Life is a journey..which may be short for some and long for others..to change our life into something that will help us in the hereafter..should be the main purpose of living..We should live our lives as such that we would be welcomed by Allah and the angels..If we are welcomed as such, the problems, the depression we had faced in our lives would be long forgotten..and when men will be taking our body to the grave we would not be crying to stop us from burying..but we would be happy that we would be finally meeting up with Allah and gaining the full rewards of our good deeds that we did in our life..
Just as in protests when people go for hunger strikes to get their desires fulfilled by the government authorities, we the Muslims should go for a hunger strike so that Allah will be propelled to give us Jannat in the hereafter..Hunger strike constitutes fasting in Islam..
Just as we are conscious of what we eat when we are dieting we should be conscious of our actions and should be aware of whatever that is entering in our body..we should contemplate whether whatever we are doing is good thing to do or a bad thing..and if we are doing a good deed, we should consider whether we will be receiving small or large rearwards from it.. For example when we go for a diet..we consider all the facts as in the quantity of fat, or calories of the food, that we would eat, contain..and if it contains more calories we let go of it since it will make us fat or out of shape..Same is the case with bad deeds..if we are aware that what we are doing is wrong we should try to let go of that habit..
If when starting a prayer or Salat if we contemplate on the rewards that we will be receiving after saying our prayer, we will be more willing to perform Salat..Same is the case if for example a worker knows how much he will get paid for if he works in 5 mins or in an hour, he will try to double his work and his strength to gain more and more money..so we should try to gain more and more rewards in the same way..
If we find our roads to be blocked by traffic we should recite Alam Nashra..Same is the case with life's journey..if we find it blocked or cant find a way out we should recite this Surah which will benefit us..