ألا بذكر الله تطمءن القلوب

I remember the time I was on the motorway. Sixty miles per hour.
The sky glowed orange as the fiery ball sunk lower, brushing the tips of the trees.
Maghrib!
I pulled up at a service station, lay my coat on the damp grass and raised my hands saying ‘God is the greatest’.
At that moment, scattered worries drifted from my mind and my heart truly felt content.
As my forehead touched the soil in prostration, a wave of tranquility washed over me.
Softly, I whispered to my Lord the Most High, humbled at the thought of my silent prayers being echoed up in heaven.
Then there was that time on holiday in Istanbul.
The sweet sound of birds chirping fluttered to my ears, followed by a magical chorus of voices.
Some were loud and some soft, distant.
Fajr athan.
I scrambled out of bed and flung the balcony door open only to reveal a wondrous melody of sounds.
Several calls to prayer were being announced throughout the city, waking every man and woman to kneel before God Almighty.
Cool water trickled through my fingers as I performed ablution, purifying me inside and out.
Rolling out a prayer mat, with the rising golden sun as my lamp, I stood before my Lord in awe.

Truthfully ask yourselves, does it feel like you are missing something in your life?
Yes?
Then I sincerely advise you to pray. Talk to the One who created you. The One who guides you. The One who loves you more than anyone.
I promise you, you will never find that peace anywhere else.

ألا بذكر الله تطمءن القلوب.
Verily in the rememberance of Allah, do hearts find [ tranquility, peace, serenity, contentment, rest, settelment. ]

So pray. Allah truly knows what you’re going through. Pour your heart out to him. He will listen. Cry till you have no tears left. He will forgive you. Just try, you won’t regret it.

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