Is Life Too Stressful? Unbearable? Pills not Effective? Try these 5 Pearls for Tranquility!

November 04, 2016

Is Life Too Stressful? Unbearable? Pills not Effective? Try these 5 Pearls for Tranquility!

Dive into the vast ocean for many more 

The most complete in faith among the believers is he who has the best manners.”  

[Holy Prophet(s)]

Our troubled world presents a pitiful picture. Increasingly engulfed in misery and suffering, wars and terror, it reveals meaningless lives of vanities, devoid of morals and ethics, consumed by hectic materialistic pursuits, surrounded by injustice, inequalities and oppression. In the midst of this madness, however, one also finds an ocean full of the most beautiful pearls. Dive in and be transported to islands of inner peace and tranquility.

Cannot swim? Select a quiet corner/room in your home, designate it as the prayer place/sanctuary and spend just 5% to 10% of your time there each day in the company of  Allah swt and Ahlulbayt a.s. Make friends with the Glorious Quran and the two most magnificent books after that: Nahjul Balagha and Sahifa e Sajjadiyyah. And let them add value and enrich the entire day every day of your lives in a way that will amaze you to no end.

To whet appetites, we present for your sampling just 5 appetisers from one of the hundreds of mouth watering, soul nourishing, dishes gifted by the one whom friends and foes refer to as the Ornament of the Worshippers. Savour, act upon and be uplifted by these amazing bites from Imam Zaynul Abedin’s a.s. famous dua Makarim al Akhlaq (Du`a # 20 in Sahifa e Sajjadiyyah).

1. Pray for things that matter: strong faith (yaqeen), pure intention, best deeds: “ O’Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household. Cause my faith to reach the most perfect faith, make my certainty the most excellent certainty, and take my intention to the best of intentions and my works to the best of works!”
2. Do not nullify your rewards through self-conceit: “ O’Allah, make me worship Thee and corrupt not my worship with self-admiration! Let good flow out from my hands upon the people and efface it not by my making them feel obliged! Give me the highest moral traits and preserve me from vainglory!”
3. Long life at all costs? Better to die than serve shaitan: “ O’Allah, let me live as long as my life is a free gift in obeying Thee, but if my life should become a pasture for Satan, seize me to Thyself before Thy hatred overtakes me or Thy wrath against me becomes firm!”
4. Pray for adornments and ornaments of a different kind: “ O’Allah, adorn me with the adornment of the righteous, and clothe me in the ornaments of the god-fearing, through:
o spreading justice, restraining rage,
o quenching the flame of hate, bringing together the people of separation,
o correcting discord, spreading about good behaviour,
o covering faults, mildness of temper, lowering the wing,
o beauty of conduct, gravity of bearing,
o agreeableness in comportment, precedence in reaching excellence,
o preferring bounteousness, refraining from condemnation,
o bestowing bounty on the undeserving,
o speaking the truth, though it be painful!”
o making little of the good in my words and deeds, though it be much,
o and making much of the evil in my words and deeds,though it be little!
    5. Pray for good in both worlds: “ O’Allah, incite me to remember Thee in times of heedlessness, employ me in Thy obedience in days of disregard, open a smooth road for me to Thy love, and complete for me thereby the good of this world and the next!”

      Dear momineen, let us collect and share widely the priceless pearls gifted to us by the pure Household. May our homes be adorned with spiritual ornaments (not forgetting the humble but smart azan clock that will invite you to the sanctuary with sublime sounds at salat times and remind you of beloved Allah swt with a soft Alhamdulillah, SubhanAllah and so on all day at intervals set by you).

       

      Has the time not come to come together and raise our hands in prayer to be brought out of darkness into light? 

       



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