Showing posts with label mind. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mind. Show all posts

2015/03/20

Crying is good for your health and helps your mind to be clear and your heart to be pure


Crying (Thawbah) is good for your health and for purifying your body and mind (which will purify your belief i e the way you think, i.e your religion and thus the way you act)

In islam, we are crying a lot. Not only 7 times a year, as a German scientologist has told us (German Society of Ophthalmology) Men cry on average between 6-17 times per year while women cry between 30-64 times a year. In islam it is recommended to cry a lot, every night if possible while doing tawbah, repentance for the bad things you did and could remember and not remember.

Women tend to cry for about six minute and men for between two and four minutes, but this is not a reserach done of Muslim men of course. Until adolescence, no difference between the sexes was found.

Biological response

Crying studies in laboratories have shown several physical effects of crying, such as increased heart rate, sweating, and slowed breathing.

Increased heart rate is good, because it helps the body to flush the blood around and up to the head and brain, thus making us thinking more clearly.

Sweating and moving that lymph is a great purification reaction. Sweating is the main purification action to get rid of toxins and thus purifyting our bodies, which islam recommed us to do. Crying is good.

Slowed breathing is great as it will decrease the stress, which is the main factor for health problems. Stress make your body alert and in a state of fight-and-flight-mood, so to slow down to breathing is essential for your health. It will help you if you have stomach issues like IBS, kidney problems etc. So if you cry a lot, it is good for you. Don't be afraid to go from happy, angry and stressed out to crying because it will help you feel happy again, inchallah.

Crying is helpful and beneficial.

Allah has however told us not to be sad, i.e. be in a state of sadness, without crying, so this is important to remembder. Sadness and depression is not of islam, but crying is.

Stress

When you think about all things you have to do, or implications that are going to happen, eventually, or perhaps not at all, your body will in both cases start to pump out adrenalin, as if it already is happening right now.

A response to stress is that the sympathetic nervous system triggers several processes to allow us to fight or flee. Even if we are sitting at a spa, thinking about all things you have to do later, you will be in a state of stress. This includes shutting down unnecessary body functions, such as digestion, and increasing blood flow and oxygen to necessary muscles.

Is this good?

When you feel a lump in the throat, known as a globus sensation, is because the body is experiencing two things at the same time. Is feels stress, but at the same time it also opening the throat in order to increase air flow. This is done by expanding the glottis, which allows more air to pass through.

As you are undergoing this sympathetic response, eventually the parasympathetic nervous systym attempts to undo the response by decreasing high stress activites and increasing recuperative processes, which includes running digestion.

This involves swallowing, a process which requires closing the fully expanded glottis to prevent food from entering the larynx. The glotting, however, attempts to remain open as you cries. This fight to close the glottis creates a sensation that feels like a lump in your throat.

Not eating is good, fasting is good

If you don't eat, and then you cry your body will increase your blood flow, which will have a great effect on your mind, muscles and body. It will move your lymph and get rid of the toxins in your body. It will increase your air flow and it will calm your whole body down, thus helping your stomach to degenerate.

Sunnah to be thin and sunnah to say as-salam aleikum,

It is sunnah to be thin. And when you think calm thoughts, your body will be calm. When you think that you are safe, your body will start to degenerate, and stress will go away and you start to restore everything you have damaged in your body.

I use to say As-salam (one of the names of Allah), while thinking that my cells are in this state. It calms me down. I sign that my body is calm is that I breath deeper. When I say As-salam aleikum, both you and me will be in a state of calm and this is good.

Your mind is so much important, much more than you think. And allah has told us exactly what you can do to be in the best of states.

Thawbah (repentance)

When you cry  of tawbah which is an outcome of the thoughts you have been thinking and thus the act that you have been made.

Our prophet, who said the truth to us and wanted us to experience the best way of living, cried due to the fondness and love for a deceased person, or for fear of, on behalf of the ummah, or because of the fear or longing for Allah Ta'aala. Only these types of crying are good, really good, they are even praiseworthy.

One type of crying is called a lie, i.e. the crying of a person that thinks in a certain way that is far away of the truth, and didn't understand that he is far away from the truth, so he keeps doing the same thing, believing and thinking that what he does is his right and it is good for him or for other people (which is also called hypocrisy).

David, the prophet David, over him peace, also cried. His cry was due to sorrow. Ibrahim, the prophet Ibrahim, who also told the truth, over him peace, was due to a desire, and the crying of Muhammad, the prophet Muhammad, the truth-teller, was because of love.

