‘Ubadah ibn Saamit related
that he heard the Messenger of Allah (Blessings and Peace be upon him) say:
"Persist in fighting in
the way of Allah, for it is among the doors of Paradise. Through it, Allah
removes anxiety and worry."
The effect that fighting in
the way of Allah has upon a person is something that we might not accept, but
it is something that our conscience accepts. Whenever the soul avoids combating
evil, its level of fear and anxiety increase. But if it fights for the sake of
Allah, Allah will transform fear and anxiety into happiness, strength, and vigor.
(Fight against them so that
Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory
over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, and remove the anger of
their [believers’] hearts.) (Qur’an 9: l4-l5)
Therefore fighting in the
way of Allah is one of the most potent remedies for combating anxiety, grief,
and worry; and to Allah do we turn for help.