By Fadia Bint Ismail
There are various things that will help us in our lives. We as Muslims should constantly remind ourselves that we are Slaves of Allah and Allah is in control of everything and every matter should be left to Allah. If you have this mindset then you are ready to do good. You should also remember that Islam is concerned with more that just yourself. Islam is a way of life. You should first learn to fix your Ibadah. The next thing you need to do is purify your intentions and to know that everything you do, whether it is helping others you should do it only for the sake of Allah. And if you truly want to be successful then your intentions should be purely to please Allah.
Now what are the rememdies that will help you to achieve this?
- The Glorious Quran
The Glorious Quran was given to all creation. The Glorious Quran reveals the entire truth to mankind.
So how can we use the Quran? We can use the Quran as a remedy to help us in our daily lives. Each verse (Ayah) and each Surah holds a special meaning.
“Glory be to Allah (SWT). There is no knowledge for us except that which you teach us. Oh Allah, Teach us of that which is beneficial for us. And increase us in knowledge. Oh One who changes hearts, make our hearts steadfast upon your religion”
The Glorious Quran was given to us to teach us and is very beneficial to help us. It helps to purify our hearts and gives us a sense of peace and tranquility.
So what remedies can it cure? for example if you are depressed the best way out of this depression is to read The Quran. The Quran is a navigation to help us in our daily lives. It is not only a remedy to help cure us of our afflictions, but it is also a remedy to help strengthen our Imaan.
5 Daily Prayers (Salaah)
The five daily prayers is obligatory for all Muslims. You have your Zuhr, Asr, Magrib and Eshaa. Each prayer is held at a specific time. We should all try our very best to make each prayer on time. Remember this Allah has commanded us to do certain things, not to benefit him but to benefit us. Allah does not need us but we need Him. Always keep this in mind.
If you see Salaah as a chore that you have to do 5 times a day, you definetly will not benefit from it. But if you see Salaah as your way to communicate with the One and Only Allah (SWT) then Inshallah it will benefit you tremendously.
Think about this……The highest level of worship in ritual is Sujood (when your head is on the floor) at that moment your head is on the floor and your heart is physically higher than your brain. At this level you understand the limit of intellect and you connect with your soul. How amazing is that and how perfect is your Ibadah at this stage. You are lowering your head infront of Allah. SubanAllah.
The Quran and our Five daily prayers are the best remedies to help us in our daily lives. And Remember Sincerity is very important.!!
“Oh Allah guide us to the best of character. None guides to it except You and turn us away from evil character. For None can turn it away from us except You”