Alhamdullilah,finally i have the time to quote new post for THE VOYAGE..i changed my blog's title from THE JOURNEY to THE VOYAGE..for me the voyage symbolized a mammoth journey..my journey of becoming a medical student haven't started yet..i had a long path too go.. for sure hardship and misery would my companion..hoping to find knowledge, guidance and true friendship along the way to steer me and ensure i'm on the rite track..anyway,i would like to share with the bloggers about a book that i read earlier this week..the book was in BAHASA MELAYU so it surely took time for me to translate those meaning(i had to refer to dictionary as my English was very bad) to share with all of you..
one of my 'friend' who always there when i need it
WAYS TO INCREASE OUR IMAAN
1) Recite and ponder on the meanings of the Quran.
Tranquillity then descends and our hearts become soft..to get optimum benefit, remind yourself that Allah is speaking to you..people are described in different categories in the Quran; think of which one you find yourself in.
2) Realize the greatness of Allah.
Everything is under His control..there are signs in everything we see that points us to His greatness..everything happens according to His permission..Allah keeps track and looks after everything even a black ant on a black rock on a black moonless night.
3) Make an effort to gain knowledge.
People who have taqwa are those who have knowledge..knowledge is a weapon..without weapon,we are vulnerable to any threat.
4) Attend gatherings where Allah is remembered.
In such gatherings like tazkirah or fiqr' aml,we are surrounded by malaikat and they will pray for our safety during the gathering.
5) Increase our good deeds.
One good deed leads to another good deed..Allah will make the way easy for someone who gives charity and also make it easy for him or her to do good deeds..good deeds must be done continuously, not in spurts.
6) Fear the miserable end to our lives
the remembrance of death is the destroyer of pleasures..remember the different levels of akhirah..for instance, when we are put in our graves, when we are judged, whether we will be in paradise or hell.
7) Make doa
realize that we need Allah..e humble.dun covet material things in this life.
8) Our love for ALLAH must be shown in actions.
we must hope Allah will accept our prayers, and be in constant fear that we do wrong..before going to sleep, we must think about what good we did during that day aka muhasabah.
9) Realize the effects of sins and disobedience-
one's Iman is increased with good deeds and our Iman is decreased by bad deeds..everything that happens is because Allah wanted it..when calamity befalls us, it is also from Allah..it is a direct result of our disobedience to Allah.
There was a hadith :
"Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty and it is not withdrawn from anything but it makes it defective."
Hope my post would us to scrutinize ourself..