Ask Much

There's a moment when all I need is just to have my mind and heart at peace. Skipping these whole tense to finally have an intense conversation with the creator through dua. For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of dua. All our prayers are answered some way or the other. It is just we who complain because we don't know better. In essence, Allah is telling us that everything is from Him. He possesses this whole world and all that is in it, therefore we should seek all of our needs from Him.

In case some of our prayers haven’t been answered, just to remind you that Allah has three ways of answering the prayer;

1. We don't get what we asked for, but get something better instead.

2. We get what we asked for in this world and the hereafter.

3. We don't get what we asked for but Allah protects us from a big calamity.

If we look at this three ways, we could ponder over the fact that if the things that didn't happen before in my life, I wouldn't have been where I am today. Isn't it incredible? Sometimes we can't see it but Allah is actually fixing everything for us. Try to trust Allah and ask him a lot cause you are the closest one can be to Allah in the sujood :)! 

                                                                                                                                                              Philadelphia, circa 2012

                                                                                                                                                              Philadelphia, circa 2012