Duroods And Supplications

I have seen especially women reciting verses from Holy Quran, part or complete surah, darood ( different kinds - Tanjeena , Taj , Ibraheemi etc etc ) , Ayat Kareema , or reciting Allah's name etc etc. They recite these in specific numbers. And they recite in group or singly to complete a given number of quantity. They do it to pray and wish for specific objective which may be either: health recovery of someone who is sick, suffering from a dangerous life threatening disease, getting a job, selling a business or for any other purposes.

My question is: Is it right per Islamic teaching? Doing this make ones prayer answered much faster? What is the significance of doing all this - gathering some women or children or man and reading as mentioned above for the purpose of achieving some objective etc ?

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Supplications Adding Adversities

I have noticed that whenever I start reciting the Qur’an for nonstop hours or engage in optional prayers or invoke Allah’s names for the achievement of my supplications Allah tests me more and more and does not answer my prayer urgently. Moreover I face a lot of problems, obstacles or pains in my day to day life. I guess when I try to be near to Him my grades starts getting higher and that is why He makes me feel tested. So, as a result I leave all above mentioned "things". People tell me that why more worship brings more tests and problem. I am already tired of tests so I can’t bear more and am about to leave all good things I do in order to avoid further tests by Allah.

People also say that if one keeps on thinking about one particular prayer or runs after one thing all the time Allah never grants so. It is better to be care free. Soon you will see that your prayer will reach point of achievement. Is all that true? Am I doing right by leaving all good things? I am a person who thinks instead of watching Tv, watching movies on cable or listening to music it is better to worship Allah. But when I spend my most of time in reciting Quran or offering optional prayers I face a lot of tests. I can’t face tests. I am already going through a tough time so then what should I do to utilize my time. Life is spent useless.

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