What Happens When Iman Drops?
Experiencing Those Low Iman DaysThe ultimate goal of a Productive Muslimah is to "spend each day better than the one gone by". We aim at increasing the quality of our worship and fulfilling all our duties.
When we have faith, we can breeze through each day. Nothing seems impossible! Come what may, we are able to smile and manage everything, Alhamdulillah!
And then slowly, the brightness dims and we cannot seem to muster the strength to do anything.The household chores seem mountainous and the worship seems to lack any steam. Suddenly the connection with Allah (glorified and exalted be He) is breaking, or feels broken.
Nobody likes to go through these "low morale" days, but as Productive Muslimahs, we call them "low iman" days. And especially as mothers, we really cannot afford these days, right?
So first, let's see explore the reasons behind it before we look for the cure.
Exploring the Inner HeartThe high and low of morale or iman as Productive Muslims call it is a reality of our lives in this world and a battle that needs to be continuously fought.
Yes, it is tiring. And at first glance something that we don't really need. But, in truth, it is something that actually strengthens us and hence proves to be more beneficial than harmful.
First, we need to identify the root cause or causes of our low iman and diminished morale. With honest introspection, we can quickly pinpoint the parts of our heart that shaytan is taking advantage of, and then we can rectify it with tools that will not just boost up our iman again, but also make it stronger, In sha Allah.
Here is a simple process you can use to guide you:
Tools to Re-boost Your ImanOnce you've identified the root cause and taken the necessary reflections to rectify the cause, you'll also need to make an effort to cleanse and strengthen the heart so that you are protected from the whisperings of shaytan. Masha Allah, Islam has given us many tools to do this.
A Stepping Stone to Climb HigherDon't let a dip in iman drag you down. Use it as a stepping stone for climbing higher towards Allah(glorified and exalted be He).
I am saying this from my experience and also from the experience of other productive mothers that I am honored to know in this life.
How true are these words of our Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him)with which I leave you:
"Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (God), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it patiently), there is a good for him in it." [Muslim]
About the Author:
Sana Gul is a mother of two and a student , learning the Quran and the Seerah. She works for Islamic Lifestyle , a group aiming to help people live their lives according to the Quran and Sunnah. She also writes for the blog islamiclifestyle4u.wordpress.com.