feel blank of ideas? Do you feel lifeless? If yes, then it means you are suffering from sort of depression.
Depression is a major problem of our progressing world. It has different reasons some of them could be situations like death of a loved one, financial crisis, home quarrels, illness, not fulfillment of the expectations set from others. When you feel depressed, you don’t want to do anything. You feel like you are stuck at one place and have fallen in a deep pit. You fear the changes in your life and don’t want to accept them. Depression steals your peace of mind and leaves you hopeless.
Here are some tips that can help you overcome depression:
World is a trial
This world is like an examination hall where Allah is testing all of us through different ways. Some people are tested by wealth and it is checked that did they remember Allah and how they spent their wealth. Others are poor and they are checked how they try to earn money whether using legal or illegal ways. Grief, sorrow, death of a person, happiness everything is a test. All tests are for some period. Nothing remains same. Time pass and things change. After every cloud, there is a silver lining. Allah also says in Quran
“The One Who created life and death to test you, who among you has the better deeds; and He only is the Most Honorable, the Oft Forgiving.” [67:2]
Allah tests people and distinguish among you, those who practice perseverance. They will be given reward on the Day of Judgment.
Whatever happens is from Allah
You need to have faith that whatever happens is from Allah and it is His will. If He has put you in a situation then only He is able to bring you out of that particular situation. All control is in His hand and we are weak in front of Him. He is the Sustainer of the Universe. If He decides to give respect to a person nobody can stop him and if He decides to devastate a person nobody in the world can save that person. So you should build a strong connection with Allah and you will feel safe whatever the situation is. Allah says in Quran:
“And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, and then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things” [65:3]
Offer your prayers and recite Quran
Whenever you feel down, let it be an opportunity to connect back to creator Allah Subhan Wa Ta’aalah. Prayers bring you internal peace because when you realize that someone is listening to you; there is someone who understands you, this make you feel a lot more relaxed. You put all your faith in Allah and know He will do the best plan for you.
“Allah is the Wali (Protector or Guardian) of those who believe. He brings them out from darkness into light. “[2:257]
Look at those below you
When you see your friend is having a car and a house, you start to think pessimistically and soon a state of sadness and depression overcomes you that I have nothing. The best solution to it is that you should always look at those people who are below and are not having all those luxuries with which you are blessed with. Our Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) also said that
“Whenever you see someone better than you in wealth, face or figure, you should look at someone who is inferior to you in these respects” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Be Grateful to Allah
Patience and gratitude are two great qualities. Patience helps you control your emotions. No matter what the situation, develop a habit of thanking Allah for all the blessings you have. They will help you to develop a positive attitude.
Get rid of unrealistic expectations
High and unrealistic expectations are also a reason behind depression. If you lower your expectations, it means you have done the best for yourself.
Stop Shaytaan in his tricks
At times you don’t know the reason behind your depression. Depression is also one of the tricks of shaytaan. He makes you think pessimistically and lose interest in activities of life. In such situation you should ask refuge from Allah.
Allah the creator of the universe understands us and knows all our problems. So in His book Al-Quran He has mentioned solution to all problems. The solution to depression is that we nourish our soul with the right food .You have to be an optimistic person in all situations and you should look upon Allah for ease.
As Allah says:
“Those who believe and their hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” [13:28]
Supplication for Depression
You can recite surah Duha at the time of depression.
Another Masnoon Dua is
So here I told you about the few solutions of our daily life problems but they are not the only ones instead they are just specified ones. In fact, every page and every Ayah of Quran is actually a full fledged SOLUTION. You just need to find that which one for your problem is. So from now on, never feel depressed while having any problem in life. Just open Quran, read it and find what solution it gives you. You will be relaxed In sha Allah 🙂