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salaam.can u pls suggest me the way to make our imaan stronger and our belief in allah tala.i never want to get seperated from my lord .i have constant fear surrounding me regarding my imaan.i am constantly troubled by waswasae.pls help me.i never want to get seperated from my lord.pls answer.allah hafiz.
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How to increase emaan faith
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 102:
102 Say the Holy Spirit (Hadrat Jibrael (a.s.)) has brought the Revelations from thy Lord in Truth, in order to strengthen (the faith of) those who believe and as a guide and glad tidings to the believers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 8 Surah Anfaal verses 2-4:
2 For the (true) believers are those who when Allah is mentioned feel a tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His Signs rehearsed, find their faith strengthened and put (all) their trust in their Lord.
3 Who establish regular prayers and spend (freely) out of the gifts We have given them for sustenance:
4 Such in truth are the believers: they have grades of dignity with their Lord and forgiveness and generous sustenance.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 124-125:
124 Whenever there cometh down a Surah some of them say: "which of you has had his faith increased by it? Yea those who believe, their faith is increased and they do rejoice.
125 But those in whose hearts is a disease it will add doubt to their doubt, and they will die in a state of unbelief.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 190-195:
190 Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day there are indeed Signs for men of understanding.
191 Men who celebrate the praises of Allah standing sitting and lying down on their sides and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth (with the thought): "O Our Lord! Not for naught hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire.
192 "O Our Lord! Any whom Thou dost admit to the fire truly Thou coverest with shame, and never will wrong-doers find any helpers!.
193 "O Our Lord! We have heard the call of one calling (us) to faith `Believe ye in the Lord' and we have believed. O Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous.
194 "O Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine Messengers, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: for Thou never breakest Thy promise."
195 And their Lord hath accepted of them and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female.
Your Question: ....can u pls suggest me the way to make our imaan stronger and our belief in allah tala
When one who believes looks, studies and sincerely ponders and contemplates the innumerable Signs of the Lord Most Majestic, with the ardent belief that it simply does not befit the Majesty of the Lord Most Supreme to create all these for naught, or sport, or play....it would increase their 'emaan' and faith.
When one constantly, while standing, sitting, and lying down strives to remember their Lord.....it would increase their 'emaan' and faith.
And the absolute best thing that builds the awe and reverence of their Lord Creator in ones hearts, and brings one closer to their Lord Most Merciful is the recitation, comprehension, understanding, and the implementation of the Wise Guidance of the Lord Who Created; ie. the Glorious Quran.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 89:
We have sent down to you this Book (Al-Quran), which makes everything plain, and is a guidance, blessing and good news to those who have surrendered themselves entirely.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibrahim verses 1-2:
This (Al-Quran) is a Book which We have sent down to you (O Prophet) that you may bring mankind, by the help of their Lord, out of the dark ways (of ignorance) into the Light (of knowledge), to the Way of that Lord, Who is All Powerful, and inherently All Praiseworthy, and the Owner of whatever is in the heavens and the earth.
The mere recitation of some verses or 'duas' or 'wazifas' by itself will not ward off any evil, nor stop one from falling into temptation or sin, nor increase one's faith and 'emaan'.....but it is only when one sincerely strives to completely and unconditionally submit one's will to the clear guidance of their Lord Most Merciful, they will be able to tread that Straight Path that leads to His Mercy and His Grace in this world and the Hereafter.
The one and only thing which has the power to stop one from falling into pertpetual sin is to constantly strive to develop what is known as 'taqwa' in the Glorious Quran!
This state of consciousness of standing in the Presence of the Majestic and Supreme Lord One Inevitable Day is what Allah calls 'taqwa' or piety in His Quran; and it is this 'taqwa' which will inspire you all your life towards doing deeds that would earn you the Eternal Pleasure and Good Will of your Lord, and it is this same 'taqwa' which will inspire you to abstain from doing anything which would bring about His Unbearable Wrath and Anger.
'Taqwa' means to abstain from doing anything that would bring about the Wrath and Displeasure of the Lord All-Mighty; and to do deeds of righteousness which are commanded by Allah and His Messenger (saws). 'Taqwa' is to live every moment of ones life with the solemn belief that One Inevitable Day every soul will be brought forth in the Presence of the Majestic Lord to give a full accounting of every one of his deeds. 'Taqwa' is to determine before doing anything whether the Lord Most Merciful will be Pleased or dis-pleased with the deed; if one determines that the Lord will be pleased with the deed, one must do it wholeheartedly; and if one determines that the deed would bring about the displeasure and Wrath of Allah Subhanah, one must strive one's utmost to abstain from it. 'Taqwa' is to live every moment of one's life consciously striving to do deeds which would earn one the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord Most Merciful, and abstain from doing deeds which would bring about His displeasure and Wrath.
If one studies the Glorious Quran, one would realize that
more often than not, wherever Allah Subhanah Promises His slaves the
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 133:
133 Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth; prepared for the 'Muttaqeen'.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 50 Surah Qaaf verses 31-33:
31 And the Garden will be brought nigh to the 'Muttaqeen', no more a thing distant.
32 (A voice will say:) "This is what was promised for you, for everyone who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance who kept (his law).
33 "Who feared (Allah) Most Gracious unseen and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him):
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 52 Surah Tur verses 17-18:
17 As to the 'Muttaqeen' they will be in Gardens and in Happiness
18 Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lord hath bestowed on them and their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty of the Fire.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 68 Surah Qalam verse 34:
34 Verily for the 'Muttaqeen' are Gardens of Delight in the Presence of their Lord.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 31:
31 Gardens of Eternity which they will enter: beneath them flow (pleasant) rivers: they will have therein all that they wish: thus doth Allah reward the 'Muttaqeen'
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verses 15-16:
15 Say: "Is that (fire) better or the eternal Gardens promised to the 'Muttaqeen'? For them that is a reward as well as a goal (of attainment).
16 "For them there will be therein all that they wish for: they will dwell (there) for aye: a promise to be prayed for from thy Lord."
Thus, in conclusion, my dear and beloved sister in Islam, the absolute best way to bring about this reformation in our hearts to get close to the Remembrance of our Lord Who Created us; the best way to constantly bring our Lord to remembrance, the best way to increase one's 'emaan' and faith is to read, understand, obey, follow and completely submit ourselves to His Glorious Message which He Himself revealed for our guidance, The One and Only Glorious and Noble Quran!
Allah is our witness, one who sincerely submits himself to the Glorious Message of their Lord will find that his whole life will become a life spent in the worship and praise of His Lord; their prayers, their fasts, their zakat, their Hajj, their every work, their every relationship with their fellow man, in fact, his every single deed will be aligned to earn the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Insha Allah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,