Faith and taqwa are two things that must be owned by humans in order to carry out the command of Allah SWT as well as possible. If we do not have the faith, it will certainly bring laziness to carry out all the commands of Allah SWT. Here below the following 15 how to improve faith in Islam that you should know.
1. Fix our Prayers
The first thing to increase our faith is to pray. It does not only perform the prayers, we must fix them. Pray in time and pray earnestly and sincerely. Read more about Prayer for Those Who Hate You
Allah SWT says in Quran.
“Recite that which hath been inspired in thee of the Scripture, and establish worship. Lo! worship preserveth from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of Allah is more important. And Allah knoweth what ye do.” (Verse 29: 45)
2. Increase the dhikr
Increase dhikr and do it every time, as much as possible. Performing much of dhikr will increase your faith. Servant of Allah Ta’ala who likes performing dhikr then Allah will answer what they want. Read more about The Virtue of Dhikr to Allah SWT
Here is the following
“I am according to my servant’s supposition, and I accompany him wherever he dhikr me, if he recites or remembers Me in his heart then I will also remember him in my heart, and if he warns Me in front general, then I will remember it in front of a better audience. And if he drew himself closer to me in inches, I will draw myself to him a cubit, and if he draws near unto me a cubit, I will draw myself near to him as fast, and if he comes to me on foot, I will come to him by running. “
(Bukhari dan Muslim)
3. Knowing the Holy Book of Quran
Try to get to know the holy book of the Quran by reciting every word in it. As we get to know the Quran more closely, then our level of faith will be increasing. Read more about How to Memorize Quran in Your Life
Here is the word of Allah SWT on the Quranic verse.
“O mankind! There hath come unto you an exhortation from your Lord, a balm for that which is in the breasts, a guidance and a mercy for believers.” (Verse 10: 57)
4. Review and notice the content of Holy Book of Qur’an
After knowing the Quran well, it is better if we review and notice the contents of the holy book of Quran. The Quran is a holy book that can give us the right clues of life. From studying the Quran we will gain confidence, devotion, and automatically our faith will be increasing. Below here Allah says in the Quran.
“They only are the (true) believers whose hearts feel fear when Allah is mentioned, and when His revelations are recited unto them they increase their faith, and who trust in their Lord;” (Verse 8:2)
5. Knowing of Asmaul Husna and the nature of Allah in the Qur’an and Sunnah
By knowing Asmaul Husna we will learn how the attributes of Allah Ta’ala are in the Holy Quran. A Muslim who knows Allah Ta’ala in the right way, he is the one who survived the deviant path. He is also the strongest person of his faith and his compatibility with Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala says it in the Quran.
“And of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, divers hues? The erudite among His bondmen fear Allah alone. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Forgiving.” (Verse 35:28)
6. Learn the life journey of The Messenger of Allah SAW
The Prophet Muhammad is the best prophet of the Muslims. You can study the siroh or the life journey of the Prophet by reciting the Quran and hadith. These ways can increase our faith also in Islam. Read more about Akhlaq of Prophet Muhammad SAW
Here is a verse of Holy Quran that states this.
“Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth Allah much.” (Verse 33:21)
7. Follow the Prophet’s Sunnah
The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAW is following or perform some of the habits of the prophet on daily activities. Like performing Tahajud prayer, Dhuha prayer, reciting the Holy Book of Quran with translation, and others.
A Muslim who revives the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, his faith will be increasing.
“The messenger believeth in that which hath been revealed unto him from his Lord and (so do) believers. Each one believeth in Allah and His angels and His scriptures and His messengers – We make no distinction between any of His messengers – and they say: We hear, and we obey. (Grant us) Thy forgiveness, our Lord. Unto Thee is the journeying.” (Verse 2: 285)
8. Studying the life journey of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad
In addition to studying the life story of the Prophet, we can also increase the knowledge of faith by studying the life journey of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad. Many stories of the companions of the Messenger of Allah that we can read and learn to increase our faith. Below here Allah says in Quran.
