Curing Anxiety, Depression & Distress Through Surat Al-Fatiha
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hello hello watchmen Ibrahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while early he also be a Marine. All Praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon His servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as thought follows My dear respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam. A Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
May Allah subhanahu wa taala reward you for your attendance and reward the organizers of this event? May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant you success and goodness in this life and in the afterlife. I want you at the very beginning deep within your heart to see Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah that Allah subhanahu wa taala may do Muslims. And then you see another Alhamdulillah deep from within your heart that Allah azza wa jal made you Muslims from Ummah to Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because I tell you something, it is always good to be a Muslim, whether you existed in the time of Adam Alayhis Salam, or Ibrahim alayhis salam, or at the time of Musa or ISA Allah, Hema Salam. But
the very best time in all of history to be a Muslim is to be a Muslim Inomata Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is because Allah subhanho wa Taala said, couldn't come higher on Murthy, no creo que nurse, you were the best of nations to ever exist and come out and be produced to mankind and omitted Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are the first people to enter the paradise Bismillah Alhamdulillah that we in our time in where it is the best to be a Muslim, my brothers and sisters in Islam, of course, the conference and the event is about the Quran. And I want what I wanted to share with you in a few minutes is how Surah Al Fatiha the greatest surah in the Quran, how consumed at al
Fatiha cure our anxiety, depression and distress, especially in this time, where we are witnessing injustice and oppression and with inflation on the rise, and with tests and tribulations and calamities. Each and every single one of us here has some sort of concern and worry that is bothering him in his life. And did you know that Salthill Fatiha offers a cure and a protection from these matters? This is what I want to share with you. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala refers to the Quran as a Shiva as a healer and a cure Allah azza wa jal he says we're known as Zeno men and Quran a man who has she felt would want to live meaning. He said we sit
down the Quran as a healer and a cure and a mercy for mankind. And more specifically, Allah subhanho wa Taala said yeah, you are Nance PAJAK Kumar ever to become where she will limit a few sudo more specifically Allah subhanahu wa taala described the Quran as a cure and a healer for what is in the chest. And that is the heart. And you know, this is where doubts are, this is where desires are. This is where ignorance is, this is where darkness is. This is where arrogance and hypocrisy and jealousy and hatred is this is where depression is and sadness and anxiety and worry is and so the Quran is a Schiefer for what is inside the chest. It is a Shiva for what is happening inside of the
heart. What Allah subhanahu wa taala referred to the Quran as a Shiva, not the word. The word is medicine. She is a healer and a cure. And the difference is that medicine sometimes can work other times it doesn't work. But she is always 100% it heals and it cures and Quran is not a medicine. And Quran is a treatment. It is a Shiva from Allah subhanahu wa taala until the end of times
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam.
Al Fatiha is also known as a chef here, the cure the healer. And that is because of an incident that happened with a companion by the name of Abu Saeed and he, alongside other companions, they were traveling, and they arrived to a town and they requested food from the townspeople, and the townspeople refuse to feed them. And at the same time, their master was stung by a scorpion or a snake or a spider, whatever it is. So they tried to cure him, they tried to heal him and offer medicine nothing was working. So they went to those companions that they refuse to feed. And they said to them, please, we've tried everything with our master, and nothing has healed him up. Do you
have anything? So I was sorry that he said, I have something. But I will not offer it to your master until you pay us a tribute for our work and what we're about to do. So they agreed to give them a flock of sheep. And I'm sorry, the hobo you went to this man, and he was leaving their venom in his body about to die.
So I will say the laundry, he blew onto this bite onto the wound, and he began to read surah 230 and hamdulillah yorubaland Amin until he reached the end of it. The hadith mentions for call McCann, Lucia.
