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Faith in the Angels (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The best of angels are those who were present at the battle of Badr. In Saheeh alBukharee, it is narrated from Rafaa'ah ibn Raafi that Jibraeel came to the Prophet and said, "What do you think...

Faith in the Angels (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.DwellingThe dwelling place of the angels is in the heavens. They come down to the earth by the Command of Allah to fulfill the tasks they are entrusted with, as well as on special occasions such...

Faith in the Angels (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.NumberAngles are very great in number and none knows their exact number except He, Who created them as He said in the noble verse, "None knows the hosts of your Lord except Him." [Soorah al-Muddathir (74):...

Faith in the Angels (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Seeing the Angels"Because the Angels have bodies of light which are of low density, mankind cannot see them; especially since Allah has not given our eyes the ability to see them. No one among this Ummah...

Faith in the Angels (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.CreationAngels are a creation of Allah. They were created from light. In Saheeh Muslim, it is narrated from Aa'isha ( radhi allahu anha) that the Messenger of Allah said, "The angels were created from light, the...

Faith in the Angels (Part-1)

Faith in the Angels comprises of 4 important issues1. Affirming the Existence of the angels and the fact that they are a creation of Allah and thus, subject to His Lordship and worship.Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan writes in his treatise, al-Eeman bilMalaaikah wa-Athruhu fi-Hayatil-Ummah, "Angels are...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-28)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.DU'AA' (SUPPLICATION)We ask Allaah, may He be exalted, to keep us safe from distress, to grant us relief from depression and to alleviate our worries, for He is the All-Hearing Who answers prayers, He is the...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-27)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.WRITINGS OF IMMAM IBN AL-QAYYIM ON TREATING DISTRESS & GRIEFFollowing this discussion of cures, we will pause to look briefly at the list written by Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) in which...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-26)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Saying that it is a cure for the heat of the sick person means that it relaxes him, gives him energy and alleviates his grief and distress.Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) reported that 'Aa'ishah...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-25)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.21. The person who is distressed or worried should know that after hardship comes easeSo he should think positively and realize that Allaah will make a way out for him. The more intense his stress and...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-24)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Going to a man who is wise and has sound opinions can also help to dispel anxiety.Al-Mugheerah, the freed slave of al-Waleed, said: "I entered upon al-Waleed and found him looking worried. I asked, 'What is...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-23)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.20. Another remedy is to complain to religious scholars and ask them for adviceTheir advice and opinions are among the things that can be of the greatest help in remaining steadfast at times of calamity. The...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-22)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.19. Constantly anticipating and being prepared for all possibilitiesIf a person is prepared for the possibility of the loss of a loved one, the sickness of a relative, incurring a debt, being overpowered by an enemy,...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-21)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.17. Understanding the true value and shortness of this life, and that time is too precious to be wasted in stress and anxietyThe wise person understands that his true life is one of joy and contentment....

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-20)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.15. Keeping oneself busy with useful work or the pursuit of beneficial knowledgeThis will distract a person's mind from the matter that has been causing anxiety. Maybe then he will forget the causes of his distress,...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-19)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.14. Speaking about the blessings of Allaah, both those which are obvious and those which are hiddenAcknowledging them and speaking about them dispels worry and distress. The slave is encouraged to have the attitude of thankfulness,...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-18)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The greatest phrase of dhikr that can relieve the distress of death is: "Laa ilaaha illAllaah (there is no god except Allaah)." This is what Talhah told 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him: "I heard...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-17)

 To read the previous part of this story, click here.things which the slave can strive to achieve either in totality or as much as he can, or can protect himself from them, or lessen their impact, by making an effort and seeking the help of...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-16)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.10. Other ways of dispelling distress and anxiety include paying attention to what is beneficial, focusing on what matters today and no longer worrying about what may happen tomorrow or regretting what happened yesterdayHence the Prophet...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-15)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.9. Relying upon Allaah and entrusting matters to Him"When a person knows that Allaah is Able to do all things, that He alone makes choices for His slaves and runs their affairs, that the way He...