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    #46
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Originally posted by faithheals View Post
    BUMP!!

    Alhamdulillah! This is such an AMAZING read!
    :jkk:

    :jkk: May Allah swt reward the writer and sister RaNdOm with tranquility and blessings, Ameen!
    Ameen.
    "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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      #47
      Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

      Bump to a fabulous thread
      وَالْعَصْرِ

      إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

      إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

      "If Allah (swt) only sent this Surah to us, for the guidance of Mankind, this will be enough for us” - Imam Shaafi'ee r.a.

      "Yeh dunya daar e faani hain, Tum apna dil mat lagaon, Ganimat samaj zinadagee ki bahar, aana na hoga, yahaa baar baar......"

      Khanqah Habibiyah

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        #48
        Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

        :jkk: for bumping. I was actually thinking of a similar thread just a short while ago.

        a nice nasheed that I think is uplifting/encouraging: Patience is light
        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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          #49
          Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

          Originally posted by RaNdOm View Post
          Part 11 :love:

          Forgiveness :inlove:


          The Prophet :saw: said: “All the children of Adam constantly err, but the best of those who constantly err are those who constantly repent.” [Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ahmad, Hakim]

          We come to the next stage of gaining tranquility. Sometimes we don’t know why we feel down. We talked about al-Jabbar, and how we should go to Allah to help mend our broken hearts. But sometimes it’s more than that – it is the heavy weight of sins on our hearts. This topic may make us uncomfortable, because it is something we don’t like to be reminded of. It is difficult to think of and face up to our sins – and it makes us even more depressed! But the Prophet :saw: taught us something very profound about the link between sins and the state of our heart. He says:


          “When a slave commits a sin, a black spot appears on his heart…”


          Subhan’Allah. When we commit sins, they weigh heavily on our hearts. Imagine a spiritual darkening of the heart due to the wrongs we commit – is it any wonder that we cannot pinpoint why we feel down? Yet the Prophet :saw: also told us of the cleanser for this:


          “But if he gives it up, seeks forgiveness and repents, his heart will be cleansed…”


          Of course, because it is difficult to pinpoint every wrong that we do, prayer is also a cleanser, as is wudhu. But for a targeted cleansing, we need something more, because the Prophet :saw: continues:


          “…but if he repeats it, (the blackness) will increase until it overwhelms his heart.” [Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]


          What we need is istighfaar (seeking forgiveness) and tawba (repentance) as the Prophet :saw: said. Setting aside some time to sit back and reflect, seek forgiveness, and try not to commit that sin again is a way to improve ourselves and to realize how Allah is Merciful and Forbearing. Despite the fact that we commit wrongs, He has not punished us.


          Sometimes we avoid apologizing to a human being because we feel we will be rejected, or that that person will make it very hard for us to be forgiven – so we end up just avoiding the situation. Sometimes the shame makes us unable to say sorry. But with Allah, there should be no fear of that. When we admit to our wrongs and make a conscious and sincere effort to ask forgiveness, Allah (swt) is ready to forgive our sins even if they are like mountains. It is amazing how the very act of returning to Allah, after we have committed a wrong, is itself an act of worship that Allah loves. Allah says in ahadith qudsi:


          “O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.” [Tirmidhi]


          Sometimes we assume that it is only those who have committed grave sins that need to return to Allah. But the Prophet :saw: said: “Beware of minor sins. For they add on until they destroy a person.” [Ahmad, Tabarani]


          Whatever stage we are at, we needistighfaar and true repentance. If the Prophet :saw: himself would seek forgiveness 70 times a day, why do we feel that we have to commit something that is especially egregious in order to ask Allah to forgive us? If we think about it, every sin is a black dot. These black dots accumulate until our hearts become hard and do not feel anymore. An example of this is with cussing or swearing. The first time we say something we shouldn’t have, we feel this twinge of guilt in our heart. Then when we keep repeating it, it becomes normalized. Why? Because our hearts become enveloped in these black dots.


