our last weapon”. In fact, du’a is among the strongest of resources that a believer has. These du’as are those that were made in times of difficulty and uncertainty...
Part of the desire to achieve tranquility has been embedded in ourselves. Allah put inside of us an emptiness that can only be filled by Allah.
It’s a powerful night for you and its just a few hours but in the eyes of Allah, it’s more valuable, more powerful than 1000 months. So what should you do on that night?
As for the effect that beseeching Allah’s forgiveness has on our fears, worries, and difficulties, one thing all rational people from all nations and faith traditions agree upon is that sins and corruption cause anxiety, fear, and depression, as well as diseases of the heart.