Dissatisfaction of the soul

I'm suffering from sorrows and dissatisfaction with my appearance. I'm grown up with many emotional problems with my family. Now I'm emotionally ill and it's getting worse. I feel very hard to bring my mind into control. Indeed I feel very hard to pray though I have the intention. I was continuously praying tahajjud but now I can't wake up for subah, and I'm losing my confidence. What can I do to overcome this quickly? Please give me advice to overcome this situation with simple ways because I know many things that help to prevent depression but I can't do them.

My advice is to reflect each day on something good which has happened to you either that day or on previous days, and make sujood ash-shukr (the prostration for gratitude). You don't have to have wudoo, nor do you have to face the Qiblah. In sha Allah, it will help make a difference in your life.

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ ﴿٧

“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.'”[1]

There is no "quick" cure. Just do the things which will increase your iman and gradually your situation will improve. Iman is increased by doing additional good deeds sincerely, and carefully avoiding sinful deeds as sins decrease iman.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ ﴿٨

 "For those who believe and work righteous deeds; is a reward that will never fail.”[2]

So, apply this simple formula in your life and your state will be transformed for sure, in shaa Allah.


[1] (Surah Ibrahim:7)

[2] (Fussilat: 8)

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