In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Positive Thinking

One of the behavioral therapies used in psychology is cognitive therapy. The goal of cognitive therapy is to alleviate depression or anxiety by helping patients identify and test negative cognitions, develop alternative, flexible and positive ways of thinking and rehearse new cognitive and behavioral responses. The therapist usually asks the patient as a homework to write down a list of positive aspects of his life to be a reference for him and a reminder if he falls back in negative thinking.

[10:57] O people, enlightenment has come to you herein from your Lord, and healing for anything that troubles your hearts, and guidance, and mercy for the believers.

The healing power of Quran is demonstrated in many verses that the believers could fall back on in case of adversity or hardship or even in case of prosperity. The Most Merciful sent down to His servants reassurance, good news, warnings, guidance, enlightenment, support, condolence, relief, encouragement and other strategies they can apply at different situations of this life. God’s words are full of good news about His taking care of His believers, supporting them, defending them, protecting them and helping them prevail as long as they continue to hold fast to His rope. His words are healing for any anxiety, fear, hopelessness, worthlessness, worries, grief or despair. God has blessed His believers by protecting them from the devil and reassuring them that he has no power over them. He has also enlightened them how to seek refuge in Him.

[23:97] Say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils.
[23:98] "And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me."

[3:175] It is the devil's system to instill fear into his subjects. Do not fear them and fear Me instead, if you are believers.

God’s words come to us as the most efficacious prescription for many adversities and unpleasant feelings and we need to use it for our own good. The scripture is full of positive verses that could help alleviate trouble, protect the believers from any pessimism and help them look forward to a bright future with positive attitude. He promised them victory, prevailing, protection and approval:

[10:62] Absolutely, God's allies have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
[10:63] They are those who believe and lead a righteous life.
[10:64] For them, joy and happiness in this world, as well as in the Hereafter. This is God's unchangeable law. Such is the greatest triumph.

[47:10] Did they not roam the earth and see the consequences for those before them? God destroyed their works; all disbelievers will suffer the same fate.
[47:11] This is because God is the Lord of those who believe, while the disbelievers have no lord.

[22:38] God defends those who believe. God does not love any betrayer, unappreciative.

[3:174] They have deserved God's blessings and grace. No harm ever touches them, for they have attained God's approval. God possesses infinite grace.

[3:160] If God supports you, none can defeat you. And if He abandons you, who else can support you? In God the believers shall trust.

[9:51] Say, "Nothing happens to us, except what God has decreed for us. He is our Lord and Master. In God the believers shall trust."

[47:35] Therefore, you shall not waver and surrender in pursuit of peace, for you are guaranteed victory, and God is with you. He will never waste your efforts.

[8:40] If they turn away, then you should know that God is your Lord and Master; the best Lord and Master, the best supporter.

[10:65] Do not be saddened by their utterances. All power belongs to God. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

[20:130] Therefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise and before sunset. And during the night glorify Him, as well as at both ends of the day, that you may be happy.

[48:4] He is the One who places contentment into the hearts of believers to augment more faith, in addition to their faith. To God belongs all forces of the heavens and the earth. God is Omniscient, Most Wise.

[22:78] You shall strive for the cause of God as you should strive for His cause. He has chosen you and has placed no hardship on you in practicing your religion - the religion of your father Abraham. He is the one who named you "Submitters" originally. Thus, the messenger shall serve as a witness among you, and you shall serve as witnesses among the people. Therefore, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and hold fast to God; He is your Lord, the best Lord and the best Supporter.

[39:38] If you ask them, "Who created the heavens and the earth?" they will say, "God." Say, "Why then do you set up idols beside God? If God willed any adversity for me, can they relieve such an adversity? And if He willed a blessing for me, can they prevent such a blessing?" Say, "God is sufficient for me." In Him the trusters shall trust.

[12:67] And he said, "O my sons, do not enter from one door; enter through separate doors. However, I cannot save you from anything that is predetermined by God. To God belongs all judgments. I trust in Him, and in Him shall all the trusters put their trust."

[20:46] He said, "Do not be afraid, for I will be with you, listening and watching.

[22:15] If anyone thinks that God cannot support him in this life and in the Hereafter, let him turn completely to (his Creator in) heaven, and sever (his dependence on anyone else). He will then see that this plan eliminates anything that bothers him.

[41:30] Those who proclaim: "Our Lord is God," then lead a righteous life, the angels descend upon them: "You shall have no fear, nor shall you grieve. Rejoice in the good news that Paradise has been reserved for you.
[41:31] "We are your allies in this life, and in the Hereafter. You will have in it anything you wish for; you will have anything you want.

[2:153] O you who believe, seek help through steadfastness and the Contact Prayers (Salat). God is with those who steadfastly persevere.

[9:40] If you fail to support him (the messenger), God has already supported him. Thus, when the disbelievers chased him, and he was one of two in the cave, he said to his friend, "Do not worry; God is with us." God then sent down contentment and security upon him, and supported him with invisible soldiers. He made the word of the disbelievers lowly. God's word reigns supreme. God is Almighty, Most Wise.

[15:97] We know full well that you may be annoyed by their utterances.
[15:98] You shall sing the praises of your Lord, and be with the prostrators.
[15:99] And worship your Lord, in order to attain certainty.

[20:68] We said, "Have no fear. You will prevail.

[48:1] We have bestowed upon you (O Messenger) a great victory.
[48:2] Whereby God forgives your past sins, as well as future sins, and perfects His blessings upon you, and guides you in a straight path.
[48:3] Additionally, God will support you with an unwavering support.

[2:155] We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.
[2:156] When an affliction befalls them, they say, "We belong to God, and to Him we are returning."

[39:17] As for those who discard the worship of all idols, and devote themselves totally to God alone, they have deserved happiness. Give good news to My servants.

[61:11] Believe in God and His messenger and strive in the cause of God with your money and your lives. This is the best deal for you, if you only knew.
[61:12] In return, He forgives your sins, and admits you into gardens with flowing streams, with beautiful mansions in the gardens of Eden. This is the greatest triumph.
[61:13] Additionally, you get something you truly love: support from God and guaranteed victory. Give good news to the believers.

[24:55] God promises those among you who believe and lead a righteous life, that He will make them sovereigns on earth, as He did for those before them, and will establish for them the religion He has chosen for them, and will substitute peace and security for them in place of fear. All this because they worship Me alone; they never set up any idols beside Me. Those who disbelieve after this are the truly wicked.

Praise be to God, Lord of the universe.

Peaceful Friday, salaam, and God bless.