We all notice that Imaan can be up and down, as Rasool of Allah told us: “al-Iman wears out in each and everyone of you and me like a “thaub” (garment) wears out (like our clothes wears out and they become shabby eventually. Iman wears out like that “thaub”). So Rasool of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) advised us (since our Iman wears out) “So all of you Muslims, should ask Allah (swt) to RENEW the Iman in our hearts.” (Hadeeth reported by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak, Al-Haythami in Majma al-Zawaaid, and by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer).
For that, we have to know what are the “Signs of weak Imaan”, so we can always be aware. Those are:
1. Committing sins and not feeling any guilt.
2. Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran.
3. Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat
4. Neglecting the Sunnah.
5. Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered and irritated most of the time.
6. Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for
example when Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad
7. Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making dhikr.
8. Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah.
9. Desiring status and wealth.
10. Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting to part with wealth.
11. Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.
12. Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.
13. Being concerned with whether something is haram or halal only; and
not avoiding makroo (not recommended) things.
14. Making fun of people who do simple good deeds, like cleaning the
15. Not feeling concerned about the situation of Muslims.
16. Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam.
17. Being unable to deal with calamities, for instance crying and
yelling in funerals.
18. Liking to argue just for the sake of arguing without any proof.
19. Becoming engrossed and very involved with dunya, worldly
things, i.e. feeling bad only when losing something in terms of
20. Becoming engrossed and obsessive about ourselves.