Ads by Muslim Ad Network

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Germane_Idris
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Alicia: How big is the universe?
    Nash: Infinite.
    Alicia: How do you know?
    Nash: I know because all the data indicates it's infinite.
    Alicia: But it hasn't been proven yet.
    Nash: No.
    Alicia: You haven't seen it.
    Nash: No.
    Alicia: How do you know for sure?
    Nash: I don't, I just believe it.
    Alicia: It's the same with love I guess.

    Leave a comment:


  • sunrise867
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    :jkk: comforting words :love:

    Have you ever had that feeling of anxiety in your heart? What if it doesn’t work out? What if you never get over it? The truth is, we have all felt this way at some point in our lives. Sometimes, the uncertainty is just too much to bear, or the hardship of a moment prevents us from seeing any light at the end of the tunnel. At times we desperately want some kind of medicine, a pill perhaps, to miraculously take these worries away.

    But we do have that. This pill is called tawakkul. Like any pill, it’s sometimes hard to swallow. There are moments when we wonder whether this medicine even works, or if it is just some tool to make us simply believe we can be better. But Allah, the One – the only One – in control of this universe has said:

    “…And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him.” (Qur’an, 65:3)

    So what does it mean to rely on Allah; to have tawakkul in Him?

    It means to be firm in your heart. Ibn Ata’illah stated:

    “Relieve yourself of worry after you have planned; do not concern yourself with what Allah has undertaken on your behalf.”


    Needed this!

    Leave a comment:


  • Travel Maker
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    The way an infant gets comfort from the mother's voice, the same way we get tranquility of the heart from the recitation of the holy Quran. It does not matter if we understand Arabic or not.

    Leave a comment:


  • sunrise867
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Originally posted by RaNdOm View Post
    Asalaamu alaikum

    Theres 20 parts which I'll post overtime inshaAllah - but soooooooo worth the read, like it's amazing how just a few words can impact your heart so much mashaAllah tabarakAllah :inlove:


    Part 1 :love:


    Sometimes it feels like it’s just too much – these fluctuations in our iman, the repeated sinning, the feeling that “I just don’t deserve Allah’s mercy.” The tests always feel like punishments. There is a constant worry about the future: my marriage, my money, my career, my Ummah… And some difficulties just feel like they are too great to overcome. We know we’re not supposed to ask this, but the question at the back of our minds is, “Why me?”


    We have all heard that we should never despair of Allah’s Mercy. And on the surface, we try not to, but Shaytaan (the Devil) has a trick. We tend to despair of ourselves and our incapacity to change things, especially the inner turmoil that we feel. And the effect of this is basically the same as despairing of Allah’s mercy. We do not always accept that Allah can take us out of the situation we are in and we don’t need to ‘deserve’ the trouble; Allah isn’t punishing us and we don’t need to be perfect.


    This doesn’t mean, however, that we shouldn’t strive, or take ourselves to account when we do mess up. The key is to develop our relationship with Allah during that trouble. If we know Allah, no situation is too hopeless. No sadness is ever permanent. We perceive trials as they are meant to be perceived – as tests of our trust in Allah, forcing us to put our knowledge into practice and bringing us closer to Him. These trials could potentially be a punishment too, that is if we let it affect us negatively by completely turning away from Him because of our sadness. But our awareness of our own state and our understanding of Allah’s Mercy allows us to turn the punishment into something positive that is manifested through repentance to Allah, alongside increasing in hasanat (good deeds) in order to erase the bad deeds.


    The first exercise is for us to consciously realize that Allah knows. Whatever grief we go through, whatever hardship we endure, we must understand that we are never alone. Even if we feel abandoned by the world and those closest to us, Allah is there. He reminds us in the Qur’an,




    “Fear not. Indeed, I am with you [both]; I hear and I see.” (20:46)


    As long as we begin by recognizing that Allah is with us and He is close to us, there remains a solution to our inner worries. There are things we need to know in order to develop our relationship with Allah. Then there are things we need to do in order to maintain that closeness to Allah. And finally, there are things we need to aspire for to achieve the ideal relationship with our Lord. We pray that by the end of the series, we will all have developed a stronger relationship with Allah.
    I will never get tired of reading these reminders over and over again - they boost my imaan at a time where it's low. Beautiful - our Rabb is so merciful.

    :jkk: for posting these - may you be rewarded multiple fold for every good deed that any person does as a result of these reminders AMEEN!

    Leave a comment:


  • 19th_guard
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
    @Socrates

    Leave a comment:


  • 19th_guard
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Is there any short cut method?:alhumdull

    Leave a comment:


  • Kanwal Umair
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Aslam-0-alakum

    In my judgement, human body, mind, heart and
    soul could achieve tranquility if they do Zhikar
    of Allah Subhana ho wa ta-allah by reciting Kalma and Quran.

