Depression(?)

Q:

I actually liked an artist and follow her on every social media sites. I once attended her concert and missed two of my salat. I feel so bad because I feel like I have committed shirk and I feel so depress because it is a huge sin. Moreover, what makes me feel so bad is that if I read a hadith or any islam saying related to people, i think of her first and I feel really bad because i feel like I’ve been spending so much time on her than my creator. Lastly, I feel like I have done so much sin because pf how I liked that artist. What should I do? 😭😭😭 Please help me.

A:

You need to purge your heart of this obsession and hero worship. Any attachment to a person or thing that is a source of distraction from the remembrance of Allah is a form of shirk.

“Satan has gained control over them and made them forget God. They are on Satan’s side, and Satan’s side will be the losers.” (Qur’an: 58:19)

And so it behooves every believer to shun everything that distracts him or her from establishing the remembrance of Allah. That is why the Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered the removal of a curtain in his house, saying that its designs distracted him from focusing in his Salah.

I would urge you to seek repentance by using these du’as:

Allaahumma anta rabbee laa ilaaha illaa anta khalqtanee wa ana abduka wa ana alaa ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu a’oodhu bika min sharri maa sana’tu aboo’u laka bi ni’matika ‘alayya wa aboo’u bi dhanbee fa ighfir lee fa innahu laa yaghfiru al-dhunooba illaa anta

(O Allah, You are my Lord; there is no god but You. You have created me, and I am Your servant. I stand by my covenant with you to the best of my ability. I seek refuge in You from the evils of my actions. I recognize Your favors upon me, and I confess my sins before You, so forgive me, since You alone have the power to forgive sins.)

Allaahumma yaa muqalliba al-quloobi thabbith qalbee ‘alaa deenika

Allaahumma yaa muqalliba al-quloobi thabbith qalbee ‘alaa al-haqq

Allaahumma yaa muqalliba al-quloobi thabbith qalbee ‘laa taa’tika

(O Allah! You are the twister and turner of hearts; so, make my heart firm on your religion!

O Allah! You are the twister and turner of hearts; so, make my heart firm on the truth!

O Allah! You are the twister and turner of hearts; so, make my heart firm on obedience to You!)

Almighty Allah Knows best.

Thursday, Jan. 01, 1970 | 00:00 - 00:00 GMT

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