More than thirty chapters of
the book Al-Faraju B’ada ash- Shiddah deal with the topic of ease and relief
after difficulty. The book stresses the point that the more severely we become
engrossed in hardship, the closer we are to ease and relief The book has more than
two hundred stories, all of which revolve around this theme.
Whatever the hardship may
be, it is only a matter of days before better times arrive. At-Tanookhi said,
“Be calm, for many have come
before you who have trodden upon this path."
Arid certainly, we shall
test you with something of fear; hunger: loss of wealth, lives and fruits…..)
(Qur’an 12: 155)
(And we indeed tested those
who were before them) (Qur’an 29: 3)
lt is truly just that in
this period of examination ---which continues until we die --- we are expected
to worship Allah in bad times just as we are expected to do so in good times.
Allah changes our situations similar to the changing of night and day. Why then
the anger, why the disobedience, and why the complaining?
(And if We had ordered them
[saying], ‘Kill yourselves [i.e. the innocent ones kill the guilty ones] or
leave your homes, ‘very few of them would have done