          Yet when we constantly go back to Allah, seeking his forgiveness, we are reminded. We become humble, because we are forced to face these minor sins that weigh heavily on our heart s- and through that our hearts are cleansed, insha’Allah. Because we face our sins, we are constantly trying to improve; we do not become complacent. It may seem hard, but a load will be taken off our shoulders with this constant returning to Allah. By doing this, we will have realized Allah’s Names al-Ghaffar (the oft-Forgiving), al-Ghafoor (the Forgiving), at-Tawwaab (the One who constantly accepts repentance), ar-Raheem (the all-Merciful) – and we are essentially re-affirming our belief in His attributes. Look at this example of Allah’s mercy when we commit sins. The Prophet :saw: tells us in this hadith: “The Scribe on the left delays registering the sin of a Muslim for six hours. If he repents (within these six hours), and seeks Allah’s forgiveness, they drop if off. If he doesn’t, they write is down as a single sin.” [Tabarani]


          Moreover, if we seek forgiveness sincerely and Allah accepts our repentance, not only does He forgive us, but He turns those bad deeds into good – imagine that YEARS of sinning could turn into years of REWARDS. How? Allah says in the Qur’an:




          “Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” [Qur'an, 25:70]

          How could we not want to return to Allah, who is truly the Most merciful of those who show mercy?
          Some ways of seeking forgiveness


          The Prophet :saw: taught ‘Aisha (ra): “Verily tawba (repentance) from sin is regret[ing the action] and seeking forgiveness.” [Bayhaqi]


          The internal component is to regret what we have done – whether it is a small lie, a glance at something we shouldn’t be looking at, being heedless or even something greater. The external component is to ask Allah for forgiveness. The Prophet:saw: taught us a few ways how, and these are two of them:


          1. The Prophet :saw: said: “Whoever says it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.


          اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ


          “O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshiped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.” [Bukhari]


          2. The Prophet :saw: also said: “Whoever commits a sin, and then performs wudhu, then offers prayers seeking forgiveness of God, God will certainly forgive him.” After this the Prophet :saw: recited the verse: “…those who remember God and implore forgiveness for their sins if they do something shameful or wrong themselves – who forgives sins but God? – and who never knowingly persist in doing wrong.” (Qur’an,3:135) [Tirmidhi]


          May Allah make us of those who constantly return to Him for forgiveness as a means to achieve tranquility in our hearts, so that when we finally meet Him on the Day of Judgment, we are of those “who come to Allah with a sound heart.[1.“The Day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children, But only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart.” (Qur’an, 26:88-89)]”

          :salams

          BUMP!

          :jkk:

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            #50
            Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

            "Only the one who holds your heart can heal it, or destroy it"
            DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME.

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              #51
              Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

              jazkAllah this helps
              DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME.

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                #52
                Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                :salams

                BUMP!!

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                  #53
                  Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                  :salams

                  BUMP! :)

                  :jkk:

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                    #54
                    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                    Salaam sis let me shed some light or advice in a good way. Ques? How we rember Allah .Some of us are blind in different degrees. SO WE HAVETO TAKE CERTAIN STEPS. 1. Be close to house of Allah 2. Be with people who are correct inwardly and outwardly Youll feel happy when your around them eventhough they dont talk much this is one sign of piety tawqa n blessed 3. The book of allah and sunnah is the key to success . And yes Allah test you according to your iman we couldnt imagine what tests the prophets went through but remember this when walking into the ocean it tends to push u back onto shore but you fight and fight to go further until tjebwater becomes calm. Ameen

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                      #55
                      Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                      Assalamu 'alaikum.

                      MashaAllah. It's a very good one. May Allah give you everything positive; happiness, healthiness and success fi dunya wal akhirah.

                      In accordance to this thread and to help sort things out,

                      The problems of mankind are related to:

                      1. Him/herself. Mostly related to guilt and dissatisfaction.
                      2. Other person. Related to betrayal, despise, etc.

                      (Those are problems related to Human).

                      3. The Past. For everything that he/her has done or others did to him/her.
                      4. The future. Expectations and imaginations of something that might've happened.
                      5. The present. What is in actually front of him/her.

                      (Those are problems related to Time).

                      And when somebody asking "Why me?"... Imagine Allah will say "Why not?". Because Allah the Most Merciful never give us tests or trials if we are unable to go through.

