Our life is characterized by ups and downs that make us happy and sad respectively. Nobody experiences constant bliss or misery. Life, as we know it, is nothing but a test. Pleasant and desirable conditions demand people be grateful and humble whereas adverse conditions call for us to hold back and to seek guidance in God’s blessings and prayers. As believers, we have a tendency to believe that each condition could be a manifestation of the will of God. Our belief is tested after we deal with difficulties and afflictions. These problems could be related to our family, marriage, money, business, health, etc.
The Healing Power of Prayers
For Haffiz Ji, Dua before God Almighty is a weapon in his hands to solve various kinds of problems. Prayers or dua are the remedies for the problems faced by society these days. In a Hadith, it’s mentioned that ‘Prayer’ is the essence of worship. In another Hadith, it’s mentioned that ‘Prayer is worship.’ Prayer is an expression of one’s total dependence on God knowing that every single situation — bliss or misery, peace or worry, benefit or loss, wealth or impoverishment — is completely within the hands of God. With Him are the keys to His boundless treasures of blessings.
If it’s not in the nature of a mother to show her child away empty-handed regardless of how disobedient a baby could also be, how is it possible that the supreme being who is the most merciful and who has placed mercy within the hearts of all mothers turns away his child, empty-handed?
What is a Prayer or a Dua?
Dua is usually an impulsive, amorphous, communication with God. Each dua is a prayer, but only a prayer performed rigorously and carefully becomes a dua. The dua is the very soul of worship as it reveres God, glorifies His splendid attributes, and puts faith in Him.
Benefits Of Prayers
1. Protection from Evil
A dua proves to be more promising when used to look for protection from evil, plead for the betterment of this world, and salvation in the afterlife. A dua can also serve as a charm to keep evil at bay.
2. Maintaining The Mind & Body Balance
Prayers also help in regulating the balance of our mind and body. Scientific researchers are of the opinion that the timing of the Muslims’ Dua is related to the physiological activities of the body.
3. Health Benefits of Prayers
Prayer is a regular simple exercise at different times and helps keep the viability of the body especially the cardiac system and blood circulation. Prayers are also a good solution for insomnia among individuals. Therefore, Dua is a psychological therapy that helps calm the soul and relieve all sorts of stress and worries.
4. Cures Depression & Anxiety
The advantages of prayer that’s exhibited in the Muslim culture are scientific and deserve a positive reception. Prayer or making a Dua for the curing of the sick is believed to be the means for the fast healing of a person. Praying when suffering from an illness ensures physical well-being, reduces pressure, lifts a person’s mood, psychologically/emotionally, and reduces one’s depression. To sum up, even in modern times, the physicians are forced to contemplate the advantages procured by a Dua.