Every human being on this planet, at some point of his/her life, is destined to experience certain events that ultimately will bring them close to Allah (S.W.T). They can feel a connection in their hearts, which gets stronger in every kind of situation whether sadness or happiness. There are times in which the relationship weakens. Which may include lack of faith, a not –so pure heart, little sins, and many more reasons. At that point we can all feel the empty feeling in our hearts, the crying, those specific phases of depression. we all have been through that.
At such a time when we need to shove off all of these feelings, we start wondering where did the connection go? I am regular in my prayers but why can’t I feel the peace in my heart now? Why is there so much anger and irritation in my heart altogether? At this stage, we need to review our acts and our intentions and try to connect to Allah.
Ways to have Strong Connection with Allah
Some of the ways that can help us build our connection again with ALLAH (S.W.T) or strengthen it can be:
1) Follow Sunnah
Let’s check our actions. Are we following the Sunnah in the deeds that we perform because in the Quran it is mentioned:Say (O Prophet (S.A.W)):
”If you really love ALLAH, then follow me, and ALLAH shall love you and forgive your sins. ALLAH is Most-forgiving, Very-Merciful.” (3:31)
when we can feel that what we are doing is right and according to the sunnah of Prophet (S.A.W). the feeling of contentment will settle down naturally and we connect to Allah.
We all know what a powerful tool “Dua” is. It is the most direct way we can communicate with ALLAH (S.W.T). We can just sit and pray and then make Dua even without saying a single word. sometimes the feelings are so intense that no words can come out of our mouth. our heart speaks then and ALLAH (S.W.T) is the know er of the hearts. All worries and tensions end when you submit yourself to ALLAH (S.W.T). just have that pure feeling of faith in your heart, miracles happen!
3) Names of Allah
The names of ALLAH (S.W.T) are taught to us when we are still young. but it is our duty to read them again not with the eye of a toddler but with the intention to understand them. The 99 names of ALLAH (S.W.T) represent HIS qualities. If we don’t know what his beautiful qualities are and if we just don’t understand them then how can we get closer to HIM without knowing HIM and we connect to Allah.
Dhikr is another important factor that will help us strengthen our relation with ALLAH (S.W.T). a free mind is a shaytans workshop. so instead of sitting idle and inviting all the poison inside of our head. grab a Tasbeeh and start with “Astagfirullah” that will kill your little sins. then say “Alhamdulilah” thanking all the blessings that you have. These “Magic words” have so much power in them that you can actually feel your heart being washed of dirt.
Just to summarize it all. the way we try to reach a friend we haven’t talked to for quite a sometime. we all make endless efforts. But in this relation of the Creator and the creation according to Hadith Qudsi: Allah says
“Take one step toward me. I will take ten steps towards you. Walk towards me, I will run towards you.”
May ALLAH (S.W.T) bless us with the straight path that further on leads us to closeness with HIM. (Ameen)