In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
Ever felt like you’ve reached a low point in your Iman? That after being a very enthusiastic gainer of good deeds you are becoming lenient and your enthusiasm is fading?
I’ve felt that many times. I’m sure we all do. it’s pretty common to feel that way. Imaan is just like a roller coaster, sometimes it goes up making us feel contented and sometimes it goes down and low, a danger zone. Yes! I call that a danger zone. And it is must for us to take steps to come out of that perilous zone.
In the hustle and bustle of life, we often forget to follow Allah’s commands. We are indulged in the comforts of this world, shrugging off everything related to the after-life, and hence our iman begins to drop.
It is usual for us to feel lackadaisical in following and abiding by Allah’s commands. It is a human nature to sin and to err.
so here are some tips to pick up your iman and give you that much-need iman boost:
- Open the Qur’an and see what Allah wants to tell you:
The Qur’an is the nourishment of every person’s soul, the light of the heart and guidance to the straight path.
Allah (glorified and exalted be He) says:
“Indeed, this Qur’an guides to that which is most suitable.” [Qur’an: Chapter 17, Verse 9]
Whenever you feel like you are losing your energy and that your performance is starting to drop, quickly turn to the Qur’an and you will always find a way out.
2. Read books related to Islam:
There are a variety of books that one can buy from bookshops or kiosks which are related to Islam. Try reading Stories of the Prophets. They’re interesting to read and will give us knowledge about the lives of the Prophets and the difficulties they went through. it’s sure to help your iman rise.
Start with one book and see the snowball effect!
3. Sit with those who learn and practice Islam:
A man learns the best from his friends.
As cliche as it sounds, the reality is: The more time we spend with a person, the more prone we are to gather their habits.
The bottom line is: Spend time with those who learn and preach Islam.
4. Make dua
Dua is a weapon of a believer. Make dua during prostration. Make dua that your Iman be high. Make dua that you be persistent in gaining good deeds and in pleasing Allah.
In the end, I’d like to remind you all to jot down the tid bits which will help us in raising our Imaan.
I ask Allah to make us better practicing Muslims than what we were yesterday. Aameen
Maha Bassad, AAT