When he cried at night, it was due to love. Otherwise he cried due to different reasons as has been mentioned.

Read more about the hadiths where this has been mentioned, here.

(306) Hadith Number 2.

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: ''Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam once asked me to recite the Qur-aan to him. (The hearing of the recital of the Qur-aan is regarded as a sunnah, as a result of this deed of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam) 

I said: ''O Messenger of Allah, should I recite it to you when it has been revealed to you?' 

Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: 'I love to hear it from another person'' 

Thereupon I began reciting Surah Nisaa. When I reached the aayah ''But how (will it be with them) when We bring of every people a witness, and We bring thee (O Muhammed) a witness against these?'' (Surah Nisaa,41) I saw tears flowing from both eyes of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam"

So, if something makes you cry, cry. If it is out of fear, cry, love, cry, thawbah, cry. This will help you purify yourself, and give you health, strength and a clear mind back. Inchallah. 

The Muslim Ummah needs to be purified, and war is one way. Don't be afraid of war. Don't be afraid of loss. We will all be lost to somebody and when it is going to happen, remember that Allah has made our graveyard a peace of rest for everyone that has cried a lot at night, while praying. So cry, cry, cry. The more you cry, the better. 


2012/11/07

Step 3 - Mind, matter and Spirit

Step 3 - Mind, matter and Spirit


If you know how to invoke Allâh the right way, you can have your share of all the abundance He has created. He is al-Bâsit. In today's meditation (i.e. reflection without interruption), supplications and prayers, we'll continue our first steps on our journey into the abundant life.

The word "abundance" can mean different things to different people. For instance, one person may consider amassing great wealth as living an abundant life. Another may define abundance in spiritual terms—to be, do, and have a life filled with love, joy, harmony, peace, health, and vitality. Throughout our time together, we'll explore what abundance is at its core, how we can prepare ourselves to receive more of all good things, and how we can transform any limiting beliefs we may have held up until now.

Allâh is The Unfolder, The Expander, The Releaser
Allâh is the One who makes ample and plentiful all that is needed. The One who expands and amplifies all abundance. He is the One who makes the way wide and open. The One who stretches out a helping hand to mankind. The One whose open hand releases joy, comfort and abundance. He is the One who infuses the soul into body. The One who has filled the heart with spiritual abundance. The One whose glory and abundance fill and expand the heart. 

Allâh is Al-Azeem (The Magnificent)
Anas said the Prophet (PBUH) said, "He who sees something and admires it, he should say, "ma shaal lâh la qowwata illa billah" (What Allâh wills occurs. There is no power but through Allâh.) For these words prevent  the influence of the evil eye." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

Sahl Ibn Hanif reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, "When one of you sees something he admires best in himself or property, he should invoke Allâhs blessings upon it (that is to say, Allâhumma barik lanâ fihi, O Allâh! Confer blessings upon it.)This is because the influence of an evil eye is true." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

Sa'id Ibn HAkim said, "When the Prophet feared that his eye might influence something, he would say these words, "Allâhumma bârik fihi wa la tadurruh" (O Alllâh! Bless it for us and protect it against damage." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

Imam Abu Muhammad Husain the judge said, "One of the Prophets looked at his people one day and wondered at their large number and admired them so much. In a short while seventy thousand people died. Thereupon Allâh revealed to him that he envied them and if he safeguarded them, they would not perish. The Prophet asked, "How can I protect them?" Allâh revealed to him that he should say, "hassantukum bilhayy alqayyoum alladhi lâ yamoutu abadan wa dafa'ta 'ankum assou'a bilâ hawlin wa lâ quwwata ellâ billâ al'aleyy al'azeem." (I protect you with Allâh, the Living and the Everlasting. I seek your being protected against evil through my words, 'there is no power or ability but through the assistance of Allâh, the Supreme and the Greatest.)

Aesha said, "Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) used to say whenever he saw something he like, "alhamdu lillahi bi ne'amatihi tatemmu assalihat" (Praise is due to Allâh owing to whose munificence and grace that good deeds are accomplished.) If he disklike what he saw, he would say, "alhamdu lillahi 'ala kulli hâl (Praise is due to Allâh in all circumstances.)

