6 Steps to Get You Closer to Allah (SWT)

“…for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.” (Surah Al-Rad, 13:28)

To be close to our Creator is a fundamental need of every human being and striving to achieve it can be the healing for our chaotic inner selves which, in turn, leads to:

  1. Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) love
  2. Greater productivity
  3. Confidence
  4. Satisfaction and joy

Therefore, it is essential to exert effort in seeking closeness to your Creator. To begin with, the prescription to getting closer to Allah requires a few things from you:

  1. Strong intention to get closer to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He)
  2. Patience
  3. Consistency
  4. Avoid doing nothing

Let’s first consider our worth to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). If you want to know your worth to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), then see what you are doing with your life. Are you pleasing Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) or disappointing Him?

Don’t like your answer?

Well, there is good news. The fact that you are seeking closeness to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) means He wants you to remember Him. Being productive is very important as a Muslim. It is a sign of Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) mercy that you have come to seek beneficial knowledge from websites like this one. A righteous deed is like a pearl necklace – when it breaks, all the pearls follow one another quickly.

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that the Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said that Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), the Exalted and Glorious said, “I am near to the thought of My servant as he thinks about Me, and I am with him as he remembers Me. And if he remembers Me in his heart, I also remember him in My heart, and if he remembers Me in assembly I remember him in assembly, better than his (remembrance), and if he draws near Me by the span of a palm, I draw near him by the cubit, and if he draws near me by the cubit I draw near him by the space (covered by) two hands. And if he walks towards Me, I rush towards him.” (Sahih Muslim).

We need to struggle to achieve great things. The harder the struggle is, the better the outcome becomes. Getting close to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) takes time. We cannot expect everything to magically fall into place by doing a righteous deed. You need to depend on Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) and trust that what He has planned for you is the best you can have, for this life and the hereafter.

Here are some tips to achieve closeness to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He):

1. Dua’a (Supplication)

We forget that we need Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) help and strength to guide us. When we get too caught up with dunya (this life) we often think we can do it on our own without His help. We have to know that nothing changes without the strength and power of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). We need to ask Him for His help, even if it is to get closer to Him, or become better at worshiping Him. We need to seek refuge in Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) in everything. It could be negative thoughts we have, our lack of productivity or even our lack of faith. We need to ask Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) to help us and guide us to the Straight Path. Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) says in the Qur’an:

”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).

2. Stay Away from Poisons

You need to get any poisons out of your life. Poison has many forms. Fix your heart, by staying away from anything that Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) doesn’t love. If you are around friends that make you sin and make you disappoint Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), then you need to get them out of your life.

The Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

3. Get to Know Allah [SWT] Through His 99 Beautiful Names

How can you love Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) and want to get closer to Him if you don’t know Him that well? We fall in love with people as we get to know them more and realize that they have a lot of beautiful qualities and characteristics. Of course Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) is above any analogy, but you need know Him more. Wanting to get closer alone won’t do you any good without falling in love with your Creator. Start with the name of Al-Wadud, the Ever-Loving. Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) love for you is unconditional. He does not need or want anything from you in return. He loves you so He keeps giving you even if you disobey Him. Ask Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) with His 99 Names.
He is the One who is closest to you (Qareeb). So ask Him to bring you closer to Him. Call on Him using the name Al-Wadud and ask Him to love you more and make you love Him more. It’s as simple as that. We tend to overthink stuff and forget that if we seek refuge in Allah  subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), He will make everything easier on us.
Abu Huraira raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “If Allah loves a person, He calls Gabriel saying, ‘Allah loves so and-so; O Gabriel! Love him.’ Gabriel would love him and make an announcement amongst the inhabitants of the Heaven. ‘Allah loves so-and-so, therefore you should love him also,’ and so all the inhabitants of the Heaven would love him, and then he is granted the pleasure of the people on the earth.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

4. Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He))

Remembering Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) is essential in achieving closeness to Him. You can remember him by engaging in dhikr (remembrance) and tasbeeh (praise).

Say Astaghfirullah a lot to erase your sins.

Say Alhamdulillah so Allah will give you more.

Look outside your window and say Subhan-Allah about His beautiful creations.

The most elegant form of remembering Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) is by looking at His creations. When you are in between tasks like driving or walking, remember Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). Listen to Islamic lectures or Islamic poetry that talk about Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) glory. Surround yourself with people who remind you of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). Attend halaqas or religious circles in masjids or you can even create your own gathering of remembrance. The more you remember Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), the more He will remember you. See what happens when you are sitting in a gathering that is filled with Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) remembrance.

