May 27, 2012

Guest Post: How To Avoid Anxiety

By Dr. Hassan Shamsi Basha


It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas: I was riding behind the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) one day and he said: “O boy, I shall teach you some words. Be mindful of Allaah and He will take care of you. Be mindful of Allaah and He will protect you. If you ask then ask of Allaah, and if you seek help then seek help from Allaah. Know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you in some way, they would not benefit you except in something that Allaah has decreed for you, and if they were to gather together to harm you in some way, they would not harm you except in something that Allaah has decreed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2516).

Here are some ways to avoid anxiety.

1) The length of your life has already been decided upon, for everything takes place according to preordainment and decree. So there is no need to feel anxious in that regard.
2) The decision of how much sustenance any one of us receives is with Allah alone. No one else owns that sustenance or has power to take it from you.
3) The past is gone and has taken with its woes and miseries. It cannot return even if the whole of mankind worked as one unit to bring it back.
4) The future is from unseen world and has not yet arrived. It brings with it matter, showing no regard to your permission or feelings, so do not call it forth until it actually arrives.
5) Doing good to others bring happiness to both the heart and the soul. A good deed provides greater benefits to the benefactor in terms of blessings and recompense and peace, than it does to the receiver.
6) Among the noble qualities of the believer is that he doesn’t concern himself with spurious criticism. No one has been saved from curses and criticism, not even Allah, the Lord of all that exists, Who is Perfect and Exalted.

I'd love to hear your views on this topic. Please post in the comments section below! :)


Wonderful!! Ma-sha-Allah!! Our deen (Islam) didn't leave anything but discussed and found solution, but the problem is in us that we don't practice it as we should do. This is a great reminder for all of us. Jazz aka-Allahu khayran Dr. How wonderful when academic knowledge is coupled with Islamic one. This is you, mashallah.

right article at the right time

just because the "past is gone" does not mean that we will not continue to be affected by it and it is possible that that affect needs to remain in some measure so that we can be aware of the injustices and the negative things that people or we have done..also that pre-ordination not be so certain.. that is so dangerous to think you know everything because you were brainwashed to think a particular way your mind needs to stay open and flexible and you need to remind yourself that you and we all, really, no nothing and we must strive everyday to question and learn..oh that's right sorry you are not allowed to question

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