The Prophetic Way of Dealing With Anxiety
Channel: Muhammad Alshareef
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yesterday, we had the time to thrive Summit, which was based on you know, mental health, we did that we were planning that before what had taken place with with the virus and hamdulillah we're able to turn the topics and the discussion towards things that we're dealing with such as anxiety and stress and, and isolation all of these things. So it was an amazing day shout out if you you know thumbs up if you were there yesterday, inshallah Tata attending those, those sessions. So one of the beneficial sessions was a session by Chef. Yeah, hey, Ibrahim.
And he said something interesting. And I and I told him that you know what, I want to do a reminder based on what you said, so this is what's interesting. So the Prophet said a lot is some experienced stress, experienced anxiety
when he received revelation. Yeah. So in the story of o'clock, when, when Gibreel Allah Islam came to the Prophet salallahu. Salam, and and gave him the first revelation, and he came down the mountain. There's many examples of ways you can deal with stress in that one incident. But the one that we're going to talk about today is the first thing that he said to Khadija sub alarmism, the first thing he said to Khadija to deal with the anxiety that he was experiencing was Zemi loonies and Maloney cover me cover me, and that's our topic for today. How about that? We got an awesome topic for you guys today. It's all based on that statement. Zem Maloney ZEM Maloney which means wrap
me up cover me up.
the province that Alana Salem his first response to anxiety was to be wrapped in warmth are wrapped in covered up a few months ago, actually, I think it's about a year ago, I came across something called a weighted blankets, a weighted blanket. It's a blanket that is very heavy. It's like a blanket, you can throw it onto a bed
It's too heavy, it feels like dumbbells, feels like dumbbells, this this blanket. And, and it's meant for anxiety actually. And it's meant for maybe children with ADHD, people who have like this stress and anxiety, and I bought this blanket because
I wanted to try it out. So the if you haven't heard of this kind of blanket, it's it's, like I said, it's a very, very heavy blanket, depending on your body size. And the purpose of the blanket is that it presses down on your body, almost like if you've ever gotten a massage, and just the therapists hands pressing on your body is a way of relief. Subhanallah and even you know, and just comes to mind a lot of times the profits of the licen if he's talking to somebody giving dollar to them, he put his hand such as that boy who came and asked about Zina and the prophesy centum put his hand on his chest, pressing onto the, onto that boy.
So weighted blanket. So today, inshallah Tada. I'm going to share with you some examples that when you're feeling stressed, and I'm feeling anxiety, that we can follow the Sunnah of the prophets of Allah de Sena and find ways to
define comfort from the anxiety to find rest and comfort. So the first thing is weighted blankets. The first thing is the weighted blankets.
And being covered and understanding and appreciating that and maybe like a benefit there is if you have children, you actually we already do this for children, we want to put them to sleep or we want to comfort them, we grab them and hold them close. But maybe as adults, we also need that as adults with a weighted blanket or you have a spouse or something. Think of this moment that maybe your spouse needs a hug and needs to be like covered up and taken care when they're feeling anxious. The next thing is the next two things come from a verse in which the Companions about the low Iron Dome in the Battle of bed there. Were very anxious about the battle that was going to be taking place the
next day. You will see all throughout the narrations about the Battle of better there the anxiety from the prophets that Allah is in the anxiety from the Companions because they weren't prepared for this battle and they didn't have you know the tools to take on this situation
so Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran,
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I love this verse because it's how Allah subhanaw taala dealt with the stress and anxiety that the companions were feeling. And subhanAllah THIS IS A LIE helping them deal with the anxiety. Allah subhanaw taala gave them rest. If you have a shikumen nyassa iMonitor middle Allah subhanaw taala says and Ro remember when
and no OS is like when you it's that rest where you're sitting down and you're like dozing off and no Assa iMonitor Minh, that Allah gave that drowsiness and that and then being able to sleep as a way of
security from Allah subhanaw taala. So we see even the blessing of being able to go to sleep peacefully and restfully is a gift from Allah azza wa jal. So Allah gave up to the Companions before the Battle of better rest. The second thing that Allah subhanaw taala gave them and as the verse continues while you were in a zero alikoum in Asana in that Allah subhanaw taala sent down upon the Companions ring.