Allah’s Messenger [SAW] said:

“Whenever some people gather in one of Allah’s houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him.” (Sahih Muslim)

5. Follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him)

By following the Sunnah of our prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) we will gain the love of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). When you gain the love of Allahsubḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), you will get closer to him. Following the sunnah of the Prophet makes you a better person. You will have better manners and ethics. Read more about the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him); fall in love with your Messenger. After all, he was a mercy to all mankind. Allah says so in the Qu’ran:

“Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (3:31)”.

6. Stay Connected to the Qur’an

Reading or memorizing the Qur’an alone is not enough. Understand it and act upon it. Try your best to act the way we were asked to in the Qur’an. Strive for the best. Reflect on its meanings; it will give you answers to your daily life’s complications. When you read the Qur’an and understand it more you will be more likely to reach the level of ihsan. You will want to do everything right. In the form of a man, Gabriel/Jibreel 'alayhi'l-salām (peace be upon him) once entered a gathering where the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) was sitting. One of the questions the angel asked was to elaborate on the term “ihsan”, Prophet Muhammed ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “That you worship Allah as if you see Him, for if you don’t see Him then truly He sees you.”(Bukhari and Muslim)

Wrapping It All Up

Be productive, seek knowledge and take action. The more you love Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), the more you will do to get closer to Him. The more you get closer to Him, the more He will get closer to you. The more you will want to learn about the sunnah and the Qur’an and want to get even closer to Him, the closer you will become to reaching the level of ihsan. When you reach that level you will feel Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) love and you will be satisfied with everything He gives you. You will be productive because you won’t want to waste time without pleasing Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). You will be confident in anything that you do in your life, because you will have full trust in Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). May Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) guide us to the path that takes us closer to Him. Ameen.

About the Author

Reham Ibrahim is of Egyptian origin, born in Kuwait, raised in both Kuwait and Canada and now lives in Houston, TX. She holds a BA from the American University of Kuwait in Advertising and is currently pursuing a Master’s certificate from the University of San Francisco in Internet Marketing. She has been passionate about volunteering and serving the community from a very young age. Currently, she serves as Senior Marketing Director at Amaanah Refugee services is also involved in MAS Houston chapter. Reham’s dream is to inspire the world and be the change she wants to see in the world by being a global person who is productive and kind.

180 thoughts on “6 Steps to Get You Closer to Allah (SWT)

  1.  Excellent. It’s beautifully describes how to make the relation
    with Allah Almighty. In order to get the way of God, it is necessary for an
    individual to follow His instruction and guidance in a better way.

      1. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life, nobody comes to the father except through me”. Now for the truth, we just don’t know. Are all jews, christians, hindus wrong ? If you were brought up in a christian country you would probably not be a muslim. If I was bought up in Pakistan I probably would be a muslim. Get it ?

        1. Dear Dave, thank you for your response. As Muslims we believe in all the prophets, including Jesus -peace be upon him. All the messengers of God have in essence been the same throughout the ages. Regrettably the messages became changed, modified or forgotten. The Quran was sent to a people steeped in idolatry. To a believer, the Quran is a unique book, the only book in the world to contain only the Words of God. We view Prophet Mohammed (SWS) as the final prophet in a long line of prophets that will conclude the era of revealed religions. The mission of Prophet Mohammed (SWS) was not to bring a new message but to endorse, with fresh vigour, the message delivered earlier to Abraham, David, Moses , Jesus and other Prophets, peace be upon them. The Quran, of all revelations, is the only one preserved in its original form, has been for 1400 years and will be preserved for eternity.

          Our greatest difference to most Christians is that we do not believe in the divinity of Christ. Christ to us was very much a man. An exceptional human being, born of a virgin, given the power of speech from early infancy and blessed with the ability to perform miracles. (Unitarian Christians also believe this.) We have a verse in the Quran which states: “To you, your religion and to me, mine” (109:6). Only God, praise and glory be to Him, will be the judge on the day of resurrection. What is important is that we believe in the Creator and understand that this life is only a test. God created man with unique powers of sentiment, consciousness, initiative and choice. Use these precious gifts to learn more about the life and times of Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, and you may come to realise that we have much in common. Kind regards, Khadijah.

