Do you know anyone on this planet who is not personally acquainted with stress? We mostly look for help from worry in crazy routes, by yelling at the ones who are younger than us at the times when they don’t follow what they are told, or slamming the work area when a task is not going the way it should, or going for the parody motion pictures to divert our attention from the stressful event.
In Islam, you can find help with your stress by means of the Quran and the Sunnah. In this article today, we will talk about the Sunnah that are stress busters, have a look:
- Using the Perfumes
Using the perfume is the Sunnah as Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) used the perfumes and now in this modern world, you may have heard about the Aromatherapy which has become quite popular as it is successful in stress relief. You can follow this in the simplest way, just smell some perfume or ‘itr, and it will surely give you relief.
- Perform ablution
It is clearly written in many books by Islamic scholars that performing ablution is the best way to get to stress and other stress-induced psychological issues. It cleanses you spiritually and provides you the required comfort. It is a kind of water therapy for issues like stress.
- Forget and Forgive
You must learn to forgive people for everything they do; it is a Sunnah and is one of the best ways to stay at peace. Because when you forgive people and forget what they did, your heart and mind are more relaxed and when you are mentally calm so nothing can really stress you out. Also, Allah loves those who forgive others. In this regard, Hazrat Umer (RA) once said:
“There is no better punishment for one who has disobeyed Allah with regard to you, than your obeying Allah with regard to him.” (Ibn Kathir)
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- Keep smiling
When you smile, it releases the stress hormones. It is stress buster Sunnah. Keep smiling, smile when talking and give others a smile when your eyes meet even for a brief second. It will keep you away from stress and issues like anxiety.
This Sunnah is proved right by the modern science as well, and this is why smiling is considered the universal sign of happiness and is a true indication that the other person is happy.
- Recite the Holy Quran
Recitation of the Holy Quran is a Sunnah and is the best therapy for stress. It is above everything even today and is proven by many. When you recite the Holy Quran, you are listening to the Almighty, and there is no better therapy for stress than listening to the Creator, listening to what He says. It will make your hearts and minds relax and will keep you in a calm state.
All of the above mentioned Sunnahs are stress busters, and they are a must to be followed when it comes to stress because no one can deal with it better than these.
About the Author:
Maham Rizwan an author dedicated to boosting Islamic spirit in the Ummah. Traveling and learning new cultures is her source of inspiration. She regularly blogs at http://quranacademy.io/
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