My father’s prayer: Imaan

Hi all, I received this powerful message from my nanny this morning that I wanted to share with you. If you read my previous posts you will know my dad used to send messages to me very Friday, and named my post as a remembrance to him.

There are times in our lives when our level of imaan is low, our concentration in salah wavers and we feel a drop in our connection with Allah?

We feel like our duas are not being answered, our salah is not having a positive impact on our hearts, and worst of all the feeling that we’re horrible human beings, that Allah doesn’t love us or doesn’t care about us anymore!

Surah Ad-Duha (surah 93) was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH ) to relieve him of these negative feelings and to give him hope, positivity, and the assurance that Allah is with him no matter what.

From it we too can find peace, hope, and a renewed faith in Allah when we go through states of depression, sadness, and hopelessness.

So what does this surah say?

و الضحى????
Wad duhaa~
By the morning brightness

This is the first thing you need to hear when you’re depressed: Wake up, look at the sunshine! Everything in life is not doom and gloom– you just have to look up.

????Wal laili iza sajaa~
And [by] the night when it covers with darkness

Why is this aayah immediately talking about darkness? As a reminder to us that the night is meant to cover and give us comfort and rest.

Generally when we’re not happy with ourselves, we tend to get into a very bad sleep pattern by staying up at night and sleeping all day thereby worsening our state of mind. This aayah reminds us to use the night as a comfort to ease our distress.

????Ma wad da’aka rabbuka wa ma qalaa~
Your Lord ( Oh Muhammad) has neither forsaken you nor hates you.

This is a very powerful verse from Allah telling us that He doesn’t hate us and hasn’t forgotten us– reminding the depressed person that He is always by his or her side!

????Walal-aakhiratu khairul laka minal-oola~
And the Hereafter is better for you than the present (life of this world)

Many times when we’re depressed we think: Is this all my life is going to be? Is it never going to get better?

This aayah serves as a perfect answer to those questions, reminding us that life in this world is temporary and that Aakhirah is certainly a better, more permanent place for us than this world could ever be.

This makes us look forward 2 attaining our place in Jannah and helps us look at any problems in our lives as temporary tests of our faith from Allah.

????Wa la sawfa y’uteeka rabbuka fatarda~
And your Lord is going to give you, and you will be well pleased.

A promise from Allah that very soon he will give us a massive reward (Jannah) and we will be happy Subhan’Allah

Isn’t this the best thing to hear when you’re sad and fed up with this worldly life and the problems you’re facing? Jumua Mubarak ????????????

9 Comments
  1. A truly profound message. Jumuah Mubarak to you and yours and may Allah SWT grant our Fathers and all deceased family a high place in Jannah, InshaaAllah.

  2. Abieda, I so believe in god and so I pray in my heart (if I haven’t been able to say my prayers out loud that day). My baby is my sunshine! “Everything in life is not doom and gloom– you just have to look up.” And so I look upto him during those sleepless nights. I kiss him on his forehead and I swear I wake up knowing it was a good night.

  3. Thank you for these wonderful reminders!

  4. Hi! I nominated you for the leibster award 🙂 I hope thats ok!

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