Hitting Your Lowest Point

What does it mean to be at a low point? To be at a low point in life means to not see the light at the end of the tunnel, to feel worse than you’ve ever felt, to feel stuck and trapped, to feel like you can’t find a way out of a certain situation or feeling. This can be because of an outside circumstance that is out of our control such as the death of a loved one, or it can be caused by our own ignorance and despair. “Think about the potential, just as you are feeling the pain of the uniqueness of the hardship you have to think about the uniqueness of the reward in that moment” (Dr. Omar Suleiman). What does this mean exactly? When we’ve hit our lows, we need to take a step back and look at what we can do in this moment to gain reward. You can become weak and fall into a life of despair and sadness or you can take this moment to turn to Allah (swt) and increase your iman. 

Patience is so important in Islam. Allah (swt) says in the Quran, “Be patient. God does not let the rewards of those who do good go to waste” (11:115). This dunya is such a short snippet of what Jannah holds. Our minds can’t even comprehend the beauty and reward that awaits us in Jannah. This life is so short to waste and be in despair when we could use this time to strengthen our relationship with Allah (swt) and do our part in striving towards Jannah. Turn to Allah (swt) in times of pain and pleasure. Our spirituality can affect the way we live our lives, and the way we feel physically. Having a positive spiritual mindset can positively influence your mentality and body physically. “On the basis of existing research (Levin and Chatters, 1998; Boswell et al., 2006; Lawler-Row and Elliott, 2009; Yonker et al., 2012; Archana and Updesh, 2014), we assumed that spirituality and health-related behaviors were factors which could be positively associated with psychological well-being. We also supposed that both factors had a positive relationship with subjective well-being. Moreover, since spirituality has been proven to reduce the odds of health-risk behavior (Jesse and Reed, 2004; see also Unterrainer et al., 2014) and is associated with a higher level of health-behavior (Park et al., 2009); we hypothesized that spirituality would also be associated with health-related behavior”.

Written By Anan Helwih 

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