Increasing The Barakah In Your Life

Quran Contributor
Arab muslim child with koran holy book, Eastern Quran © Mohamed Ahmed Soliman |

There is a multitude of ways to increase Barakah (blessings) in our lives that we probably often overlook. For example, remembering Allah, being conscious of Him and fearing Him often will bring about Barakah in our lives. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out. And will provide for him from where he does not expect.” (Qur’an 65:2-3)

From this, we learn that if we fear Allah and are conscious of Him, he will make things in our lives easier for us. Allah will provide for us from places we would never have imagined as he is beyond our comprehension. What does this make us think when we read this verse? We should really take a moment to incorporate its meaning. We are being told by Allah that if we are sincerely conscious of Him and we fear Him, He will help us out of even the most difficult situations – the situations that we may not have thought would ever be resolved.

Furthermore, our religion teaches us that if we depend on Allah alone, He will bring about Barakah in our lives. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.” (Qur’an 65:3)

Our Lord is telling us that if we depend and rely on Him, He will be all that we need. We will not be in need of anything or anyone else, as He is the One who is in charge of every matter. For example, we may have just completed an important exam and are worried about the result. Instead of worrying so much, if we rely completely on the judgement of our Lord , that will be better for us. We will feel more content and at peace.

Moreover, being grateful to our Creator and thanking Him for all that He has blessed us with, no matter what the hardship is that we are going through, will bring us Barakah. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

“And [remember] when your Lord [Allah] proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]…” (Qur’an 14:7)

Allah is telling us that if we show gratitude for all the things He has blessed us with, he will bless us with more. Surely, we should not lose out on this chance. Just by being grateful, we are opening up so many doors for ourselves without even knowing it. We are paving the way to earn even more of our Lord’s blessings.

For example, it may be that we are happy with the profits of our business or we are happy with an achievement at work. We should be grateful for these things that Allah has blessed us with. We should pray extra prayers, do more zhikr and recite more Qur’an to show our gratitude. By doing so, our Lord will be the more merciful and generous with us.