We all go through difficult times–when life just seems too hard. I was feeling this way a while ago, and by the mercy of Allah (swt) I just “by chance” flipped to a duaa in the book, “Fortress of the Muslim Invocations.” I had read this book many times, but had never seen this duaa once! Then there it was–just when I needed it!
43. INVOCATION FOR WHEN YOU FIND SOMETHING BECOMING DIFFICULT FOR YOU
Allaahhumma laa sahla illa maa ja’altahu sahlan wa Anta taj’alul-hazna itha shi’ta sahlan
“Oh Allah, there is no ease other than what You make easy. If You please You ease my sorrow.”
(Source: Ibn Hibban in his Sahih, Ibn As-Sunni. Al-Hafidh [Ibn Hajar] said that this hadith is authentic. It was also declared authentic by Abdul Qadir Al Arna’ut in his checking of An-Nawawi’s Kitabul Athkar).
And here is a youtube video that I found to be inspiring. Sorry, it’s not really related to this duaa but I just watched it today and wanted to share it. 🙂