Each person in life is always doing their best to make life a lot easier each day. Either with their career, relationship, or etc. But, there always be difficult times for each person to fathom. We can’t fathom all the difficult times only by being patient. Besides patience, there are a lot of things we need to know and implement therefore we survive.
Islam, as the way of life, knows some basic principle for people to achieve easier life. So, let’s find out some ways on how to make life easy in Islam.
- Be Sincere
It is very needed to be sincere. Sincerity will make your life easier as you will not keep grudges towards someone for so long whenever you are angry. Grudges can be a burden for you ad it is not good. You will be angry everytime and it will destroy your day.
Besides that, being sincere can also gives you more advantages, for example it also forgives all of your sins. Allah once mentioned:
“Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 39:53)
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2. Be grateful
Being grateful is also one way to make life easier. When you are grateful for what you have, you’ll never feel disappointed. Besides that, being grateful is another way to appreciate Allah. Allah promised to give you more than you expect if you keep expressing your gratitude. Stated in the ayah below.
“If you express gratitude, I shall certainly give you more, and if you are ungrateful, then My punishment is severe.” (Quran, 14:7).
3. Be helpful to others
Being helpful can make your life easier as it helps you satisfying your soul. When your soul is rich with meaningful experience, you can be happy easily. Our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) once mentioned about enrichment of soul in the hadith below.
“True enrichment does not come through possessing a lot of wealth, but true enrichment is the enrichment of the soul.” (Bukhari)
Besides enriching your soul, actually helping others can also make you rewarded Allah’s jannah (read more helping others in islam). It is told in the hadith below.
“…Allah is helping the servant as long as the servant is helping his brother.Whoever follows a path in order to seek knowledge thereby, Allah will make easy doe him, due to it, a path to Paradise.
No people gather together in a house of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, except that tranquility descended upon them, mercy covers them, the angels surround them and Allah makes mention of them to those in His presence. Whoever is slowed by his deeds will not be hastened forward by his lineage.” (Muslim). [AdSense-B]
4. Stop comparing with others
It is good not to compare our life with others. We should believe that whatever we feel, how much pain we endure, it’s the same as the struggle of other people. Allah will not give us problems we can’t solve as it enhance our strength. Therefore, to live the life easier, we should stop comparing and be grateful of what we have.
“Look at those below you (less fortunate than you), and don’t look at those above you, for this is better.” (Muslim)
5. Maintain good relations with others
Good relations with others is beneficial because when you have good relations with people, they will help you when you are in trouble. Social relations can also give you more support the life because it will equip you with good surrounding.
[AdSense-A] Additionally, the nature of people is to help and be dependent with other people, that’s why we need to maintain good relations with other.
“All created beings are the dependants of Allah, and the most beloved of creation to Allah is the one who is good to His dependants” (Bayhaqi)
6. Consume healthy foods
Consuming healthy foods will support your productivity. Besides that, it will also maintain your health. By being healthy, your life will be easier because you’ll prevent being sick and still can continue your activity. No one feels happy being sick, right?
7. Only expect from Allah
Imagine, when we pray and put our expectation for other than Allah, like human-beings for example. The probability of them to disappoint us is high because they are just temporal creatures. It is different from expecting something from Allah.
Allah himself love all his creature and promised not to disappoint them. It is important to rely only to Allah.
“O Allah, give me enough of what You have made lawful to suffice me from what You have made unlawful, and enrich me by Your bounty giving me independence from all other than You.” (Tirmidhi)
8. Strive for goodness
Striving for goodness will make your life easier as it will lead you to success. When you do everything in a good way, Allah promised to surround you with goodness as told in the ayah below:
“But We shall be sure to guide to Our ways those who strive hard for Our cause: God is with those who do good.” (Quran, 29:69)
9. Do dhikr
There are so many benefits of dhikr. It will comfort your soul. You can start doing dhikr before sleeping or after praying. Our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) liked doing dhikr as mentioned in the hadith below:
“Sometimes I perceive a veil over my heart, and I supplicate Allah for forgiveness a hundred times in a day.” (Muslim)
You can start reciting some short pieces of dhikr for you beginning. As the day goes by, you can improve your read into the longer ones.
- Repeat Astagfirullah for 100 times : أستغفر الله . “I seek forgiveness of Allah.“
- Recite SubhanAllahi wa biHamdihi, Subhan-Allahil adheem for 100 times. سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ. “Glory be to Allah, and Praise, Glory be to Allah, the Supreme.”
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10. Have productive routine
Creating productive routine will make your life easier because it is well-planned. When you are having no routine, everything will turn into chaos because you can’t manage the time well. Our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) loves those who have productive routine.
So start by completing your mandatory prayers everyday, having productive activities like working, studying, or discussion with friends, consuming good foods, and others.
“The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) had carefully apportioned his time according to the demands on him for: offering worship to Allah public affairs, and personal matters.
After the early morning prayers he would remain sitting in the mosque reciting praises of Allah till the sun rose and more people collected. He would then preach to them. After the sermons were over, he would talk genially with the people, enquire about their welfare and even exchange jokes with them. Taxes and revenues were also distributed at this time” (Muslim)
- Be forgiving
- Be intellect
- Be loyal
- Be respectful to parents and relatives
- Do sunnah prayer besides the mandatory ones
That’s 15 ways on how to make life easy in Islam. If you find this article beneficial, please share it to your friends and social medias. Remember, sharing is caring, isn’t?