Prayer Request: Dua to finish my thesis
Posted onDecember 24, 2010byShaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Salam aleykum Mawlana, thank you for giving us this opportunity.
I have been writing my thesis since two years (i have been in a PHd program since 2004). I am nearly at the end but i find it very difficult to write, even to concentrate in writing. for some reasons, I always think of something else besides my thesis and it is causing me a lot of worries as well as my family. Could you pray for me, please? Can I make a special dua in order to pass this last hurdle? thank you very much
salam aleykum to all
Wa `alaykum assalam
I will pray for you. Before writing your thesis, make wudu and pray
two raka`ats. Read Surat al-Quraysh and Surat al-Kawthar. Also recite nightly Surat
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
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Post Author: McKinna Daugherty
God Above All Things,
In these moments while the document loads and my fingers rest on the keyboard grant me first an emptiness.
Remove the to-do list that waits impatiently in the corner of my mind.
Quiet the voice saying, “You’re not ready, you’re not good enough, you don’t have anything to say.”
Shield me from the imagined judgmental gaze of my advisor.
Grant me first an emptiness, an openness, a mind unchained by anxiety.
Grant me then a fullness. Where insecurity lurks, pour out confidence and curiosity.
Where there is fatigue, fill me with generosity and energy. Where there is fear, fill me with courage.
Shelter me in your strength and quiet the world around me.
For these few hours grant me peace and solitude in my thoughts.
Bless this mind you’ve given and help me use it fully. Help me seek and push the limits of my abilities.
Remind me that I have read enough, I have enough, I am enough,
and with time this paper will come to a place where it, too, is enough (at least for now).
In Your name I pray,
McKinna Daugherty is a commissioned minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and will be ordained this August. She will graduate in June with an M. Div from the University of Chicago Divinity School where she has studied as a Disciples Divinity House Scholar. Her thesis is an ethical constructive of sexuality education curriculums in Protestant contexts. In her current ministry she serves as the Chapel Coordinator for the Divinity School’s multi-faith prayer service, and is actively seeking her next ministry context .
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