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  • Islam teaches us NOT to be Lazy, Here is the cure

    Im always lazy is their anything in the quran that says something about being lazy.And a cure :D
    Allah is the one God
    and Mohammad is his prophet:up:

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    Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

    :salams
    InshaAllah this might help you:up:
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    Respected Sheikh, As-Salamu `alaykum. How would you recommend one to stop being lazy? Jazakum Allah khayran.


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    Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

    In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

    Dear brother in Islam, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake.

    Islam is a religion that calls for activity and action and fights against laziness and procrastination. Laziness is one of the diseases that Islam abhors and the Prophet of Islam sought Allah's protection and refuge against. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from helplessness, laziness, cowardice, niggardliness, and burden of debts and domineering men.”
    In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:


    “You are to be commended for your keen desire to get rid of your negative habits and acquire positive and faith-enhancing habits.

    Now you need to form the will to change this habit and take immediate steps to reach your goal. Once your intention is sincere and you follow it up with consistent action, trusting in the Lord, success is guaranteed.
    Allah assures us in the Qur’an: “And those who shall strive for Our Sake, We shall surely guide them unto Our ways.” (Al-`Ankabut: 69).

    While combating laziness, the first thing to do is to recognize that like all negative habits we have formed, it is a habit that we have acquired through consistent practice. We persist in it because we find comfort and gain pleasure in it. So we cannot be expected to get rid of it entirely unless and until we learn to link this habit with ugliness, pain and suffering rather than glamorizing it. So, list all the negative aspects and dire consequences associated with laziness. List everything you stand to lose if you were to persist in this habit. Do this as many times as possible until laziness becomes automatically associated with pain and suffering in your consciousness.

    Secondly, every time you have a tendency to feel lazy, take whatever steps you can immediately to counter the tendency and nip it in the bud. By doing these things consistently and repeatedly you will be empowered to overcome laziness.

    Here are a few more practical steps you can take to fight this all-pervasive habit:

    1. Think of and list all the successes you could achieve if you were to shake yourself free of this negative habit.

    2. Think of and meditate on the success stories of the great leaders who, through sheer determination, hard work, and trust in Allah, achieved what was thought to be impossible. Think of the success story of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) who, without hardly any material supports, did what no other person has done. Think of those who have been physically challenged and yet accomplished what others could not do through sheer determination and hard work.

    3. List all the positive strengths you have which, even the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) or those who have been physically challenged or those who achieved great feats, did not possess.

    4. Until such time that you have overcome laziness, it is important for you to associate with those who are successful or hard working. If you are a student, try to choose a study environment to read or study. Fight the temptation of studying at home until you have succeeded in mastering laziness.

    5. Last but not least, start your day by counting the blessings of Allah and thus focusing on your strengths rather than on your weaknesses; and pray to Allah to grant you a day of glory, blessings and success. You may consistently make the following du`a’s:

    Allahumma inni asbahtu minka fi ni`matin wa `afiyatin wa sitr fa atimma `alayya ni`mataka wa `afiyataka wa sitraka fi ad-dunya wa al-akhirah (O Allah! I enjoy this morning Your gift of blessings, well being, and protection, all because of Your sheer favor; so consummate these gifts for me in this world and the next).

    Allahumma inni a`udhu bika min al-`ajzi wa al-kasal wa al-jubni wa al-bukhl wa a`udhu bika min munkarati al-akhlaqi wa al-ahwa’ (O Allah! I seek refuge in You from feeling of helplessness, laziness, cowardice and niggardliness; I also seek refuge in You from all despicable traits and whims).

    Allahumma inni as’aluka khayra hadha al-yawmi nasrahau wa fat-hahu wa barakatahu wa a`udhu bika min sharri hadha al-yawmi wa sharri ma ba`dahu (O Allah! I beg You to grant me the best that this day holds out in terms of success, victory, and blessings; and I seek refuge in You from the worst that this day holds out and the day after).”

    Allah KNows best
    Wa-salaam
    :jkk:
    Last edited by me.sawda; 23-12-08, 05:05 PM.
    :start:
    ''And the one who fears Allah, he makes for him a way out'' ](Quran65:2)

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    • #3
      Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

      lol

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      • #4
        Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

        I need a cure for my Ummah.com addiction. My addiction has shown up just in the last 3 days and I really want to break it before it is toooo late.

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        • #5
          Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

          I need to stop being lazy too.
          Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up do we realize something was actually strange.