From Paula cram, she won't be he will not be here, Oliver. He got up so nothing has happened to him. He got up with absolutely no pain and injury with him. Allahu Akbar. And Quran was a physical cure for this man for his ailment and illness. And it is also a spiritual cure as well. I've known him Allah, He said, I sat in Makkah for a while, and I would get sick. And I did not find any doctor or any medicine. So I would treat myself with Surah Al Fatiha and I found an amazing, incredible effect for it. And anyone around me who complained of sickness and illness, I would prescribe for him to read surah Al Fatiha and they would also find incredible benefit. Amazing for this. My Brothers and
Sisters in Islam. I want to make a point, but listen to this very carefully. In the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala said the swallowtail Marish in Al Insana, Holika halwa. The human being was created anxious, he's always terrified and worried and scared of the future. Either I'm a social rouges, who are whenever he is afflicted with evil, sickness, poverty, loss of wealth and health loss of a loved one, a parent, a child, no matter what the case is, how does he respond? He says, he's impatient, he becomes scared, and he becomes worried. And he loses hope of any good happening to him. That's the human being. Why either him or someone failed him and why. And if he was touched
with goodness, then he will hold you stingy, he's miserly. That's the human being. Allah social said Ill mousseline, except for those who are committed to their solid. Allah who will give them the strength and the ability for them to overcome the calamities and the anxiety and depression and distress in their life. The more sunlight you have in your life obligations, voluntary prayers and withdrawals sooner. the more control you have over your stress and calamity and anxiety, and the less solid you have in your life, then you will be overcome by your distress and anxiety and by your depression. Now, why did I share this with you, because at the core of a solid is soon to fail,
that's the core of the Select. Therefore, what gives you control over your calamities and your distress and anxiety
and over your depression is similar to Fatiha and this is why Surah till 30, itself is called a solid. This is a name of it are solid. And this is found in the hadith of Abu Dhabi, Allah Juan. He said that the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah said, consumed to select the baby you obey now Abdeen seen that I divided a solid, meaning the further I divided it between me and my slave in half. So when the slave says Alhamdulillah I mean, Allah says Hamadani Abdi. Allah says, this is a conversation. There is a dialogue. You need to feel this when you're reading solitons in order for it to happen
effect on you, and treat your stress and your calamities, and also your depression and your anxiety. When you say All praise belongs to the Lord of the Worlds, Allah who would say Hamadani Abdi, my sleeve has shown gratitude to me. You know what that means? It means that Allah has acknowledged your gratitude towards him. You know, often most of the times we sit down and we say, Did Allah hear our praise? Did Allah recognize it? Does Allah He can Allah He mean? Does he know that I'm praising him and thanking him? Yes. In Surah Al Fatiha he says Hamadani Abdi, my sleeve has been grateful to me.
So Allah social acknowledges it. Then when the slave says Allah Manuel Rahim,
Allah azza wa jal says asna Allah you have the my sleeve has praised me. Once again, Allah acknowledges your praise of him. You don't worry to say Did Allah He did he acknowledge Did he accept from me? You just be concerned about reading al Fatiha and the responses there? Yes, Allah azza wa jal has acknowledged your praise of him. When the sleeve says Maliki oh me Dean, Allah subhanahu wa taala says, Masha Danny Abdi, my sleeve has glorified men on it me and Allah has acknowledged your glorification of him. And when this leaf says he cannot do what he can to start in You alone we worship and You alone we seek your help. Allah subhanahu wa taala says heavy he be not
the new or been Abdi Ali Abdullah Sal. That's between me and my sleeve. Look at the conversation now. It's become personal. It's like Allah is saying This is between you and I. No one's involved in this. This is between you and B. And for you is what you ask. You haven't even asked yet. The asking of guidance is coming next in a circle booster team. But because you've shown gratitude to Allah by saying that hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen and you've preached Allah and you've glorified Him by saying, Manuel Rahimi Maliki omy Deen. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy with the servant. He's pleased with the servant to the point where he says, and for my servant is whatever he asks for,
you're in a position to ask now. So when the sleeve says it didn't follow up, almost the team guide us to the straight path. So oppa Lavina and I'm telling him well, you didn't Malibu Valley him went to Bali and guide us to the straight path guide us to the path that you be of those who view bestowed Your favor and your mercy upon other than the path of those who earned Your anger and your earth and those who are misguided. Allah subhanho wa Taala says heavy healer Abdi wali Abdi, Marisol, that is for my sleeve, and surely for him is what he requested. And Allah azza wa jal continues to give us guidance, whether you realize or you don't, that's because you're reading Salah
confer at least 17 times a day in your Salah. And you ask, Why am I here tonight? Why have I chosen on a Friday night to come and sit when I could have done a million other things and listen to the word of Allah being recited and being explained, you know why? Because perhaps during this day, Allah azza wa jal, he heard that, you know, Surat Al Mustafa team of yours, and he's going to do he guided you to this event. So you can eat something that will benefit you in your relationship with Allah. Allahu Akbar, my brothers and sisters in Islam.
