We often talk about wanting to live in peace. Free from war, economy crisis, discriminations and many other forms of large-scale external hurdles. We even celebrate the World Peace Day, which happens to fall on this particular day.
The question that we should be asking ourselves today and on every other day is, “Are we feeling content right now?” Some people have been focusing on the external peace that they forgot about their inner peace, which is equally important.
There are times that we feel extremely happy. There are also times that we feel down and starts questioning everything. To some, they feel less burdened by their problems through finding fault in every single person that comes into contact with them. Some people also seek wise words from those around them. But the best calming words that would leave you feeling content and rest assured are those from The Book of Allah, Quran.
These are 7 Quran verses that would promote inner peace and tranquility.
“Everything upon the earth will perish. And there will remain the Face of Your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor “(Ar- Rahman, 55: 26-27)
When we feel sad or dissatisfied about the things that we lost, remind ourselves that nothing in this world lasts forever.
“And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous” (Al-Imran, 3: 133)
Sometimes the reason that we feel uneasy is maybe because we overlooked the sins that we’ve committed.
“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured” (Ar-Ra’d, 13: 28)
We should recite durood (selawat) more than usual especially when we feel as if our soul is lost. It helps reminding us of how Allah is watching and is always there to help us.
“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.”( Ibrahim, 14: 7)
Sometimes we torture ourselves by comparing our life with others. We forgot to sit, think about what we have and being grateful to Allah for all the blessings that we have.
“Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear” (Al-Baqarah, 2: 286)
When we feel hopeless, remember that Allah will never put us in anything that we can’t handle.
“And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him” (At-Talaq, 65: 3)
The best reliance is towards Allah. Make effort and leave the rest to Him.
“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” (Al-Baqarah, 2:153)
No matter how hard it gets, never stop praying and asking for help from Allah.
When we read the Quran, we should take some time and read the translation of the Quran verses. By doing so we will understand our deen better and feel more at ease.
Image from: International Quran News Agency (IQNA)
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