Don't be Sad


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  • Don't be Sad


  • Perfect comfort and rest are in Paradise

     

    (Verily We have created man in toil)                                      (Quran 90: 4)

     

    Imam Ahmad was asked," When is there rest?" He answered,

    "When you put your foot in Paradise you will find rest."

     

    There is neither rest nor comfort of a lasting nature until one enters Paradise. This life is full of problems, trials, ordeals, sickness, and worries.

     

    A colleague of mine from Nigeria told me that, when he was a child, his mother would wake him up during the last third of the night to pray. He would answer, "Mother, I want to rest a little. " She would say, "I am only waking you up for your comforts sake. O' my son, when you enter Paradise you will find your repose."

     

    Masrooq, a scholar from the early generations of Islam, would remain in prostration until sleep overcame him. On one such occasion, a companion said, "Rest a little."‌ He answered, "lt is rest that l am seeking."

     

    Those who seek ease in this life by abandoning obligatory prayers are only bringing about a precipitated punishment. The disbeliever seeks all his comfort here, which is why he says:

     

    (Our Lord! Hasten to as Qittana [i.e. our Record of good and bad deeds so that we see it] before the Day of Reckoning!)            (Quran 38: 16)

     

    Some scholars interpreted Qittana to mean this: "Our share of good and our share of sustenance before the Day of Judgment?

     

    (Verily1 These [disbelievers] love the present life of this world, and pat behind them a heavy Day [that will be hard].)                 (Qur'an 76: 27)

     

    They think not of tomorrow or of the future, and that is why they lose them both. We were created to die. This life is like a volatile liquid, always changing: one day it is ease and richness, the next it is difficulty and poverty.

     

    And this is the end:

    (Then they are returned to Allah, their Maula [Due master (God), the just Lord (to reward them)]. Surely, His is the judgment and He is the Swiftest in taking account.)                                                                          (Quran 6: 62)

     

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