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  • #61
    Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

    Hello!

    Thanks for these beautiful words.

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    • #62
      Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

      Please allow me to say the following:

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

      On worries and stress:
      They come necessarily with the affairs of the world. One must manage his worldly life with a mind set towards the next life. He must leave this world behind him. Then his soul and his body will enjoy rest. Also if present affairs are arranged, there is no need to worry about the future. Things Insha Allah will remain as they are, the importance is the worry about Allah's pleasure only.

      On trials and hardships
      They are good because they make life distasteful. Else the heart will hate to meet with Allah, that is it will hate death. But for the sinners, trials and hardships are not good at all because they are punishments.

      On Tawakkul
      Tawakkul is a treasure. But one must tie his camel first, then trust on Allah.

      On grief
      Grief is not good. Muhammad (saw) and all the people who are close to Allah never experienced grief. Purity of heart does not leave any place for sorrows. Allah is the only agent of actions and Allah is the best of planners. This is what they understood.

      On confidence
      When the heart becomes pure, the person receives the light of Allah wherewith he sees clearly, understands best and becomes successful.

      On failures
      One must safeguard his beliefs. If he does not he will fail and fail again.

      On certainty
      It comes in due time. The importance is the will.

      On prayer
      Muhammad (saw) loved prayer. There is a great flow of light in prayer. So much it is pleasurable, Muhammad (saw) included it in the affairs of this life.

      On companions
      A person becomes like his friends. One must carefully choose his friends.

      On repentance
      It is excellent if one does it always. It means he is ever ready to go along with his intention of doing good.

      On earning the love of Allah
      Allah already loves us for He created us Himself. What we must do is ask more and more of His love. This is the essence of life. We always want more and more love. The only love worth seeking is the love of Allah. There is no use in seeking love of things bound to perish, or of things imperfect in nature.

      On the Qur'an
      Whatever praise is in it, one must strive to achieve it. Whatever blame is in it, one must strive to avoid it. The Qur'an is the Book. One gets from it all that he may want. But first he must get accustomed to reading it.

      On Du'a
      One must assume the condition of the needy before Allah. There is a discipline when asking from Allah. There are times and places where to ask from Allah. Then if all the conditions are united one will get satisfaction if he makes du'a.

      On Remembrance of Allah
      Dhikr brings intimacy with Allah and this is one of the best things religion brings to us in this world. It must be done always. It cleans the heart, purifies it until you achieve happiness.

      On being a wali of Allah
      The wali is an inheritor of a prophet and a friend, an intimate, and a confident of Allah. Allah teaches him knowledges that He does not teach others. Allah takes care of all his affairs and protects him from all undesirable things. Allah destroys the one who comes against the wali and does good to people in the name of the wali. Allah keeps Shaytan away from the wali. Allah inspires the wali. To Allah, a Wali is like a prophet.

      On patience
      It is the head of religion. There is patience "ala"...being patient in the worship. There is patience "an"...being patient in the face of hardships. It is impossible to be patient if there is no belief in the next life. There is patience "fi" -and this is the greatest patience- patience in happiness. When everything is good you don't abandon yourself to it and leave the worship. Allah loves to test your patience. When you are patient you are showing that you love Him.

      On Ikhlas
      The one who has ikhlas is mukhlis. His worship is for Allah exclusively, not for the people. If he intends to get some kind of consideration from others when he worships, then he is not mukhlis.

      On contentment
      When he is in the sun he does not want to be in the shade and when he is in the shade he does not want to be in the sun. The only thing he wants to increase is his good deeds.

      On loving Allah
      We should seek Allah's love always. He loves us. We must ask more and more of His love and His love is eternal. We must be careful of the love that we seek. Perishable things are not what we are after.
      Last edited by El Hadji; 26-05-14, 02:12 AM.

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      • #63
        Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

        - Morning and evening dhikr
        - Reading Al Quran
        - Tahajjud prayer
        - Most importantly, trust Allah in every matter. When we have done our best, and we are worried of the outcome, tawakkul is the best recipe. :insha:
        ~ Don’t trade a house in Jannah :insha:, for a lowly house in this transient world ~

        They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it (61 : 8)

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        • #64
          Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

          SubhanaAllah Thank you for this sister

          I really needed this right now :)
          <3

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          • #65
            Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

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            In this stage of seeking tranquility of the heart, we will be building upon the verse the above. When we talked about things we need to know – such as thinking well of Allah and trying to understand tests, as well as things to do – such as connecting to Allah through our salah, making du`a’ – some comments that were received were along the lines of “I’ve already done that. I really impressed by read this thread...But it doesn’t seem to be working.”Thanks for sharing all that great information.

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            • #66
              Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

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              • #67
                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.

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                • #68
                  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

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                  • #69
                    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*
                    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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                    • #70
                      Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                      :jkk:
                      Secure few moments, everyday, to reflect upon the innumerable blessings of Allah and thank Him for bestowing them upon you.

                      "A person who is blessed with the ability to be grateful, shall never be deprived of barakah and increase in blessings."
                      - Rasulullah (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم)‎

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                      • #71
                        Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                        Bump
                        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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                        • #72
                          Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                          :love:
                          ...And he who fears Allah - He will make for him a way out. [65:3]
                          "Put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)."
                          :love: [Al-Imran 3:159] :love:

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                          • #73
                            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: :)
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                            • #74
                              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
                              ---------------------------------------------------

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                              • #75
                                Re: How to achieve tranquility of the heart?

                                Is there any short cut method?:alhumdull

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