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Don’t Be Sad – A Letter To You (Part 2)

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Rabbi Zidnee Ilman
“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”

Don’t be Sad Series – Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7|

Dear You/*insert your name here*,

Assalamualaikum wa-rahmatullah (Peace and mercy of Allah be upon you)

I pray that you benefit from the words that follow and they bring some peace to your heart and thoughts.

I may not know what you are going through but I understand that life has been hard. You have a lot of questions running through your mind right now about your life and why things are the way they are.  I may not have the answers to those questions but I hope that my words may help you in some way or the other, if Allah wills.

Firstly, did you know that for every pain that you have been going through, a few of your sins are being expiated?
Narrated ‘Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) Allah’s Apostle Peace Be Upon Him said,

“No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn.”
[Bukhari Volume 7, Book 70, Number 544]

Yes, you heard that right… even if a thorn pricks you, your sins are being cleansed. So, imagine how many of your sins might have already been expiated because of the pain you have been going through all along!! SubhanAllah!
Allah knows that you are hurt, He sees and He never does any injustice… that’s why, for every calamity that befalls you, He gives you something good in return!

Put your trust in Allah! And know that even though today the world is not on your side, you are not alone. Allah (subhaana wa ta’aala) is watching over you and He WILL give you your due right! He will replace the sad days with the happy ones. Trust Him… This too shall pass!
He is your creator… and He has the knowledge of the unseen. He can see what you can’t and He knows what’s best for you…
Remember, He tells us in the Quran of this…

“But it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows, you know not.”
{Surah Al Baqara 2: Verse 216}

So, know that whatever is happening right now will eventually lead to something good. I know today all you can see is the downside of it.. but tomorrow you will smile and say Alhumdulillah for it! Because.. Allah LOVES you.. and He knows what is best for you. So seek refuge in Allah.
You know, Allah tells us in the Quran

“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that which it can bear”
{Quran Surah Al Baqarah 2: Verse 286}

So if today there is something that’s happening which is burdening your soul, remember Allah knows your capability better than you; and so BELIEVE that you can and will survive through this situation you are in today because Allah says so.. and Allah knows best right?!

It could also be that Allah sent away all those people in your life, so that there could be just you and Him!
So, wipe away those tears. Take out your prayer mat, sit down, raise your hands, cry if have to and tell Allah EVERYTHING that’s on your mind and heart. It’s not that Allah does not know, but do it so that it decreases the load that you have been carrying in your heart all along!

I pray that Allah rewards your every breath you take at this time of difficulty and He relieves you of the pain soon.

P.S. Smile… “Don’t be sad, Allah is with us!”  🙂

Authored by Aasiya Maryam
Edited by Nasmira Firdous

Prophet Muhammad - "Convey (knowledge) from me even if it is just one ayah" [Bukhari 3461]

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  1. Salam,

    Jak Allah Khair, Wallahi I needed this so badly – I’m struggling with situations out of my control and these reminders are such a blessing AL HAMDULILLAH

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