I don’t have a Facebook memory to remind me of the exact date, but I’m certain at some point in my life Salat Al-Duha saved my life. Allahu Akbar!!
I first prayed Salat Al-Duha prayer somewhere within the 2012/13 year bracket. I was in Egypt alone at the time studying Arabic. And the thing is when one embarks on such a journey everything non-Arabic related comes in third place after Islam and Arabic Language Studies. Given such a lifestyle, one may exhibit Iman highs. To contemplate and comprehend my experience, we must first understand the following:
At the time, I am almost certain that I was sold at point no. 5. And last I checked charity is Sadaqa. And often do we hear, ‘Sadaqa saved my life’ whether it’s a bad occurrence or the presentation of a blessing. My point is, if Sadaqa can, why not Duha Prayer when it literally is Sadaqa on behalf of all joints, right?
So, one day, I figured why not start a new, rewarding habit for the sake of Allah. I prayed Duha Prayer that day and set off walking to the Arabic Learning Institute I attended. Alhamdulillah, everything was swift. I recall finishing my class and embarking on my walk home. Subhanallah. I don’t think I will forget anything about that day. In Nasr City, Cairo, I would say Mustafa Nahas(The image on the left) can be one of the busiest streets In Cairo. So, on that particular day, I jumped into it. The first half(four if not three lanes) was swift, and it was within the second half that I had my very own final destination moment. Subhanallah, I set foot and got through the first lane only for two cars to speed on each side of me with me in the middle. Imagine intense traffic and me standing firmly between two lanes on a crowded four, if not three lane streets in Cairo. I would say the space between the two speeding vehicles was enough for me and me alone. I also think, if I had moved for a fraction of an inch while I was in such a situation, I would either be no more or severely damaged.
Subhanallah, I got out of it only to say Alhamdulillah, and in my heart, I know Duha Prayer saved my life. Allahu Akbar.
So, I ask, has an act done for the sake of Allah SAVED you?