The Instant Anti-Depressant…!!

I read an article about giving charity and it made me think that how often we run after things to get happiness…. we buy things, collect things and so on… but it doesn’t make us happy deep down inside our hearts… there remains an emptiness… why? because happiness is found only in giving things, the more I can give, it makes me happy, and the more I buy things, I get anxious where to put them, how best to use them, because mostly we buy more than what we really need and that surplus stuff makes one uneasy and restless just like if you over eat at a buffet….instead of the pleasure that you were seeking, it gives you heartburn and a bloated uncomfortable heaviness. So may be Allah made us like this…..we can digest only what we need, the rest just adds to our excess weight which we have to carry wherever we go….

Another thing that I discovered after making sadaqah a part of my life is that often when I am depressed or feeling dissatisfied with myself after I have made some mistake, I get this huge relief if I just give some sadaqah….believing that Innal hasanaatyuzhibnassiyyi’at (indeed the good deeds take away the bad deeds)

And by sadaqah I mean doing something for someone which they least expect….some happy surprise for someone and I feel happy in their happiness. It can be a small little gift for my maid, or a favourite snack for my children, a mail or phone call to someone I have not kept in touch with for a long time. Or if don’t have the energy then even putting a little amount into my sadaqah box……And this works every time!!

 This also makes me believe that if Allah has given me the ability or the capacity to make someone happy then it means He has not entirely given up on me.(cause that’s something I am really afraid of….that He might stop loving me because of my mistakes)

So use the gift of spending as an anti-depressant or an energy booster……with Yaqeen that Allah is going to fill your heart with happiness if you try and relieve the stress and misery of others…..

4 thoughts on “The Instant Anti-Depressant…!!

  1. What you have written is SO true. Your ponderings make one stop and think, to look inside one’s heart and to truly think deeply!!

    Each piece is more beautiful than the previous.

    The fulfillment and peace and serenity one feels, upon giving and sharing……… are equal to none.

    Greed is an integral part of human nature!! No amount is enough to fill the bottomless pit of want.

    My grates pleasure is in the happiness of others. I do my best to alleviate any suffering or want I see and feel. May Allah forgive me and give me the strength to help everyone in need!! AAMEEN!!

    Stay safe and blessed always. AAMEEN!!

    • JazakAllah khairan kaseera for your feedback… such a pleasure to see you on my blog. Thanks a lot for your love and duas.. May Allah accept it… Ameen

  2. HASBANALLAH WE NAIMAAL WAKEEL….May Allah help us all in giving and taking gifts that Allah Subhanotaalah has ordained for us , May we all be among Zakeereen; Shakereen and Saajeeden. Shukran a lot for your wise words ……. you have helped me a lot , shukran jazakaAllah khair

    • JazakAllah khairan kaseera for your kind words… the fact is that we are all imperfect and incomplete… so Allah commanded us to join together on his path so that together we can make up the complete picture of obedience and submission to Allah… May He bless us all with His mercy and keep us together forever Ameen

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