Let's take a dive area by iron in Philadelphia. I'll share as much as I can with you until my time is up. And let's extract how each and every single Ira helps us cure depression, anxiety and distress. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam when you read Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, the first in Surah till Fatiha and of course there is a difference of opinion among Allah Allah. But there is no doubt that Albus mela has a heavyweight in Islam. So now, when you see Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim, how does that treat? How does it cure? depression and anxiety and distress? Because when you see Bismillah this bar is bad.
You're seeking Allah's help. So now in whatever calamity or in whatever is bothering you, you're being forced to seek Allah's help. That's what Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim is telling you, it's telling you give up. It's telling you surrender. It is telling you you cannot do this life on your own. If you try to face
life on your own, you will be in misery and you will fail miserably. Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim is telling you face this life with the help of Allah subhanahu wata, Allah Allahu Akbar. And so there was a companion by the name of Phil halben obey the law who will be Allah who I know. Um, the day you have heard he experienced a calamity. His finger was cut off. Imagine a finger cut off. You know what he did? He said his Jani. He said Slyke is that's a normal reaction. Anyone will do this if your body was injured. Imagine a finger been cut in Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard him and he said to him, he said to him, Alma alone Bismillah Laura Hopkins.
He said to him, if you just said Bismillah gay Jews would have came in they would have raised you. Hola. Hola, como. Face your calamity with Bismillah before your utter words have been in this world to life. And just like Ibrahim alayhis salam, he was thrown he was launched into a fire and that fire is a calamity no doubt. It is supposed to burn a person. He was launched into the fire. He didn't scream up in the earth his landing. Rather he said how spoon Allah will never kill. He said sufficient is for me my love and he's the best to rely upon. And what happened? Allah azza wa jal Zappos with him, Allah social meet the fire cool and peaceful upon him. And just like you know,
Salah you Scilab he ends up in a calamity, in the belly of a whale, in the darkness of the night, in the depths of the ocean. These are three darknesses if you put his hand in front of him, he couldn't see it. He literally reached a rock bottom.
And even then, he did not look for what it means, and he did not rely upon himself. Imagine you're stuck in a situation like that. The first thing we do is we take the phone and the light and see how can I escape. He didn't resort to worldly means because he knows I cannot face calamities, by myself. If I entrust myself I will fail miserably. So you said you learn Subhanak in econ to middle volume in he faced his calamity. With Allah with the help of Allah subhanahu wata Allah and Allah azza wa jal would save him at the end. Allah said Falola no can Musa Have you not been from those who praised Allah and worshipped Allah, He would have remained in the belly of that way along till
the Day of Judgment, he would have remained in his suffering and his calamity and he would have remained in his depression and anxiety and distress until the day of judgment. But he faced it with Bismillah he faced it with the name of Allah and Allah azza wa jal saved him. So when you read Bismillah Rahim. It is forcing you to surrender and stop and face this water life with the help of Allah subhanho wa taala. And Allah was at his knee and it is close and don't give up. Wouldn't it be some Allahu Allah you are salami. You said it about a booker. Mean Kuno theory Buddy, he will be theory Allahu Akbar. Have you ever heard of this hadith in WA sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, your
Lord, He is amazed at the hopelessness of the servant. He's amazed when the sleeve gives up hope. And his change of affairs were very close and very leave. But he gave up Allahu Akbar Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim. And that's how it cures, stress, distress, and depression and anxiety. We move on and hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen All Praise and thanks belongs to Allah. And how does this ayah cure distress, anxiety and depression? Because when you say Alhamdulillah here, not Beloved, I mean, All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, it forces you to think of the blessings and to be grateful to them. You know, when a person is depressed, and he's anxious, and he's in distress, what
happens that blocks that blocks you from seeing and recognizing the blessings in life, because you're just focused on what is concerning you. And it blocks your vision from the 1000s and millions of blessings that are still working good for you in this life. So alhamdulillah Euro bill al Amin is forcing you to change your attitude of gratitude
It is forcing you to be grateful to whatever is happening that is good in your life, and Hamdulillah that you're still a Muslim, and Hamdulillah that you still love Allah and Hamdulillah that you still love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and hamdulillah for the eyes that Allah has given you. And hamdulillah for the health and hamdulillah for many, many things that you have. I tell you something.
