The Master Key for all Problems!!

Today I was listening to a talk with the title “the solution of every problem” and I thought to myself: How important it is to have these people in our lives who have spent their whole lives in attaining the knowledge about Allah (s.w.t.) and His Messenger (s.a.w.)… and they share this knowledge with us in such an inspirational manner that every difficulty seems to just disappear and look so insignificant in comparison with the greatness of Allah and the vastness of His mercy and compassion for us… we might be millions of miles apart from these blessed people of knowledge and wisdom, yet their sincerity finds a path to our hearts by the will of Allah… especially in this day and age when all you need to do is to tap or press a key… and knowledge pours all over you from wherever you desire…

So coming back to the talk… the first thing I learned was that learning about something is not enough unless you apply it over and over again…we keep on looking for motivation from outside but the real motivation is when you act on what you learn… the effort you make and the satisfaction you get after having done something positive is the biggest motivation!

The second thing is that we need to fix our expectations… because the biggest problem is that we expect this world to be a problem-free zone… while the fact is that it cannot be so because it was not meant to be like paradise… the only paradise you can possibly experience in this world is the paradise of the heart… and that paradise is built through a deep connection with Allah and accepting His decree in all things… this can happen only when you are living for a higher purpose which is to serve Allah by being the most beneficial for humanity in the way Allah has appointed you to do…

So when your whole struggle is about serving others then you will start thinking less and less of how much you are getting or not… The heart will find peace only when you get out of your selfish self-centeredness and focus on giving instead of receiving…

And especially when you think of this world as a short trip then it won’t matter whether you travel in the first class or the economy class… as both will reach the same destination in the same amount of time! And at the end of the day where are we going to reach anyway? The final destination for all humanity… for all generations that came before us and those that are going to come after us… every single one of us is going to be standing on the end point of this long history of the world… and that is the day of judgement… so what will matter to me on that day is what should matter to me today…

So if we want to put our thoughts in the proper perspective then we have to think and live like being on a journey and stop believing this world to be a destination… That is why the Prophet (s.a.w.) advised Abdullah bin Umar (r.a.) putting his hand on his shoulder as a loving gesture… and said these profound words:

Be in this world as if you are a stranger, or a traveler on his way…

BUT the fact remains that we are humans and it is in our nature to become anxious and concerned when there is a problem… and so we have been advised to make duas… talk to Allah and seek his help in big things and small things… although everything happens with the will of Allah and he is the ultimate provider who doesn’t need any reminder to give us what we need… but dua is the essence of worship because it connects us deeply to Allah… and since we humans are always in need of one thing or the other… and we are forever dependent on Allah… therefore dua is our all-time expression of humbleness… sometimes we call out to him in thanks… sometimes in pain… sometime in desperation… in happiness… in sorrow… dua never ends… we all know it even if we tend to forget it… but did you know that there is a specific dua taught by the Prophet (s.a.w) for someone who happens to wake up during the night? What an amazingly complete religion we have there is no situation for which we have not been guided…

To wake up in the middle of night is the most precious opportunity to make the dua which is most dear to your heart because it will certainly be accepted. Our Prophet ﷺ said that if someone wakes up during the night and says the following words then any dua which he makes after them will be accepted:

La ilaha illaallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu,lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in Qadeer, al hamdu li Allah wa subhana Allah wa la ilaha illah Allah wa Allahu Akbar wala hawla wala quwata illa bi Allah.

There is no God except Allah, the One and Only, no partners has He, for Him is the dominion and for Him is all praise and He is the owner of destiny upon all things. All praise and thanks to Allah and how perfect is Allah and there is no God except Allah and Allah is the Greatest… And there is no power and no might except with Allah.

I would suggest that you make a habit of writing your duas that are important to you and so this act of writing will sort of engrave this thing in your heart so much that when you wake up in the night you will remember to make your dream-duas!!!

Also the other thing is that this act of making dua in the middle of the night is in fact the solution to all trials you face in life… so whenever something or the other bothers you during the day… just make a note to yourself that tonight when I wake up during the sleep… I will pray to Allah to solve this problem for me…

Just imagine if you were to do this… every single night… how awesome your life can become!!

Because on one hand you will be relieved from wasting words and energy in front of people who cannot understand your problems anyway and even if they were to understand they still are helpless to solve them… so you will be saved from a lot of disappointment… and also will be saved from sinning because most of the time our frustrations are caused by people and if you share these details with others then it becomes gheebat… a major sin!

And on top of this you get to build a strong and most personal relationship with Allah… because you will be sharing your problems with him knowing that he has the kingdom whose vastness we cannot even imagine… so your reliance on him and your consciousness of him being knowledgeable about every single little detail of your life will bring you closer and closer to him… in sha Allah

So what can be a greater gift than this? Imagine…!!