Monday, August 13, 2018

Why is it hard to keep focus in namaz

August 13, 2018

Lack of concentration in namaz is a problem faced by many Muslims. Most of us, even those who are regular in their prayers, offer salah in a mechanical way which defeats the purpose of this very important worship. 
Sadly, we are not taught at homes and schools on how to meditate or fixate our focus on Allah.




Saturday, August 4, 2018

Dua to avoid anger/wrath of Allah

August 04, 2018
Allah, the God of everything existing in the universe and beyond, is the most merciful and generous to His creation, but He is also the all Compelling. When we make mistakes and stubbornly or insist on our wrongdoing without reviewing ourselves, we run the risk of attracting Allah's anger/wrath. 

Here is a powerful dua from Quran to avoid anger of Allah. We never know where we are wrong because our actions are often driven by our ego/self and logic. This makes it very important for us to seek Allah's mercy and avoid His anger at all costs. 
Dua to avoid anger displeasure and wrath of Allah
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kunnt minaz-zalimeen

There is no one worthy of worship beside You. Glorified are You. Surely, I am from among the wrongdoers

One thing that should be kept in our mind is that Allah wrath of Allah is not bigger than His mercy as there is a verse in Quran that talks about it. Recite this dua over and over again, with its meaning in your mind. 

In Surah Al A'raf, verse 156:
"My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things"

When Allah becomes angry, or what angers Him the most?



Pride is the most serious crime that angers Allah the most. Listen to this video, with a hadith mentioned. Pride is the result of ignorance, arrogance, ego and stubborn behaviour.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Dua for Allah's help

August 03, 2018
Here is a powerful dua of Prophet Musa (AS) that can ensure Allah's help in times of need. Being creature, we are always in need of Allah but our ego and self (nafs) keep us in ignorance of this fact. 
However, our duas are answered when we down our ego by accepting our weakness, lack and dependence on God - the Creator of both good and bad. 
Powerful Dua prayer for Allah's help
رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
Rabbi inni lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeer

I am in absolute need of the good you send me

This dua can create wonders and attract immediate help from Allah in times of need. The real essence of this dua lies in the acceptance of our lack and God'd might. 

Most of the times, we humans operate on our ego and don't realise we are tiny little creatures with no power to create or act. When we accomplish goals, we feel pride and this boosts our ego (nafs) and we tend to forget our Lord, who is the real doer of our actions and successes. 

This dua must be recited as often as you can, but your best bet is to take your time out and practice this prayer session. 

- Sit in a quite place

- Close your eyes and imagine the might of Allah and think of His capabilities

- Recite the above-mentioned dua, with its meaning in your mind

- Thank Allah in advance (just assume Allah has helped you and you are feeling extremely thankful for this help)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How to balance between dunya and deen (akhirah)

August 01, 2018
Working a job from 9 to 5 or attending college for whole day may seem like running after dunya to you, but the Quran tells us how Islam actually looks at dunya and akhirah from a completely different perspective.
I have to agree with Nauman Ali Khan in his assertion that Allah has mentioned a number of acts/things that by definition don't seem like matters related to deen or akhira, but our intentions and the desires are the primary yardstick that contribute to our success in akhirah and in this world as well. 




Allah talks about many acts in the Quran that typically deal with our day-to-day life. By mentioning these day-to-day life activities, Allah actually expects us to stay in harmony with Him. For instance, Allah talks about ships sailing through seas and expects us to remember Him, acknowledge His favours and express thankfulness. Allah wants us to see His workings, His mercy in the form of everything happening in the universe.
Not only the sailing of ships through seas or birds spreading their wings and flying across skies, the Internet and electricity too is the manifestation of Allah's intelligent and power. Vehicles surfing through roads and planes flying too is a manifestation of Lord's mercy, power and intelligence. But we, most of the times, take these simple, yet powerful indications of Allah and His attributes, for granted and operate on ego. 

How to increase blessings in Islam

August 01, 2018

Nothing is more powerful, quicker and easier than gratitude (shukr) if we want to increase our blessings in life. Gratitude cannot be faked because you cannot thank someone unless you know why you are thankful and understand the importance (qadr) of that gift and qadr of the giver of that gift (God/Allah). 
A sincere thank or gratitude reconnects us to our Lord and brings our heart and mind in harmony with Him.



The miracle of shukr is amazing. If you give sincere gratitude to Allah for a particular blessing, say your health or job, that blessing will continue to grow by the will of Allah. Most Muslims take shukr for granted and don't know the secret it holds. And in fact, it makes sense to believe why Lord increase blessings when we express shukr for them. 

If someone is trying to please you by giving you the things you need, the only price they need is appreciation and thanks from you, and nothing more. Imagine how God will feel if we only focus on taking the gifts and not bothering to acknowledge, praise and appreciate Him for His workings, mercy, capabilities, power, and generosity. We act like a selfish child whose only goal is to gather as many gifts as he can. A child doesn't bother thanking its benefactor. We come across as a selfish child driven by self-interest. 

What Hamza Yousuf is explaining here is an every-day human crisis. Why is it that having all the luxuries, health, wealth and social status in world most of the times fails to give us true fulfilment, joy and happiness? It happens all the time. If look at people and ourselves, everyone of us is complaining. Complaining stems from our ego, greed, competition and not accepting qadr.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dua-prayers for allergy problems

July 24, 2018
Allah, who is the Creator of problems and solutions, has not left us in the dark when it comes to dealing with not just spiritual diseases, but physical ones too. 
These duas and prayers are a perfect remedy to all kinds of allergy problems and infections.
duas and prayers to cure allergies and related problem





Dua-prayer for eye allergy and infection

July 24, 2018
Are you troubled by eye allergy and infection but unwilling to rely on medicine because your problem is not going away despite all the methods? If so, then this powerful Islamic dua/prayer is the best remedy to your worry.
Dua-prayer for eye allergy and infection
Method:
1) Recite this dua at least eleven times
2) Blow on your hands/fingers and do a gentle massage over your allergic/infected eye
3) Recite Surah Fatiha one time as thanks for this dua


Listen to the dua/prayer to better understand how to pronounce it:


Your relief from the eye infection will largely depend on how much faith you put in Allah and His powers. It is not enough to recite the dua once and then forget it. Repeat the process (mentioned in the method above) over and over until you establish a firm belief in your heart that Allah has already cured you. 

Why is it hard to keep focus in namaz

Lack of concentration in namaz is a problem faced by many Muslims. Most of us, even those who are regular in their prayers, offer salah ...