Main causes of insomnia and sleeplessness are stress, strain, tension, worries, depression and dryness in the brain cells and tissues. In order to treat insomnia one is to learn to emty the mind as much as possible from everything and this can be done easily by practicing an exercise of concentration and focusing the attention on a given point. Following exercise to pacify the mind and relieve tension and other worries has proven to be very effective and beneficial.

After retiring from the day’s work, go to the bed. The bed must be a comfortable one. Lie straight in the bed. Let your body be relaxed. Close your eyes and imagine that a large glass/jar is placed upon the abdomen covering the body from neck to navel. This jar is filled with cool and pleasant lights. When this imagination is established, start reciting the following verse. By the grace of God, only few times recitation will make you sleep soundly.

الم (1) ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ (2) الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ (3) وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ وَبِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ (4)

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Spiritual Teachings of Hazrat Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi

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