          1. As-salmu Alaikum, Islam is for all mankind till the Day of Judgment, and the Qur’an invites all people of other religions. It is the duty of every Muslim to spread the message of Islam. Whoever has heard about the Islam and do not accept it will be accountable on the Last Day.

        2. Hello Dave. As an individual you have the right to search for God and fins him. If someone is brought up to something they still need to search the truth and see if it makes sense to them. There are a lot or Muslims that do not practice the religion the way it’s suppose to be practiced. I believe firmly if everybody practices their religion right and sticks to it, there would be less evil in the world. We were made different people with different races and cultures so we get to know one another. Not judge each other. The more you know others in the right way without hatred the more space we can give each other to love one another. And appreciate our differences as a beauty and a sign of God’s existence :)

        3. Wrong mister the globes belongs to allah and prophet Muhammad salke alai wasalam is a mercy to mankind in pakistan there are Sikh Hindus Christians Shias pakistan is a country which allows all religions.besides allah say travel in my land and witness my glory and see what happened to the nation before you.
          Do abit of research and you will be amazed

    1. really great info being productive is very important as a muslim may allah bless us with his mercy every muslim worldwide

  2. Jazakallah khair for these very helpful tips to help us get closer to Allah (swt). For those of us who are still in school summer is quickly approaching so Inshallah we can use this time productivly to get closer to Allah (swt).

  3. Beautiful- and thank you, brother. In staying away from poisons, I almost always have to come first from Allah al Rahman and Allah al Halim to keep from shame and guilt that keeps me paralyzed. When I taste even a drop of Allah’s overwhelming love, it makes it easier to want to stay away from poisons, rather than beating myself up because of my mistakes. Astaghfir Allah.

    1. Subhanallah! This is how I feel. Shame and guilt. It wont take me anywhere, but still shaytan knows how to ruin it for me. InshaAllah it will get better.

    2. I can relate with you brother. My own inability to stay away from sins cripples me. And I imagine how can Allah forgive me now? How can He love a wretched like me? But He rescues me with His love. Like literally pulls me out of a black hole. Alhamdullilah

  4. Sub’hanaAllaah, its a great artice. May Allah reward the author for this and guide us all brothers and sisters, ameen.

      1. Mashallah,Subhanallah,thank you vry vry much i was realy vry much confused how to get closer to allah. your message was realy vry much heart touching may allah reward u n all muslims with more n more knowledge of deen

        thanks alot

    1. Subhaan Allah this is really good it actually made me realise no matter what people say about me an look at me because of my nikaab I should stay strong an follow what you said because people out there make feel weak but this has actually made me feel so much better it has given me strength to walk on my right path because I am never alone….Alhumdulillah

  5. Maashaa Allah so eloquently written. May Allah Subhaanahu wa ta’ala reward you abundantly sister, ameen. 

  6. Great, staying away from bad friends and sins it’s not easy but when we have giood intention to avoid it, Allah Subhanahou wa tala will help us.

  7. I have just realized that Allah and getting closer to Islam is the only way to get inner peace and to remove my low self-esteem. I have been trying to ignore getting closer to Allah for far too long. Now I am at war with my inner self (and shaytan) to truly surrender to his will. It is one of the biggest struggles now in my life. But I will keep fighting until I surrender. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and with Allah’s will I will reach his light.

    1. brother Omar, I like your honesty in expressing your inner struggle with negative thoughts or temptations allured by Shaitan… I am.too, a man who has resisted to surrender to the will of Allah. For me the biggest challenge has been the UNfair world that we see around us: My main issue with surrendering is the undeniable fact of Victimization: I mean the sufferings of children and innocent people through any evil that mankind do or nature caused. But, I try so hard to turn a blind eye to those facts and still seek refuge to Allah….

      1. Brother, we do not have to turn a blind eye to ‘suffering’. we simply have to surrender that Allah (set) knows and we do not know. what helps me is being reminded that children are not taken to account. a child who dies will meet their parents on the day of judgment, bearing water, but will not themselves be judged. and any suffering by those other than children, is an expiation for sin. would you rather suffer temporary discomfort in this world, or eternal torment in the hereafter. Allah (swt) knows and we do not know. and all is from His Will.


  9. Thank you so much for posting and taking your time whilst doing so. Hopefully for the sake of Allah Ar-Rahman and Al-Malik. And If any of you my brothers and sisters are reading my comment please make dua for me that I became a better knowledgeable person for the sake of Allah and know the deen Allah SWT blessed us with and don’t let this dunya (life) get me distracted for the real purpse I was created. Amin!!

