It is a truth universally acknowledged that one day this world will come to an end and all will turn into ash and dust. This life of luxury that we lead today is only momentary compared to the one that awaits us in the Hereafter. Yet we continue to race against time in the false hopes of finding utmost happiness and satisfaction. The Quran states, “Competition in [worldly] increase diverts you until you visit the graveyards.” [Quran 102: 1-2]
The world we live in at present strives for momentary gratification and contentment. With the progression of time, we forget the reason behind that momentary satisfaction and go back to brooding in our own misery. Many amongst us live under the delusion that wealth and prosperity can compensate for the emptiness inside us, but at the end of the day, there is nothing but darkness and despair ahead. Only those amongst us who are close to Allah (SWT) can attain inner peace and satisfaction because of their unwavering faith.
The Constant State of Oblivion because of Satan’s Distractions
Satan vowed to become man’s worst enemy since the day he got shunned. He works tirelessly to lead a man astray and keep him engaged in worldly distractions. The Quran speaks about Satan’s motive to distract a person from the right path. The Quran commands, “And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is Hearing and Knowing.” [Quran 7:200]
Achieving Inner Comfort
Inner peace and comfort are directly associated with dhikar. The more time one spends in the remembrance of Allah, the stronger his connection to the Almighty and the more content is his heart. The world is full of death, destruction, and depression. Allah commands us to perform Salah and repent for our past sins for Allah is the most Merciful.
Allah’s Acceptance in our Hearts
For a true Muslim, wealth means satisfaction of the heart. Accepting the reality of this world and faith in Allah’s commandments are what will distinguish a believer from a non-believer.
Recitation of the Quran; the Ultimate Cure for Ailment
Recitation of the Holy Quran calms the heart and alleviates anxiety.“Quran is a remedy for Illnesses of the mind.” [Bukhari] The Quran cleanses the mind of impure thoughts and sets the course for the path to righteousness.
Allah created humans and He created the Holy Quran. It is only fitting that only the word of Allah can comfort the heart of His creation.