The Calm Experiment

Lately I’ve come to the realization that when we have a problem, and we are not sure what to do, the best solution is to:

1. Admit to Allah (swt) that you do NOT know what you should do.
2. Ask Allah to guide you/help you with this issue.
3. Bring your inner state to a feeling a calmness/feeling good within.
4. Look for the signs of Allah around you, receive ideas as to what to do about the situation (for example: talk to someone you trust about it) and ultimately receive the solution to your problem.

I urge readers to try this experiment the next time they face an issue about which they do not know what to do. By admitting our uncertainty about a situation, turning to Allah, and bringing our inner state to a feeling of calmness and peace, I believe that the situation will naturally be resolved. I am learning about the peace that comes from admitting that sometimes I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

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  1. NAIMAH HAMEED

    Asalamu Alaykum,my dear sister. you have written a very interesting article, my reason for saying so, is that when you look around, there are so much anger and hurt! Reading your article will ,god willing, encourage the reader to contemplate what you yourself have experienced. I have 5 children,who i am happy to say are now grownups,and boy! did I had to learn how to stay calm in many situations! I do my best,today, in my life to remain calm when confronted with whatever(lol). You do great work, may Allah (swt) continue to guide you to be of help to your fellow man!

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Wa alaikum as salaam dear Um Naimah, thank you so much for your supportive comment. I agree that staying calm is a wonderful skill to learn. May Allah bless you for encouraging me!

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