  10. Attachment to god is the real secret of detachment from this world.
    Thank you for this beautifull information, great article!

  11. Assalamo alaikom!

    JazakAllah for this wonderful reminder.

    I just would just like to quote something from the article: “And if he remembers Me in his heart, I also remember him in MY HEART”. I believe this kind of translation needs to be verified.


  12. Jazakallahu Khairan. this is a very good message frm our dear sister, may Allah in his infinite mercy reward u abundantly. may Allah guide us all and see to us abiding by the points elaborated by our sister. AMEEN.

  13. JazakAllah khair! Words are not enough for me to express how happy I am on this iconic article. You are global fellow indeed, keep it going. Once again, JazakAllahu khair!

  14. Jazakallah reham for sharing such a wonderful thought. I m from india but wud really like to meet u in person someday inshallah!

  15. Jazakillah ! i literally needed some help and feels like it added a motivation in me a bit enough to start again !
    May Allah Reward You ! Ameen

  16. MashaAllah brother your article moved me to tears, you must be very close to Allah (SWT),may he bless you and all the ummah of our dear prophet Muhammad (SAW) ameen:-)

    1. Ma’shAllah my dear sister. Thank you for taking time out of your busy and productive life, to share this with your fellow Muslims. I am going to show it to my husband who has been rather ill for a few years and has not prayed. I know he remembers Allah always in his heart but the
      weariness he feels due to his illness, makes him feel unable to even attempt to take a wudu.
      Your article does not mention the rituals, but goes straight to the centre of what will enable us to love Allah (SWT) and know that he will then love us. This simple truth, I know will inspire him to go back to prayer. May Allah bless you in your mission to be the best possible person you can be. Yours in the love of Allah (SWT) Khadijah

  17. masha ALLAH….. jazaakallah sister…you made my day. this was the right time i read it….. may ALLAH bless u more aammeen

  18. Assalamoalaikum, JazakAllah Khair for this article.. MashaAllah very well explained. May Allah give us the hidayah to gain HIS pleasure and closeness towards HIM before we die, Aameen. Sister, where do you hold halaqas in Houston as I live in Houston and would like to attend. JazakAllah

  19. itz really gud one to get closure to allah (swt) …..jst reading is not essential but has to follow it….insha allah i follow da steps for myself

  20. assalamalaikum masallah. This is one among the most wonderful and motivating articles i have read or come across. May ALLAH(SWT) keep guiding our hearts and minds from shaitan making it easier to observe and perform all that this wonderful article has shed lights on. ALHAMDULILLAH, ALHAMDULILLAH, ALHAMDULILLAH. So grateful may ALLAH (SWT) bless you and the whole muslim ummah. May ALLAH(SWT) expand your knowledge and guide you from shaitaan.

  21. awesome article, this is the push I needed. May Allah SWT bless you for this article that helped me get closer to him, inshallah.

  22. i am very happy with this and i am taking all these in jazakullahakairan for sharing this with us
    inshallah this will make us all connect with Allah (SWA)more and feel more closer there is no bond that is better than the bond of the creator and the creation may Allah(SWA) guide to the straight path of islam and strengthen our imaan ameen

  23. wonderful advise… especially that loving Allah and reaching ihsan will make us confident in our lives..when I truly feel close to Allah I feel like i can do anything!! THanks for reminding us about how important the love of Allah SWT is to every muslim.
    Jazaki ALlahu khairan

  24. SO INSPIRING. You have really changed me, thank you so much. May Allah bless you!!!!!!! I really mean it, thank you sis :) thank you loads. Allah is tthe Greatest and I love Allah so much!!!!! Servant of Allah

  25. Thank you for this and Alhamdulillah. May Allah bless you for these pointers that you have so selflessly shared.

  26. very beautiful read may ALLAH Bless you and forgive me my sins
    i hope that ALLAHS nation goes back to the way it used to be just like the time of the most beautiful prophet ever Muhammed PBUH inshaALLAH


  28. plz someone guide me .all the time my mind is full with negative thoughts .I cant concentrate on anything.Alhamdulillah I am muslim but these thoughts are ruining my life .I cant pray I cant read Quran. if I want to pray suddenly a thought comes in my mind that if I read prayer I ll die .if I read Quran I ll die …plz someone help me.i cry all the time.i want to become good muslim but I am fail .

