Memory power is the gift of Allah. There are many of us who do not remember anything. There are some people who can not remember anything for a long time. This problem is largely due to weak memory. To raise our memory, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) asked 9 things to do. Those are:
1. Ikhlas or sincerity
The basis of success in any work is the Ikhlas or sincerity. And the main element of Ikhlas is a pure intention. About the importance of pure intention, Ustad Khurram Murad said, “Purpose or intention is like the soul or like the vitality of the seeds. Most of the seeds are almost similar to see, but after planting, when the seeds grow with and begin to produce fruit, then the real difference becomes clear to us.
In the same way, the effect of our work will be as good as our intention”. In this context, Allah said, “And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion.“[Surah Al-Bayyinah:5] So we must have the intention that Allah will save our memory only for the welfare of Islam.
2. Doing and praying
We all know that it is not possible to achieve success without any help from Allah. Therefore, we should always pray to Allah so that he can increase our memory and give good knowledge. In this case, we can read the following two, “O my Lord, increase my knowledge.” [Surah Ta-Ha 114] Besides, recitation or remembrance of Allah helps to increase memory. Allah (SWT) says, “… when you forget, remember your Lord …” [Surah al-Kahf: 24] Therefore, we should have recited zikir, Tasbih (Subhan Allah), Tahmid (Alhamdulillah), Tahlil (La ilaha ill-Allah) And takbeer (Allahu Akbar) – to remember Allah constantly.
3. Stay away from sin
Continuing to do sin is the big effect is a weak memory. The darkness of sin and the light of knowledge can never be together. Imam al-Shafi’i (raheemahullah) said, “I complained to Waqi(my teacher) about my bad memory and he taught me to keep myself away from sin. He said that- the knowledge of Allah is a light and the light of God is not given to any sinner”. In Al-Khatib Al-Jami (2/387), Yahya bin Yahya says: “A person asked Malik bin Anas, ‘Ohe man, is there anything that can strengthen my memory? He said, if something can strengthen your memory, it refrains from sin”. When a person do sins, it leads him to anxiety and sorrow. He was relieved of his work. As a result, his feelings became blurred and he got away from the good work as he did. So we should try our best to stay away from sin.
5. ‘Performed’ on the memorized subject
All of us agree that the more time a subject is read, it is so strongly deposited in our brain. But many of us may not have much time reading this busy life. But if we want, we can kill two birds with one stone. We can recite the surahs or ayats of our memorized in the Sunnah and the Nufal prayers and can read the duaas after the prayer or any other time. This will be done the real work and sharp the old memory. Another good way to learn something again is to teach others. As a result, we have to repeat the same thing repeatedly and learn from different sources. By doing so, that matter was permanently built in our memories.
6. Useful diet for the brain
Adequate and balanced eating is essential for the good health of our brain. Excessive feeding enhances our sleep, which makes us lazy. As a result, we turn away from learning. Besides, there are some foods that are very useful for our brain. Recently a French study showed that olive oil enhances visual memory and verbal fluency. And the foods that contain Omega-3 fats in a large amount of food are very beneficial for memory and brain activity. To increase memory, many ‘Alim’ talk about taking certain food. Imam al-Zuhri said, “You should drink honey because it is beneficial for memory.”
Honey is free from sugar, which plays an important role in the formation of our brain. In addition, after 7 minutes of drinking honey, they started working in the blood and started working. Imam Az-Zuhri also said, “Whoever wants to memorize the hadith should eat the raisin.”
7. Have a moderate amount of rest
When we sleep, our brain works like a busy office. Then it processes the collected information all day. Besides, sleep is very important for brain cell rehabilitation and remove fatigue. On the other hand, a little sleep after lunch makes bright our minds and feelings. It is also a Sunnah. And it is said before the badness of excess sleep. Therefore, we should give adequate rest to our brain without having to distribute the Daawah through social media at night.
8. Abandoning unnecessary things in life
At present, our lack of performance in the brain and the lack of knowledge is one of the reasons why we engage ourselves in unnecessary work. As a result, we can not do anything with a deep focus. Sometimes, some of us are in such a situation that- after completing some parts of the prayer, I can not remember how much parts we have prayed. And the main reason for this happening is to engage in unnecessary activities such as chatting, listening to music, watching movies, facebook browsing, etc. So we should stay away from them as much as possible.
9. Adhere with it
An important way of success in any work doesn’t give up, adhere to the work. It’s a bit harder to memorize anything. But over time, our brain has adapted to everything. So we should not fail to give up and start trying and rely on Allah.
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