Connecting with Allah
Dua is one of the most beautiful practices in Islam. Muslims can connect to their Creator by dua. It is the best way to supplicate, to communicate, and to call out Allah. Dua is part of faith for believers; it not only creates a bridge between the servants and the Lord but it also connects a person with his or her own self. Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) said,
“The most excellent worship is Dua.” [Sahih Al-Jami]
Dua gives hope, peace of mind, and it is the best way of mediation since it is an interaction between Muslims with their own self and with Almighty Allah. We cannot see Allah, we cannot touch Him but we can feel Him by offering religious practices and by doing good deeds. Namaz is the way to feel Allah and in order to see Him we need to seek His believers on earth; also we also ought to perform good deeds to let others see Allah in us as well.
Allah is not unreachable but He is very close to us, we are only needed to do good deeds that could lead us to Him. Allah says in Quran in Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 186:
“And when My servants ask you, (O Muhammad), concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me (by obedience) and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided”. [2:186]
We as Muslims should not lose hope of goodness whenever we are in trouble. We should seek help from Him, we should call Him just the way we call our mothers when we are in pain. Allah says in Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 153:
“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient” [2:153]. In this verse Allah is saying Himself that He is with those who are patient.
Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) has mentioned one most beautiful dua that we should make in order to get the mercy of Allah:
“O One Who is Living, O Most Self-sufficient; with Your mercy, I seek help” [Tirmidhi].
Allah is listening us each and every moment let us talk to Him the every detail we feel, Allah is seeing us at our every step let us do good deeds, Allah is waiting for the regrets we should make for the sins we commit whether intentionally or unintentionally, and Allah is ready to give us everything we want just on one call let us call Him. Allah says in Quran in Surah Ghafir, verse 60:
“And your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you." Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell (rendered) contemptible”. [40:60]
Allah has said again and again in the Quran that He is with us wherever we go; we should call Him whenever we want or in whichever situation we are in. Muslims can keep in touch with their Creator every time by just remembering Him and by following what has been asked them to follow. Even Muslims are free to make dua anytime, it is not necessary to make dua after Salah or in Iftar after fasting, but at any time. Islam is the easiest religion where there are way too simpler methods to connect with the Lord.