    1. O, my dear. May Allah strengthen you with his mercy and compassion. Please get a book called Don’t Be Sad by Dr A’id Al-Qarni and watch Mufti Ibrahim Meng on YouTube
      Remember that there is nothing that happens in life without Allah’s (SWT)knowledge. Put your trust and faith in Him. Look for him in all the beauty around you and banish Shaitan by
      Saying: there is no power except Allah (SWT). Allah SWT says: “Call upon Me and I will answer every call”. There is no need to be afraid when Allah is with you.

    2. Dear erum, its very easy. .think about you dying while in a prayer or reciting Quran.what next? You dying as a true muslim. Thats a huge privilege. Think about this every time you think of dying if you start doing good deeds. It will help. Also remember that at least you feel Allah but you just cant be closer to him bse of shaitan. You may start by listening to teachings of different scholars to lubricate your heart before you immense yourself into serious prayers. However, remember that time is not on your side. So hurry up looking for the truth before actual death comes. Inshaallah you will se the right path soon. Amin

  29. I love this article, Reham. I’m going to use it at a halaqa I’ll be giving shortly over the exact same topic. Very helpful!

  30. MASHA ALLAH may ALLAH (the most glorious and merciful) grant Jannah to every person associated with the work of tabligh and that too through internet …

    this is a really great website for mumin muslim …
    may Allah (ever loving) help us in loving him and the holy Prophet Muhhammad (s.a.w) and guide us all towards the right and proper path..

    ameen , suma ameen\

  31. Bismillah Al-Rahman Al Raheem. Mash’Allah :) Tabaraka Al-Rahman. It’s been two years since I wrote this! Alhamdulilah for this blessing. Alhamdulilah that Allah inspired me to say some things that would benefit myself first and others. I sometimes need to look back at this article to train myself again and again to keep getting closer to Allah. I am very humbled by the beautiful comments, they actually made me cry. Some of the comments were made during times of struggles for me, some of them were duas that might just have been the reason I got through the hardships :) Alhamdulilah for being Muslims. Alhamdulilah that Allah makes us reach places that lighten our hearts and make us feel his mercy shiver on our skin. I just want to ask for a favor from all of you who read this, I recently had a baby boy called Adam. Please remember him in your duas and his future brother/sisters and the parents too :) Lastly, I like to thank ProductiveMuslim.com for giving me the opportunity to take hassanat and inspire the Muslim community to be better muslims. Love and peace your sister Reham Ibrahim. Wasalam Alikom Warhmat Allah Wabarktu.

  32. Mashallah my tears wear falling down my eyes when i read this article i love to be really close to allah but sometimes i be so rude and forget that i should pray and all i want from allah is his blessing and help me what the things i am badly struggling in school. Ya Allah please give my dad a really good job and help me with the things that i am reallly struggling. Allah i reallly dont understand why is it always me who always get the blame in school my aunts son just always bugging me just becuz i grassed on him and i feel like this pain will never. Allah please make him to forget about this becuz i just want to be frends with him please allah please help me. forgive me allah for the bad sins i had made from the past few weeks and days . show me the right path open my heart and mind and make me very happy girl. Allah i always cry day and night for frends and they always hurt me never took care of me and in my old school i just had frends like them they loved to tease me and hurt me every single day allah please make me to have a good frend and help me!! thank you allah for everything u have done for us I LOVE U SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH AND NEVER EVER FORGET U IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    1. well,
      i just like to refresh ye memory here dear Rukeiya its nt only you, who Allah face prblms we have prblms, all we need to do is keep faith in Allah & remember Allah tests us in so mny different wayz, jus b patience n keep remembering him, what ever happens in our life is for our betterness we don’t know
      Allah knows the best,
      hope things ll be better for you soon In shaa Allah

  33. well.
    Asallam 0 alikum,
    I’ would really like to appreciate all yr work.
    It was an aweome info about how 2 get closer to the All might Allah(swt)
    may Allah reward you I wish u long life health prosperity harmony peace & more love.for Allah (swt)
    Jazak Allah khair.
    stay safe

  34. Mashaallah..may Allah guide our steps and never let us go astray.I love Allah so much and Alhamdullilah I’m always trying harder to be close to him.shukran for the article

    1. Well guys.. anyway i need friends here to be closer with me because without a good friend, sometimes i cannot consistent to change really i need anyone here to add me on wechat Fety12

  35. this is great because it’s short, simple, and to the point. many people are trying to get closer to Allah (swt) and this will help many of us. jazak Allah Kahir

  36. Thank you for writing this. Very inspirational. May Allah bless you for the good you do and for the lives you change and inspire. Keep it up.

