How to Fight Doubt
Do you find it difficult to begin finding and counting the blessings we enjoy, including the gift of prayer Allah has provided? Ustadh Michael Wolfender presents several considerations, including an analogy of the power Allah presents in traffic and intersections to illustrate the Guidance He provides and His Protection. Allah is full of kindness to those who are devout to Him. He prevents harm. Being mindful of Allah, eager to please and avoiding disappointing Him are ways to develop a relationship with God.
In Ayah 207 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah refers to people who dedicate their lives seeking His Pleasure. And in the next verse, there is guidance on how to do this: Enter into Islam wholeheartedly. As the surah continues, Allah references the innumerable clear signs He provides of His Existence.
Brother Michael provides the example of pulsar stars recently discovered as making a knocking sound in the universe. More than 1400 years ago when Allah revealed the Qur’an, He explained exactly this in Surah Tariq. Further, Brother Michael explains how the Big Bang theory is also described in the Qur’an hundreds of years before it was articulated by scientists. All inventions are simply understanding how Allah made things.
The clear path to answering doubt is by turning to Allah, His Book and the guidance of how Prophet Muhammad ﷺ lived and those traditions recorded known as hadith.