Posted by: Dawud Israel | October 7, 2008

How Allah solves our Problems


People sometimes lament at the difficulties they encounter in their affairs. Why are these problems not going away?

Whatever it is, you will often hear Muslims getting pessimistic and constantly wondering how things will be solved. But, it’s amazing to see Allah solve our problems and more than that, just how easily and quickly Allah solves our problems.

Here are some common scenarios and the solutions that Allah uses to remedy them. I say Allah uses these, because the secret is that these ‘solutions’ cannot happen without the power of Allah and so all we can do is make dua and have tawakkul- trust in Allah.

Parents hating on their children practicing Islam: They decide to go for Hajj and have a religious awakening.

Extended family away from Islam: A family member passes away.

Marriage: Well, I think most people know how this happens. 😉

The commonly reoccurring theme is that our trust in Allah and our turning to Him is what brings Allah to answer our prayers and bring about these solutions or quite simply ANY solution, just like that. How do you know what will happen on that next phone call or in that next hour?

Again the key is tawakkul- trust in Allah and have a good opinion of him. Don’t become pessimistic and think that Allah has only bad things in store for you, because that is having a bad opinion of him. Have Husnuh Dhan (a good opinion or expectation) of Allah SWT.

Jabir ibn Abdullah (radiallahu anhu) heard the Prophet salalllahu alayhi wasalam say 3 times before his death:

La yamutan-aa ahadukum illa wahuwa yuhsinu dhan-naa bi Allah azza wa jaal.
Let none of you die unless he has good expectations from Allah.

And we could die anytime so we need to have that good expectation at ALL times! Have tawakkul in Allah!

Now, here are some tried and tested effective methods for having Allah fulfill our prayers quickly. I have found these to work in my own experiences.

1) Salat al Hajat: The prayer of need.

Abullah ibn Abi Al-Awfa Al-Aslami (radiAllahu anhuhim) relates that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, Whoever has a need with Allah, or with any human being, then let them perform ritual ablutions well and then pray two rakats. After that, let them praise Allah and send blessings on the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam). Then recite the following dua:

La ilaha ilAllahul Halimul Karim. SubhanAllahi Rabbil ‘rshil adheem. Alhamdulilahi Rabbil ‘alameen. As’aluka mujibaati rahmatik. Wa aza’ima magh-firatik. Wal ghanimata min kulli birr. Was salamata min kuuli ithm. La tada’ li dhamban illa ghafartah. Wa la hamman illa far-rajtah. Wa la hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaytaha. Ya arhamar rahimin.

“There there no god but Allah the Clement and Wise. There is no god but Allah the High and Mighty. Glory be to Allah, Lord of the Tremendous Throne. All praise is to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I ask you (O Allah) everything that leads to your mercy, and your tremendous forgiveness, enrichment in all good, and freedom from all sin. Do not leave a sin of mine (O Allah), except that you forgive it, nor any concern except that you create for it an opening, nor any need in which there is your good pleasure except that you fulfill it, O Most Merciful!”

Ahmad has – on sound authority – reported from Abu ad-Darda’ that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘He who makes wudu’, and does it properly, then prays two rak`ahs, Allah will grant him whatever he may pray for, sooner or later.’”

Some Salafi scholars are questioning of this salat but if you do your research you will find MANY scholars like Imam an-Nawawi rahimullah agree upon it and hold it as a good deed.

2) Another method is to fast 3 consecutive days on a nafl fast, and on each day break your fast with as little food as possible. Progressively eat less during these days. Do this before the day on which you need Allah to help you and you’ll find it works. This is something the shuyookh of the past have prescribed and I found it to work.

3) Lastly there is nothing like good old fashioned making dua!!

If you have similar experiences or know of any other methods, post away!
Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.


  1. For your list:

    Plenty of sincere Istighfaar is also recommended for fulfilling a need, in case your sins are placing a barrier between you and Allah accepting your dua.

    Earning halal, and thus living halal. {a wink for our mutual friend and colleague!}

    Thanks for the reminder of thinking well of Allah; after all, the Almighty and Majestic is as we think of Him.

