Despite the world at our fingertips one always feel dissatisfied. The new clothes one purchases lose its novelty, the money in accounts reaches to zero, the new beautiful phases of one’s life fades away, the jubilation turns into despair and vanity lasts forever. The world is not a perfect place of satisfaction because a day will come when every worldly lavishness and attraction will perish into dust and ashes. We humans are in whim that just one more day and we will be close to our happiness but the Islamic narratives have refuted this argument with the counter authentic rationale that states:
“Competition in [worldly] increase diverts you until you visit the graveyards.” [Quran 102: 1-2]
The time we live in is the time of instant satisfaction and instant gratification, once the reason rusts off the satisfaction becomes a gone story. Allah the one who creates knows the source of happiness and has revealed in His book of divinity as:
“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” [Quran 13:28]
Humans keep their happiness at stake befalling in the delusion that worldly opulent will soothe their heart but at the end of the day for them there lies no flickering light at the end of tunnel. Only the devoted people, having firm faith in Allah and are cognizant of God’s mercy can attain the level of peace and inner satisfaction.
Satan’s Distractions Lead to State of Oblivion
Since start of Adam creation, Satan is man’s worst enemy and always keeps on devising schemes to keep a man astray by portraying this temporary world into alluring and charming place. Quran the book of absolute guidance has also warned the people that Satan is feeble and holds no authority in distracting the people as narrated:
“Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight in the cause of Taghut. So fight against the allies of Satan. Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak.” [Quran 4:76]
The best solution is to seek Refuge in Allah Almighty from satanic cunning whispers that he invokes in human’s breasts.
“And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is Hearing and Knowing.” [Quran 7:200]
Attaining the Level of Heartily Comfort
The heartily comfort lies in nothing but in Allah’s dhikar as the more one remembers Allah, the more his heart soothes and the more vigorously his relation strengthens with the Lord of the universe. Allah has enlisted almost everything in Quran that is why it has entitled with the sole satisfier and guider.
The more we are despondent and desolated with the calamities and tribulations of World the more comfort we need. Allah has asked a person to offer prayers five times a day that holds significant importance. Doing ablution wards off Satan, the prayer or Salah makes one punctual in remembrance of one’s Rab and the end proximal result is soul and heart satisfaction.
“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [Quran 2:153]
We humans are more susceptible and succumb easily to sins i.e. to err is human still Allah has given us an opportunity to seek forgiveness by invoking Him to plead for mercy. Humans are the name of struggle thereupon calling Allah Almighty and beseeching mercy is not a sign of prior repentance by committing as many mistake as one can rather it is a way to instill hearts with His fears that no matter what, you are in His surveillance this will diminish the chance of mistakes. Quran says:
“And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.” [Quran 71:10]
Allah’s Acceptance in Hearts
Quran emphasizes the acceptance of Allah Almighty in the hearts of Muslims to attain the level of wealth. The wealth is not in sense of money but the wealth of heart satisfaction. The inner peace is accepting Islam in hearts that eventually will lead to submissiveness of world for the believer. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Sunnah is the absolute way of hearts satisfaction as stated in Hadith:
“Whoever sets the Hereafter as his goal, God gathers his affairs for him, gives him richness of (faith in) the heart and the world will come to him grudgingly and submissively.” [Ibn Maajah]
Firm belief in Allah’s commandments and acceptance is another distinction between the apostles of Islam and idolaters of Shariah. Satisfaction intertwining with the cascade of heart and the positive vibes that a human body reflects is the result of reviving and accepting the principles of Islam.
Recitation of Quran is Cure for Spiritual Ailments
The speech and tone of Quran is soothing enough that it alleviates anxiety and calms the rhythm of heart by imparting true satisfaction. Handing ones ordeals in hands of Lord and making one’s self ready for the unseen assuages stress and makes one fearless. Quran is both a source of guidance and healing of souls that is why during His farewell Hajj Prophet (PBUH) asked his people to hold onto his Sunnah and book to be among the forgivers.
“And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss.” [Quran 17:82]
There are number of anecdotes that Allah has illustrated in Quran which are signs for the believers. The true followers of Deen when went astray or were in trials they used to call Allah by consulting Quran for their help because Allah’s Help and supplication are the means of redemption from wordily calamities awarding eternal satisfaction.
“Quran is a remedy for Illnesses of the mind.” [Bukhari]
The illness of the mind can be explicit or implicit, in either case the source of remedy for mental health is Quran, Allah’s teachings and Islamic dogmas. Quran reading helps in deflecting the impurity of mind and guides the person on the righteous path of Lord deemed of high appreciation.
Concluding, Allah creates the hearts of a human and He sent down Quran comprising His world hence only the speech of Allah can comfort hearts. Allah’s love for His creation is countless stating that he incorporates satisfaction in none but His remembrance that is why the Prophet (PBUH) asked his followers to make frequent supplication of “Hasbi Allah – Allah is sufficient.”
“If anyone says seven times morning and evening: “Allah sufficeth me: there is no god but He; on him is my trust- he, the Lord of the Throne (of glory) Supreme”, Allah will be sufficient for him against anything which grieves him, whether he is true or false in (repeating) them.” [Abu Dawud]