“And the first to lead the way, of the Muhajirin and the Ansar, and those who followed them in goodness – Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him, and He hath made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever. That is the supreme triumph.” (Verse 9:100)
9. Practicing The Good Deeds
Practicing the good deeds such as helping fellow Muslims is one of the efforts to increase our faith. The Prophet Muhammad taught us to always do good to fellow Muslims. Islam is a religion that brings goodness and peace.
“And know that the messenger of Allah is among you. If he were to obey you in much of the government, ye would surely be in trouble; but Allah hath endeared the faith to you and hath beautified it in your hearts, and hath made disbelief and lewdness and rebellion hateful unto you. Such are they who are the rightly guided.” (Verse 49:7)
10. Trying to get more Istiqamah
In maintaining the faith of Islam, we need to be Istiqamah. Istiqamah means steadfast, and obedient in following the straight path, you cannot turn left or right. Without the soul of Istiqamah, we will be trapped in the world. Istiqamah in faith is written in the following of this Holy Quranic verse.
“Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and thereafter walk aright, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.” ( Verse 46:13)
11. Gathering with the Shaleh peoples
Why do Muslims need to gather with shaleh peoples? The Prophet Muhammad advises us to do this to cultivate our faith in them. Gathering with them and making friends, we will have positive of good and beneficial advice. This encouragement is to make our life more colorful. Below here is the hadith narrated by our Prophet Muhammad SAW.
“A person who sits with a Shaleh and an ugly person is like making friends with the owner of the musk oil and the blacksmith. If you are not rewarded with musk oil by it, you can buy from it or at least it can smell. As for making friends with a blacksmith, if you do not find your body or clothes burnt, you can at least smell bad. ” (Narrated by Bukhari from Abu Musa)
12. Following the Science of Majlis
Attending the science of majlis will provide much of wisdom and enlightenment for us. In the science of Majlis, we will discuss the science of nature, the science of Islam until the science in everyday life. Attending the science of majlis will certainly increase the faith and devotion of Muslims. Allah says in Quran.
“O ye who believe! when it is said unto you, Make room! in assemblies, then make room; Allah will make way for you (hereafter). And when it is said, Come up higher! go up higher; Allah will exalt those who believe among you and those who have the knowledge, to high ranks. Allah is Informed of what ye do.” ( Verse 58:11)
13. Sharpen the mind
Faith and fear of Allah Ta’ala can arise if we use our minds well. Increasing the faith is not only for our spiritual but also requires of good thinking. For that, we must continue to sharpen our minds so that we are subject to the right things. Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Quran.
“And of His signs is this: He showeth you the lightning for a fear and for a hope, and sendeth down water from the sky, and thereby quickeneth the earth after her death. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who understand.” (Verse 30: 24)
14. Be grateful to enjoy the life of Allah’s gave
Being grateful in life is necessary, Why? With our Thanksgiving, we will feel confident that Allah Ta’ala will always be with us and always help us to gain and fortune. Below here is the following hadith.
“Look to those who are inferior to you, and do not look upon those above you, for that is better for you so that you will not underestimate the favor of Allâh that has been bestowed upon you. “ (Bukhari and Muslim)
15. Seeking the Information on the Impact and Benefits of Allah’s Command
Seek as much information as to the benefits or impacts we can take from Allah’s command. The Holy Quran contains many of the commandments of Allah SWT to Muslims to run. With knowing the many of the commandments of Allah SWT, we will feel grateful and happy because the command of Allah is the command to save and make us happy in the Hereafter. Read more about Right Ways How to be Closer to Allah SWT
Allah Ta’ala says in Quran.
“Then they twain ate thereof so that their shame became apparent unto them, and they began to hide by heaping on themselves some of the leaves of the Garden. And Adam disobeyed his Lord, so went astray.Then his Lord chose him, and relented toward him, and guided him.20:123 He said: Go down hence, both of you, one of you a foe unto the other. But when there come unto you from Me a guidance, then whoso followeth My guidance, he will not go astray nor come to grief. But he who turneth away from the remembrance of Me, his will be a narrow life, and I shall bring him blind to the assembly on the Day of Resurrection.”
The availability of faith is sometimes absent in humans. The above explanation teaches that our faith must be kept and maintained. Hopefully, the 15 how to improve faith in Islam can give the benefit of us as Muslim both man and woman.