Take a look into your heart before you begin prayer–are you connecting with Allah? Although it is great that you can recite surahs and duas during your prayer, what does it really mean if it does not strike a chord? Does all that memorization matter if your heart is not feeling it? Prayer is meant to be a conversation with Allah. He already knows what is in your heart, but do you? The next time you go to pray, figure out what emotion you are in.
Just like how our emotions are constantly fluctuating, changing your duas to accommodate to your current state of mind/heart is okay.
Are you feeling…feelings?!!? Do you know what to do with these…feelings? We all know the correct answer to anything is to pray, of course. Often times, however, we find ourselves at a loss for what to say. And while Allah listens to our heart, we sometimes still feel frustrated when we continue to recite the same duas. Just as emotions constantly fluctuate, duas to accommodate your changing state of mind/heart also can and should also vary.
The next time you’re in sujood during prayer, try a new dua you learned.
Your frustration is exactly why Sujood was created. This mobile-friendly website generates duas for its users based on the emotion they select and is English friendly. The duas are generated in Arabic with English translations.
For example, I decided to test out the emotion “peaceful” and the following generated:
This website generates duas to open our hearts and allows us to continue our lives through the grace and remembrance of God. The only way you can fully experience prayer is when you open your heart and listen to your emotions. The next time you’re in sujood, try a new dua you learned. Or just keep this site open nearby in a tab and reference it on-the-go in your everyday, busy yet exciting life!
Feel free to comment below to share with us some of your favorite duas. Until then, I leave you with this beautiful dua I found:
“Oh Allah, descend upon me satisfaction that comes from you and open my chest and protect my heart with it.”