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Dua For Strengthening Iman


Posted on May 19, 2018

Dua For Strengthening Iman

Pronunciation: Rabbana la tuzigh quloobana ba' da iz ha-day-tana wa hab lana mil-la-dunka rahmah innaka antal Wahhab

Meaning: Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.

Worried? Frustrated? Depressed? Stressed? Turn to Allah and remember him.

Increasing iman by remembering Allah: Iman comes from the heart. Therefore the best way of increasing our iman is to give the heart what it needs at all times. So what does our heart need? What does it crave for? What is the food of the heart? It is the remembrance of Allah:

Surely then if we want our iman to be high at all times then we must try our best to remember Allah at all times. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to make remembrance of Allah at all times and also encouraged us to do the same. When a man complained, "The laws of Islam are too heavy for me, so tell me something that I can easily follow," the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) told him, "Let your tongue be always busy with the remembrance of Allah." (Ahmad).

Is it too difficult to say Subhanallah (Glory is to Allah), Walhamdulillah (and praise is to Allah), Wala ilaha illallah (and there is none worthy of worship but Allah), Wallahu akbar (and Allah is the Greatest) ?

Moisten your tongue with the remembrance of our creator to be at peace. We can only be at peace if we remember and thank the owner of the peace.

Hearts of those who remember Allah :

Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (Ra) reported: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, "The similitude of one who remembers his Lord and one who does not remember Him, is like that of the living and the dead.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Remembering Allah through acts of dhikr brings much peace and tranquility to the heart. It also gives us a sense of taqwa (fear of allah), a consciousness that makes us realise that Allah Almighty is ever near and watching us at all times and that we should always strive to please Him and refrain from anything which angers and displeases him.

Remembering Allah night & day:

O ye who believe, remember Allah much. And glorify Him morning and evening. It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels [ask Him to do so] that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And ever is He, to the believers, Merciful. (Surah Al-Ahzab 33:42-43)

The more we remember Allah the more our hearts and souls will be kept well fed and illuminated with iman, peace and tranquility.

Reference: Surah Al-Imran Verse 8