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Don’t Be Sad – Remember Allah is With Us (Part 7)

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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|

Assalamualaikum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatahu,

Al-Ghazali said, “If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya’ and chosen elite, and is watching over you, have you not heard His saying, “So wait steadfastly for the judgment of your Lord –you are certainly before Our eyes”
{Surah At-Tur 52: Verse 48}

This series was a small attempt to spark hope in the hearts of people whose hearts are in need of it and to serve as a reminder for us, for the sake of Allah.  The real help though can only come from Allah (subhaana wa ta’aala), the Owner of Peace. So establish your Salah and make immense dua and inshaAllah, you WILL see how Allah sets everything right for you and brings you out of darkness to light.

Let’s not forget, this world was never meant to be perfect. There’s no way that our lives could be a cake walk for us. This life on earth was meant to be a test from Allah, who tells us about the purpose of our life in this world in the following verse of the Quran –

“Who hath created life and death that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving”
{Surah Al Mulk 67: Verse 2}

Trials and tests are a part of this life. They are a means by which Allah distinguishes each one of us and provides us with opportunities to increase our level in Jannah. SubhanAllah! There is no point running behind happiness because by virtue “happiness” is like water, no matter how hard you try to hold it in your hand, at some point it is going to flow away.  Instead we need to work on our relationship with the Almighty, improve our deen (religious knowledge), do not leave Salah and hold fast to our imaan; so that inshaAllah we are atleast at peace. The result of which is that even if something real bad happens with us we do not prolong the sadness, by the grace of Allah. We accept it, display true faith in the qadr of Allah, remind ourselves the purpose of our life in this world and move on.

May Allah grant all of us this peace and help us be content with our lives. Let no storm be strong enough to shake our faith and trust in the Almighty and His plan for us, for He is the best of planners. Ameen.

On a side note, here are some additional suggestions:

I would strongly recommend reading articles by Sister Yasmin Mogahed. Her articles really give me some sense to why things happen the way they do and what is required of us to find true contentment in dunya so that it may benefit us in the akhira, inshaAllah. She also has a lot of audio clips which can be downloaded too. Please do listen to them.

Secondly, the book “Don’t Be Sad”, even though I haven’t read it completely, but our Muslim brothers and sisters around do recommend this book for everyone. So, inshaAllah, it should be helpful. Do get yourself a copy of it or you can download the e-book version from here.

Lastly, Brother Eddie of “The Deen Show” has some wonderful advises for us! I personally love this audio clip. It may seem long but it covers all the good verses from the Quran and hadith that will help one feel a LOT better! Download it and keep it with you, so you could listen to it whenever you feel low again, inshaAllah!

P.S. Keep smiling, “La Tahzan (Don’t be sad), Allah is with us.”{Surah At Tawbah 9: Verse 40} 🙂

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. I went through all of it , soooo helpful May ( Allah (Swt) reward you tons. I began watching Yasmin Mogahed videos so so so so helpful in understanding pain , love , sorrow we go through

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