    Jazakallah Khair
    ---------------------------------------------------

    Leave a comment:


  • Lotus|A|
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Originally posted by RaNdOm View Post
    Part 13 :love:

    A Source of Healing




    “O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers.” (Qur’an, 10:57)

    Some things uplift us because they touch our hearts. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (glorified is He) knows what hurts us or causes us to feel down; for each of our diseases, there is a cure. The Qur’an is one such source of healing. The Prophet :saw: (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Make use of the two cures, Qur’an and honey.” (Ibn Majah)

    How is the Qur’an a cure? The Qur’an is comprised of the complete, eternal Words of Allah. If we receive a letter from someone we love, our hearts are soothed by reading their words. Because we love them, and especially if it is someone we respect, we take their words seriously and know they have our best interests in mind. If it is someone we are longing to meet, we read their words over and over again, seeking refuge in them, until we meet them. Now imagine that the Qur’an is made up of the Words of Allah, directed to you. Imagine the longing of the heart for the Words of its Most Beloved, of its Master. From personal experience, if ever I woke up shaken from a bad dream and my heart feels scared and uncomfortable, I recite the Qur’an. It always calms me down. The same is true whenever I have felt sadness; there is something about when the Qur’an enters your heart that takes away any worldly negativity.

    The Qur’an also takes us back to what is important. We read that Allah is One, and that He possesses everything, and He is the Lord of the worlds – so how can we ever believe humans work outside of Allah’s Will when we see injustice? We read about the trials of those before us, how they remained steadfast and Allah (swt) was with them – how then can we give up? We read that whoever trusts in Him, then He will be sufficient for him, that He answers all du`a’ (supplication) – how then can we despair? When we are reminded that there is a Day of Judgment, and we can only take with us our good deeds, how small should our worldly desires be to us?

    In order for the Qur’an to heal us, we need to read it with that understanding, and with the intention of receiving guidance. Sheikh ash-Sha’rawi in his book of tafseer (commentary on the Qur’an) quoted a beautiful statement of Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq, who he said was the most knowledgeable of the secrets of the Qur’an:

    “I am amazed at the one who has been afflicted with fear, and he does not flee to the Words of Allah:

    ‘Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs’ for verily Allah has said after it
    ‘So they returned with favor from Allah and bounty, no harm having touched them.’ (Qur’an,
    3:173-174)

    And I am amazed at the person who is afflicted with sadness, and he does not flee to the Words of Allah:

    ‘There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers,’ for verily Allah has said after it

    ‘So We responded to him and saved him from the distress. And thus do We save the believers.’ (Qur’an,
    21:87-88
    )

    And I am amazed at the person who is afflicted with betrayal and deception by people, and he does not flee to the Words of Allah:

    ‘I entrust my affair to Allah. Indeed, Allah is Seeing of [His] servants’ for verily Allah has said after it:
    ‘So Allah protected him from the evils they plotted, and the people of Pharaoh were enveloped by the worst of punishment.’ (Qur’an,
    40:44-45
    )

    And I am amazed at the person who is afflicted with sickness, and he does not flee to the Words of Allah:
    ‘Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful,’ for verily Allah has said after it:

    ‘So We responded to him and removed what afflicted him of adversity. And We gave him [back] his family and the like thereof with them as mercy from Us and a reminder for the worshippers [of Allah].’” (Qur’an,
    21:83-84)


    If we read this and feel that we are far from the Qur’an and that it does not touch our hearts, then we should make the effort to recite it until the words enter our hearts. Plead with Allah for the Qur’an to touch your heart. We have to remember that the Qur’an is truth- if Allah tells us that it is a healing for what is in the hearts, then it certainly is. We have to have yaqeen(certainty) in this. We should also develop our relationship with the Book of Allah by trying to understand it. We should listen to tafseer and read tafseer books if we have access to them. In the age of the internet, there should be no excuse.
    To end with a du`a’ of the Prophet :saw:, who said that if a person suffers anxiety or grief, they should say:

    “اللهم إني عبدك وابن عبدك وابن أمتك ناصيتي بيدك ماض في حكمك
    عدل في قضاؤك اسألك بكل اسم هو لك سميت به نفسك او انزلته في كتابك
    أو علمته أحدا من خلقك أو إستأثرت به في علم الغيب عندك أن تجعل القران
    ربيع قلبي ونور صدري وجلاء حزني وذهاب همي

    ”“Oh Allah! Indeed I am Your servant
    Son of Your male servant and female servant
    My forelock is in Your Hand (i.e. You have control over me)
    And Your Judgment upon me is assured, and Your Decree upon me is just
    I ask you with every name that You have named Yourself with
    Or revealed in Your Book (Quran), or taught to any of Your creation
    Or kept with Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You
    That You make the Quran the life of my heart, and the light of my chest
    And the banisher of my sadness and the reliever of my distress.”

