Signs of Weak Imaan & Ways to Increase it.

 

Signs
of Weak Imaan:


1) Committing sins and not feeling any
guilt

2) Having a hard heart and no desire to
read the Quraan

3) Feeling lazy to do good deeds, e.g.
being  late for salaat

4) Neglecting the Sunnah

5) Having mood swings, for instance being
upset about petty things and being bothered and irritated most of the time.

6) Not feeling anything when hearing verses
from the Quraan, for instances when Allah warns us of punishments and his
promise of glad tidings.

7) Finding difficulty in remembering Allah
and making zikr.

8) Not feeling bad when things are done
against the Shariah.

9) Having a desire for status.

10) Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting
to part with health.

11) Ordering to do good deeds when we
are not practising them ourselves.

12) Feeling pleased when things are not
progressing for others.

13) People bothering about whether something
is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makhru (not recommended) things.

14) Making fun of people who do simple
good deeds, like cleaning the mosque.

15) When not feeling concerned about the
situation of Muslims.

16) Not feeling the responsibility to
do something to promote Islam.

17) Being unable to deal with calamities,
for instance crying and yelling in funerals.

18) Liking to argue just for the sake
of arguing without any proof.

19) Becoming engrossed and very involved
for dunyah, i.e. wordly things, for instance feeling bad when losing something
in terms of material wealth.

20) Becoming engrossed and obsessive in
ourselves

 

Ways to Increase Our Imaan:

 


 1) Recitation and pondering
on the meanings of the Quraan.Tranquility then descends and our heart becomes
soft. To get optimum benefit, remind ourselves that Allah is speaking to
us. People are described in different categories in the Quraan; think in
which of them do we find ourselves

 

 2) Realize the greatness of Allah.
Everything is under his control. There are signs in everything we see that
points us to his greatness. Everything happen according to his permission.
Allah keeps track and looks after everything, even a black ant on a blact
rock ina dark moonless night.

 3) To make an effort to gain knowledge,
at least the basic things in daily life e.g. how to make the wudu properly.
To know the meaning behind Allah’s name and attributes. People who have
taqwah are those who have knowledge.

 4) To attend gatherings where Allah
is remembered. In such gatherings we are surrounded by angels.

 5) We have to increase our good deeds.
One good deed leads to another good deed. Someone who gives charity, Allah
will make way for him or her to do good deeds easy  for that person.
Good deeds must be done continuously, not in spurts.

 6) We  must fear a miserable
end of our life; the remembrance of death is the destroyer of pleasures

 7) To remember the different levels
of akhirah, for instance when we are put in our graves, when we are judged,
whether we are in paradise or hell.

 8) Make duah, realize that we need
Allah. Be humble. Not to have much hope for worldly things in this life

 9) Our love for Subhanallah Wa Ta’Allah
must be shown in actions. We must hope Allah will accept our prayers, and
be in constant fear that we do wrong. At night before going to sleep, we
must think what good did we do for during day.

 10) Realize the effects of sins and
disobedience- ones imaan is increased with good deeds and our imaan is
decreased by bad deeds. Everything that happens is because Allah wanted
it. When calamity befalls us-it is also from Allah. It is a direct result
of our disobedience to Allah.

  

 

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