Dua is a human being’s direct conversation with his Creator. Modern Psychiatrist are now understanding the therapeutic nature of dua. Guilty conscience can result in tension, fear and depression. This depression can be eased away from a person’s mind with the power of dua. According to William James:
‘it may not be able to affect the exterior, but always brings about a change within.’
Religion inspires a firm believe that what is not possible by any other means (through medicine) is certainly possible through dua ().
Fredric Meyer said.
‘For me, it is evident that we are surrounded by a spiritual world and this spiritual world is connected to the real world. The real world exists because of the spiritual world. Our inner strength drives from this spiritual world. Human body takes its nutrition from the real world; similarly, our spiritual self feeds itself from the spiritual world. Dua is the mental state in which the strength provided by the spiritual world is absorbed by our spiritual self. Albeit the process in its entirety is not understood clearly, it is a fact nonetheless. Although we cannot say how it works but the results compel us to accept that whatever we want, we get through the miracle of dua. The power of believe thus instilled in us, gives us the strength to fight and resolve the obstacles we face. The knowledge of Allah’s guiding principles changes a person’s view point towards everything. This leads the person to resolve the problems in the best possible way and achieve what he desires. But science is not able to to unravel the mystery of how dua changes a person’s thoughts and conditions, in the same way it is still not able to answer how cows give milk.
When we look at things in the light of Allah’s teachings and connect everything with Allah’s will then everything turns into a brilliant concept. Not every person while looking at a flower can utter poetic stanzas. Similarly not everything can be understood as deeply and completely as a person captivated in true believe on Islam and Allah. Different people reading the same book may not reach the same conclusion regarding the thought process behind the book. In the words of a wise person, a book knows the caliber of the person reading it and the benefit is imparted in accordance to the person’s level of knowledge.
A German lady in her autobiography says,
‘I was sitting alone at the shore when thoughts of bringing harmony in my life began to consume my heard. I came on knees besides the ocean. My spirit engulfed itself in prayer and for the first time in life I realized the truth of dua and I sensed that dua is actually the journey starting from individuality and understanding Allah’s oneness.