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5 Ways to Gain Strength From Your Faith in the Times of Adversities


Everyone faces adversities at different phases of life at varying intensities. It is undeniable that difficult times will arive without ringing the door bell. It is hard times that teach us valuable lessons for a lifetime, yet sometimes it shatters us as a whole. This is the time of life when the trial of your faith in God starts. A believer can utilize this opportunity to reestablish his/her bond with the Supreme God.
When the world seems to be shattering all around you, remaining hopeful and positive becomes nearly impossible. The human race is becoming anguish due to worldwide pandemics and cruelty all around. Relying on the mercy of the Divine Lord and finding hope in Him is the everlasting solution Psychological distress are on the rise in today's world than normal. However, as a believer, you have religious guidance to pass the trials of life gloriously. Continue reading to find out five ways that will help in keeping your faith strong when the world is falling apart all around you.

1- Prayer


Indeed, one can find true success through prayer. Whenever life gives you lemons, kneel down to God and pray, because prayers can move mountains, and can make a path in the ocean. He who has the throne of the world, has the ultimate power, is the only One who can save a soul from distress. Place your head on the floor and prostrate, open your heart out in front of your Creator. He will make a way for you from where you would never have expected. Put your trust in God alone and let him resolve your problems. Rest assured you will never be left disappointed. Prayer not only saves you from hardship but will also establish a better life hereafter.

2- Recite Quran Pak


The Quran is the light of the heart for the believer which illuminates soul in the time of darkness. It is a source of guidance for people, which teaches us all matters of life from birth to death and in between them and about the hereafter. The revelation of this Holy Book enlightened humanity and rescued them from the ignorance of the dark ages. Reciting the verses of the Quran (Zikir) with deep pondering calms the soul. Remembrance (Zikir) is a form of worship which gives peace as stated in the Quran,

“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah, hearts are assured” (13:28).

3- Charity


There are unlimited virtues of charity and one of them is that it protects you from the adversities of the world. Charity is an armour that saves you from hellfire and the torment of the grave and will provide shade on the day of judgment. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) has narrated,

“The believer’s shade on the Day of Judgement will be his charitable act.”

So give charity even if it is the tiniest charity in the form of a smile. It will elude you from unidentified threats and save the believers from calamities. Sarificing a part of your wealth with the sole purpose of pleasing God not only averts difficulties but also leads you to an immense reward.

4- Gratitude


Finding good in good things and ignoring what seems evil is not easy in the time of adversity. But it is the way to get yourself out of the negative horizon. Be grateful to your Lord for what you have and look for good in people. This will provide peace to your heart and positivity to your mind. Remember that God is bigger than your problems and nothing is impossible for Him. Allow this thought to resonate in your heart, and believe that no matter how bad the situation will be, God can change it. Patience and gratitude walk hand in hand, which is especially hard when you are going through a rough patch of life. Hard times are a test from God and showing gratitude in the time of trials displays your strength of your faith in Him.

5- Repentance


Know that it is never too late to mend your relationship with the Almighty God. The key of peace is in repairing your past mistakes and repenting for ignorance of your duties, for afflicting sins and for disobedience of His commandments. It will open the doors of the mercy of Allah, which in turn lets the rough patch of life pass with ease. It is stated in the Quran,

“Except those who repent after that and amend, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (3:89)

Repentance protects you from accountability and liability for the consequences of your transgression, sometimes in this world and other times in both worlds. It is said in the Quran,

"As for those who repent, believe, and do good deeds, they are the ones whose evil deeds Allah will change into good deeds. For Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (25:70)

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