    And Allah (swt) will take away their sorrow and grief and give them in their stead joy. (Ahmad)
    BUMP!

    :jkk: :)

    Leave a comment:


  • RaNdOm
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    :love:

    Leave a comment:


  • sunrise867
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Bump

    Leave a comment:


  • .mirror.
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    :jkk:

    Leave a comment:


  • sunrise867
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Originally posted by RaNdOm View Post
    Part 14 :love:

    All you need to do is ask

    “Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62)

    For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of our state. In a beautiful hadith qudsi, Allah says:

    “O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.
    O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you,
    O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you.
    O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you.
    O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you.
    O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and will not attain benefitting Me so as to benefit Me.
    O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything.
    O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything.
    O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more that a needle decreases the sea if put into it.
    O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him who finds good, praise Allah, and let him who finds other than that, blame no one but himself.” (Muslim)

    Subhan’Allah (exalted is Allah), this hadith requires us to read it more than once to truly grasp its meaning. In essence, Allah is telling us that everything is from Him – He possesses this whole world and all that is in it, therefore we should seek all of our needs from Him.

    Allah has named Himself Al-Mujeeb, which means the One who responds. Just as we are certain that the Qur’an is true, we must be certain that Allah, Al-Mujeeb, will answer our call. We should never think that Allah will not answer, because by feeling so, we are denying this attribute (siffat) of Allah. Whenever we are feeling down, we should not hesitate to ask Him over and over again, and to go into sujood (prostration) and plead because that is the closest that we are to Him. If we realize this, the doors of mercy have been opened for us, because the Prophet :saw: said, “For whoever the door of du`a’ opened, for him the doors of mercy are opened.” (Tirmidhi).

    Your du`a’ is deposited with Allah, and as was narrated from the Prophet :saw:, your du`a’ does something. Either Allah will speedily answer your du`a’ or He will save it for you until the Hereafter, or He will avert something bad equal to the value of the du`a’ (Ahmad). So we should never leave du`a’. The Prophet :saw: told us, “Do not stop making du`a’, because nobody who makes du`a’ is forsaken.” (Hakim)
    Insha’Allah, you will be answered. The Prophet :saw: said, “Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

    Remember: our Lord is not forgetful. Sometimes you might even forget that you once made du`a’ for something, but He might give it to you years later.

    No answer?

    We must always have certainty that Allah answers. But sometimes doubt enters one’s heart: “…But I asked, I made du`a’... and I don’t see anything?” Firstly, just as we know that Allah is Al-Mujeeb, we must also know He is Al-Hakeem (the Most Wise).

    He may delay answering your prayer for a number of reasons; one is to test your trust in Him. We all say we believe Allah is the Al-Mujeeb when everything lands at our feet, but what about when we don’t immediately see the fruits of our du`a’? I knew a woman who was telling the story of how her husband did not pray. When she married him, she didn’t know, and as the marriage progressed she discovered that he was skeptical of religion as well. So she would wake up every night for qiyam al-layl (the night prayer) and plead with Allah to guide Him. Do you know how long she prayed for? Two years. And she says it was so unexpected; he came home from a business trip with a complete change of heart. It turns out that on the plane he was seated next to a great sheikh who began talking to him. And that is how he changed.

    Another reason is that Allah knows when it is best to answer. Perhaps you are asking for a job and He could give you a job at this very moment, but He will delay it because He knows that in a couple of months, a better job will come along. Perhaps what you are asking for is not good for you, or He will give you something better in the Hereafter.

    Allah also may delay the answer to make us work harder so we are prepared for it. If we look at Palestine, we may think, “Wow, the Muslim Ummah prays so much and we don’t see anything changing.” But in truth, although the majority of theUmmah prays intensely during Ramadan, many do not make du`a’ with true pleading. It is almost an afterthought. And if we do (such as when we see the carnage that happened in Gaza) we do not follow up our words by utilizing the means to change the situation; we forget (as is happening now). There are some genuine people who work for change, but they are a minority. So we need to be patient because we need to know that Allah is training the Ummah. The answer is being delayed so that we become worthy of this task.

    There is a beautiful hadith qudsi which states that Allah sometimes delays the answer because He loves hearing the sound of His servant (At-Tabari). Many of us would ask and then when we get what we want we stop going to Allah; but imagine that when the answer is delayed, Allah loves to hear YOUR voice again as you call Him. Wow.

