Spiritual well-being

By: Amina Tahir

All of us have heard ,” We being Muslims are very lucky as we are the Ummah of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W).” But a question arose in my mind that are we really blessed and lucky ? Are we that kind of Muslims who should call themselves as the lucky ones? Thoughtlet and examine yourself and answer this question sincerely.

We are just running for the sake of wordly life . The Creator has told us that this life and this world is just a hallucination even then we have considered it the real one . For how many times in a day we think about our afterworld , about the life hereafter? Had we ever think that only being the Ummah of Muhammad (S.A.W) will be enough for us on the day of judgement or for that life ? WHAT WILL WE DO AT THE TIME WHEN OUR ACTION PAPERS ARE HANDED OVER TO US?
For me the disbelievers are better in a sense that they are on the way to destruction because they do not know that is why they do not believe but what about us ? We are on the way to destruction even after knowing and believing. What kind of belief is this ? Believing on something is useless if we do not practice it .
“ INDEED THE HOUR IS COMING , NO DOUBT OF IT BUT MOST OF PEOPLE DO NOT BELIEVE .” ( AL- QURAN,SURAH : GHAFIR , VERSE: 59) .We have the manual to spend our lives , we have the manual which guides us in every field and perspective of life and that manual is in form of Holy Quran and Sunnah ( the life and teachings of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) ).
The need is just to practice the manual , if we want to have a better life and want to be a better version of ourselves then we should stop giving priority to the wordly values and wordly matter , we should prioritize the real religious values and the stuff which matters to the World hereafter not to this World. To update our versions ,we have to work from now , from today not from tomorrow . Our biggest problem is that when something bad happens , we start thinking that Allah does not care for us . We start thinking that we do not matter to Him . All these thinkings are just depersonalization . Once my teacher made a dot on the board and told us to consider this universe the White Board and this Earth a dot. If this Earth is a dot than you can imagine how vast and big this universe will be with uncountable galaxies . He is more closer to us than our Jugular vein then how is this possible that He is unfamiliar to what we want.Indeed He is the only one who listens and knows everything even if we do not tell Him because He is AL – SAMI and AL – ALEEM.
He is always waiting for his slaves to return to Him . If you want to go back to Allah, the only place where you are valued but this wordly stuff comes over then I can help you . Just imagine a film is made on your whole life in which each and every moment , every sin ,every act ,dealings are recorded .
Will you watch that film in front of your family and friends or will you allow them to watch that film ? If your answer is no , then make the film able to that extent that you can watch it freely with anyone because if you cannot watch that film now in front of limited number of people how will you watch it on the day of Judgement ?
Mould yourself. Be a better human and a better Muslim . No need to have an abrupt change in yourself and in your life . Make changes slowly and effectively. Start uprooting your bad habits one by one and try your level best not to repeat them .

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.
The first and most important thing is admitting your mistakes. For this a simple tip is to note down your bad habits or activities on a page and keep on looking at it time by again so that you may remain determined not to repeat them . This way can help you in uprooting bad habits . Be a motivation for your own self . Every body knows his / her own weak points . Give yourself tasks on weekly basis ( for instance give yourself a task that I will not do backbiting this whole week and try your best not to talk about anyone in his/ her absence , after being consistent in your task you will feel improvement in yourself and believe me that happiness is unexplainable when you get successful in uprooting a bad thing from yourself . Similarly give yourself another task next week and make this your habit but remember , it is not like that you are not allowed to do a specified thing for just a week , make this your routine and try not to repeat those things and acts ever again which you have uprooted. All this need your patience and consistency ).
The second thing is Dua . Make a habit of asking even minute things to Allah. Make Dua to Allah that He helps you not to commit acts that He do not like . Remember, make dua for others before asking Allah about yourself . May Allah guide all of us to the right path ; the path which He wants his beloved ones to be on (Ameen).

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