Ego bigger than the record of good deeds, instances of impatience during duaa outnumber my needs…
In the garden of righteousness, with fewer flowers and a lot more weeds…
I call onto You!
I’m too poor to refuse but I’m too fearful to yes,
With miles to run on a lifestyle that’s Istiqamah-less,
I seek strength from You!
Words more beautiful than the soul, Confusion seems to cloud my role,
With resources few and a lofty goal,
I seek guidance from You!
Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations. Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Little is that you remember! (62)
Is not He (better than your gods) Who guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea, and Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy (rain)? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? High Exalted be Allah above all that they associate as partners (to Him)! (63)
Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Say, “Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful.” (64)
[Surah at-Tahrim, 66:8]