Weekly Reminder #13
Updated: Sep 27, 2019
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Sometimes we forget that the best way to unwind and get perspective is to go back to the Qur'aan and Salaah. These two blessed gifts Allah has given us are a cure for many of our anxieties and worries if we just give them the chance.
Ad-Duha "Moments of Remembrance" Challenge
This week try to set aside some time each day (even five minutes will do) to read a little Qur'aan or make two extra Sunnah prayers (before work/school, lunch time, or before bed are great times). The idea is to have mindful quality time getting closer to Allah.
When you make your Sunnah prayer, think about the meaning of what you are saying (if you don't know, look up the translation before or after you pray). Think deeply about your relationship with Allah and how these words help you do that.
For the Qur'aan, read only a few ayaat (even one will do) as long as it speaks to you. Contemplate its meaning (maybe look up the Tafseer online). How does it apply to your life, how can you apply it, how can it help you. The best place to look for these ayaat is in the 30th part of the Qur'aan, as these surahs are short but very powerful in meaning.
Maybe the first time you do this activity, you may not feel much of a connection, but if you keep it up each day, you will soon find yourself looking forward to these moments of remembrance and reflection, Insha-Allah.
Note: As always, if you are suffering from severe or prolonged anxiety, depression, or thoughts of suicide, please seek out immediate help from mental health professionals, do not try to address these serious issues on your own. Seeking a cure for illnesses (physical and emotional) is not only allowed in Islaam but required, especially when they are severe and could affect ones saftey or the saftey of others.