Help Me! My World is Falling Apart
I feel frantic like my world is caving in on me. Everything is falling apart and nothing is coming together.
Help is only with Allah, My Sustainer. I remember the call of Prophet Jacob, "I only complain of my distress to
Allah and I know from Allah that which ye know not." (qala inna ma ashkoo bathee wa huznee illah laah)
I call on Allah to ease my suffering as only He can ease the suffering of His devoted servants. Only I'm not
devoted, I'm not worthy, I'm not of the patient or the steadfast. I'm striving to just be...
I know 'qala inna ma ashkoo bathee wa huznee illah laah'. I only complain of my distress to Allah and
I know from Allah that which ye know not.
What can a believing servant do, when the pain becomes unbearable? 'Qala inna ma ashkoo bathee
wa huznee illah laah'.
Call on Allah in prayer - Make a prayer of deep devotion supplicating to Allah and begging Allah for Mercy.
As only He can give Mercy to his devoted servants. Make wudu the way the prophet (peace be upon him) taught.
Don't be hasty in making wudu and think of it inshallah as your last wudu. The wudu that you want to perfect for
Allah, the Lord and Sustainer of the Worlds. After making wudu, begin your prayer with deep devotion, recite a long
surah and take your time. When prostrating make dua asking Allah to ease your pain. Recite all of the duas of the
distressed. As only Allah can ease the pain of the one in distress. Pray this prayer as if this is your last and
supplicate and beseech Allah much, calling on Allah with His most beautiful names, 'Al Hayyu Al Qiyuum.'
When you finish your prayer, continue calling and beseeching Allah with the duas of the distressed. Then read through
the hadith of the prophet describing how the companions of the prophet (peace be upon him)
coped with stress.