So the interesting so we see two things, Allah subhanaw taala gave them peaceful rest, and gave them rain. For me, you know if anybody ever asks me, what's my favorite weather, what's your favorite weather? You're welcome to post in the comments. My favorite weather is rain. Maybe if you live in places where it's always raining, and you don't appreciate it as much, but for me rain is like the best and and if I have the choice of white noise or some sound on my phone, I'll always choose Rain. Rain is always my relaxation. It's my calm, it's my safe space. When it's raining outside and you're like click click, click click, click, click on the on the
On the Windows Subhan Allah that's like amazing and you'll see here that Allah subhanaw taala brought down the Reign before the Battle of better to ease the hearts of the companions Allah subhanaw data says while the Yoruba father Kulu become that make use to make steadfast your hearts so Allah kept their hearts firm with rain and kept their hearts firm with restful sleep. So let's look at how to how to apply this as you're feeling this anxiety during this time. Think of and I was actually talking to my family before preparing you know before I got on here and I asked each each family member what's your
what's your comfort spot? What do you do when you need to be cozy when you need to feel safe when you need to feel loved? What is your who got as they say in Denmark? I have issues with Denmark but what's your so it might be rain, it might be a cup of tea, a cup of warm tea and then when you make your cup of tea you feel like you're in control and you feel you feel blessed. And you smell that you know Earl Grey tea or whatever. What is your I like to give you guys a moment to think about this. What is your thing that makes you feel safe makes you feel calm?
What's your thing that makes you feel safe makes you feel calm?
Is it a restful sleep? Is it you know you don't have to go to work you get to sleep in
Is it a heavy blanket?
Is it the sound of rain
some people are saying light sunshine in the spring I actually I love the the afternoon reminds me of Winnipeg being a little kid and sunshine coming through the day.
Panthers warm water with lemon Heidi's laughing at my Heuga
restful sleep shirt a full night's sleep with a heavy blanket Yep. What else Who else have something different? T IV you guys are all giving the examples that I gave
burning some nice low band and Somali t so the thing with I don't know what you mean by low band but maybe you're talking about
incense and incense.
Incense is awesome. So a couple of people are just like we're not tea people we're coffee people incense is also something nice nice smells and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to love beautiful smells. So you could have those diffusers or incense in the house and it brings like some calm somebody else that somebody said candle
hugging Bushra said when you reading a book for me even so Bushra reading a book? Sometimes even like for some reason if I read a young adult type of book like a kid's book, it I don't know what it is about that but it reminds me of when I was a kid and I it brings me comfort because some books are like really serious. We got hot bath. Somebody's asking what's the question? What is your thing that you do in order when you're feeling anxious that brings you comfort that brings you calm? I give examples from the Quran such as being wrapped in a blanket like the Prophet said ally said I'm in the Battle of better Allah subhanaw taala to deal with their anxiety before the Battle of better
Allah sent them rain and Allah subhanaw taala gave them restful sleep
talking to friends in walks
right cool. I would like to kind of moving this along are reminders almost come to an end. advising you guys to pick one of those things that brings you comfort and calm when you feel anxiety. And that brings you comfort and calm when you go and do that. Now. I know you might be jumping to another. You know what's interesting, nobody said social media. When I feel anxious. I love to check Instagram,
Instagram, Facebook, emails, they're kind of like the opposite of what we're talking about. It doesn't make you feel safe and calm. It actually kind of intensifies the fear and the anxiety so hot chocolate dropped some Hello marshmallows in there. What is it for you make an intention right now that as soon as you get off this Facebook Live, you will go and do that. Go and have yourself that cup of tea or get some restful sleep, or do what makes you feel safe makes you feel loved makes you feel happy.
All right. And the answer to the riddle is for those of you who checked out the riddle tune in soon. When we go live about five minutes before the hour about 2:55pm New York time. The answer to the riddle is
is actually what is the riddle? What question can you never answer yes to? The answer is
sleep. Are you sleeping? The question that you can ever answer yes to is are you sleeping and that's it. If you guys want to check out the, the weighted blanket that I spoke about in the beginning in the description of this video
I put a link for you so you can check out what I'm talking about with a weighted blanket. And if that interests you, I've tried it out. And it's kind of weird for people because it's actually really heavy. The weighted blanket is actually really heavy. And sometimes, you know, for a bigger body like myself, I have to get heavier body and then you can put kids underneath them because it's too heavy for them, and so on but so people didn't like it, but I loved it.
Anyways, that's it for today just like MLOK Ira Subhanak long and we have negotiated Allah and stuff for NACA to relate Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Everybody can say salam to Saira. hamdulillah she's back and she's safe. It's like a lot of fun for her and her family.
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