When the weathers cold, the winds are bitter, and the day has been long, the one thing that sounds heavenly is going back to a warm cosy house, getting into some pyjamas and indulging in a nice hot warming drink, hiding away safely from the relentless cold that stands past your front door.
Well sometimes prayer can have the same effect. After feeling distressed, upset and torn down by the difficulties that life can throw at us, talking to your creator can make you feel at peace, almost protected by a bubble from the harshness that life can bring. Allah knows what lies in your heart. Confide in him. He knows what happened in your day, he knows the emotions you felt so open up to your Lord the one who created you.
It doesn’t need to be salah time for you to pray. Just make a Dua or just ask him to make things easier and to make you stronger and know that he hears you, and after that it brings a feeling of coming home. Gives you a sense of belonging in a world of confusion and deception. It’s like a safe base that you can always rely on no matter what. To me, that’s one of the biggest beauties of islam; the fact that we have one God who makes us feel safe, protected, aware, and comforted when We need it most. Even after we have wronged ourselves, he is there for us. Giving us a reason to love, and to live.
May Allah guide us and grant us jannah. May he forgive us for all the wrong we may have done and bring us closer to those we love. May he protect us from the deception of shaytan and protect us from all evil. May he grant us peace of mind and heart, and bring us closer together as an ummah. Ameen.