Going to Allah when we need Him

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By Wael Abdelgawad | IslamicSunrays.com

Do we think we can go to Allah only when we “need” Him?

I’m not saying that it’s wrong. I’m saying that it’s impossible.

We need Allah every hour, every day. Every heartbeat, every breath, every bite of food, every ray of sunshine. We need Him when we are poor and sick, and when we’re rich and robust. We need Him when we’re starving in the gutter, or cruising on top of the world. We depend on Allah more than a newborn baby depends on its mother, even when we don’t see it.

Our failure to see this reality does not change the fact that it is true. We can achieve nothing without Allah. I write this article only by His will. You get out of bed, pour your cereal, hug your children, go to work, run that 5K race, and breathe, all by means of the gifts He has given.

When we’re doing well, and everything is butter, that’s the time to turn to Allah even more, with gratitude and praise. If we do that, then when we’re having hard times He’ll be there for us, He’ll rescue us and lift us up, even if we don’t ask.

This not my idea. I did not make this up. The Messenger of Allah (sws) said, “Remember Allah during times of ease and He will remember you during times of difficulty.” (Tirmidhi)

Remembrance of Allah is not only a matter of prayer. It is also kindness to others. If I have an excess of energy, I need to use that to help someone who is ill, weak, depressed, or lost. If I have been blessed with wealth, intelligence, knowledge, or talent, then I need to use that to bring someone relief.

I need Allah , I know that. I feel it.

We need Allah with every rotation of the earth. So yes, go to Allah when you need Him – at every moment in time.

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Wael Abdelgawad is an Egyptian-American living in Fresno, California. He is the founder of several Islamic websites, including Zawaj.com and IslamicAnswers.com, and also of various technology and travel websites. He is a writer and poet, and has been a web developer since 1997. This project, IslamicSunrays.com, is very dear to his heart, as it has allowed him to express ideas that have growing inside him for many years. Wael is divorced and has one lovely young daughter. He practices and teaches martial arts (somewhat obsessively), and loves Islamic books, science fiction, and vanilla fudge ice cream. Wael is an advocate for human rights and blogs about these issues at AbolishTorture.com. He is also a volunteer with the MyDeen Muslim youth organization in Fresno. Wael tagged this post with: , , , , , Read 266 articles by
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  1. Tony says:

    Alhamdulillah brother, very nicely put. I was just thinking about this very issue during my run this morning. I was thinking on the gift of Allah for each and every stride, breath, and hearbeat. The very fact I can run. Alhamdulillah for allowing me the gift of the run. 🙂 Glad to see you are writing again. 🙂

  2. sad wish says:

    subhan Allah,may Allah bless u,really inspiring.

  3. Found says:

    This is very true, thank you so much for this, it really helped put things into perspective.

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