13 Ways to Increase Concentration in Islam
Concentration is an expensive thing. It is not sold in the store. It becomes very important to do our daily activities.
Deep concentration is believed that it can complete our tasks quickly. But in fact, concentration is not easy, because there are many causes that can break the concentration of someone. Moreover, a sensitive person will ease to be disturbed by little things.
If you are doing a complete task, you must need high concentration. But your mind can scatter with other things, such as there is a gossip in your group chatting. As a result, your task cannot finish on time, it is delayed and it must be brought overtime. Please do not make it as your habit, because it can affect in your life later.
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The lack of concentration can bring a great loss. Because of that concentration must be kept well. If the difficultness of concentration continues, it can disturb your spiritualism. Here are some ways how to improve concentration in Islam.
- Pray before doing something
As Moslems, we should pray before doing something. This worship is believed that it is the most effective way to give inner peace.
Iman Al-Ghazali in Minhajul ‘Abidin ila Jannati Rabbil ‘Alamin offended a prayer in Qur’an that Allah Subahnahu Wa Ta’ala commanded to Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. So, unwanted thoughts will not come. The prayer is below,
وَقُلْ رَّبِّ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِيْنِ وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَّحْضُرُوْنِ
“(And say) My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils, And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me.” (Q.S. Al-Mu’minun : 97 – 98)
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- Get sufficient rest
Sufficient rest can help our brain to relax from tension in daily life. Some researches have showed that taking a nap can strengthen memorize and increase concentration. Get sufficient rest is very important to be done, so concentration keeps stable a long day.
But if we sleep shortage at night, it can cause the shrinkage of brain’s volume. If it happens constantly, it can cause the reduction of brain’s finction and the weakness of concentration. So that, we should get sufficient rest to make our concentration better.
- Do not think unimportant thing
In fact, if you think very much, you will often forget. So, you should avoid to think unimportant things and do many things in the same times (multitasking).
Indeed, the brain works cannot do many things together. If you force it, you will be difficult to concentrate. Finally, it can cause your focus and concentrate fade. It will affect with your job or your study.
- Has breakfast everyday
Before you start your day, you should not abandon breakfast. The result of research has showed that if you have breakfast every day, it can increase your memory and concentrate. Besides that, a health specialist said that a student who has breakfast in the morning will be better that a student who does not have breakfast.
He will be more capable to concentrate and absorb the lesson well. So, his grades will be better than his friends. You may also read importance of breakfast in Islam.
- Do one thing until it finish
You should get used to do one thing until it finish, then do another job. This can help you to be more focus. Avoid habit to do many jobs in the same time, because it can decrease your concentration and your work will be more maximal.
Your work can finish on time or faster. So, you will be not scolded by your head office, your teache or your parents.
- Drink much water
Before you start your day, you should get used to drink water. If you do not drink much water, your body will be weak. It can also cause your concentration decrease and you are difficult to focus. Because of that, you must be sure that you drink a glass of water every hour. This thing will make you fresh and you will have high concentration.
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- Provide a special time to daydream
Daydreaming a problem can decrease your concentration while you are working. To anticipate that problem, you can provide a special time to daydream all you want. After finishing, your mind will be more focus and concentrate. You can continue your task and do it well.
- Do meditation
Meditation is not for clear mind. But it is more about minding in one thing or point. Sit in a quiet place, then focus in one problem. By meditation continuously, your concentrate will be stronger. You may also read ways on how to meditate in Islam.
- Make a strong commitment
Build a strong commitment about a problem or job. For example, “I must finish this job now, and I will not do other activities”. By this strong commitment, your concentration will increase gradually.
Moslem who always dhikr will have a calm heart. A calm heart makes your mind more focus and concentrate. You will not feel restless. It also makes you closer to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala said,
“By the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (Q.S. Ar-Ra’d : 28)
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- Control mind
If we want to have strong concentration, we should control our mind and calm it. We must watch out our mind, so it can be not influenced by many bother that can affect our concentration. So that, we need endurance to concentrate without unwanted thoughts. If we have that wish, our concentration will be easier.
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Concentration is an activity. Of course, if we practice it continuously, it will be better. We do not hope to be great people without practicing. Indeed, there is no specific practice to increase concentration, but life gives many chance for us to practice our concentration. The key is always taking a chance to increase concentration skill.
- Control yourself
People who can control themselves in many situation signed that they are smart to adjust themselves. They will not mix their problems (private life and work life) with their jobs. Forget personal problems can ease you to more concentrate in your job. So, you can finish your job well.
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Thus the article about 13 how to improve concentration in Islam. Hopefully, it can help you to increase your concentration and make you more successful. Amen.