What is the best way according to our Deen to seek Allah’s help and his aid in our affairs?

Question:

What is the best way according to our Deen to seek Allah’s help and his aid in our affairs? For example, authentic supplications.

Answer:

By Allah my dear brother I advise you with two things,

Firstly: To study, understand and practice the meaning of tawak from your heart. If you really are seeking for Allah’s help and aid, you need to be among the muthakkileen (متوكلين). By Allah I advice brothers and sisters, tawakkul has a big effect in your life and it is one of the main reasons for you to be successful in dunya and akhirah. Tawakkul is a big blessing (نعمة) for those who they have it on their heart. It is the biggest blessing after Islam and sunnah. Tawakkul on Allah is depending on Allah, in all your affairs. It creates bravery inside you. It increases your Eeman and makes you a great person and example for the people around you. Make you a person who could change people around you. Make the person that Allah said,

“وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِینَ إِمَامًا”

“And make us leaders for the Muttaqun.” [Surah Al-Furqan 74]

Allah said:

“وَمَن یَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسۡبُهُ”

“And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him.” [Surah At-Talaq 3]

So it’s if Allah is with you, then what you need other than that?! Nothing.

So firstly i advise you to understand the meaning of tawakkul in Allah. To practice it and be among Muthawakileen.

“وَعَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَتَوَكَّلُوۤا۟ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِینَ”

“And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed.” [Surah Al-Ma’idah 23]

“إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ یُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلِینَ”

“Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him),” [Surah Aal-E-Imran 159]

Secondly: I advice you with general dua which combines all khair in it
(جوامع الدعاء). I would like to give you two great dua. For me personally is among the greatest of dua’s we have in sharee’a.

First:

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: كَانَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، يَقُولُ: اللهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ لِي دِينِي الَّذِي هُوَ عِصْمَةُ أَمْرِي، وَأَصْلِحْ لِي دُنْيَايَ الَّتِي فِيهَا مَعَاشِي، وَأَصْلِحْ لِي آخِرَتِي الَّتِي فِيهَا مَعَادِي، وَاجْعَلِ الْحَيَاةَ زِيَادَةً لِي فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ، وَاجْعَلِ الْمَوْتَ رَاحَةً لِي مِنْ كُلِّ شَرٍّ

Narrated Abū Hurayrah رضي الله عنه The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ Use to say: “Allāhumma aṣliḥ lī dīnī alladhī huwa ʿiṣmatu amrī, wa aṣliḥ lī dunyāya allatī fīhā maʿāshī, wa aṣliḥ lī ākhiratī allatī fīhā maʿādī, wajʿalil-ḥayāta ziyādatan lī fī kulli khyr, wajʿalil-mawta rāḥatan lī min kulli sharrin (O Allāh rectify for me my religion, which is the preservation of my affair, and rectify for me my worldly affair, wherein is my living, rectify for me my hereafter, in which lies my return (to Allāh), make life for me an increase in every good, and make death for me a relief from every evil).” Reported by Muslim.

Second: Is what Allah taught us in Quran.

“وَمِنۡهُم مَّن یَقُولُ رَبَّنَاۤ ءَاتِنَا فِی ٱلدُّنۡیَا حَسَنَةࣰ وَفِی ٱلۡـَٔاخِرَةِ حَسَنَةࣰ وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ”

And of them there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!” [Surah Al-Baqarah 201]

Also in hadith,

عَنْ أَنَسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: كَانَ أَكْثَرُ دُعَاءِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ: اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً، وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Narrated Anas Ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه The most frequent invocation of the Prophet ﷺ was, “Allāhumma rabbanā ātinā fid-Dunyā ḥasanataw-Wafil ākhirati ḥasanataw-Waqinā ʿaḏāban-Nār (O Allāh! Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good and save us from the torment of the Fire).”

Allahu Akbar! If you have tawakkul and Allah responds to your dua, what you want more?! You have everything in your hands. You have been absolutely guaranteed success in dunya and akhirah. What you want more?!

اللهم جعلنا من المتوكلين

Transcribed by : Abu Yusuf غفرالله له