15 Cures For Sadness

Everyone has a story of sorrow to tell. Whether the individual at hand is a thief or the subject of theft, a traitor or the subject of betrayal, single or married, rich or poor, healthy or otherwise, know very well that there is not a single individual who is an exception to this rule. Sadness, however, if left unmanaged and undealt with appropriately, can escalate until it claims the individual at hand, for sadness occupies one’s heart, weakens one’s body, paralyses one’s resolve and, for many, locks them within a vicious cycle of constant crying and never-ending anxiety. Imām Ibn al-Qayyim said: “The term ‘sadness’ is only ever mentioned in

How to Clean the Heart

The sin of malice and discord is serious. Even on auspicious occasions despite Allah Ta’ala’s abundant mercy, we always find one particular class of people that are deprived; those who harbour ill-feelings in their hearts towards others. In addition to this, some narrations state that such people’s salah is not accepted by Allah. (At-Targheeb, vol.3 pgs.455-462) Hereunder are a few prescriptions (from the hadith and advice of seniors) to remove ill-feelings from the heart: 1️⃣ Recite the following ayah in abundance: “ Rabbanagh fir lana wa li ikhwaninal lazheena sabaquna bil iman, wala taj’al fee quloobina ghillal lillazheena amanu Rabbana innaka Raoofur Raheem” (Surah: 59 Ayah: 10) 2️⃣ Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi

29 Ahadith regarding Forgiveness

From the pro-active actions the believers can take to remove their sins, there are: 🔹Istighfār (seeking forgiveness) 🔹Tawbah (sincere repentance) 🔹Performing good deeds We have gathered a collection of narrations from the Prophet (sall Allāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) teaching us simple acts of worship which erase our sins or result in the angels seeking forgiveness for us. They include things we may do in our daily lives without a second thought, or things we ought to aspire to add to our routines. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) famously said, “ Verily, actions are but by intentions, and every person shall have (be rewarded for) what they intended .”[1] Therefore,

Spending and Begging

Spending The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him) said: “ The most beloved acts of worship to Allah are: happiness that you bring to a believer’s heart, relieving his distress, paying off his debt or driving away his hunger.” [Al-Bayhaqi] The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “ Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, ‘O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,’ and the other (angel) says, ‘O Allah! Destroy every miser.’ ” (Al-Bukhari) Narrated Asmaa’ bint Abu Bakr that she had gone to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he said, “ Do not shut your money bag; otherwise Allah too

How to Overcome Sadness

Many of us have a black and white understanding of mental health. Sadness is often attributed to weakness in īmān or committing sins; however a person must understand that just as one can be bruised physically, one can also be bruised emotionally. How did the Prophet (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) advise us to overcome sadness? The Prophet (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) said, ‏“ There is no disease that Allāh has created, except that He also has created its treatment. ” [Bukhari] Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’ālā) says, “ Certainly, We have created man to be in distress .” [Al-Qur’ān, Sūrah Al-Balad 90:4] Sadness is needed in life; it is something that was felt by the