By being dissatisfied with one's situation and by thinking inappropriate thoughts about Allah, one opens the doors of anxiety and grief. On the other hand, contentment with one's situation and with Allah's Decree opens the door to a paradise on earth even before that of the Hereafter. To question and complain about what has been decreed cannot result in self-contentment and … [Read more...] about For the Malcontented There Is Wrath.
"Verily, with hardship, there is relief." (Qur'an 94:6) Eating follows hunger, drinking follows thirst, sleep comes after restlessness, and health takes the place of sickness. The lost will find their way, the one in difficulty will find relief, and the day will follow the night. "Perhaps Allah may bring a victory or a decision according to His Will." (Qur'an 5:52) Inform … [Read more...] about Verily, With Hardship, There Is Relief.
Do Not Grieve - There Is Another Life to Come. The day will come when Allah will gather together the first of the creation and the last of it. The knowledge of this occurrence alone should reassure you of Allah's justice. So whoever's money is usurped here shall find it there; whoever is oppressed here shall find justice carried out there; and whoever oppresses here shall find … [Read more...] about Do Not Grieve – There Is Another Life to Come.
Do Not Be Sad, for There Are Means of Making It Easier to Bear Calamity. Among them are the following: 1. Expecting reward and recompense from Allah, the Exalted: Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full,without reckoning. (Quran 39:10) 2. Visiting those who are afflicted and seeking comfort in that you are better off than many others. A poet … [Read more...] about Do Not Be Sad, for There Are Means of Making
Do you wish to stay young, healthy, rich, and immortal? If you desire these things, you will not find them in this world; however, you can find them in the Hereafter. Allah, the Exalted, has decreed misery and impermanence for this world. He called this life a trifle and an enjoyment of deception. There is a well-known poet from long ago, who for the greater part of his life … [Read more...] about Everlastingness and Paradise Are There, and Not Here!