Listening to podcasts can bolster our faith

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Listening to podcasts can help us to increase our level of Imaan (faith). We can listen to podcasts that help us to learn more about our religion and uplift us. There are so many times in the day that we can incorporate a podcast into, as we do not to be watching anything, we just need to be listening.

When we are making a journey, whether long or short, we can listen to an Islamic podcast. This can also make our journey more interesting and make us feel more positive. We read:

“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (Qur’an 13:28)

Perhaps we are on a journey that we make everyday, such as going to work, or we could just be on our way to a shop. Wherever we are travelling to, an Islamic podcast can change our journey and we can learn something along the way. As we are taking steps to increase our Imaan and our intention is good, Allah will help us with our aim.

When we wake up in the morning and start on our work or daily chores straightaway, it can make us forget about our purpose in life. We may end up feeling less connected to our Lord as we become distracted by worldly matters and all the things we have planned for the day.

The morning is a good time to listen to an Islamic podcast while we are organising ourselves for the day. In the mornings we are more likely to have a fresh and reset mind than the other times of day, so we are more likely to remember and be influenced by what we listen to. The podcast will help us to have a good start to the day and put us in a mindset in which we are conscious of our ultimate purpose in this life.

Whenever we find that we have some time to spare during the day, but we are striving to avoid wasting time on things that will not help us better ourselves as believers, Islamic podcasts can be a great choice. We will be using the spare time, remembering that it is Allah who has blessed us with it, to learn more about our religion and improve our Imaan. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

“Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” (Muslim)

When we are with our family or friends, we can take some time to listen to an Islamic podcast with them. This does not necessarily mean we need to listen to an hour-long podcast, it can be short one too. We read in a hadith that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

“A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends.” (Tirmidhi)

We can listen to Islamic podcasts while we are having a meal. This will give us something to listen to if we are looking for something to do whilst we are eating. Perhaps we would normally be distracted by social media or watching the television. Listening to podcasts that help us to improve our Imaan are of course more beneficial for us.

If there is a time when we are feeling negative and we are not sure what to do, an Islamic podcast can help us to shift our focus from our worries. It can also help us to realign our focus to what really matters, as what we are listening to is reminding us of our purpose and our Lord.