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4 Prayers you should memorize
Often in life we find ourselves encountering problems that can have a profound effect on our lives and our connection with family and friends. It is sometimes difficult to overcome such problems through worldly means and one has to seek the help and support of Allah (God). As Muslims or non-Muslims for that matter, if you believe in God it is always important to seek His help, we are as humans very week in nature, many people think that they are invincible because in their life everything for a while goes according to plan. One thing that is increasing in society today is the use of medication to treat ill-effects associated with the inability to deal with problems in life, and people then allow that to manifest itself into all kinds of health and emotional issues.
If only people would hand over their problems to Allah (God) and seek His support then they would not feel that much pressure on themselves and through dedicated and devotional prayer many of their problems would be resolved. Listed below are four out of many such Dua’s or prayers that one can find in the Quran, if applied with regularity a person in problems can derive benefit from.
Dua - 1
Impact of reciting this dua: It is known as Durud-e-Ibrahim, we recite this in daily salah and considered the best of all salutations. The person who recites this dua 100 times on Friday will come on the day of judgement with a very great reward. This persons problems like anxieties, sorrows, troubles, helplessness and monetary difficulties will disappear and he will get his desire fulfilled and monetary condition will considerably improve. It needs to recited regularly with conviction.
Prophet Yunus (p.b.u.h) when he was in the stomach of the whale, recited the following dua and he was freed.
Dua - 2
Dua - 3
Impact of reciting this dua:This verse should be recited seven times in the morning and evening regularly, if possible 100 times daily. One who does this shall be protected from all the troubles of this world and the world hereafter.
Dua - 4
Impact of reciting this dua:One’s sins are shed like dry leaves from a tree. At night before going to sleep if one recites this, his sins will be forgiven even though they (sins) may be countless.
I end this hub with the following Our Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam) has said:
“Every Muslim has Six duties to perform for every other Muslim.” And they are as follows:-
1. When he becomes sick, to visit him.
2. When he dies, to attend his funeral.
3. When called for, in a certain calamity, to assist him.
4. When he makes salaam, to reply.
5. When he sneezes, to say May Allah have mercy on you.
6. And to always be a well wisher for him, whether he be present or absent.
“Invite (mankind) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful advice and reason with them
in the best manner possible” AN NAHL 125
Remember that prayers are always answered, but for prayers to be accepted it needs to be done in a manner that is agreeable to Allah. You also need to maintain regularity, sincerity, purity and loyal devotion to Allah and your prayers.
Just because you don’t get the Ferrari you asked for in your prayers it does not mean Allah is not listening or responding, it could be that Allah knows, when you get that gleaming red Ferrari your very first journey down the highway will be your last. With Allah’s mercy he does not want that to happen which is why your desire and prayer for a car has not been answered. Instead the results of your good deeds will be stored for you and become very useful in the hereafter. So do not lose hope in your prayers.