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Islamic Perspective on: Stress


Islamic Stress relievers
"... without doubt in the remembrance (Zikr) of Allah do hearts nd tranquility" (Quran 13:28). "And your Lord says: 'Call on Me; I will answer your (prayer)..." (Quran 40:60) And whoever fears Allah - He will make for him a way out. And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah - then He is su!cient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent. 65:2-3 Ibn Masud reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, If any servant of Allah a"icted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Quran the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and a"ictions. A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove ones a"iction and replace it with joy and happiness. SubhanAllah, it is relieving to know that the Quran has such practical steps to relieve stress. Have you ever tried any of these methods? Did they work for you?

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Stress Relief
Answer each of the following questions to help you gather materials for your stress relief box. What is one physical object that helps you relieve stress? Some people like stress balls, or watching a pendulum, etc. What helps you lower stress? _____________________________________________________________ What is one color that helps you relieve stress? As soon as your eyes hit that color you may feel more serene and at ease. (It might even be a specic shade of a certain color). Do you have a picture or sample of that color? _____________________________ What is one scent or fragrance that puts your mind at ease? It may be a perfume, ower, herb, or even spice. Do you have a small sample of that scent? _____________________________ What is one ayah or hadith that helps calm you down and look at the bright side? Do you have a nice copy of the hadith or ayah? If not, can you make one? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Is there a specic loved one that helps you feel happy? Do you have a picture of that person? _______________________________________________________________
Homework: Gather all the above materials as well as a shoe box (or box of a similar size that will t all of your materials) and anything else that helps you reduce stress and bring into class next Tuesday.