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Dua for Depression and Worries

A Dua to Say When Depressed and Worried

Prophet Muhammad taught us a dua against despondency which, in amazing brevity, also reveals the consequences of acute depression. The dua reads as follow: “O’ Allah I seek your protection from anxiety, sorrow, inability, laziness, cowardice…

Storm of the Heart - My Journey Towards Peace

Storm of the Heart - My Journey Towards Peace

Like everyone else, I yearned for peace. I searched for it everywhere but when I was with others, usually I’d feel its absence. People often spoke of peace but didn’t practice it or even really know how to achieve and maintain it.

Faith depressed

I Think I'm Faith Depressed

In this counseling answer: “Don’t get the idea in your head that you are not doing ‘enough.’ Just being your true self and not harming others is a form of charity in Islam. Of course, that does not mean we abandon rules and rituals; it means that we put everything in its proper context and …

On Repentance and Hope

Ibn `Ataa' on Repentance and Hope

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “If you find yourself having less hope in God when you make a mistake, then realize you are only relying on your work, not on God’s Mercy” When I have an intention to commence on a spiritual journey to God, I …

2 Things Satan Does After Your Sin

2 Things Satan Does After You Sin

Satan does two things: The first thing, he doesn’t want you to repent. And if he fails and you repent, the second thing is he makes you think that your repentance is not accepted. These are two plans of Allah, guess which one is worse? The second is an insult to Allah…

Never Give Up - The Power of Hope in the Quran

Never Give Up - The Power of Hope in the Quran

People feel terrible when they think that God will not forgive them or is angry with them. It is dark and heavy feeling, and it is also one of Satan’s most useful weapons. Satan uses our despair to push us further away from God. When a person thinks that they will not be forgiven…

Life is Hard... But It Is Also Very Wonderful

Life is Hard... But It Is Also Very Wonderful

We make life so very complicated, don’t we? It’s not just the tragedy and the violence which we see on the television news that makes our lives so disjointed and confused. Even choosing a career or selecting a course at college becomes the reason for hours of anguish. Shall I do this or shall I …

By the Early Morning... Allah's Promise to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

By the Early Morning... Allah's Promise to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

When Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was saddened and overwhelmed, Allah revealed an entire Surah to comfort and console him. Reciting Surat Ad-Duha with reflection is enough to dispel your worries and improve your mood. Your love for Allah and trust in Him will increase. Join Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda and learn more …

The Importance of Seeking Knowledge

Converts - Seeking Knowledge is Power

While discussing the struggles of new Muslims falling into deviant groups, Khadijah Jenkins, an American revert, stated: “The importance of gaining knowledge is to keep us from becoming prey to deviation.” New Muslims fall victim to their own ignorance…

What Does God's Name As-Samad Mean?

What Does God's Name As-Samad Mean?

We can come to know our own weakness and discern our limitations. We recognize our own smallness and insignificance before the vastness of Allah’s creation, and realize the greatness of Allah. When we have this awareness of Allah, believe in Him…



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