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I live in a climate where 95% of the population is vitamin D deficient due to lack of sun exposure. I didn’t feel the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency until after I had kids and when it hit, I was left confused as to why I felt like I was completely drained… like I just couldn’t make my body do the things I wanted to do. ⠀

You don’t know exactly what’s happening or when exactly it started. All you know is something’s very off. ⠀

Depending on level of deficiency, lack of vitamin D can range from physical weakness, fatigue and muscle pain to lack of clarity and depression. ⠀

In any case, I felt like I just didn’t have the kind of interest in my day-to-day activities like I used to have. ⠀

Similarly, there are times we feel drained in our iman. It feels like we’ve lost the interest and sense of urgency in our prayers. I feels like it takes quite a lot to generate the energy to perform them, let alone stay on for sincere dua. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

For my vitamin D deficiency, my doctor ordered that I boost it by consuming a high dose of vitamin D supplement. Give it a couple weeks then take another high dose. Once I feel somewhat normal again, then I can reduce the dosage and take it on a regular interval. ⠀

This prescription also works perfectly with iman. Why do you think Allah pushed on Jummah prayers and halaqahs? There is nothing more boosting than lining up with your community to worship and perform towards a common goal. ⠀

Boosts can also be achieved through listening to lectures, reading books, taking classes, attending workshops and conferences, etc. ⠀

If you feel a higher level of dip in your iman, then it’s time to take a higher dose. This means extra lectures, more reading, etc. ⠀

With regular practice, you will better know the dose and frequency you need to maintain a healthy level of iman. ⠀

It is in our best interest and absolutely our responsibility to monitor and feed our iman. It is in our human nature to drift off and get distracted. Don’t be paralyzed nor discouraged by this tendency. It is something we all experience.

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