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As we proceed to be suffering from this pandemic, which is having a devastating impact upon our lives, we should discover methods to beat the impact it’s having upon our souls.
If we are able to agree that the soul represents that interior supply of sunshine, inspiration, hope and braveness given to us by our Creator, and that which makes us human, then we should search refuge with the one who gave us this physique and soul, to deal with the current state of affairs of the virus, racial and social turmoil, together with the sense of loneliness many people might really feel.
Simply as we discover ourselves in want of defending our immune system by means of masking and distancing, so should we defend our souls from the invasion of dis-ease to make sure the continued well being of our emotional and non secular well being.
The query turns into, how can we accomplish this?
G’d has given us an answer and a plan to assist us heal and immunize ourselves. This plan requires that we relearn easy methods to get nearer to that which supplies us life.
With the closing or lowered capability to make use of our locations of worship for refuge and solace, we discover the necessity to flip inward, start to study who we’re and overcome the obstacles of the surface world that would retard our efforts.
As we start to look inward, we start to know our strengths and weaknesses as we fight that sense of loneliness, hopelessness and melancholy that generally overwhelm us. We start to see our households due to this containment in a brand new mild and develop a stronger bond of affection.
G’d has given us the instrument of religion to see by means of these clouds created by the enemy of man to create doubt and make us weak. Simply because the clouds that block the solar disappear, so shall the clouds which have entered our lives disappear.
With the rise of our Religion we start to wish extra as a person versus being in congregation. This type of prayer turns into extra centered, as the person prays earlier than the Creator in that reverent state.
We additionally discover that simply as relationships turn out to be stronger, we turn out to be extra charitable towards others as this cloud of loneliness, hopelessness and melancholy disappears.
Our religion is being examined by the circumstances underneath which we discover ourselves. Our resilience is a blessing seen in lots of acts of kindness, which point out the hope that mankind displays and bodes nicely for our future.
Regardless of your religion, G’d lets us know that after issue comes ease. If we belief in our Creator, as bleak as it might appear, the sunshine will shine once more.
Maintain the religion, and by no means lose religion.
Imam Abdul-Malik R. Ali is imam of Masjidat Tauheed in Ewing, New Jersey. From a Religion Perspective is a weekly column written by members of native religion communities.