There was a companion. His name is Abu Abdullah chef. He men shut down the nose. They both went to visit a man that was sick. They entered upon him, and they said to him, Kay fosse but how are you this morning, my brother, you are sick. You know what he responded and he said, he said to them, a spa to Fini AMA. He said, I'm waking up this morning, and I am immersed in an abundance of blessings. Allahu Akbar, wa Halal maroon, Yama is sickness a blessing. What is this companion talking about?
Of course, it's a blessing. Of course, sickness is a blessing because it purifies your sins. It elevates your rank with Allah. Wouldn't it be sallallahu alayhi wa salam says, perhaps the servant has a rank and a level in the Paradise. He will never ever reach with your salad with his fasting and with your sadhaka he will only get there through a calamity Allah inflicts upon him. Allahu Akbar. So if his companion is aware of this matter, that is how Alhamdulillah he'll have been al Amin, cures depression, anxiety and distress. It forces you to think of the good and this is why in Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even in bad times, he would say Alhamdulillah Allah Callaghan. Oh,
praise and thanks belongs to Allah in every situation I'm in. And hamdulillah is to praise Allah with love. That's what an hamdulillah is. Because I can pray something without loving it. You know, sometimes you might have an enemy out there. He does something good. So you praise him and give him credit for why he did that is good, but you actually don't love him. That can happen. But Alhambra necessitates that you praise Allah with love. So when you are in your depression and anxiety and distress, and you say Alhamdulillah Hilda bin alanine, internalize the love that you have for Allah azza wa jal, no matter what you're going through,
there is a lot to be grateful for. There is a lot and you know, when Allah azza wa jal tests a person he says well under blue and the shade, Allah test you with something, how can you reach that level of being grateful to Allah when you're in the midst of a calamity, because you know, when a person experiences a calamity, there are four ways to react. You can either be displeased with Allah, you can either be patient, you can either be pleased with Allah, and the highest level in a calamity is to thank Allah for the calamity. You know how you can reach this? Because when Allah test you, he tests you with something, and he leaves a lot of that thing that he tested you with.
The only way you can reach this level is by focusing on what Allah azza wa jal left for you. Just like AutoWeb, numerous ruderal, the Allahu Anhu he had a disease in his leg, so it had to be amputated. And he also had a few children. He had about four kids, and they were coming to him.
And one of them was thrown off the back of the horse and kicked and he died.
So they cut his foot, they amputated his legs, his leg off. And then after he woke up, they gave him the news that your son had died.
So you know what he said? He said, Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, Allah azza wa jal gave me two hands and two feet. And he gave me four children. Then he said Alhamdulillah, for what Allah has taken, and that is one limb of the two hands and two legs, and he has taken one child, he said, Alhamdulillah for what Allah took an Al Hamdulillah for Allah azza wa jal has left with me. That's the only way to reach the highest level, which is the level of hammer during a calamity by looking at what else is left, when you lose some wealth, say Alhamdulillah for whatever remains, when you lose some health, say of hamdulillah for what remains when you lose a loved one, say Alhamdulillah
for whoever remains, and so on. That's the ID and hamdulillah
Got a bit I mean, when you say Manuel Rahim you are forced to think of the Mercy of Allah subhanahu wa taala. And how this is I cure depression and anxiety and distress.
