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Depression – To your Rabb turn your hopes

After  hearing the sad news of Robin Williams death, it is imperative to know that “everybody has the potential to be afflicted by depression, even the most ‘pious’ Muslims within our communities. Those who state that it is impossible for a Muslim to be depressed, not only fail to understand what depression is, but their views are extremely harmful to people who go through this debilitating condition.” – Amar Alam

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Allah سبحانهوتعالى Said to His Messenger صلىاللهعليهوسلم:

فَإِذَافَرَغْتَفَانصَبْ

“So when you have finished (with whatever you are occupied with), devote yourself (to Allah’s Worship).”

وَإِلَىٰرَبِّكَفَارْغَب

“And to your Rabb turn (all your) hopes and desires.” [Ash-Sharh, 7-8]

The intimate and strong bond the Prophet صلىاللهعليهوسلم shared with Allah سبحانهوتعالى and his ever constant awareness of Him is not unknown. And here we find Allah is asking him صلىاللهعليهوسلم to devote himself completely to Allah in worship and turn all his attention and hopes to Him. These Ayaat were revealed in Makkah at a time when the Muslims were in dire situation and being persecuted.

فَارْغَب  comes from the root ‘ra’ ‘gha’ ‘ba’ and it denotes a desire (to return) or being inclined towards something, thus he صلىاللهعليهوسلم is being asked to focus his heart completely in turning towards Allah when in Salah. This state of being is not easy except when one’s heart is emptied of all other distractions – ‘fa’ ‘ra’ ‘gha’ on the other hand, means to empty something until nothing remains in it (e.g. a glass of water when turned upside-down until its content is emptied). This meaning is also found in Al-Qasas, 10 where Allah سبحانهوتعالى Said of Musa’s mother:

وَأَصْبَحَفُؤَادُأُمِّمُوسَىٰفَارِغًا

“And the heart of the mother of Musa became empty…”

The heart of Musa’s mother was filled with great pain, anxiety and stress after she cast him into the river. But Allah سبحانهوتعالى put her at ease and emptied her heart from all those distractions and worries and reassured her.  He Said in the same Ayah: “…She was very near to disclosing (that the child was her son), had We not strengthened her heart (with Faith), so that she might remain as one of the believers.”

Similarly Allah سبحانهوتعالى is telling us when we proceed to Him in our salah, we should make our hearts completely empty of all else of worldly concerns and distractions, and turn our intention and hope and desire to Him alone. These Ayaat subtly express a cause and effect: that nothing distracts a person except that its solution lies in the Hands of the One towards whom he is standing in front of in Salah. Therefore one’s focus should be on the source and the means that alleviates the cause of the distraction. It is also said there was a sorrow, anxiety and constant worry in the heart of the Prophet صلىاللهعليهوسلم, and it was his concern for the well-being of his Ummah and his desire for the guidance of mankind.

فَلَعَلَّكَبَاخِعٌنَفْسَكَعَلَىٰآثَارِهِمْإِنْلَمْيُؤْمِنُوابِهَٰذَاالْحَدِيثِأَسَفًا

 “Then perhaps you would kill yourself through grief over them, [O Muhammad], if they do not believe in this message, [and] out of sorrow.” [Al-Kahf, 6]

Thus Allah سبحانهوتعالى is reassuring him that he need not worry as He will see to it that his hopes are realised and desires contented. At-Tabari brings the following narration while commenting on Ayah 8:

وإلىربكيامحمدفاجعلرغبتك،دونمنسواهمنخلقه،إذكانهؤلاءالمشركونمنقومكقدجعلوارغبتهمفيحاجاتهمإلىالآلهةوالأنداد

“And to your Rabb O Muhammad bring (and make) your desire (and) not anyone else from his creation. It was these mushrikeen from your people who have made their desires and needs (by calling upon) their gods and peers.”

Ibn Qayyim said in his ‘Rawdatil Muhabi’een’ (405):

وأماالرغبةفيالله،وإرادةُوجهه،والشوقُإلىلقائه،فهيرأسمالالعبد،وملاكُأمره،وقوامُحياتهالطيبة،وأصلُسعادتهوفلاحهونعيمه،وقرةُعينه،ولذلكخلق،وبهأُمِرَ،وبذلكأرسلتالرسل،وأنزلتالكتب،ولاصلاحللقلبولانعيمإلابأنتكونرغبتهإلىاللهعزوجلوحده،فيكونهووحدهمرغوبهومطلوبهومراده،كماقالاللهتعالى:

{فَإِذَافَرَغْتَفَانْصَبْوَإِلَىرَبِّكَفَارْغَبْ}

Abu Hurayrah رضياللهعنه stated that the Prophet صلىاللهعليهوسلم said:

يقولاللهسبحانهياابنآدمتفرغلعبادتيأملأصدركغنىوأسدفقركوإنلمتفعلملأتصدركشغلاولمأسدفقرك

“Allah, the Glorified Said, “O son of Adam, empty (and free) yourself (from all distractions) for My worship, and I will fill your chest with riches (i.e. needlessness) and remove poverty from you; otherwise, I will preoccupy you with poverty (and need).”

[Tirmidhi, 2466 (who classed it as hasan ghareeb); Ibn Majah, 3331; Musnad Ahmad, 16/284 – graded as saheeh by Ibn Muflih, Ahmad Shakir and al-Albani -(see ‘Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1914 and ‘Silsilat as-Saheehah’, 1359)]

And thus through this attentive heart and devotion directed at Him, Allah سبحانهوتعالى is assuring him صلىاللهعليهوسلم, that victory will indeed be for the believers and theirs will be the world’s riches. For us, these Commands form a blueprint for our own conduct in salah:

1. We should perform salah in such a manner that our hearts are totally emptied of worldly distractions, worries and stress and turned solely towards the One who is the remover of all our troubles.

2. While there is a large section of the Ummah that doesn’t even perform salah, there is also another section that simply has no desire to beautify their conduct and perfect their salah. Rather they bang their hands and heads on the ground and focus on freeing themselves from this obligation in record time! With no regards as to in front of Whom they are standing, Allahul Musta’an.

See also: Deficiency in Salah, and how to avoid it

“Seek after your lost soul, work with correct intention, and know that there has come a time so difficult a person will desire death. Peace be with you.” – Sufyan Ath-Thawri

And guidance and tawfeeq is from Allah alone.

 

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Ameen Badshah
1 year ago

when there are sudden severe circumstances Muslims also are allowed to break their fast https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Badshah Bilal
1 year ago

the fast brgins on the following the sighting ofthe new moon of the month of Ramadan https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Faliq Faheem
1 year ago

therefore all what Allah be He Exalted and Glorified has created on the Earth and the inflicts of the day and night the Rugyah keeps us safe from them. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Arab Darvesh
1 year ago

there are two kinds of fasting a compulsory fasting and voluntory one https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Ayman Fazal
1 year ago

protect your self by your self by “الرقية” May Allah bless you both with lots of happiness in the new journey of life : https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Cid Abir
1 year ago

The exorcist has to intend with his Exorcism avail of his brother and loveliness of healing and guidance. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Burak Khalifa
1 year ago

therefore all what Allah be He Exalted and Glorified has created on the Earth and the inflicts of the day and night the Rugyah keeps us safe from them. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Dildar Chanda
1 year ago

tion some verse of the Holy Quran necessitate to do the ablution at any time of the day. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Ahmad Arish
1 year ago

fasting means keeping all organs free from sins the organs are : ears, eyes tongue hands , feet https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Aasim Arshan
1 year ago

because Islam has urged us to make the Exorcism for every muslim wether a male or a female the sticking with it has become significant affair. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Kabeer Arish
1 year ago

Iseek refuge by all the words of Allah from what He has created. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Ahsan Abeer
1 year ago

for the patient’s interest it’s alright to repeat both
The Dawn and the Mankind owing to their great impact on decompile the enchantment sweep harm
By permission of Allah . Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Bashar Dawood
1 year ago

The legal Ruqyah protects from an Evil that descends from the sky and from an Evil which ascends to and from an Evil on the Earth. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Chaman Adan
1 year ago

mentioning to the patient that there are many cases like his/ her case have been healed. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Daiyan Faris
1 year ago

The legal Ruqyah protects from an Evil that descends from the sky and from an Evil which ascends to and from an Evil on the Earth.
Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Faraz Kaleb
1 year ago

Amuslim should begin his fast from the dawn the the following day when it is confirmed that the new of Ramadan has been sighted https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Kehkashan Kaleb
1 year ago

the Exorcist has to encourage the patient and tries to lift his spirit. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Bari Baabar
11 months ago

It is necessary for AMuslim to avoid sameful acts the value of fasting https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Ayan Abbas
11 months ago

I seek refuge by the complete words of Allah from His wrath and His punishment and and evil of His servants and from the prods of the devils and to
come Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Aayan Daud
11 months ago

fasting is apart of Islam like the prayer and zakah it makes ones realize through onesown experiencehow it feels to be hungry
and thirsty and thus to gain true feels to be hungry and thirsty and thus to gain true appreciation of the needs of the poor https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Feroz Babu
10 months ago

fasting means to keep the head completely clean of useless concerns and thoughts https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Asif Aban
10 months ago

because it has combined between the good calls and the prophetic tradition so we can’t do without. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Diyan Coman
10 months ago

lest not to spoil our fast we have to finfish Sahoor early https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Darien Fazle
10 months ago

significance of deliberation of the Exorcist and the sick one for the texts of the Exorcism, Imean the Exorcist shouldn’t say precipitately with their meanings and doesn’t speculate them. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Feroz Aabid
10 months ago

the legal Ruqyah [Exorcism} requires invoking the devotion of both during the Exorcism so the heart attaches with great ability of Allah be He Exalted and Glorified and perfection of seeking refuge with Him. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Coman Dildar
10 months ago

The legal Ruqyah protects from an Evil that descends from the sky and from an Evil which ascends to and from an Evil on the Earth. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Dilawar Dabeer
9 months ago

fasting is compulsory for all adult Muslims throughout the month of ramadn https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Ayman Duldul
3 months ago

The exorcist has to intend with his Exorcism avail of his brother and loveliness of healing and guidance. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Cadi Aaron
3 months ago

tion some verse of the Holy Quran necessitate to do the ablution at any time of the day. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

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