THE NOBLE QUR’AN
A Cure For Depression
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Allah says in the Qur’an:
مَآ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ ٱلْقُرْءَانَ لِتَشْقَىٰٓ
We have not sent the Qur’an upon you to cause you distress.
Juwaybir reported that Ad-Dahhak said:
“When Allah sent the Qur’an down to His Messenger, he and his Companions adhered to it. Thus, the idolators of the Quraysh said, `This Qur’an was only revealed to Muhammad to cause him distress.’
Therefore, Allah revealed (the above two verses),
Many of us, we complain of stress, of sadness, of spiritual and physical pain!
You might be sad from the guilt of sinning!
You might be sad from the aches of life!
Let your pain wash away by reading the Ayaat about Jannah!
Then work for it!
Why do we feel such sadness and depression?
It is because we have left behind the main cure!
Dhikr of Allah ﷻ!
And the greatest Dhikr is?
وَ مَن أَعرَضَ عَن ذِكرِي
And whoever is far from my remembrance
فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكًا
Then surely for him is a depressed life.
Ibn Kathir رحمه الله writes “meaning, his life will be hard in this world. He will have no tranquillity and no expanding of his breast (ease). Rather, his chest will be constrained and in difficulty due to his misguidance. Even if he appears to be in comfort outwardly and he wears whatever he likes, eats whatever he likes and lives wherever he wants, he will not be happy. For verily, his heart will not have pure certainty and guidance. He will be in agitation, bewilderment and doubt. He will always be in confusion and a state of uncertainty. This is from the hardship of life.”
The source of eternal contentment, tranquility and peace, is the Qur’an!
You only need return to it and let it speak to you!
The more we continue to search for happiness and honour in the world rather than what Allah ﷻ revealed,
The more we will fall into the dark hole of heedlessness!
The only cure is to turn towards the Qur’an and let it speak to us and cleanse us from worry!
Make sure you create that connection during this Ramadan and make sure you are able to continue with it for rest of the months as well.
May Allah ﷻ make us among the people of the Qur’an and make the Qur’an to testify for us on the day of Judgement and not against us.
آمِيْن يَارَبَّ الْعَالَمِينْ
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Originally posted on January 4, 2022 @ 5:17 pm