D0 not be sad, for your Lord says:
(Have we not opened your breast for you [O' Muhammad])
(Quran 94: 1)
The message of this verse embraces all those who carry
the truth, who see the light, and who tread the path of guidance.
(Is he whose breast Allah has opened to Islam, so that
he is in light from His Lord [as he who is non-Muslim]? So, woe to those whose hearts
are hardened against the remembrance of Allah!)
(Qur'an 39: 22)
Therefore there is a truth that causes the heart to be
opened and a falsehood that causes it to harden.
(And whosoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his
breast to Islam) (Quran 6: 125)
So the acceptance of and adherence to this Religion is
a goal that cannot be achieved except by the one who is blessed.
(Be not sad [or afraid], surely Allah is with us.) (Quran
All those that have faith in Allah's care,
guardianship, and mercy speak the words that are related in this verse.
(Those [i.e. believers] unto whom the people
'Verily the people [pagans] have gathered against you
[a great army], therefore, fear them'. But it [only] increased them in Faith_, and
they said: 'Allah [Alone] is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of
affairs [for us]. (Quran 3: 173)
His being Sufficient for us frees us from dependence
upon others, and His Guardianship protects us.
(O' Prophet [Muhammad]! Allah is Sufficient for you
and for the believers who follow you) (Quran
(And put your trust in the Ever-Living One Who dies
(Quran 25: 58)
(And endure you patiently [O ' Muhammad], your
patience is not but from Allah. And grieve not over them [polytheists and
pagans, etc.], and be not distressed because of what they plot. Truly, Allah is
with those who fear Him [keep their duty unto Him] and those who are good-doers.}
(Qur'an 16: 127-128)
Allah being with them in this verse refers to a
special blessing for his obedient worshippers, in terms of protection, care,
support, and guardianship. This is in proportion to the level of their faith, actions,
(So do not become weak [against your enemy], nor be
sad, and you will be superior [in victory] if you are indeed [true] believers.)
(Quran 3: 139)
They will do you no harm, barring a trifling
annoyance; and they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they
will not be helped. (Quran 3: 111)
(Allah has decreed: Verily! it is I and My Messengers
who shall be the victorious'. Verily Allah is All-Powerful, All-Mighty.)
(Quran 58: 21)
(Verily We will indeed make victorious Our Messengers
and those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah - lslamic Monotheism] in this worlds
[Je and on the Day when the witnesses will stand forth [i.e. Day of
Resurrection) (Quran 40: 51)
And my affair i leave it to Allah. Verily, Allah is
the All-Seer of`[His] slaves. So Allah saved him from the evils that they
plotted [against him]...) (Quran 40: 44, 45)
(And in Allah should the believers put their trust)?
(Qur'an 3: 122)
Don't be sad: live today as if it were the last day of
With this frame of mind and outlook towards life, you
have no reason to allow sadness or anger to steal the little time you have. In
a hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:
"When the morning comes upon you, then do not expect
to see the evening, and when you see the night, do not expect to see the morning."
In other words, live with heart, body, and soul for
today only, without dwelling upon the past and without being anxious about the future.
An Arab poet said:
"The past is lost forever, and that which is
hoped for is from the unseen, So all that you have is the present hour."
Being preoccupied with the past and dragging past woes
into the present - these are the signs of an unstable and unsound mind.
A Chinese proverb reads:
"Do not cross the bridge until you reach
In other words, be anxious over events only when they
come to pass. One of our pious predecessors said,
"O' son of Adam, verily, you have only three
days: Yesterday, and it has forsaken you; tomorrow, and it has yet to arrive;
and today, so fear Allah and obey Him in it."
How can he truly live who carries with him the
concerns of the past, the present, and the future? How can one find peace,
while constantly recollecting that which has already occurred? One plays a past
event back in his mind, feels its pain, and yet benefits nothing from the
The meaning of; ‘when the morning comes, do not expect
to see the evening, and when the evening comes, do not expect to see the morning,
is that we should not have lofty or long-term hopes
for this world. Expect death and do your best in doing good deeds. Do not let your
concerns and ambitions surpass the limit of that day in which you live, a code
that will allow you to concentrate and spend all of your energies on being
productive each day. Use time efficiently and concentrate all of your efforts
on achieving something today, by improving your manners, taking care of your
health, and improving your relations with others.