How to Feel Close to Allah When You Feel Far

with Megan Wyatt, Founder of One Meaningful Life

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Please share with me! What's one of your favorite nature memories where you thought "SubhanAllah!" Or a time when your heart felt wide open and full of iman. Looking to be inspired from your comments. 🙂

  • Mahi Sidky says:

    Amazing Video msA Megan .. a great reminder El hamdollah…one of my nature moments was certainly during the fall back in Virginia where it’s absolutely amazing seeing all those colors and seeing those leaves scattered everywhere .. MashaaAllah beautiful.. makes me think of life and how every beginning has an end .. and then the cycle begins again. sub7an Allah .JAK for this initiative 😊❤️.. love it .may Allah reward you highest levels in Jannah, Ameen.

  • Amanda says:

    I have seen the stars without the light pollution only once in my life. It was unforgettable and I would love to see that again. Other times I have felt close to Allah is when walking or sitting on the beach, in the mountains and when looking at a beautiful sky. Subhanallah! His creation is the most beautiful 😍

  • Aisha says:

    JazakAllahu Khairun for making this series.
    One of the best times I’ve felt that closeness to Allah Subhana Wa Taalla was at the beach at night with friends, and we stumbled upon an area that was alive with bio-luminescent plankton. It was like the stars were here on earth with us, twinkling in every wave, every step we took, and when we got in the water, it was like being in the middle of outerspace.
    Like you, the whole time I kept saying, SubhanAllah! And Allahu Akbar!
    It was a closeness brought on by a heart full with pure joy, awe, humbleness, gratefulness, and love.

  • Fouzia Usman says:

    MashaAllah! Very good message Megan. Many times I have felt the closeness to the creator after a plane takes off. When I get to see the birds eye of the land underneath, Subhana’Allah! It reminds me how tiny humans are and how big our creator is who manages many worlds and we are just a tiny bit of it and yet we are able to communicate with Him on a daily basis.

  • Shaz says:

    SubhanAllah the power of nature to reach our soul and show us the presence of Allah swt. We felt like that on our recent visit to New Mexico and I was just telling my husband that because of the remoteness of the areas we visited, away from the sounds of cars and even away from people that we truly felt at peace and a deep soul stirring. I see know why take spiritual retreats alone in remote places.

  • Adam says:

    My favorite place to go is to the beach, walk in the sands , take it the clean fresh air, swim and watch the sunset . See the birds flying around happily. I feel my best each time I am back from there. Thanks for this video!

  • Zareen says:

    My heart has experienced several such moments Alhamdulillah. My most favourite will always be seeing sky. Every time I am awestruck, it is a masterpiece painted by the most Talented Artist Allah SubhanOtalah

  • Umm Ibrāhim says:

    I can’t think of one but I’ve always felt drawn to nature and scenery’s and I only now understood why so thank you. When I was younger I use to stargaze and when I’d go out even in a run down setting I’d seek the beauty of nature in a place, I havnt saw much or travelled and now live in a city where I rarely see nature but I seek it and when I do see it, it makes me so happy. You’ve got me reflecting now as to when I last felt connecting I can’t remember right now but il let you know if I do. In the meantime I’m hoping to spend my weekend searching for this silence because boy have I missed it and boy has it been a very long time since I’ve been in the presence of nature. 😭 Im so glad Allāh Subhânahu wa Ta’âla guided me to your video to remind me of these old habits that made me feel so connected. Since being a mum it’s hard finding that time for myself and sacrificing days out for days home when they’re not well.. which has been too many weeks too long 😅

  • Maria says:

    Beautiful video sis, barak allahu feeki. I strongly believe in the powerful therapy of nature. What comes to mind while listening to you is the importance of connecting with Allah using positive connections because a lot of times people might feel closer to Allah in a calamity as it pushes them back to him back to the comfort of his love back into sujood and overflowing tears…in all these seemingly negative situations. However it is just as, if not more important to create positive connections with the beauty of our creator and his creation, memories of comfort, peace and awe such as the one you describe. Can I ask will these videos always be available for us to watch? I feel like I will need to come back to this video as and when i need this reminder 🙂 Maria

  • Maria says:

    Also, how can I share the link so more people can subscribe to the series? I feel like everyone needs to hear this!

  • Rania says:

    Ma-shaa’-Allah! What a beautiful reminder! The irony is that about 20 of us from the family went to Yosemite this past summer. One night the women and girls in the family decided to go for a night walk. We found ourselves in absolute darkness as well! We looked up and were speechless and automatically began to praise Alllah by saying subhaanAllah as well! We also got tired of looking up but did not want to release our eyes from the magnificent sight so we laid our jackets down and laid on the gravel road at the edge of the forest! We stayed there for as long as we could. It was something we’ll never forget! I really do recommend for everyone to visit these amazing natural places. You won’t regret it!

  • Maria says:

    Salam 🙂
    Loved the first video series! Ma sha Allah!
    For me I love looking at the sunrise after Fajr prayer, every sunrise and everyday there is always something beautiful. Another nature memory is when I am traveling by air, and can see the fluffy white clouds-SubhanAllah

  • Tahani says:

    Spending time in nature gives a feeling of belonging humbles the human within and strengthen the connection with Allah.
    Jazaki Allah kul khier for the reminder Megan.

  • Amal says:

    I have also been to Yosemite and experienced the amazing starts there! It was actually my favorite part of the whole trip and still remember just how beautiful they were, Subhan Allah!

  • ekram says:

    Masha’Allah a beautiful reminder. May Allah SWT grant you janatul fardows!

