10 Tips to Fight
Lack of push or motivation no Intention
Procrastination – Intention is there but action is repeatedly delayed
Sabotage – Intention, motivation and push is there at start.
Motivation and push collapse before finish. Start something but are
unable to finish. Sometimes lack of diligence. Whole effort is
wasted due to lack of diligence. Lack of attention to detail.
Refusal to think it through. Refusal to plan. Refusal to have plan
Depression – Lack of intention. Lack
of self confidence
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By Abdul Malik Mujahid
down in the dumps, depressed, having the blues: these are just some of the
terms used to describe a feeling of hopelessness and despair that can hit even
the most optimistic of us at some point in our lives. While clinical depression
requires proper professional treatment, the occasional feeling of sadness due
to factors ranging from economic difficulty to harassment and discrimination
can be helped through some simple spiritual practices. Here are a couple that
1. Look at those below you
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “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).
If you are reading this article online, consider this: you are one of the lucky
set of human beings on the planet who can afford a computer and internet
connection or at least have access to one.
The United Nations Development
Program's 2007 Human Development Report notes that there are still around 1
billion people living worldwide at the margins of survival on less than $1 a
day, with 2.6 billion living on less than $2 a day.
Also consider that in the Quran
(14:7), God says that if you are thankful to Him for what you have, He blesses
you with more.
2. Serve your fellow human
The best way to thank God is to serve humanity, especially those who have less
than you. Serving others is uplifting and rewarding. It helps us gain a better
perspective on life's challenges, making us realize how very often, are
problems seem so small compared to the awesome difficulties others face.
That's why when the Prophet
Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Muslims were a small, poor
and persecuted community, they used to give to the poor even more. They
understood that when you are generous when you have less, you
achieve the perspective of a winner. You are focused on the bigger picture.
3. Read Surah Ad Duha
According to one report, after the Prophet had begun receiving revelation from
God, at one point a long period of time passed with no such communication from
Allah. As a result, the Makkans ridiculed the Prophet and he became severely
depressed. That's when this chapter was revealed (Quran 93: 1-11). The chapter
is a beautiful reminder to us to see life in the greater scheme of things, to
be grateful for what we have and to never give up striving for what is right.
This chapter of the Quran can be considered a direct recipe from God for
4. Turn to God in all
Remember that nothing can harm you without the consent of God. While you must
take care of yourself, rely on God and know that He is always with you and only
He can give you strength in difficult times. Also remember that He will help
you can come out of a trying situation as a better person if you deal with it
5. Remember God's Names
God has many beautiful Names which describe His attributes and powers. These
are reminders of His Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Justice, Strength and much,
more. Supplicating to God using these Names reminds us that God has these
attributes more than any other being and that we can and must rely on Him
during good and bad times.
6. Say Hasbun
Allahu wa Ni' mal Wakeel
This has been translated as "God suffices me and He is the best
guardian." It is an excellent way of reminding us that whatever worries we
have or problems we face, God has the answer and cure to all of them and is the
only One who can really do what is best for us.
7. Make sure when you leave
home, you read this Dua
‘In the name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, and there is no might nor
power except with Allah.’ Bismillahe tawakkaltu alAllahe la haula wa la quwwata illa biAllah.
8. Take your spiritual break
from the world, five times a day
Taking a break away from school, work or other life activities to spend a few
minutes to remember God helps you reconnect with the Creator of the Universe,
fortify your soul and strengthen your resolve to live a better life that is in
tune with your faith and principles.
9. End your day on a
Shakespeare once wrote a play entitled “All's well that ends well.” That's good
advice for dealing with depression too. End a day that may have been riddled
with challenges and frustrations by making Wudu before going to bed, thinking
of God and the Prophet and counting every blessings you have.
10. Stop Shaytan in his
Shaytan is the source of many of our negative emotions. It's his job to make us
feel pessimistic and to despair of any good in life. When you feel these
feelings coming on, stop him dead in his tracks: say Aoutho
billahi minash Shaytan ir Rajeem (I seek refuge in Allah
from the accursed satan).