What Type of Actions Brings Peace to the Mind?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


What are some of the practices in Islam which are done for the purpose of bringing peace to the mind? example: Dhikr, Murakaba


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

All of the actions of Islam if done with the appropriate intention, sincerity, and reverence will bring about a state of stillness and tranquility to the heart and mind. However, some are more direct in bringing about such a state than others.

Below are two of the most effective actions:

Remembrance of Allah (Dhikr)

Allah Most High says, “…those who have faith and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of God- truly it is in the remembrance of God that hearts find peace-…” [Quran, 13:28]

Recitation of the Quran

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “No people gather in a house of the houses of Allah Most High reciting the Book of Allah and studying it amongst themselves except that tranquility descends upon them, mercy envelopes them, Angels surround them, and Allah mentions them to those in His presence.” [Abu Dawud]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.