Because every single calamity you go through is injected with a lot of Allah's Mercy compassion and kindness, whether you realize it or not, Allah says Allah Who Napoli from very badly He, Allah he's gentle and compassionate with his sleeves when he brought him out of his Sudan was thrown in the fire. Allah made it cool and peaceful. That's Allah's compassion and mercy to Ibrahim Allah you Saddam during the calamity. Now um, this is what we're supposed to think of a you Valley he's Salam, when he was bedridden for 18 years, couldn't move from his bed due to the sickness that was upon him. Even his family, the whole community ran away from him. And he lost his wife and he lost his
children. He was alone, only his wife was with him, she would carry him to the bathroom and back. And after a teenis you know what he says? He says there'll be misogyny of bullying. Lord,
the pain has touched me while I'm down hammer Rahi mean, and you're the most merciful Allahu Akbar, I tell you something, all of us. In times of goodness, it's very easy to say Allah is the most merciful, but trying to say it. After years of calamity and suffering, then at that moment, it will be an achievement. So when you're going through anxiety, depression and distress, and you see
him you're fighting that evil whispering of a shape on who wants you to doubt the Mercy of Allah.
So you realize that Allah is merciful with you? He's always been kind and good to you know, use of Allah His Salam, mashallah, we're talking about use of Allah. He said, If I give you any information about him, how many tests Did he go through? How many calamities Did he go through? He was thrown in a well, he was separated from his father and his mother and his family. He was sold as a sleeve. He ended up in a fitna, close to Zina, then Allah saved him. He ended up in prison.
Calamity after calamity after calamity. And at the end of the surah you know what he says? When he gathers his family? He says to them, or son, Abby, my Lord has always been kind to me. My Lord has always been compassionate and merciful to me. That's the attitude he had, even though he went through this entire life of calamity. So when you read Alhamdulillah Allah Rahmani Raheem, you're forced to think of the Mercy of Allah. What I met he was at
the mercy of Allah has encompassed everything. Why do you think it has an Encompass do?
This is from the Shavon and this is how this idea it cures depression, anxiety and distress. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam. We don't have much time I will share with you one more I Maliki oh me, Dean. When you read Maliki Oh, me Dean, the king at another Quran, Malik Kiyomi. Dean, the king and the Owner of the Day of Recompense of the day of accountability. How does this area cure anxiety, depression and distress? Because when you read Maliki omy Deen, you are forced to think of the afterlife. And you're forced to think of that day in which you will be standing before Allah. And you know what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, he says, Men, Geralyn, Houma
CAFR, hula, Hula, hula moon, whoever.
Whoever makes all his concerns into one concern, and there is the concern of the afterlife. You see, the best and the most healthiest concern and worry and anxiety you're supposed to have is the concern of the afterlife. Whoever made that his main concern.
Allah will protect him from all worldly concerns, because all of it will be inferior.
What does a financial stress what does that mean the day you die and a relationship difficulty what does that mean the day you die. So whoever makes his main concern the afterlife. Every other worldly concern will become less and inferior doesn't mean anything to you anymore. And that's how this I accuse anxiety and depression and distress when the be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says women tougher rocky hill Hmong.
And whoever whoever's concerns and worries are distributed in this world, your life. You're concerned about finances, about relationship, about health, about this and you're immersed into that. Allah azza wa jal, he says, Lay your belly Allah. Fie, oh deity ha Haluk Allah doesn't care. Allah will not care concerning which of these worries causes your death and allows you to die and be destroyed. Allahu Akbar. So we ask Allah subhanahu wa Donna to allow the meanings of the Quran to penetrate deep within our hearts. And we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to grant us relief and aid and that we asked him subhanho wa Taala to accept from us our worships and our good deeds in the Holy of
elocon called Ronnie or SallAllahu wasallam Opelika ala Nabina Muhammad, wa ala Aalihi also be Marian Ashmolean, your sacrum Allahu Allah. wa salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato