Don’t grieve over the
vicissitudes of your existence --- you cannot escape hardship.
Life, for the most part,
involves work and responsibilities.
Happiness is an exception or
only a fleeting phase that comes and goes sporadically. You long for this life,
yet Allah does not want it to be a permanent abode for His righteous slaves.
lf this world were not a
place of trial, it would have been free from disease and hardship; it would
have been a comfortable abode for the best of men ---- the Messengers and
Prophets. Adam faced difficulties and troubles until the day he left this
world. Nooh’s (Noah) own people scoffed and ridiculed him. lbraheem (Abraham) was
tested by the fire and by the command of slaughtering his son. Ya’qoob (Jacob)
was separated from his son and wept until he lost his sight. Moosa (Moses)
endured the tyranny of Fir’aun and afterwards the disobedience of his own
people. ‘Eesa (Jesus) was poor (may peace be upon them). Muhammad (bpuh)
patiently endured poverty and the impudence of his people, and he poignantly
felt the loss of one of his favourite uncles --- Hamza (may Allah be pleased
with him). The Prophet (bpuh) said:
"This world is a prison
for the believer and a paradise for the disbeliever."
And in a literal sense,
there are countless examples of the righteous, the scholars, and the truthful
being imprisoned for their beliefs.