Two solutions to overcome hurdles

We often find ourselves cornered and helpless after we have exhausted all possible solutions to our difficulties and hurdles in our lives. The worldly life is designed by its Creator in such a way that a man witnesses both joys and miseries. And this is natural for this world. Nobody enjoys happiness for all of his life and nobody remains tragic forever. When Allah’s Rasool (SallallahoAlaihi wassalam) had to face miseries, divorce of his daughters, death of his only son, death of daughter and beloved companions, who could be closer to Allah SWT than His prophet. The pious people find the tragic events of the life a means of getting closer to the Allah Taala and they feel the gentle comforting touch they get directly in their hearts in those testing times.

There are two solutions which our Creator has given us to use and guarantees that whoever uses these solutions will surely start witnessing that showstoppers and roadblocks no longer remain hurdles in his/her life. The hurdles are either removed or their existence does not harm us anymore.

First solution is to observe piety. My shaikh Hazrat Maulana Hakim Akhtar Sb used to define a pious person as either the one who leaves the sins altogether or the one who repents his bad deeds. Both are pious inshaAllah.
(  وَمَنۡ یَّتَّقِ اللّٰہَ یَجۡعَلۡ لَّہٗ مَخۡرَجًا ۙ )
[Surah At-Talaq 2] Whoever fears Allah, He brings forth a way out for him

Second solution is to frequently ask Allah Taala for forgiveness.

من لَزِمَ الاستغفار جعل الله له من كل ضِيقٍ مخرجًا، ومن كل هَمٍّ فرجًا، وَرَزَقَهُ من حيث لا يحتسب

The one who makes it mandatory to do repentance, Allah taala opens door for him in every difficult situation and He keeps him away from the sorrow and grief and provides sustenance from where he cannot think of it.

Another, worldly benefit of observing piety and repentance is that the person starts to discover his livelihoods from unimaginable ways. The above worldly benefits are apart from the fact that pious are the real beneficiary of the most luxurious life hereafter. والعاقبۃ للمتقین۔

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