How to stop mind talking?
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Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I have a question and that is i want to how
can stop mind talking....i do that alot of times....sometimez i think aim goin
crazy....but any who i recite the quran and just keep the remmberence of Allah
all the time..so plz brother in islam help me with this situation....
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How to stop mind talking ?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask
for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever
He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that
there is no one (no idol, no person, no
grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai,
nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that
Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Dear and Beloved Sister in Islam, it is in the bestowed
nature of mankind that the thought process of every sane human being will
always be ‘on’; and the mind will keep on thinking on the matter which is
closest to one’s heart.
Whatever is the pre-occupation of the heart, the mind will
automatically keep thinking about it! If one’s heart is filled with the love of
money, then the mind will keep thinking about money! If one’s heart is filled with the love of
someone, the mind will keep thinking about that person! If one’s heart is filled with the hatred of
someone, then the mind will keep thinking about it! Thus whatever is the pre-occupation of the
heart, it is only natural that the mind will follow it!
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.49 (part) Narrated by An
Numan bin Bashir
I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying,
‘Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed),
the whole body becomes good; but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt;
and that is: the heart.’
Thus it is only the contentment of the heart which will
bring one contentment and peace of the mind!
If one’s heart is pre-occupied with the transient pleasures or trials of
this world, it is only natural for the mind to be restless; and although every
single human being in the world is searching in vain for this mirage of how to
get ‘contentment of the heart’, the All-Knowing, All Wise Lord has provided the
formula of where and how to seek this contentment in one Glorious Aayah of
guidance in the Holy Quran:
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah
Raad verse 28-29: The people who have accepted (the Message), their hearts find comfort in the remembrance
of Allah. Note it well!, that is Allah’s remembrance Alone that brings
contentment to the hearts!
Blessed are those who have accepted the Message and done righteous
deeds. They will have a good end.
Allah Subhanah declares that the ONLY way to find
contentment of the heart (and mind) is the constant Remebrance of Allah
Subhanah. Only those fortunate ones who
fill their hearts with the love and awe of Allah Subhanah will be delivered
from this state of restless and emptiness!
It is only when one understands and accepts and submits to Allah’s
Message, will one be able to relieve himself of the state of depression and
stress and emptiness that follows the transient pleasures and trials of this
world; for regardless of the condition one is in the life of this world, after
the acceptance of the Divine Message, he is absolutely convinced and content at
every Decree of His Lord. And the person
who has this conviction supreme, puts his full trust and belief in the Lord of
the Worlds and his heart and mind is constant in reminding him to prepare
himself for the inevitable meeting with his Merciful and Bounteous Creator!
Thus my dear and beloved sister, the one and only way to
seek the contentment of the heart and thus the mind, is to be constant in your
remembrance of Allah Subhanah and in the doing of good righteous deeds that
would enable you to earn the Pleasure and Good Will of your Lord, Most
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to
Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only
Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,