In a certain class of people there rages an internal
war, one that doesn't take place on the battlefield, but in one's bedroom, one's
office, one's own home. It is a war that results in ulcers or an increase in
blood pressure. Everything frustrates these people: they become angry at
inflation, furious because the rains came late, and exasperated when the value
of their currency falls. They are forever perturbed and vexed, no matter what
(They think that every cry is against them.) (Quran
My advice to you is this: do not carry the weight of
the globe on your shoulders. Let the ground carry the burden of those things
that happen. Some people have a heart that is like a sponge, absorbing all kinds
of fallacies and misconceptions. It is troubled by the most insignificant of
matters; it is the kind of heart that is sure to destroy its possessor.
Those who are principled and are upon the true path
are not shaken by hardship; instead, hardship helps to strengthen their resolve
and faith. But the reverse is true for the weak-hearted: when they face
adversity or trouble, it is only their level of fear that increases. At a time
of calamity, there is nothing more beneficial to you than having a brave heart.
The one who has such a heart is self- possessed - he has firm faith and cool
nerves. On the other hand, during the course of any given day, the coward
slaughters himself many times with apprehensions and presentiments of impending
doom. Therefore, if you desire for yourself a stable life, face all situations
with bravery and perseverance.
(And let not those who have no certainty of faith
(Qur'an 30: 60)
Be more resolute than your circumstances and more
ferocious than the winds of calamity. May mercy descend upon the weak-hearted,
for how often it is that they are shaken by the smallest of tremors.
(And verily, you will find them the greediest of mankind
(Qur'an 2: 96)
As for those who are resolute, they receive help from
their Lord and are confident of His promise.
(He sent down calmness and tranquility upon them……)
(Qur'an 48: 18)