Do not be sad. If you are poor, then someone else is
immersed in debt. If you do not own your own means of transportation, then someone
else has been deprived of his legs. If you have reason to complain concerning
the pains of sickness, then someone else has been bedridden for years. And if
you have lost a child, then someone else has lost many children, for instance,
in a single car accident.
Do not be sad. You are a Muslim who believes in Allah,
His Messengers, His angels, the Hereafter, and Preordainment --- both the good
and the bad of it. While you are blessed with this faith, which is the greatest
of blessings, others disbelieve in Allah, discredit the Messengers, differ
among themselves concerning the Book, deny the Hereafter, and deviate in their
understanding of Divine Preordainment.
Do not be sad, because if you are, you disturb your
soul and heart, and you prevent yourself from sleeping. One of the Arab poets
"How often is the young man overcome with despair
when afflicted, and with Allah is the way out, The situation becomes
unbearable, and when its rope tightens, it snaps, and throughout, he never
thought that he would be saved."