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Do you have the winter blues?

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    Posted: 12 October 2018 at 2:37am
 Assalamu 'Alaikum,

Lots of people get depressed in winter, or suffer from the "winter blues". The medical name for this winter depression is seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

However, in Islam, we do not get winter blues (or at least we are not supposed to)... in fact: we look forward to the dark, cold winter months. How is that?...

Winter in Islam is called 'The cold booty'... meaning the 'season of easy rewards'... 

Throughout the history of Islam, winter has always been a 'happy' season because the days become shorter (and therefore it is easier to perform voluntary fasting), and the nights become longer (and therefore it is easier to offer voluntary 'night prayers').

I personally think that one of the most satisfying and rewarding acts that anyone can perform... is to 'peel yourself away' from your lovely cosy warm bed... do wudhu (ablution wash)... and then have a 'one-to-one' with The Lord Of The Worlds Allah SWT, whereby you pray, repent and ask for forgiveness from you previous daily sins, read and study Qur'an, make Du'aa, reflect on your life and priorities...etc... [all this while everyone else is having a 'whale of a time' enjoying a cosy sleep in the darkest and coldest hours of the night!].




So what can you do?...

1) Fast at least 3 days every Islamic month. The best days to fast are 13th, 14th and 15th, and also Mondays and Thursdays, to follow the Sunnah of your Prophet (you will find that it is easy... all you are doing more or less is 'skipping lunch'..)

2) Get up 1 hour before Fajr prayer, do Wudhu and pray ...etc.

3) Do Istighfar (Asking for forgiveness), so that your name will be included with those mentioned in the following verse: Qur'an [3:17]:

The patient, the true, the obedient, those who spend [in the way of Allah], and those who seek forgiveness before dawn.

4) Practice reciting the Qur'an that you know by heart, and learn new chapters (Surah).

Wassalam
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Good posting MIAW ...
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala always give us His grace and protection. Aamiin.
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Originally posted by asep garut asep garut wrote:

Good posting MIAW ...
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala always give us His grace and protection. Aamiin.

Aameen. Jazakallahu Khairan Asep.
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