According to Islam, human beings were created in a state of anxiety.
Indeed, mankind was created anxious: When evil touches him, impatient. And when good touches him, withholding [of it]. Except the observers of prayer
SURAH Al-Ma’arij , VERSE 19-22
Therefore, one of the main tasks of a believer in Islam is to actively try to transcend beyond that towards a higher state of consciousness through prayer and good deeds.
You might be neither a believer in a creator nor a follower of any religion.
Nevertheless, it is good sometimes to open your mind and ears to new sources of knowledge, wherever they come from. Today, we have collected a list of scripture verses found in the Quran about anxiety in Islam.
According to Islamic belief, the Quran is a literal transcript of the creator’s speech that was revealed by the angel Gabriel to the prophet Mohammad. There is only one version of the Quran that has never been altered since it was written down more than 1400 years ago.
Quran Verses About Anxiety
Islam approach towards dealing with anxiety and fear is holistic. It declares the way we think and the actions we take as the only way to handle it.
These following verses give us an idea about what Islam suggests to reduce anxiety and advise its followers to remember, do and think of whenever they are faced with it.
Hopefully, they could be helpful for you too.
1. Ease Comes With Hardship
The verse is repeated twice to emphasize that relief does not merely come after hardship but is provided with it. No matter what hardships you face, it is important to remember that you will sooner or later overcome them.
You have experienced some before, but still managed to survive.
And you should always keep the hope for a better tomorrow no matter what happens. Without it, you will become easy prey for life that toss you around the way it wants to.
2. Do Not Fear Poverty
According to Islam, suffering from anxiety due to fear of losing your source of income is a sign of a weak belief.
You also might fear poverty and worry about money. The thought of being poor or losing your career can make you feel anxious.
To deal with this anxiety you might tend to do harmful things to your health like drinking alcohol or taking harmful drugs/medications.
Do not allow fear to take control of your life.
Instead, you should work on trying to improve your financial situation by finding another job that pays you better or by starting your own project that can bring more money to the table.
Have a belief in your ability to get rid of this anxiety and do the necessary work needed to earn that privilege.
3. Stay Balanced
In Islam, you can overcome anxiety and fear by surrounding yourself with a strong faith in God’s plan for you.
What looks like a bad event or experience, might be a gift in disguise. And what looks like a good event or experience might be a thing that you will regret in the future.
Avoid over-exaggeration in your reactions to life events and experiences. When you face difficulty, then try to imagine it as a birth experience of something that could bring much more happiness and peace into your life.
And when you experience something positive that makes you feel good, then be thankful for it and share it with others.
4. You Are Strong Enough
Mistakes, failures, losses can burden your soul and causes you to feel stressed, anxious or depressed. No matter what life throws at you, always remember that you are strong enough to overcome it.
Your existence is far more important than anything you have lost or anything you have done.
The challenges are there for a reason and not by coincidence.
As we mentioned right at the beginning of this blog, Islam states that a human being was created in a state of anxiety but it also states that a human being can overcome difficulties no matter what they are.
If you are experiencing the same problems again and again, then this means that you have not learned the lesson yet and you will find yourself in the same position again, if you fail to figure out the underlying cause.
If you are facing new challenges and problems then be glad for them because, with every new challenge or problem you solve, you become a bit stronger and wiser.
People who prefer to have a safe live far away from experiences that are risky or dangerous do not grow and learn as much as people that do.
5. Do Not Give Up
Staying idle and negative will not make you feel better.
It is hard to change, but you can do it if you keep trying day in and day out.