Clean up…

When your heart feels the significance of worshipping Allah and you want to do it with full energy and enthusiasm then there is nothing more depressing than to feel yourself getting weak and lethargic… unable to do what you want to do…

In fact this lack of energy and enthusiasm is like a disease which seems to eat away at your heart. As the clock keeps ticking on and on, and you see precious moments just slipping out of your hands… each moment a jewel… that was supposed to bring you closer to Allah, closer to success; but now these jewels are just being ruined because you are not “buying” anything with them…

Over and over your heart cries out and utters signals of desperation and urgency, but your limbs feel like they have been locked into inactivity… you try to move but there is a burden on your soul which doesn’t let you do anything…

Is this depression? You ask yourself… or is it some physical ailment? Should I see a doctor? Or a psychiatrist? Get some anti-depressants?

The answer from within comes in the form of a loud “NO”… because depression is not a disease, rather it is the symptom of a problem deep inside… your soul has been carrying a burden and has become too exhausted… and what you need to do is to take off that burden from your soul… so that it can regain its energy and enthusiasm…

The burden of the soul is mainly of two things:

  • The weight of sins

  • The weight of negative emotions

The problem is that sometimes we get so caught up with just making ourselves work, that getting things done becomes our main focus… and we don’t realize that the heart and soul which we use for all this activity, needs our attention too… And so we don’t delete the unnecessary files on our system… and they become a load on our souls which just makes us collapse…

As human beings we cannot be totally free from sins… so we need to detox after every mistake we make so that its burden doesn’t keep collecting on our souls… in this case salat-ut-taubah is a big way out…

Secondly we cannot assume that we will never feel any negativity in our hearts… it is not humanly possible not to feel hurt or angry… but the remedy is to channelize these emotions into positive actions… like dua…

Instead of letting yourself be drowned into complaining, focus on making dua… because no situation is too difficult for Allah to make it right… he can do anything and everything…

So in case you are too emotional and reactive… just take it as a gift from Allah… by transforming every wave of emotion into dua… and this way you will remain in a constant state of peace because Allah promised in the Quran that hearts can only find peace in Allah’s remembrance…

Just like the body needs to be washed and cleaned regularly

Similarly the soul needs this cleansing too…

A clean heart, a clean soul… will lead to a healthy heart and a healthy active body too… in-sha-Allah

4 thoughts on “Clean up…

  1. Beautifully analyzed.

    In today’s world, we are so caught up in the rat race that we indeed stray away!!

    Depression, stress and anxiety are the order of the day. Our beings broken and overburdened by the lust of this world.

    The solace that prayer brings is enormous. A calm washing over the soul.

    Commendable piece.

  2. SubhanAllah. Beautifully and so accurately written. Another piece for all of us to take inspiration and wisdom from!

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