  • Adelina says:

    This was such a beautiful video thank you. I totally feel the same way. I definitely feel closer to God when I’m outdoors and in nature. The lush of greenery, the sea, the sky, clouds all make me feel better and remind mind me of the Creator. Alhamdulilah

  • Suffia says:

    Jazaaki Allah khayr for this reminder. When I first started my healing journey, I came across an audible series called the 3 Day effect by Florence Williams. She took trauma survivors (Ex army and also rape survivors) out to woodlands and lush green places for 3 days. The results were astounding.
    I spent a lot of time near river banks and walking in green parks, looking up and looking down. As a family we make a conscious effort to get out every day. Alhamdolilah

  • Rimsha says:

    This video was extremely insightful. But how do I acces the third video. I received the mail for it, but after clicking it im getting redirected to the 1st video again

  • Sumaya Mahomed says:

    Where we live we have the most beautiful sunsets

  • Unsa says:

    JazakAllah khair 😊 There are many nature moments when I feel connected to Allah. Once at the beach during sunset. The sound of sea and sunset view is just beautiful. SubhanAllah. Full moon, stars, cold breeze and rain… All of them are just remind you of your creator if you gave attention to them.

  • Kay Nessa says:

    When a see a new moon

  • Azeezah says:

    One of the biggest pain is leaving in a city area where nature is soooo rare. I can’t even remember the last time I saw a butterfly!

    But I remember one day when my friend and I took the kids to the park, it was during the holidays on a weekday, the experience did something beautiful to my senses.

    Nature is indeed beautiful, Subhanallah

  • Khadijah says:

    Recently I was feeling depressed. I was sitting outside on the short rock wall, when I became aware of the slight breeze and the green trees. It had been along time since I had this experience. My depression subsided. My faith was restored. This video explained what I was expecting. Jaz

  • Sk says:

    Assalamu Alaikum sister. Jazakallahu khairan. I understand why I find it hard to get through winter with my three little ones. We need to start studying nature as a family.

  • Zahira says:

    Excellent eye opener.
    May Allah reward you immensely for your work. Ameen
    One of my nature moments is the local park the beautiful trees, green grass, the flowers and the sky above.
    Everything created so perfectly and sublime testifies to a Great Creator.

  • Falizawati says:

    i like to watch the beach, the sky and the really calm me down whenever i thought that i am so good or feeling so proud or any feeling that makes me far from Allah.watching these scenery really drag me down to earth..Subhanallah Alhamdulillah Laillahaillallah AllahuAkbar

  • Nafisha says:

    it was in Melbourne , Australia this trail walk park. there is this turquoise coloured lake a friend brought me to see and had a mini picnic there by the side. alhamdulilah and it was a alhamdulilah moment and relaxing time too.

  • Wasif.Alamoush says:

    you are right .nature is the best place to know the greatest of Allah, i always have been in love with nature

  • Abiha says:

    The sunsets are beautiful alhamdulillah. The different colours make the sky look like a dream, one that you want to dream for forever. Some days it’s brighter and filled with colours other days it’s not as bright and sometimes it’s covered with clouds but it’s still there. After sunset darkness falls and fills the whole sky corner to corner with darkness. But their are little light bulbs in the sky which make it look mesmerising. The stars are just soo beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. The moon is the lantern in the darkness surrounded by light bulbs and it is small but yet looks beautiful with the light around it and the clouds that surround it light up and as a little child when I was in the car or just outside at dark it felt as if the moon was following me. Subhanallah! Glory be to the creator!

  • Ahmed says:

    In fact this is the first time to me watch you . A good short lecture and I usually feel close to Allah when I was a far from the society

  • Aqeelah says:

    One of the things that inspires me is the drops of rain. There is a feeling of tranquility, peace and maybe above all, is a reminder of His mercy <3

  • Hafsa says:

    Mashallah amazing story it was,jazakallah khairan kaseera for sharing it with us .last time when I was sad I looked up in the sky and I saw stars and in them only one star was twinkling,that gave me so much relief as I believed that Allah swt was twinkling it for me to console me and that was when I said subhanallah

  • جينيدي says:

    I just joined and just saw this video. MashaAllah, sister, may Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala bless you, thank you for sharing this with me, with all of us. <3
    I live in pretty rural area, but still I don't take walks as much as it one could suppose. But this video and your story reminded me how beautiful my place is, so I will, inshaAllah, try to spend some more time outdoor. Thing that the most often makes me think and say subhanAllah, and also elhamudillah, is almost every time I look my pet, cat. I just praise to Allah how beautiful creation He gave me.

  • Abdul Shafi says:

    Asslm alykm, I most found reflected to our maker mostly when im swimming in the ocean,I feel the ocean to be very clean and even conducive to make my dua..Alhamdulillah

  • Zahro says:

    Being at a remote beach, my sons finding a leopard toad, placing it in a bucket of sand, seeing this beautiful toad emerge from the sand and hopping a large distance to safety. Was beautiful and inspiring.

  • KALA says:

    Maa sha Allah. Nice video Ustaz Megan. Jazakillahu kheiral jazaa for sharing. I love when I visit forest listening to bird’s chirping and waterfalls….

  • I feel blessed when i can spend my time with my family members…..i feel blessed to see my parents smile….to see them healthy….alhamdulillah…
    Whenever i see the beautiful weather…beautiful sky!!subhanallah

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  • Moaaz says:

    I am thirty-two years old. I dreamed at the age of twelve. I and many people are crammed inside a minaret of a mosque, and people are afraid, and fanfare begins from an event of darkness outside. While I look out from the window of the minaret I see the entire moon illuminating the darkness. Make my faith in my Lord in every crisis optimistic, thank God

  • Omaima says:

    Thank you for doing this for people who are looking for the peace of mind and heart please keep going and if you have any event soon let me know so I can get myself ready to come to California to attend because I live in Florida thank you again 🙏

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