Dissatisfaction opens the
door that leads to doubt in Allah: in His Decree, in His Wisdom, and in His
Knowledge. Rarely is the complainer free from these accompanying doubts that
mix within his heart and permeate his being. If he were to delve deep into his
self with honest introspection, he would find his faith to be infirm and questionable.
Contentment and faith are like brothers that accompany one another; meanwhile,
doubt and discontentment have a similar fraternal relationship. Tirmidhi
related that the Prophet (bpuh) said:
"If you are able to
show contentment with faith, then do so. If not, then verily there is much
goodness in patience with that which the self hates."
So those who are
dissatisfied are resentful on the inside, and also angry, even if their anger
is not expressed in words. Inside them mingles an assortment of questions, such
as why has this happened, or how could this be?