I've been struggling with my faith for a while. It's now at an all time low. I barely pray and when I do I dondon't't feel any "special connection" with God. I also find it difficult to pick up a Quran and start reading since I can't understand what I'm actually reading. I constantly feel guilty about this and it puts me off even beginning to practice Islam as I once used to do. Is this normal? Has anyone else ever felt like this?
 

4 Comments

  • Anonymous

    03/01/2020

    Ramadan Mubarak Everyone! I was wondering how everyone was getting on with Ramadan during lockdown and Salat. I have surprised myself by feeling spiritual and reflective. I find this time of the year peaceful and it allows me to get my thoughts, life in order. My Salats are better but it's not neccessary the quantity i feel the quality of my prayers have improved. This allows me to feel connected to Allah and also grounds me. I even mixed up Mindfulness and Salat. Anyone else tried this???

    Reply Report Comment
  • Anonymous

    22/04/2020

    Dont be so hard on yourself - our emaan is like a rollercoaster with highs and lows. All you can do is try your best and ask Allah for guidance that doesnt always need to take place on the prayer mat, it can be done anytime and anywhere! I hope the coming Ramadan gives you the boost you need - Ramadan Mubarak!!

    Reply Report Comment
  • Shameem

    03/01/2020

    hey Zeinab, i understand. i think when i started reading the Qur'an in English, and learning what my salat means in English, i have found it slightly easier. it's a process and will take time...keep going, you'redoing well. :)

    Reply Report Comment
  • Anonymous

    03/01/2020

    yes sister it is normal. I do feel that the fact you are talking about it means that your faith is significant, otherwise why would you write this. it's about having faith, but faith will be different for everyone. i am feeling very spirtual recently, and have been reading up on sufisim, which has ignited a deeper level of belief which is more than turning the beads on a tasbee. it's difficult to articulate, but it is all about the diffrent levels of understanding of faith and seeing it as a journey / continumm ??? am i making any sense?

    Reply Report Comment

Join Our Movement

Raise your voice and get connected