Overcome Prayer Struggles Course: Free Access

5 Actionable Video Solutions to Core Prayer Struggles

#1 Solution to Worldly Thoughts

#3 Solution to No Desire to Pray

#2 Solution to Spiritual Dryness

#4 Solution to Routineness

#5 Solution to Too Many Sins

What students have said about the course

Before, I felt distant about my prayers. I mainly liked Imam Van Ael's explanation that I'm presently myself before the King of Kings to converse with him. This course is different. It has more practical assistance.

Humaira Bajwa ... Lawyer, Student of Overcome Prayer Struggles

I liked the succinct actionable advice in the course on concentrating on prayer

Atif khan ... Charity advisor/Consultant, Divine Connection Level 1 Course

What YOU told us regarding your prayer struggles

Struggle 1: 70%

My mind is full of worldly thoughts during prayer

Struggle 2: 52%

My prayer is spiritually dry

Struggle 3: 41 %

​My prayer is a series of mechanical actions

Struggle 4: 35%

I don't have a desire to pray

Struggle 5: 31%

I only see my prayer as an obligation

Struggle 6: 2.3%

I don't feel God's presence in my prayer and my life

​I have created a step by step recipe for bringing desire ​to pray

​Through extensive readings and study of the Qu'ran, Sunnah and scholarly works, I have developed an action-based approach for finding God in your prayer and your life, strengthening your prayer and removing unnecessary thoughts. I ​will soon launch these methods as an online course.

Who Am I?

Imam Van Ael is the founder of the Ark of knowledge and the former chaplain of London School of Economics, Imperial College, and SOAS, and Professor at University for Applied Sciences Rotterdam. Born in an atheist Dutch family in 1976 he embraced Islam at the age of 18. He memorized the Qur'an in the desert of Sudan and traveled around the world in search for traditional knowledge. He has been authorized in the 10 qira'at and many books of hadeeth, and was the first European convert to have been employed by the Government of Jordan as a Khateeb (Friday ceremony deliverer) and Imam at the Ghufran Mosque. He has a Bachelor in Theology and pre-Master in Islamic Mental health. His works were covered by Al Jazeera and CNN. His main interest is connecting people to God Almighty through the Book and the Sunna, through traditional knowledge within a contemporary framework.

​Imam Van Ael

​​I prepare myself now to speak to the King.  But I won’t talk, I’ll praise Him, and mention that He is my lord and the lord of all!

I wait for his reply: In awe, hope for Him to turn to me, "My servant praised me!" He said.  I feel shy, I can’t just stand there, I want to prostrate, but He has not yet given permission.

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