Ibn 'Abbas reported Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) as saying , "The Influence of an evil eye is true, and if anything else would precede the destiny, it would be the influence of an evil eye, and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath." (narrated by Muslim)

Our centering thought for today is:

“Today, I focus on what I want to attract into my life and I say, Allâhumma barik lanâ fihi, O Allâh! Confer blessings upon it  and Allâhumma bârik fihi wa la tadurruh, O Alllâh! Bless it for us and protect it against damage”

Today's invocation is::

 "Alhamdu lillahi bi ne'amatihi tatemmu assalihat" 

and its English essence are

Praise is due to Allâh owing to whose munificence and grace that good deeds are accomplished.

This is to be said regularly  as soon as you think of something you like, if you want anything which is good for you and avoid things and be protected against which are not good for you.

2012/07/23

26 tiny wisdoms

TINY WISDOMS



  1. SHARE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE - IT IS SUNNAH
  2. WHATEVER THE PRESENT MOMENT CONTAINS, YOU HAVE CHOSEN IT - OR BETTER, YOU HAVE PRAYED TO ALLAH TO HAVE CHOSEN IT FOR YOU
  3. HAPPINESS DEPENDS UPON OURSELVES AND DEPENDS ON HOW THANKFUL YOU ARE TO YOUR CREATOR
  4. BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE STRONG, AND BELIEVE THAT ALLAH IS STRONGER THAN YOU AND HE IS THE ONE THAT GIVE YOU STRENGTH
  5. PEACE IN YOUR HEART IS ACCEPTING, TO OBEY AND FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE OF ALLAH (QUR'AN AND THE SUNNAH)
  6. IN CHAOS THERE IS NO ORDER. MAN CREATES CHAOS WHILE ALLAH CREATES ONLY ORDER. 
  7. THE GOOD LIFE IS A STATE OF BEING. THE GOOD LIFE IS A DESTINATION, NOT A DIRECTION.
  8. WHEN RELATIONSHIPS ARE MESSY, IT IS BECAUSE IT IS NOT BASED ON THE TRUE LOVE AND SUBMISSION TO ALLAH
  9. SET YOUR MIND FREE, BUT KNOW WHO IS YOUR CREATOR
  10. RENEW YOURSELF. RELEASE THE STUFF YOU ARE HOLDING ON TO. TODAY IS A NEW DAY. IS IT BETTER THAN YESTERDAY?
  11. WHEN YOU JUDGE ME, AS I KNOW YOU WILL, KEEP IN MIND HOW FAR I'VE COME
  12. FOLLOW YOUR GUIDANCE (QUR'AN) AND DON'T BE AFRAID. DOORS WILL BE OPEN WHERE YOU DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE GOING TO BE
  13. CHOOSE TO ENJOY THE DESTINY DESTINED BY YOUR CREATOR
  14. THIS MOMENT IS A CHANCE TO BE SUBMITTED TO YOUR CREATOR, TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE TRULY FREE
  15. I WISE MAN MAKES HIS OWN DECISIONS, AN IGNORANT MAN FOLLOWS PUBLIC OPINION
  16. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE BUSY - SO ARE THE ANTS. THE QUESTION IS: WHAT ARE WE BUSY ABOUT?
  17. THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS FOR HEALING IS THE WORDS "THANK YOU" AND "ALHAMDOLILLAH"
  18. NURTURE YOUR MIND WITH GREAT THOUGHTS, TO BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND MIRACLES MAKES HEROES
  19. WHEN YOU BELIEVE SOMETHING CAN BE DONE, REALLY BELIEVE, YOUR MIND WILL FIND WAYS TO DO IT
  20. BE GENTLE FIRST WITH YOURSELF IF YOU WANT TO BE GENTLE WITH OTHERS
  21. WHAT YOU DO TODAY IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU DON'T EXCHANGE THIS DAY WITH ANOTHER ONE
  22. STRESS IS CAUSED BY DOING THE WRONG THINGS
  23. THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE LOVE IS TO OPEN YOUR HEART TO SUBMISSION TO YOUR CREATOR, THEN HE WILL FILL YOUR HEART WITH IT
  24. LOVE HEALS, BUT WHAT IS LOVE AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? GOD!
  25. TO BE GOOD ENOUGH IS NOT THE SAME AS BEING PERFECT AND ONLY ALLAH IS PERFECT
  26. WHO DOES NOT THANK FOR THE LITTLE WILL NOT THANK FOR THE MUCH
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