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          • #6
            Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

            Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
            I need to stop being lazy too.
            ditto

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            • #7
              Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

              حَدَّثَنَا ‏ ‏يَحْيَى ‏ ‏حَدَّثَنَا ‏ ‏حُمَيْدٌ ‏ ‏عَنْ ‏ ‏أَنَسٍ ‏
              أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏كَانَ يَقُولُ ‏ ‏اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْكَسَلِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَعَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ ‏

              Yahya informed us from Humaid from Anas that the Messenger of Allah :saw: used to say, "O Allah, indeed I seek protection in you from laziness, miserliness and the punishment of the grave."

              (Musnad Ahmad)
              "And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way."
              (al-Baqarah: 143)

              Allahumma innaa na'udhu bika min an nushrika bika shai-an na'lamuh; wa nastaghfiruka limaa laa na'lam.

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              • #8
                Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

                i've developed laziness too..

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                • #9
                  Re: Cure for lazyness in islam.

                  laziness can be cured with motivation, and motivation can be acquired with inspiration. One only becomes lazy when they have no purpose that pushes them to get anything done.

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                  • #10
                    How to cure being lazy?

                    Assalaam Alikum everyone.

                    I've got a serious problem of being lazy. My room and bathroom are a mess because I've been too lazy to clean up. Further, I've missed many prayers because I was too lazy to do wudu or even pray salaat.


                    How can I cure being lazy?
                    Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up do we realize something was actually strange.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to cure being lazy?

                      well there's this du'aa that you can recite, includes protection from laziness:

                      Allahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika minal hammi walhazani, wal'ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa dhala'id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal.

                      O Allah, I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.ei. others).

                      Al-Bukhari 7/158. See also Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/173.
                      (also found in husnul muslim)


                      Other than that, I would recommend eating a healthy diet..sometimes not eating well can cause you to become sort of sluggish. Your main problem right now is the fact that you're missing prayers. Repent to Allah for this and be careful not to miss your prayers, this is a serious thing. If you sincerely want to stop being lazy and not miss your prayers, then you will do it. Just push yourself. After that, you will fall into a better routine that does not include excessive laziness to the point you don't want to get up to make wudhu. This is shaytaan and your nafs and you have to overpower them both. You're into ninja stuff right? Think of it as a mission or something... you can call it Mission Jannah. :up:
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                      • #12
                        Re: How to cure being lazy?

                        you get off your ass and move.

                        thats how you cure it.
                        And the (faithful) slaves of the Most Gracious (Allâh) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness. (25:63)

                        O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a trade that will save you from a painful torment? (10) That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW),and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know! (11) (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwellings in Adn (Edn) Paradise; that is indeed the great success. (12)

                        JazakAllah khair for the duas but i would prefer duas for shahadah instead.

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to cure being lazy?

                          Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
                          Assalaam Alikum everyone.

                          I've got a serious problem of being lazy. My room and bathroom are a mess because I've been too lazy to clean up. Further, I've missed many prayers because I was too lazy to do wudu or even pray salaat.


                          How can I cure being lazy?
                          Do you want to sleep in a dirty, messy and smelly room? Why would you want to bath in a dirty bathroom(what would be the point as the bathroom is dirty) so you smell anyway. Sort yourself out and tidy up.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How to cure being lazy?

                            Laziness is because of not appreciating time. You need to value time and trust me even in 10 minutes you can achieve a lot. Spend one day where you don't do ANYTHING futile. You'll be shocked at how much you get done. Doesn't have to be just religious or academic stuff, even getting odd jobs done for a whole day, trust you'll be amazed at what you can do in a short space of time.
                            Rajab is a month of cultivation, Shaban is month of irrigating the fields, and the month of Ramadhan is a month of reaping and harvesting.”

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                            • #15
                              Re: How to cure being lazy?

                              Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
                              Assalaam Alikum everyone.

                              I've got a serious problem of being lazy. My room and bathroom are a mess because I've been too lazy to clean up. Further, I've missed many prayers because I was too lazy to do wudu or even pray salaat.


                              How can I cure being lazy?
                              W'salaam Wolfn; the numero uno Jika Tabi fan

                              Well perhaps the following is food for thought:
                              Your outer surroundings are a reflection of your inner surroundings (thoughts) so usually the more cluttered up your mind is the more cluttered up your room/house will be and so your outer surroundings are the symptoms of a much more serious underlying issue.
                              You need to ask yourself what is bothering you/which part of yourself are you neglected/what is disturbing your life or peace?

                              Additionally the key to deal with procrastination is to act in the MOMENT and not postpone things to later.

                              Hope the above helps
                              "Qui desiderat pacem, bellum praeparat; nemo provocare ne offendere audet quem intelliget superiorem esse pugnaturem"
                              Whosoever desires peace prepares for war; no one provokes, nor dares to offend, those who they know to be superior in battle-Flavius Vegetius Renatus

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