Monday, June 06, 2005

Five Phrases...We Should Practice

The best manner to avoid having negative attitudes and emotions control our bodies is simply to practice the wisdoms that we have been given throughout the Qur'an and Hadith. We should say,

1 "Alhamdullilah" It produces calm and health to practice saying, "Alhamdulillah" for what we have

2 "Insha'Allah" for what we intend

3 "Subhana' Allah" when we see something exciting or amazing

4 Astaghfir'Allah" when we lose our tempers or become weak.

and most importantly

5 "Allahu Akbar" when we are faced with the challenges of life.

These five phrases, said regularly, are like taking a multi-vitamin for holistic health.

There is much wisdom in the Prophet's (SAW) statement (narrated by
Abu Huraira), "The strong [person] is not the one who overcomes the
people by his strength, but the strong [person] is the one who
controls himself while in anger." In fact, staying patient and calm
is key to physical strength.

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