Knock on the door of heaven!

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) used to supplicate Allah saying:

“Allāhumma ighfirli warhamni wajburni wahdini warzuqni (O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, console me, guide me, and provide for me).”

[Narrated by  Al - Tirmidhi; Sahīh (authentic)]

In life, we go through numerous tough incidents and circumstances. Every day, we get broken by distress and trouble and so we need our Lord at all times to console our hearts and give us strength.

Everyone needs Him, young and old, rich and poor. Indeed, life and what it contains belongs to Him.

An ill person lies in his bed, weak and broken, struggling against his illness. At this point, he calls out: “O Allah!” And behold! He consoles his heart and cures him.

A destitute person, who possesses nothing at all, suffers from misery, weeps out of need, looks up to the sky and calls out: “O Allah!” And behold! He consoles his heart, fulfills his need, and removes his poverty.

A downtrodden man, who feels broken and hides his deep pain, wipes off his tears, stands at the door of his Lord and calls out: “O Allah!” And behold! Allah, the Compeller, takes revenge for him, by sending His soldiers and granting victory.

A prisoner, who languishes in prison, fettered and weak, calls out: “O Allah!” And all of a sudden, Allah comforts his heart and opens His doors for him. Relief comes and the fetters are untied.

And that a sterile man, who is gripped by sadness and loses hope, turns to prayer, in which he weeps for long and calls out: “My Lord, grant me good offspring.” And behold! Comfort and relief come and Allah issues His command and sends His help. Thereupon, the unattainable becomes a reality and the smile comes back as his wife becomes pregnant.

He is the Compeller. He sends relief, comfort, and hope and He removes afflictions and distress.

Everyone calls Him: “O Allah, console us and give us strength!”

{Whoever is in the heavens and earth asks Him; every day He is upon some affair.}

[Surat ar - Rahmān: 29]

If you are encompassed by Allah’s care, then rest assured; you are safe.

Everything hard Allah puts you through is, indeed, for your benefit even if it is painful for you.

Allah Almighty says:

{And there is not a thing but with Us are their treasures. And We do not send it down except in a known measure.}

[Surat al - Hijr: 21]

The keys to relief are in His Hands. So, if you are in pain and distress, turn to the All - Knowing King, the Compeller, the One Who consoles hearts and sends comfort, and call out: “O Allah, the comfort of the broken, comfort my heart, give me strength, and remove my distress.”

{Is He [not best] Who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and remo ves evil...}

[Surat an-Naml: 62]

Indeed, for the afflictions and hardships we may face, there is relief and a way out from our Lord.

When things get too hard and we think there is no hope, we actually find relief coming unexpectedly.

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