andwidenedeyes asked: essalamu 3aleikom (nice reminder =D ) finals are around the bend- i've memorized the duaa's for studying by heart by now but what i really need (and i'm sure i'm not the only unfortunate one with this problem?) is with my laziness/procrastination? i can't focus on anything, please help.
Salaam wa rahmatullah,
I know, finals can be awfully stressful. And I think duas can go so far; I believe that Allah would not only want us to make dua to Him for assistance and guidance, but do our practical part as well. Hence, we study as well as make dua in order that we become successful beings. I believe that balance and moderation in Islam goes a long way.
Personally, I think that laziness is such a disease; however, not of the limbs, but of the entire body. The reason why we find ourselves lazy is because we find reasons to do things later; this is not what Islam teaches us. Our Prophet RasulAllah could have easily said: well, I’m tired. But he didn’t. Despite all his trials and tribulations, he still found the means to keep going. In the hardest of times, where he watched with his bear eyes how his followers were tortured from limb to limb, he still preached the Oneness of God.
And yet, somehow, we still find ourselves lazy. If Muhammad did all that he did with such hardship, and yet we have little hardship and have much time to do what needs to be done, how are we not surprised when we found ourselves in such a low state of faith? We need to prioritize what is important and what is not. We need to wake ourselves up in the morning hours before Fajr in order to maintain consistency. We need to be organized and clean human beings; this is what Islam intended for us.
InshaAllah if we all keep this in mind, our procrastination might just disperse. Much love, Dee.