                      Now, now... Let's make it simpler. The answer is Loving Allah (please don't get annoyed with this 'Love' word of mine since I almost always put it to solve every problem related to 'heart'). The simple method which can lead one's life into sincerity, devotion, and of course shabar wa shalah. And yet consciousness will just flowing into our mind to solve any problems.

                      We must put our fear only to Allah. Yes, that's correct. BUT... The Most Beautiful and Lovable of All is more Lovable than to be afraid of. That's a key to face any 'hardships'. Like why we must feel it hard since it's come from the One we Love? And what is not since everything were created.

                      Ok. Here's a simple method and please don't feel like it's stupid unless it doesn't work for you:

                      1. Close your eyes and relax. Make sure you feel comfort enough without any disturbance.
                      2. Feel the fortunate or thanks to Allah by remembering anything you can relate which would bring you the most fortunate feeling (whisper in your heart Alhamdulillah or else). Use whatever it needs to get you into the most thankful state (soft music or silence, etc whatever you need). Don't stop even if you cry and don't worry since it won't take long.
                      3. Convert the whole 'thankfulness' into 'love' directed to Allah. And please feel the sensation and remember it. For whatever Allah give you anything whether good or bad in your perception, you will feel the love.

                      To solve the problem with 'heart' is to feel. And positive conscience leads your consciousness to act.

                      And then you will realize Allah always give the best for you. La Tahzan..

                      Barakallahu fikum. Wassalamu 'alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.
                      Last edited by manajieb; 11-09-13, 10:03 AM.

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                        #56
                        Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                        In this day and age, there is so much going on in the world. We can easily get sucked in and lose our way, get confused etc... There is so much information and so much wrong info. By remembering Allah, you become more in touch with yourself, the truth and Allah. Then the pangs of the world, the whispering devils, the oppressors, the decievers, the users all realise that you have iman and it will be hard for them to win against you.

                        But the evil of the world makes use of tech, they network and build there strength in number, so the muslim must do the same, network, pray in jamat when you can.

                        I just watched a show on TV which was saying that remembrance of Allah brings peace to the heart and that Allah has said 'remember me by my names' there is great reward in that. The best way to do that is by Zikr/tasbi. If this is something you want to do, make use of what you have. So if you have an android phone you can use something like this BNAR Mobile
                        Salaams, I understand this is a religious forum and as a result their may be some very religious folk or sensitive folk on here. As I result I need to ask that my comments/posts if found offensive in anyway then please dont read them otherwise take with a pinch of salt. I do not wish to get into a serious argument over religious issues which I believe are either black or white.

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                          #57
                          Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                          feeling blue lately and this helps
                          DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME.

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                            #58
                            Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                            *bump* Love these reminders :masha:
                            My Lord sanctify my flawed heart
                            As You have sanctified Your house,
                            Make my heart as protected and as honoured
                            In which permission of entry
                            Is only granted to a few,
                            Please Allah, allow my heart
                            To be preserved only for You.



                            ---


                            It hurts, to watch you leave so soon,
                            when I don't know, if I will ever see you again
                            In Jannah, we will meet :love:


                            If I have ever offended, hurt or insulted you, forgive me for the sake of Allah سبحانه وتعالى‎

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                              #59
                              Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                              *BUMP BUMP*

                              Each part is full of many gems, love this thread :masha:

                              :jkk:
                              My Lord sanctify my flawed heart
                              As You have sanctified Your house,
                              Make my heart as protected and as honoured
                              In which permission of entry
                              Is only granted to a few,
                              Please Allah, allow my heart
                              To be preserved only for You.



                              ---


                              It hurts, to watch you leave so soon,
                              when I don't know, if I will ever see you again
                              In Jannah, we will meet :love:


                              If I have ever offended, hurt or insulted you, forgive me for the sake of Allah سبحانه وتعالى‎

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                                #60
                                Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                                Dear Sister, Jazakallah khairan Kaseera.
                                I have no words for this thread.. but it is really something beyond .. now i m really think about my relation with Allah and what actions are required to make it more strong and clear.
                                May Allah keep shower of blesseing upon you Always.

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