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1. Talk to your and my Lord, Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He)
During my short life, I have realized that one gets weary of listening to someone go on and on about what’s going wrong in their lives. But more importantly, one gets weary of speaking about it all the time too! I came to a point where I felt I could not bring myself to speak to anyone about my troubling thoughts, and I was ready to crumble with their weight. I was in utter despair. Then like a ray of light which pierced the darkness that was surrounding me, I came upon this ayah:
And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 186]
2. Walk through the door of healing and strengthening
Close your eyes and ask yourself, “What could possibly be the best way to heal and keep my heart alive?” Go on. Do it.
That was my answer. And it was true. “And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers…” [Qur’an: Chapter 17, Verse 82]
Pick it up.
Ponder over what it says.
Even if it’s one simple command that you can, just do it.
For there can never be any other source of life for the heart other than the Qur’an. It is just the way Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) has created it.