Tuesday, July 2, 2013

لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ وحْـدَهُ لا شَـريكَ لهُ، لهُ المُـلْكُ ولهُ الحَمْـد، وهُوَ على كُلّ شَيءٍ قَدير .

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh
 اللهم صل على محمد وآل محمد


I received this message from a sister who battled depression, and I thought it is a must to share. Believe me my brothers and sisters, if we keep our trust in Allah, He will not fail to help us!

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"I often used to consult religious people about my state of mind, and they would tell me to increase my dhikr or remembrance of Allah. This would frustrate me as I thought they really didn't understand what I was going through! But when my condition became really unbearable, as a last resort, I put all my hopes in my voice and starting reciting:

لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ وحْـدَهُ لا شَـريكَ لهُ، لهُ المُـلْكُ ولهُ الحَمْـد، وهُوَ على كُلّ شَيءٍ قَدير .

'laa ilaaha illa Allahu, wahdahu laa sharika lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ala kulli shayyin Qadeer'

(None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent)

Whispers came to my me that this is useless, my mind laughed at me, and my heart was still dull and sad; but I did not care and kept repeating it with desperation until tears starting pouring out of my eyes. I cried like a small, lost child, but I kept repeating the words - maybe tens, hundreds of times. By Allah, only after half an hour, I felt as if someone had touched my heart and removed a stone from it. For the first time ever, I felt somewhat light, I felt my breathing and my body was lighter. Subhan Allah! I could not believe it! I made it a daily, nay, an hourly remedy. It still took me 2 years to be fully cured by the Help of Allah. But I swear I feel like I haven't felt in ages! It was not those people who were trying to fool me, it was me not giving the Words of Allah a chance!"

Tawfique Chowdhury [not a hadith]


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