1. Advices Regarding Overcoming Calamaties, Difficulties, Trials & Tribulations
a) Adopt Sabr
A Mu’min is rewarded for exercising Sabr.
A mu’min is always in either one of 2 conditions: Sabr or Shukr. If difficulty befalls him, he adopts Sabr and when blessed with good, he makes Shukr.
Both these attitudes are beneficial unto him.
b) Ponder over the fact that if difficulties were a bad thing, then they would not have been placed on the Ambiyaa (AS), who are the closest to ALLAH.
c) Never become despondent of the Mercy of ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala. Allah will give relief.
d) Because of the calamity, don’t become negligent with regard to the commandments of the Shariah of ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala.
e) Make lots of dua for the removal of the difficulty and adopt the correct means of removal.
f) Make abundant Taubah and Istighfaar.
2. The Acquisition of Peace
The less a person has of Dunya, the more sukoon (peace) he enjoys. Don’t let Greed engulf the heart and dont hanker after Dunya.
3. Stray Thoughts
The remedy for stray thoughts is to totally ignore them.
By entertaining the thoughts, ones mind becomes weak and Shaytaan plagues the mind with stray thoughts more and more …frustrating the person and causing him misery.
One can also read:
‘La hawla wa la quwwata illah billah’ or ‘Aamantu billahi wa rusulihi’ or spit thrice to the left (without spittle)
4. Method of Reaching ALLAH
Engage in Zikr (remembrance) and Fikr (contemplation) of ALLAH Rabbul Izzat and adopt 2 matters firmly, in order to reach ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala:
* Discard Sins
* Speak less
5. The Benefit of keeping the company of the Pious
This is two-fold, as it helps rectify a persons Deen and by keeping contact with the pious person, one may also be blessed with Dunya. It is important, however, that the maqsad (intention) is to make ISLAAH and NOT to attain Dunya.