Farewell To Allah Essay

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STEPS TO GET CLOSER TO ALLAH
Allah, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful, the exalted, is the Lord of all worlds and to Him we all turn to in all aspects of our lives. In whatever situation and whatever phase we are, we are never alone; Allah is there, to protect, to save us. It is essential that every Muslim should yearn to get closer to Almighty Allah. By doing so, Allah will help us through our troubles and will ease our ways as He promises not only in the life of this mortal world but also in the afterlife by letting His obedient servants enter into Jannah. Allah Almighty loves us seventy times than our mothers and heavily rewards for our love and sincerity towards Him. He duly answers our calls for help and prayers made to Him, be in the moments of happiness or in distress.
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The first thing that would come to mind would be completing the Fard (obligatory duties) Allah Almighty has assigned, adequately. After testimony of Faith, offering Salah five times a day, paying poor their share from our wealth i.e., Zakat, Fasting and Hajj (if having means) are the most basic duties enjoined upon a Muslim to gain proximity to Allah; without completing Fard, it is not possible to get even slightly closer to Allah Rub ul Alameen.
Zikr and Nawafil prayers are other excellent ways to show our love to Allah. Nawafil prayers (voluntary prayers) are often not performed or avoided; although, they happen to be one of the core ways of pleasing Allah Almighty. Tahajjud (night voluntary prayer) is also a great way to get closer to Allah, as Allah Almighty has clearly stated in the Holy Quran,
“Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of the night, and (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn is ever witnessed. And some part of the night awake for its recital, as voluntary worship for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to a praised estate.” [17:

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