Sunday, September 18, 2005

An Energizer

For today's post, i have a few points from an article i read elsewhere.

"If a sick person doesn’t realize that she is sick, the doctor will never be able to cure her. So realizing that there is a spiritual sickness is a sign that your faith is strong.

It is natural, we all go thru being weak spiritualy at times, and it happens many times. But it renews our souls if we are to do something about it, and not let it be the way it is.

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Faith wears out in the heart of any one of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allaah to renew the faith in your hearts.” (Reported by al-Haakim)

This Hadith tells us that our faith will become weak but we will have to strengthen it with various actions and different good deeds."

Next, the article suggests some actions for strengthening our faith and once again bringing it to full life.

One is to attend Islamic gathering or even join an Islamic course taking some time out from ur work or studies. As it is understood that the company of good ppl around us is going to have its effect on us. Also they bring you back to ur good state, helping you out of ur slackness.

And then indeed the most important is to stick to the Quraan, reading some portion of it everyday. And remembering Allah in heart and tongue all the time. Here i would like to direct you to an excellent post on another blog. A True Friend!!

Then comes, reading the hadith. And the best would be to read it in a gathering.

Repenting from our past sins. It says "Islam will prevent us from sins....or sins will prevent us from Islam". we must make it a habit to repent, just the way we keep committing sins.

Remember DEATH.

Try to say ur obligatory prayers very properly, and as it is in my previous post, this is actually a way to reach out to Allah to help u be strong in spirit.

All this laziness and low feelings must not make us commit haram or neglect our duties.

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), “Every deed has energy and strength, and then this energy and strength is followed by a slackening, so who’s slackening is in accordance to my Sunnah he will be fine, and who’s slackening is to other than that [i.e., doing unlawful or forbidden deeds] he will be doomed.” (Reported by Ahmad)

Plead to Allah to bring u to great heights of faith, to make u feel the sweetness of it and to make u completely submit to Him. Because we cant, unless Allah grants us the ability to do.

~may Allah make us all strong in our faith. Aameen!

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