Question: We know that we turn to Allah more during difficult times. But how do we turn to Him when things are easy?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Thank you for your important question.
‘Watch out for Allah, and Allah will watch out for you. Get to know Allah in good times, and He will know you in hard times’ (Ahmad and others).
This means that if we are careful to fulfill that which Allah wants from us, He will help us when most need it.
One way to “get to know Allah” is to express your need to Him before it really hits. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ‘Whoever wants Allah to answer his prayers when hard times come and afflictions hit, let him pray much (dua) when times are easy’ (Tirmidhi).
Getting to know Him means finding where you really are in relation to Him. It means learning to appreciate how much He is involved in your daily life and how much you need Him.
Another way this is done is by thanking Him for the blessings that we currently enjoy. As the saying goes, whoever does not appreciate something risks losing it.
In this way, one can get to know Him and remember Him in good times and bad times. For those who have developed a deep relationship with Allah, those who see everything in their life as coming directly from their cherishing and loving Lord, there are only good times.
I pray this helps.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language