This article is collection of Jireenya Badhaatu’s FB page April 2016 posts
Indeed sins kill human mind, as virus kills whole body. They distort sound human nature and make the person lose peace of mind and tranquility. The heart is hardened, ear is deafened, eye is blinded due to sins. They become burden to the person. To cure sins best way is to make sincere repentance and asking forgiveness from Almighty. This alone is not enough unless it is followed up with good deeds. When sincere repentance, forgiveness and doing good deeds are combined, they erase sins and bring back sound human nature and tranquility. So when you commit sins run toward repentance, forgiveness and doing good deeds, InshaAllah then you will find peace of mind and tranquility.
Indeed abundance (luxurious life) is harder in test than poverty or scarcity. Heart becomes hard and constricted when wealth becomes very plentiful. It is hard to be humble and thankful. It is hard to drop drop of tear from eyes for the sake of Allah. Through abundance fahisha (evils and immoral) things are being done. So before craving to live luxurious life, understand well test and calamity of wealth. Fear calamity of wealth as you fear poverty. If your heart becomes hard and turns away from the remembrance Allah because of wealth, is there any worse calamity than this (hardness of heart)?
“Modesty (hayaa’a) is dignity and tranquility.”
When sheytan wants to weaken the bond between you and your family, deen brothers, sisters and etcs, he sows suspicion, hatred and envy in your and their hearts. So when you feel suspicion, hate,and envy towards them, say ‘A’uzubillahi mina sheytani rajim” or read these Ayaat (Al-Qur’an 23:97-98). Make du’aa so that Allah removes these feelings from your heart and theirs.
We have no right to belittle other’s good deeds. When they give small sadaqa or do small good deed but you give greater or do more, don’t belittle theirs. You don’t know which one will be acceptable by Allah. Allah censured hypocrites in the Qur’an (9:79) when they belittled and ridiculed good deeds (charity) of Muslims. When Abdurahman Ibn Awf gave much wealth, they said ‘He is giving for show.’ When others gave small amount of dates, they said “He is showing his poverty. Allah doesn’t need sa’a of Abu Aqil (who gave small amount charity).” So be careful ridiculing other’s good deeds. (refer for detail tafseer of this Aya from Ibn Kathir).
When you are in course of change, you may make grave mistakes and taste bitter. But the result is amazing- if you learn from your mistakes and go upward. So in the course of change when you make mistakes, don’t be knocked down and remain there. Stand up and continue your journey. Also don’t forget this- when someone is on course of change, don’t belittle him/her due to his/her mistakes. Remember that change is result of your strive, patience and help of Allah. Stick to du’aa to bring real change in ur life.
Another way to happiness is to forget whatever good you do to others and expecting good reward from Allah. Even if they are ungrateful and harm you, you don’t worry for the good you had done to them because you do for great purpose. You don’t see those good things as loss if you expect reward from Allah. So when you give sadaqa or do good things for others, don’t expect from them gratitude and reward. (see Al-Qur’an Sura Al-Insan 76:8-9)
When you’re in depressing state, make wud’u and pray salah. Then insha Allah you get peace and calmness. Make first salah in your daily life, insh Allah you will be productive. If you’re going to exam or hard work, pray salah before starting your task. Don’t say I pray latter. Salah removes your worry and anxiety. To get this fruit, pray calmly and with concentration. Try your best to Cast away other worldly thoughts in salah. Leaving salah or not guarding opens sea of worry and depressions.
If wealth were sole source of happiness, rich people would be the happiest people in the world. Unfortunately, when they lose imaan, they lead miserable life. Life has no meaning without Imaan(faith). How dark and boring it is. Greatest ni’ima (blessing) is Imaan, not wealth. If you loss this worldly gain but your Imaan is healthy, don’t worry,don’t be sad. Fear for loss of your Imaan. Once imaan is lost, it is difficult to return it. A person without imaan is like a tree without root.
If eye doesn’t see the truth, the mind doesn’t reflect over the creation of Allah and then the heart doesn’t believe in the oneness of Allah, what is their use?
You don’t know when, how and in which direction sheytan comes to you in order to mislead you.He makes something attractive and you do it unkowingly, then you remain with sadness and regret. So when you fall into his trap suddenly, don’t remain there until it becomes difficult to get out of it later on. So to escape from its danger, always seek refuge in Allah. Say ‘Yaa Allah protect us from sheytan as You protected Your choosen servants.” Repent frequently and ask forgiviness from Almighty. In this way you achieve happiness and success.
Treasure and blessing of patience are hidden from you. So be patient on everything to get these treasures. Be patient in doing good deeds. Be patient in avoiding evils.
Let not your mistakes be a cause of holding you back, but let it be a lesson for you.
Don’t make your sins type of joke and boastfulness. While Allah covers your sins, don’t disclose it. Repent to Allah and ask forgiveness. Is there any wicked person than he who boasts by his sins?
“When a person has taqwaa, he/she covers mental and physical nakedness”. Best garment is taqwaa as stated in the Qur’an(7:26). Because when taqwaa is planted in the heart, the person feels ashamed from committing sins and making herself/himself naked physically. `One of early scholars, says: “When a person fears Allah, he covers his nakedness. Thus he clothes himself with the the clothing of righteousness (libasu taqwaa).” When mental becomes naked of taqwaa, how could body be covered?
Al-Hasan once said, “O son of Adam, to abstain from a sin is easier for you than curing it later on through repentance. How can you be sure that you will not commit a deed so grave in its wickedness that the door of repentance will be closed before you?
Second, when the worshiper makes mistakes or commit sins, sheytan makes him hopeless and plunges him deeper into error. So when you make mistake or commit sins, don’t be hopeless rather repent and ask Allah forgiveness quickly. Repentance (towbaa) and forgiveness (istigfaar) are cures for your sins. Always don’t feel secure from scheming of sheytan.