Finding Inner Peace and Tranquility: Remembrance of God as a RemedyAugust 22, 2023
Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of God. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of God, hearts are assured."S. Ar-Ra'd 28
Whether you are an adolescent or an adult, if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, and your relationships with parents, friends, and your surroundings are turbulent, you are not alone. If you tend to lean towards excess in various areas, if nothing seems to satisfy you, and if solitude and distance appeal to you, know that many individuals share these struggles. Regardless of life's phase, the discomfort may vary, but it remains present.
You may hear that these feelings are transient, arising from physical changes during adolescence, or that you are in the process of shaping your identity and forming new relationships with those around you. You may receive advice on sexuality and the pursuit of autonomy. If you are an adult, you might find yourself prescribed various medications, or even hospitalized for weeks to monitor your treatment. However, in the end, you might find yourself enclosed, realizing that nothing is the same as before.
How many among us suffer from occasional or chronic anxiety disorders, and how many have silently departed, leaving their loved ones in mourning? In the United States alone, the number of suicides reaches 50,000 per year, equating to 132 suicides per day. This stands as the eleventh leading cause of death in a country considered prosperous and powerful. Unsuccessful suicide attempts far exceed 1.7 million per year. In France, 9,000 people end their lives each year, not to mention the victims of tobacco (75,320), alcohol (41,000), and drugs (644), nor those affected by domestic, police, and societal violence. All of this stems from a psychological imbalance, a lack of contentment filled with extensive reliance on additives in the form of drugs, violent behaviors, sexual abuse, and increasingly diverse methods of self-destruction, culminating in the ultimate despair of suicide.
Yet, it is in the remembrance of God that hearts find peace and tranquility: "O you who have believed, respond to God and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that God intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered."
At Quranforsoul, we are convinced that providing the word of God to humanity equates to offering the key to contentment and the solution for the soul and mind. By offering the Holy Quran, you save lives, bring tranquility to families, and contribute to the social peace of nations.