The Sunnah of Mental Focus
Everybody has, at some point of time in their lives, woken up in a state of sluggishness, laziness, weakness, fatigue, or felt like a dark cloud has come over their heads. Perhaps Shaitan visited you during your sleep in a dream or otherwise, perhaps you are ill or perhaps the ebb and flow of life has balanced the abundance of good feeling with some bad. But we, as active healthy Muslims, must take our affairs into our own hands with the knowledge and strength that Allah has blessed us with. Our bodies are a trust that Allah has bestowed us with, which we must take care of. We must also take our Prophet ﷺ (who was strong, powerful, capable, adaptive and elegant) as the guide whom Allah sent to remind us. The main difference is that Prophet ﷺ was taught directly by Allah through the angel Gabriel while we are blessed in a way that is indirect (through the Qur’an and his Sunnah which has been passed down through generations.)Let us start at the beginning of the day, as that is what generally makes us or breaks us. ‘Ubaidullah bin Mihsan Al-Ansari reported:
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whosoever begins the day feeling family security and good health; and possessing provision for his day is as though he possessed the whole world.” [At- Tirmidhi].