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IslamQA: Feeling useless and purposeless as a Muslim

I sometimes feel useless. Like I don’t know what my purpose is in life. I am lost and don’t know what to do with my life. I pray, and read Quran whenever I can. I also ask for forgiveness. But like I’m just not happy with the way things turned out and the future does not excite me like it used to.

Think of that as a stage that will pass when God wants. I too have gone through periods when I felt like that and like there was no way out and nothing that I could do about it.

Realize that you cannot help yourself and that it is all in God’s hands. Submit to Him truly and seek help only through Him and He can open His doors for you when He wants. Leave it to Him to take care of you.

Please also see these two pages:

When life’s difficulties cause you to doubt God

God has not abandoned you: Regaining your sense of purpose when life feels spiritually empty, lonely and meaningless

And God knows best.
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