Need Peace? Put Your Creator at the Centre of Your Life


by Sumbal Tariq

For without doubt in the remembrance of God, do hearts find satisfaction. [Quran, 13:28]

Why So Much Stress?

Every human being, no matter what religion or nation, has certain needs. We want these needs to be filled so that we can gain peace and satisfaction. Allah Almighty provides these things for us and no human is deprived of these basic needs.

So why is there restlessness, anger, frustration, disappointment, stress, and depression among the people of this world? Because our way of seeking peace is wrong.

How Can We Find Peace?

The only thing that’s perfect is Allah (swt). Allah (swt) gives us all these worldly things to help us realize that these things in themselves are imperfect and that it’s only He who has perfection.

But we look for satisfaction in these things. We forgot that we are imperfect, that we can’t satisfy others.We forget that all the things and people from whom we expect to get our needs satisfied are also imperfect.

Associating Partners Robs Us of Peace

Humans associate partners with Allah (swt) and give the highest importance to one or more worldly things—family, friend, food, clothing, shelter, wealth, job, status in society, fame, appreciation, prestige, etc.— that don’t deserve to be granted this degree of importance.

We want all these things to be best for us. We desire the perfect spouse, the perfect friend, the perfect house, the best dress, the best food, the best job, etc. But sooner or later we realise that all these things are imperfect and that only Allah (swt) is perfect.

It’s time to realize that none of these imperfect things should be your priority because they can only give you pleasure for a few minutes, months, or years. The only real and everlasting pleasure is with Allah (swt). He can fulfill all your needs and lead you to peace because only He has those qualities that can satisfy a human heart.

Worship Nothing But the Giver and Sustainer of Peace

If you need inner peace then stop worshiping and running after these material things. Today, observe yourself and your surroundings and learn the fact that there is no God but Allah (swt). Feel His love— it’s within you!

Think repeatedly on these ayahs:
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. [Quran, 4:48]

But they have taken besides Him gods which create nothing, while they are created, and possess not for themselves any harm or benefit and possess not [power to cause] death or life or resurrection. [Quran, 25:3]

And rely upon Allah ; and sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs. [Quran, 33:3] And how many a creature carries not its [own] provision. Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing. [Quran, 29:60]

Live with this reality of life. Stay blessed.
Sumbal Tariq lives in Islamabad, Pakistan. She did her MBA at International Islamic University Islamabad.


  1. Sobia Ashraf December 12, 2012 Reply

    masha Allah zabrdst…jazak Allah kher.

  2. Awais farooq December 12, 2012 Reply

    Reminder in this article was giving importance to worldly things more than what they deserve can lead to shirk….may Allah protect us all from shirk.

  3. Muhinchowdhury December 13, 2012 Reply

    Thanks so much 4 such suggestion. I am supposed to have such a suggestion that i sometimes forget the blessing of Allah is awaiting 4 me. Alhamdulilla.

  4. Laily Hashimi Saidi December 13, 2012 Reply

    Alhamdulillah…i really enjoy reading this beautiful article…..jazakallah khair for sharing….

  5. Simi Ahmad December 13, 2012 Reply

    Alhamdolillah ! Its a nice article , but I think there were more issues to be addressed besides worldy materialistic life, which gets us so much involved in this duniya that we forget the Akhira.
    Living in North America for so long I have seen people involved in givingCharity, helping others in every manner, caring for people a lot irrespective of their religion, colour or language. I get goosebumps to say everyone here is extremely , extremely helping, that is why they have so much peace of mind, and may be that is why Allah(SWT) has rewarded them so much. Giving is the way of life here.

  6. Ajiga Bello December 14, 2012 Reply

    it is very difficult today to see a man who has total submission to Allah.we all obey money which will eventually lead us astray.

  7. Katie Sarah December 14, 2012 Reply

    Nice my jan.

  8. Gabrielle December 14, 2012 Reply

    Dear Brother,
    This is one of the most beautiful messages ever! Keep up the good work, many people need to know they can find peace. May Allah subhana was taála bless you much.

  9. Mastermind December 14, 2012 Reply

    The beautiful article is totally based on Allah Who is the most powerful and merciful, but on the other hand we people do sins, and all those activities which is prohibited in Islam. but still Allah is fulfilling our needs and wants as He loves us all being His creatures.
    Thank you so much Miss. Sumbal Tariq for such a nice and meaningful article.

  10. Abdul Jalil Embi December 15, 2012 Reply

    SubhanaALLAH, who provided us with solutions to all our temporary abode on this earth, as well as guiding us on the path to Jannah in the hereafter.

  11. Mateen Tariq December 16, 2012 Reply

    wonderfully written..great concept.

  12. Samia Tariq December 16, 2012 Reply

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful article. It will help to strengthen our faith on ALLAH.

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