    1. Never give up keep getting up. And have faith in Allah’s strength and plan for you. We are all in the same Jihad. Allah loves those who do tawba abundantly. Keep going back to Allah. Keep trying your best. And expect nothing, but the best from your Creator. May Allah make your heart firm on his Deen. And may He make you comprehend this religion and Dunia the way he loves amen to all the Muslimeen.

  37. Masha Allah!!! its really a great article!!!!!
    Jazakallahu khayrun!! :)
    May Allah bless you n ur family with His Love :)
    Love u for the sake of Allah :)

  38. Subhan Allah, Alhamd-u-lillah, Allah-u-akbar, thats the love of Allah- lord of universes and beyond everything else that he created to think read and feel about the love of Him.( Alhamd-u-lillah) ^infinite.

  39. Slm my brothers and sisters. Jazak Allah what a beautiful article! I’m a newly Muslim based in South Africa, I must say it a bumpy ride in terms of changing my life around and deep down I know this is my path. I too have been fighting within my inner self against Shaitan to build a stronger bond with God, inshallah through faith and believe things will fall into place. I’m still learning about Islam and realised I’ve got along way to go but I’m loving every minute of my journey! I’m glad I came across this article. God bless :-)

  40. Alhamdulillah. Allah is the only god. There is no other god except Allah. Allahuakbar. This article show Islam is the truth religion and Allah is almighty. Thank you for this good article about our one and only god. I LOVE ALLAH.

    This is RahamaTullah from Andhra Pradesh, I want to change my job and I am doing all my practices, and I am asking dua in every namaz, so please ask dua for me

  42. Thank you i realize that being muslim is the best thing that ever happened to me I’ve been crying a lot of the this I have done before And I was repenting asking for allah to forgive my sins and my mistakes I cried to allah to be one a new person and a grate muslim I love all of my muslim people inshallahu allah would take us all to our home (heaven)

    1. Assalaamu alaikum Zainab,

      Sincere apologies for the delay in responding to you. Unfortunately, I do not know of any such center in Lahore that we can recommend to you. However, there is an online, sisters-only course that I came to know of which will help you gain a closeness to Allah and live for Him in a very practical way while achieving your dunya and akhirah dreams.

      You can learn more about it here: http://sisters-achieve.com/about-the-course/ and register here: http://sisters-achieve.com/registration/

      I hope this helps!

      Deadline to apply is 1st October, 2014 and there are limited seats available.

  43. First of all, I would like thank my dear sister for actually taking time out and posting this religious post for all of the muslims and non-muslims around the world. May Allah give my sister countless rewards.
    Second, The reason for my comment isn’t just to appreciate the work of my sister but to convey a message and the message is that if anyone who has been living with the uncleared direction I would ask them to forget everything and give your life a re-strart from here. Note down all these instructions and start living from here. It is your chance to give yourself what you have always wanted and you can clearly do it from now onwards. Its simple and easy to understand and have major rewarding outcomes.

  44. Hello I’m 13 and really want to be on the path of Islam I before have had quiet a tough life and still do which I was never able to read the Quida, Quran or enything so far I’m proud that I have learnt mamas and will try to do it I love Allah a lot and want to be close to him also I would like to learn more about how Allah can help us please help thank you

    1. Firstly I would like to congratulate you for realising that you love allah.now you have to prove your love for allah subhanallah watalah and that is to learn the quran and few surahs by heart and remember some darood.start today or now.its better to realise your mistake and rectify that mistake. Be proud to be a practising muslim star your namaz today and ask dua for making you and all of us better muslims and to do our at most best in this life test.well done stick to it time is ticking always read your namaz as if it’s your last namaz best of luck inshallah

    2. Assalaamualaikum Sr. Shyliza,
      May Allah reward you for your perseverance and dedication towards becoming more connected with the Quran and Allah – you’re efforts are truly an indication that if we commit ourselves to something we really want, we can definitely attain it! These are some websites and apps you can use to practice the Qaida and Quran:

