Stories from The Truth and Life

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-14)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.If a person thinks about the meaning of these du'aa's and prays with concentration and a sincere intention, doing all those things that can help to bring about a response, Allaah will fulfil his hopes and...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-13)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Ibn 'Abbaas reported that when the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) felt distressed, he would say: "Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah al-'Azeem al-Haleem, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb al-'Arsh al-'azeem, la ilaaha ill-Allaah...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-12)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.When distress and pain befall a person, the door of du'aa' is always open to him; it is never closed. When one calls upon the Most Generous, He will respond and give. Allaah says (interpretation of...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-11)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.6. A surprisingly effective remedy: remembering deathThe Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Remember frequently the one who will destroy all your pleasures: death, for there is no-one who remembers death when...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Islam prescribes a number of ways to deal with the distress that results from seeing nightmares and frightening dreams.Having described a number of kinds of distress and anxiety experienced in this world, we will now discuss...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-10)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.4. Following the examples of the Prophets and the righteousThe Prophets and the righteous suffered more distress in this world than other people. Each person is tested according to the strength of his faith. If Allaah...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-9)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.3. Understanding the reality of this worldThe believer knows that this world is only temporary, that its luxuries are few, and that whatever pleasures exist here are always imperfect. If it causes a little laughter, it...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-8)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.2. Thinking of how the Muslim may earn expiation for his sins, purify his heart and raise his status, when he is stricken with distress and worry in this life.The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-7)

 To read the previous part of this story, click here.ISLAM'S TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY AND WORRYLet us now discuss some of the different kinds of remedies and treatments taught by Islam:1. Equipping oneself with eemaan (faith), accompanied by righteous deedsAllaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "Whoever...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Anxiety caused by dreamsThis happened to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), as he said: "Whilst I was sleeping, the treasures of the earth were brought to me, and two armlets of...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.A man's worry about what may happen to his wife and children after his death'Aa'ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The anxiety suffered by an innocent person when false accusations are madeAn example of this is what happened to 'Aa'ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) when the munaafiqoon accused her of sin during the campaign...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The anxiety faced by the truthful person when he is disbelievedThis happened to the great Sahaabi Zayd ibn al-Arqam (may Allaah be pleased with him), when he heard the chief of the munaafiqeen (hypocrites) saying to...

DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-1)

KINDS OF STRESS AND WORRYThe distress suffered by the dai’yah when he calls his people to IslamThe Prophets had more than their fair share of this kind of stress. 'Aa'ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) told her nephew (the son of her sister) 'Urwah...