  2. Thanks Dawud…if that’s even your name.

  3. JazakAllah Khair. I was wondering when do you pray Salat al Hajat? Is there a set time? Or can we pray it whenever?

  4. Please can u explain very well salatul Tesbhii?

  5. 1.Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
    Allah descends to the lowest heaven at half of the night or at one-third of the latter part and says: Who is there to supplicate Me so that I answer him? Who is there to ask Me so that I grant him? And then says: Who will lend to One Who is neither indigent nor tyrant? (This hadith has been narrated by Sa’d b. Sa’id with the same chain of transmitters with this addition:” Then the Blessed and the Exalted (Lord) stretches His Hands and says: Who will lend to One Who is neither indigent nor tyrant? )
    : Sahih Muslim 758 d
    : Book 6, Hadith 204
    : Book 4, Hadith 1659

    2. Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:
    A man said: Messenger of Allah, the mu’adhdhins excel us. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Say (the same words) as they say, and when you come to the end, make a petition and that will be granted to you.
    Hasan Sahih (Al-Albani),Sunan Abi Dawud 524

    3. glorifying Allah(subhanallah), praising Allah(alhamdulillah) and magnifying Allah(Allahu Akbar) inside our prayer and then asking something.

    4.making dua during prostration because the closest a person can be to his Lord is during prostration.

    5. Dua during raining, between the adhan and iqamah

    6. In the special hour of friday when our dua if it is made inside our salah is, accepted( majority of the scholars believe its in the time between asar and magrib prayer.)

    7. Narrated ‘Ubada bin As-Samit:

    The Prophet “Whoever gets up at night and says: — ‘La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahu-l-mulk, waLahu-l-hamd wahuwa ‘ala kullishai’in Qadir. Alhamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lah.’ (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He is the Only One and has no partners . For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, And Allah is Great And there is neither Might nor Power Except with Allah). And then says: — Allahumma, Ighfir li(O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes (Allah), he will be responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer will be accepted.”
    al-Bukhari 1154
    Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 253

    8. Dua at the time of breaking the fast. Also, dua during fasting. It is said, a fasting persons dua is never rejected.

    9. Jabir said he heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) say:
    There is an hour during the night in which no Muslim individual will ask Allah for good in this world and the next without His giving it to him; and that applies to every night. : Sahih Muslim 757 a

    10.`Abdullah bin Buraidah Al Aslami narrated from his father, who said:
    “The Prophet (ﷺ) heard a man supplicating, and he was saying: ‘O Allah, indeed, I ask you by my testifying that You are Allah, there is none worthy of worship except You, the One, As-Samad, the one who does not beget, nor was begotten, and there is none who is like Him (Allāhumma innī as’aluka bi annī ashhadu annaka antallāh, lā ilāha illā ant, al-aḥaduṣ-ṣamad, alladhī lam yalid wa lam yūlad, wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan aḥad).” He said: “So he said: ‘By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, he has asked Allah by His Greatest Name(isme azam), the one which if He is called upon by it, He responds, and when He is asked by it, He gives.’”(One of the narrators) Zaid said: “So I mentioned it to Zuhair bin Mu`awiyah years after that, and he said: Abu Ishaq reported to me from Malik bin Mighwal.’” Zaid said: “Then I mentioned it to Sufyan, so he reported it to me from Malik. : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3475: Sahih (Darussalam)

    11. Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin Sa`d narrated from his father, from Sa`d that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
    “The supplication of Dhun-Nun (Prophet Yunus) when he supplicated, while in the belly of the whale was: ‘There is none worthy of worship except You, Glory to You, Indeed, I have been of the transgressors. (Lā ilāha illā anta subḥānaka innī kuntu minaẓ-ẓālimīn)’ So indeed, no Muslim man supplicates with it for anything, ever, except Allah responds to him.
    : Sahih (Darussalam)
    : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3505
    : Book 48, Hadith 136
    : Vol. 6, Book 45, Hadith 3505

  6. i want to do love marriage the guys is muslim my parents are ready his parents are also ready but His family is facing big financial problem and health problem due to black magic
    but mujhe usse hi shadi karni hai please help me
    can i pray Salat al Hajat:namaze daliy after Namaze isha

  7. Have taqwa in Allah. Nobody will understand better than the One who created you and no one can accept ur dua except Allah Subhanawatala.

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