O my Lord! Expand for me my chest

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

Rabbishrah lee sadree wayassir lee amree wahlul ‘Uqdatam-mil-li saanee yafqahoo qawlee.’

O my Lord! Expand for me my chest; ease my task for me; and remove the impediment from my speech; so they may understand what I say.)(Surah Ta-Ha, 20:25-28)

When buying or selling at the Market

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرُ هَذِهِ السُّوقِ وَخَيْرُ مَا فِيهَا وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَرِّ مَا فِيهَا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُصِيبَ فِيهَا يَمِينَاً فَاجِرَةً أَوْ صَفْقَةً خَاسِرَةً 

“I entered in the name of Allah, I seek refuge in You (Allah) for the good in the bazaar and for the good of what is in it (the bazaar). O Allah, I seek refuge in you from false oaths and deception in transaction”

7 practical steps to help you face any difficult situation

Here are 7 practical steps to help you face any difficult situation

  1. Salah. Make sure you stick to praying on time – 5 times a day. Never miss a salah and do your best to pray each Salah with sincerity as if it’s your last salah in this world.
  2. Read Quran. This Quran is so beautiful that no matter what difficulties you face you’ll find solace in it.
  3. Make Dua. Especially the dua for removing anxiety.
  4. Give Sadaqah. Give lots of charity, as much as you can, because it helps push away hardship. And if you can’t give money, even kind words or physical sadaqah can do (i.e. helping people physically or emotionally).
  5. Set Goals and Have Vision. Don’t let shaytaan play with you and keep replaying the video of your hardship in your mind over and over again, move on! Set new goals, new projects, and remember you’re with Allah, nothing should stop you!
  6. Wake up Early. Wake up before fajr and work on your ideas and projects, or simply read Qur’an. Getting busy before day break is a definite way to move away from your hardship and overcome challenges. Get most of your ideas/work done in these early hours, these are blessed hours.
  7. Hardship is Not Lost. Remember, Allah will never forget the injustice/hardship you faced, so don’t worry about seeking revenge or trying to get justice

    In the end, I pray that Allah (Subhanahu Wa’Tala) removes all your ordeals and hardships, blesses you all with a good life and helps you remember Him day and night, for “Verily, with remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest”. (Surah Ar-Ra’d , verse 28)

كل يوم … Every day… Chaque jour …

إن في خلق السموات والأرض واختلاف الليل والنهار لآيات لأولي الألباب

Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for those of insight

Il y a certes dans la création des cieux et de la terre, et dans l’alternance de la nuit et du jour, des signes pour ceux qui sont doués d’intelligence

Let whosoever believes in God…

من كان يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر ، فليقل خيرا أو ليصمت ، ومن كان يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر ، فليكرم جاره ، ومن كان يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر ، فليكرم ضيفه

رواه البخاري ومسلم .

“Let whosoever believes in God and in the Last Day either speak good or be silent. Let whosoever believes in God and in the Last Day honour his neighbour. Let whosoever believes in God and in the Last Day honor his guest.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

Do not despair …

من حكم ابن عطاء السكندري

لا يَكُنْ تأَخُّرُ أَمَدِ العَطاءِ مَعَ الإلْحاحِ في الدُّعاءِ مُوْجِباً لِيأْسِكَ. فَهُوَ ضَمِنَ لَكَ الإِجابةَ فيما يَخْتارُهُ لَكَ لا فيما تَخْتارُهُ لِنَفْسِكَ. وَفي الوَقْتِ الَّذي يُريدُ لا فِي الوَقْتِ الَّذي تُرْيدُ


Do not despair when in spite of intense supplication, there is a delay in receiving the expected gift. He has guaranteed that he would respond in what He chooses for you, and not what you choose for yourself, and at the time He chooses – not the time you desire.