When We Can’t Figure Out Why We’re Feeling Worried or Tense

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

From the toughest of tensions or anxieties [to overcome] are those whose causes you’re not aware of. It’s as if something were heavy and pressing down on your chest and paralyzing your limbs.

These [feelings] are wake up calls for self-review, pause points to reflect upon personal accountability.

When a believer thinks about what might have caused his worry [or] distress–that maybe it’s some oppression he fell into, some sin he engaged in, or some careless neglect he had grown used to–he fixes his situation by repenting, asking [Allāh] for forgiveness, and turning back [to Him] until he sees those clouds disappear from the sky, bit by bit.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 26 Sep 21. 15:43 GMT+3.