As you grow older so do your responsibility and sometimes you become so busy that you forget about yourself. We all know the saying you can’t pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first. Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean giving yourself a couple hours and relaxing by doing nothing. It could be a deed that you do in private that gives you a sense of self-gratification. Allah SWT tells us in Surat Ghafir verse 60 وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Something as small as pouring your heart out to Allah SWT can be so therapeutic and help you destress.
What are some of the things that hinder us from being a better Muslim? How can we overcome them? Shaykh Yasir Fahmy explains this looking at the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.