4 Strong Influencers of our Life – Making us happy, eternally

Running fast is what everybody seems to do these days. With an intention to win every game, we tend to overlook the collateral damage. Result: most of us suffer from heaps of emotional, social and personal problems. Some experience relationship difficulties and some face educational hardships. Some have even lost that emotional bond with their families. However, to get things back on track, a positive approach and extensive counseling is required. After all, we should live our share of time as Allah and His Messenger taught us.

An Islamic community addresses these problems by resolving them with four important institutes whose goals are to support and assist individuals They helps is in:

  1. Reconciling relationships with our parents
  2. Transitioning from home to independent living
  3. Crisis situations to minimize disruption in our lives 

Home and Family Life

Whatever a child learns at his home gets craved in the heart. It is to stay for the whole life. Every good or bad deed is adopted by a child from his home. Considering this fact, parents and family members are the best counselors of every problem faced by a child.

Childhood and adolescence is usually accompanied by various encounters of behavioral changes. Extreme ends may lead to addiction of drugs and alcohol. Family is the best resort to ask for help with these issues. They can:

  1. Keep an eye on daily habits.
  2. Affection and care to strengthen the emotional bond.
  3. Help built personalities in a positive manner.
  4. They should know the gatherings their child is involved.

Education Institutions

Teachers and mentors at school and colleges need to provide adequate information to the teenagers about their educational domain. They can provide counseling for managing home and workplace environment, tips to handle complex situations and ways to avoid them.

Masajid

Masajid are the best places to interact with people, share each other’s problems and seek solutions. Masjid Imams and volunteers are well trained to listen and provide solutions revolving around the young age group. They give them guidance on how to fix their everyday complications whether emotional, financial or educational in the light of Islam. As a result, an individual starts managing worldly affairs while using religious guidelines.

Society

Society plays a vital role in our lives, this is the reason why majority of youth problems arises from the societal environment. However, an Islamic society is closely bound together to handle such problems. A collective approach is used towards every complex situation. Thus, if a Muslim brother suffering from such problems lives in a Muslim society than Alhamdulillah he can easily resolve them with the help of his other Muslim brothers.

 “The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those – Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” [9:71]