O’ man: man who is bored of
life, who finds it difficult to pass the days, and who has tasted the bitter
vicissitudes of life, remember that ease follows difficulty, that Allah’s
promise is true, and that, if you are true and sincere, victory is near.
([It is] a Promise of Allah,
and Allah fails not in His Promise, but most of men know not)
(Qur’an 30: 6)
For your dilemma ---
whatever it may be --- there is a cure, and for your difficulty whatever it may
be ---- there is a solution.
(‘All the praises and thanks
be to Allah, Who has removed from us (all) grief.)
(Quran 35: 34)
O’ Man: the time has come
for you to remedy your doubts with faith and your deviant thoughts with
guidance. You must remove the veil of darkness that covers you so that you can
see the brightness of a true sunrise; you must supplant the bitterness of
sorrow with the sweetness of contentment.
O’ Man: beyond the dry
desert that you are crossing you will find green pasture and fertile soil. The
fruits therein grow profusely from all directions.
O’ Man, who because of
sleepless nights, screams in the late hours of the night, remember this:
(Is not the morning near?) (Quran 11: 81)
O’ whose mind has wandered
in grief, move to action without haste, for upon the horizon of the unseen lies
a solution and a way out of your difficulties. O’ you, whose eyes are loaded
with tears, repress your tears and give leisure to your eyelids. Relax and know
that your Creator protects and aids, and that His Mercy for you will bring you peace.
Be peaceful in mind, O’ slave of Allah, for the divine decree is written and
all matters have been decided upon. And know that your reward is secure with He
Who doesn’t disappoint the one who seeks to please Him.
Be at peace, for after
poverty comes wealth, after thirst comes drink, after separation comes a joyous
meeting, and after sleeplessness comes sound rest.
(You know not, it may be
that Allah will afterward bring some new thing to pass.)
(Qur’an 65: 1)
O’ you who are oppressed in
the lands, who suffer from hunger, pain, sickness and poverty, rejoice in the
knowledge that you will soon be satisfied with food and that you will be happy
and in good health.
(And by the night when it
withdraws, And by the dawn when it brightens.) (Qur’an 74: 33-34)
Every Muslim must have good
thoughts about his Lord and must wait patiently for His favor, for the One who
has the power to say “Be" to something and it is, is worthy to be trusted
in regards to His promise. No one can bring good except for Him and no one can
ward off evil except for Him. For every action He has wisdom: and after every
hour He brings ease. He made morning to follow the night and rain to follow
dryness. He gives to be thanked and He puts to trial to know --- and He has
knowledge of all things --- those who are patient. Therefore it is in the best
interest of the Muslim to strengthen his relationship with his Lord and to ask
Him more frequently.
(….and ask Allah of his
bounty.) (Quran 4: 32)
(Invoke your Lord with
humility arid in secret) (Qur’an 7: 55)
Al-‘Ala’ ibn al-Hadhrami and
some Companiors of the Messenger of Allah (bpuh) became stranded in the middle
of the desert. Their water supply became depleted and they were tall on the verge
of dying. Al-‘Ala’ called out to His Lord, Who is All]-Hearing and who answers
the prayer of the one who asks Him. Hi: said, "O’ Most-High, Most-Great, O’
Most Wise and Most Benevolent." At that very moment, the rain started to
pour down. They drink, made ablution, bathed, and gave drink to their animals.
And He it is who sends down
the rain after they have despaired, and spreads abroad His Mercy. And He is the
Wali [Helper Supporter; Protector; etc.], Worthy of all
Praise.) (Qur’an 42: 28)