      To draw yourself closer to Allah, start with your five daily prayers. Ensure that they are prayed on time and in full concentration. This is a beautifully written article series which talks about how we revamp our prayers: http://productivemuslim.com/khushu-in-salah-part-1/

      After this, try incorporating as much as you can from the points mentioned in this article: http://productivemuslim.com/6-steps-to-get-you-closer-to-allah-swt/. But of course, take it one step at a time! For example, you may want to start by making the resolution to fix your fardh prayers and reading your morning and evening duas everyday (http://makedua.com/). In addition, are there any habits you want to get rid of because you know they are disliked by Allah (e.g. backbiting, using foul language etc.?) You may find it beneficial to keep track of your progress – not only with this help you be more consistent in your efforts but it be a great way to motivate yourself as well: http://productivemuslim.com/the-productivemuslim-habitator/

      There is a quote that says: “Sometimes we fall because there is something down there we’re supposed to find”. Sometimes when we face hardships in our life, we see them from a negative perspective and question why they are happening to us. But remember that when something comes from Allah, there is always good in it. So although you may be experiencing difficulties in your life, think of them as a blessing in disguise. Perhaps if you had not gone through them, you would not have been so determined to become a better Muslim :) Finally, remember these last two verses: “Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity” (http://quran.com/2/286); “Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (http://quran.com/13/28).

      The help of Allah is indescribable because as He tells us himself in the Quran: But Allah is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.” (3:150). To illustrate this, reflect on the story of the Battle of badr where the Muslims had about 300 soldiers and the disbelievers had about 1000. With barely any arms to protect themselves and camels/horeses to ride upon and despite the disbelievers being fully equiped, the Muslims went forward, determined and motivated. And the way Allah helped them is truly spectacular: Allah made the size of the opposing appear small in number to the Muslims and despite the odds, the Muslims won the battle (3: 13; 8:44). Likewise, reflect on the story of Prophet Yunus who was stuck in the belly of a Whale and by Allah’s will, was released. Or the story of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Abu Bakr when they hid in the cave of Thor as the Quraish pursued them and the spider made a thick web in the entrance, giving the impression that no one could have possibly entered.

      One common feature among all these stories, however, is that in all three situations, there was sincere faith in Allah. And Allah gives us every reason to believe that He will always be there for us during our times of need when He states in the Quran: “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). He is there to be your guide, your sound of reason, your support, your best friend, your motivation and much more. And only He can help you in ways that no other human being possible can because it is only Allah who is the Most Powerful, the Most Loving, the Most Merciful, and the Most Forgiving. His abilities are unmatched by any of His creation. And it is for this reason that He can Help in ways we never thought possible. This is a short lecture on Ayatul Qursi which truly captures Allah’s greatness is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Z25CLXE1w

      Hope this helps!

  45. Thanks for everything you wrote…. I need you to answer that… how can you be free of shaytan life. If you leave AND work in place that all what I sell is haram in Islam. How can you keep praying..and remembering of allah.. All things I do is haram who ever I am meeting is doing harm. . And having children form women not your wife. If I combined the good AND the bad. More than likely .bad things happen to my life is great. So now how can I fix the past. How at least I can restart over. .. which the important things I like to say I memorized the Quran when I was younger. Sorry but I have been lost for a long time now. I don’t know what can I do. I even went for Umurah, and I still can’t find my self … jazaka allah khayran. Just the guilt part is killing me and stress is greater than you can imagine. Including using.. I THINK you know what I mean and nothing is getting better. Again jazaka Allah

  46. Jazaka Allah! It must be helpful to us…… I want to give an advise to our Muslim brothers that when you go to your bad at night for sleep please think what did you do in a whole day. If you did wrongdoing close your eyes then say Astaghfirullah! And recite Kalma tayyaba(100 times) and recite sleep prayer(sonay ki dua) without opening your eyes sleep……… Insha Allah this act will increase your love towards Allah (subhanaho wata aala)

  47. A salaam alaykum brother
    I thank you for your help and may Allah guide all of us to jannah and forgive us
    You have helped me a great deal

  48. Never be disappointed from Allah’s blessing
    he sometimes tries her person from different styles.
    I am also in his trial. Last day I offered prayed and wept a lot. One of my friends called me after this for paying my loan who was not giving more than a year. I am very much confident that Allah will bring me out of crisis. You also just believe in him only. Also pray for me.
    You can also help me by purchasing products on cheaper price for my help. just drop email to me for list

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