Verse 60 in Surat Ghāfir (The Forgiver) reads:
وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ
And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” [Qur’an 40:60]
God continues in this verse to say that it is they who are too proud or arrogant to worship (in this case, make dua) who are in the wrong. So when you see people asking for duas for themselves or for whomever, and it seems ‘selfish,’ it’s not. Because God commanded you (ادْعُونِي— Call upon Me) to ask so that He will respond.
Let’s remember to humble ourselves so that we may receive the blessings of our supplications. Because simply by calling unto God, He will respond.
Fantastic article on the psychology behind procrastinating, and why writers are particularly susceptible to it.
“Work finally begins,” says Alain de Botton, “when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.” For people with an extremely fixed mind-set, that tipping point quite often never happens. They fear nothing so much as finding out that they never had what it takes.
Not just for “writers”.