    Allah does not place a burden on us greater than we can bear. If the answer to your du`a’ has been delayed, it’s because Allah KNOWS you can handle it. He tests those whom He loves, so keep asking and remember that Allah makes with hardship ease. And remember, as with tawakkul, we need to exert effort as well.

    Four conditions
    Ibn Al-Qayyim said he who fulfills the following conditions should know that Allah will surely answer his du`a’:
    1. Have certainty that Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala will answer your du`a’. The Prophet ﷺ said, ”Ask Allah with certainty that He will answer your prayers.” (Tirmidhi)
    2. Show submissiveness and devotion during your du`a’. The Prophet :saw: said, ‘Know that Allah will not accept the supplication from an absent heart.’ (Tirmidhi)
    3. Be patient and do not hasten for an answer. The Prophet :saw: said: ‘The du`a’ of any worshipper will continue to be responded to, as long as… he is not hasty’ i.e. as long as he doesn’t lose patience. [Muslim]
    4. Continue to gain a lawful means of living. The Prophet :saw: narrated a story about a man asking Allah, saying “O Lord! O Lord!” but his food was unlawful, his drink was unlawful, his clothing was unlawful, and he was nourished unlawfully; so how can he be answered?!” (Muslim)
    Needed this reminder.. really needed it.

    :jkk:

    *BUMP*

    Leave a comment:


  • mr muteeq
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Originally posted by tanragagirl View Post
    SubhanaAllah Thank you for this sister

    I really needed this right now :)
    <3
    Me too.May allah swt bless the thread starter and all of us.simply beautiful thread

    Leave a comment:


  • El Hadji
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Allah created the human being and loves him. That is why everyone loves love.

    Please allow me to say the following:

    When you make dhikr, your heart becomes tranquil. Also reciting dhikr regularly will make your heart acquire virtues. However, it has to be done regularly, and with keeping the mind on what is being recited. Namely, saying dhikr of Subhanallah regularly will make the heart acquire a sense of the glory of Allah. Saying dhikr of Alhamdulillah regularly will make the heart acquire some kind of gratitude to Allah, and some kind of love of Allah and reliance on Him. Saying dhikr of La Ilaha Illa Lah regularly will make the heart acquire some sort of Tawhid. Saying dhikr of Allahu Akbar regularly will give the heart a sense of the greatness of Allah. Saying dhikr of La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Illa Billah or Hasbiyallahu Wa Ni'mal Wakil regularly will make one to somewhat abandon himself to Allah, to want to count on Him and to trust Him. Saying Astaghfirullahal Azim Alladhi La Ilaha Illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum regularly will make one to acquire some kind of fear of Allah. Saying Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammadin Wa Ala Ali Muhammadin Wa Sallim regularly will make one to acquire some kind of passionate love of Muhammad (saw) and to follow his Sunna and to take benefit from it. Praying on Muhammad is the most meritorious of acts after the obligatory acts.

    Finally, saying dhikr regularly, while keeping the mind on what is being said will purify the heart and rid it of wrong thinking. At that time you will achieve some kind of inner joy.

    Leave a comment:


  • teachinsaudi
    replied
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Reach peace in the heart by teaching in the holy land Please share with friends:

    Teach EFL to Students in Mecca, Madinah, Jeddah Riyadh and Dammam
    (GREAT TAX FREE PACKAGE)

    Saudi teacher recruitment is currently looking for experienced EFL teachers male and female to fill positions in Saudi Arabia
    Requirements

    All applicants must have one of the following:

    1. B.A./B.S.c. TESOL or B.A./B.S.c Linguistics

    2. Bachelors Degree in Education + Department of Education Number

    3. B.A./B.S.c in any field plus a CELTA or TESOL/TEFL certificate of at least120 hours in person with no online component

    4. M.A./M.S. TESOL or M.A./M.S Linguistics

    5. M.A./M.S. in any field plus a CELTA or TESOL/TEFL certificate
    of at least120hours in person with no online component

    ALL APPLICANTS ABSOLUTELY MUST BE NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS
    Job Details:

    EFL Trainer

    • Work hours: 8 hour work day, 5 days per week, Sat-Wed, plus occasional cover duty

    • Teaching hours: Up to 25 hours per week, consisting of approximately 4 hours/day, plus occasional cover duty

    Package

    • 12 month contract with the potential to renew on an annual basis
    • TAX FREE Salary from $3,000 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
    • 1 Round trip ticket
    • End of contract service indemnity
    • 30 days paid vacation per contract plus university-approved holidays
    • Company paid medical insurance coverage for you and your family.
    • Provided accommodation OR a monthly housing allowance.
    • Provided transportation to and from work OR a transport allowance

    If you would like to find out more please send an email to

    Shahj Nazir
    [email protected]
    Or call 07723390071

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X