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Surviving a mental health crisis. - Through the eyes of a Muslimah
Asalam alaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
I hope this blog post finds you in the best of health and iman.
If you’ve been following my IG page then you might have seen a few posts in which I’ve touched on a mental health crisis which happened to me about 2 years ago. Someone recently sent me a question about it and what advice I would give to someone with a family member going through something similar. I hold what happened to me very close to my heart and it's an absolute honour to be able to help someone else who is going through what I went through. Hardly does a day go by that I don't feel blessed for having my mind back. Alhamdulilah.
13 Motivational Hadith's on Character Building
1) The best among you
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Shall I tell you who are the best among you? The best of you are those who when seen are a means of Allah being brought to mind.” Al-Tirmidhi)
2) Spend righteously and teach wisdom
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “There are two kinds of people worth envying: someone whom Allah has made rich and who spends his money righteously, and someone whom Allah has given wisdom and who acts according to it and teaches it to others.” (Al-Bukhari)
3) Thank people
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “He who does not thank people does not thank Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
4) Teaching by example
Abu Qatada (RA) said: “We were sitting in the Masjid when Rasulullah (SAW) came upon us carrying his great granddaughter. She was a child and he was carrying her on his shoulder. The Prophet (SAW) led the people in prayer while she was on his shoulder. When he bowed in prayer, he put her down and picked her up when he got up. He kept on doing this until he finished his prayer.” (Sunan of Abu Dawud)
Comment on the hadith: “The purpose behind the action of Rasulullah (SAW) carrying his great granddaughter in the prayer was to set an example for those who considered having daughters and carrying them around as something bad or shameful. Rasulullah (SAW) acted differently from them and carried a girl on his neck in the prayer. Making something clear by example is much more effective than a mere precept.” (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
5) Acts of kindness
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Acts of kindness protect one from ruin wrought by evil.”
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Allah is Kind and He loves kindness. Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty.” (Sahih Muslim)
Rasulullah (SAW)) said, “If a man suffers injustice and endures it patiently, Allah will grant him strength.” (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
7) Remember Allah
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “When any group of people remembers Allah, angels surround them and mercy covers them, tranquility descends upon them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him.” (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُمْ بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ
“Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.”
(Surah Radd 13:28)
8) Visit the sick
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Heaven calls out to anyone who visits a sick person: ‘You are good and your path is good. May you enter your residence in Paradise.” (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
9) The golden rule
Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Do you know who will go first on the Day of Resurrection to the shade of Allah? Those who when given what is right accept it, when asked for something give freely and who judge in favour of others as they do for themselves.”
Welcome to Noorah Gifts!
Welcome to Noorah gifts!
Seeing as this is our first blog post it only makes sense to give you a brief background of what Noorah is all about.
I like telling stories so I’ll start with a little story,
I remember years ago, before the dawn of wifehood and motherhood, summer camps with my local mosque were usually the highlight of my summer holidays. The fun-filled-week away from house hold chores was always packed with Islamic activities, reminders, workshops, and exciting trips - amongst other things.