Don't be Sad

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  • Don't be Sad

  • Allah [Alone] is sufficient for us, and He Is the best Disposer of affairs [for us]


    (Allah [Alone] is sufficient for us, and He is the best Disposer of affairs [for us].)   (Qur'an 3: 173)


    By leaving your affairs to Allah, by depending upon Him, by trusting in His promise, by being pleased with His decree, by thinking favorably of Him, and by waiting patiently for His help, you reap some of the greater fruits of faith and display the more prominent characteristics of the believer. When you incorporate these qualities into your character, you will be at peace concerning the future, because you will depend on your Lord for everything. As a result, you will find care, help, protection, and victory.

    When Prophet lbraheem (Abraham) was placed in the fire, he said, "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and he is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." Thereupon, Allah made the fire to be cool, safe, and peaceful for lbraheem. When the Prophet Muhammad (bpuh) and his Companions were threatened by the impending attack of the enemy, they said words that are related in the first part of this verse:


    ("Allah [Alone] is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs [for us].” So they returned with Grace and Bounty from Allah. No harm touched them; and they followed the good Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty.)

    (Qur'an 3: 173-74)


    No person by himself is capable of fighting against the current of misfortune, nor can he fend off the blows of disaster when they strike. This is because man was created weak and fragile. However, when in times of difficulty, the believer places his dependency and trust with his Lord; he knows that all difficulties can be overcome.


    And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed (Qur'an 5: 23)


    O' you who wish to be sincere to yourselves: depend upon the All-Mighty, the All-Rich to save you from calamity and disaster. Live your lives according to this precept: Allah Alone is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of our affairs. If you have meager means, if you are deep in debt, or if you are in any kind of worldly difficulty, call out: "Allah Alone is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of our affairs."


    If you face your enemy and are alarmed, or if you fear the misdeeds of the oppressor, say aloud: "Allah Alone is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of our affairs."


    (But Sufficient is your Lord as a Guide and Helper.)

    (Qur'an 25: 31)


    Say [O' Muhammad]: Travel in the land….


    (Say [O' Muhammad]: Travel in the lands.  (Qur'an 6: 11)


    There is one activity worthy of mention here, because it both gives pleasure and removes dark clouds that may hang over you; namely, for you to travel through the lands, observe the open book of creation, and appreciate all of its wonders. During your journeys, you can see gardens of splendor and beautiful green meadows. Leave your home and contemplate that which surrounds you. Climb mountains, traverse valleys, ascend trees, and drink sweet, pure spring water. Thereupon, you will find your soul to be free like the bird that sings and swims in the sky in perfect rapture. Leave your home and remove the black blindfold from your eyes, and then travel through the spacious lands of Allah, remembering and glorifying Him.


    To isolate yourself to the confines of your own room, while passing the hours away with lethal idleness, is a certain path to self-destruction. Your room is not the only place in the world, and you are not the sole inhabitant of it. Then why do you surrender yourself to misery and solitude`? Call out with your eyes, ears, and heart:


    (March forth, whether you are light being healthy young and wealthy or heavy [being ill, old and poor].)

    (Qur'an 9: 41)


    Come, recite the Qur'an beside a mountain brook or among the birds as they sing.


    Traveling to different lands is an activity which doctors recommend, especially for those who are feeling downcast, constricted by the narrowness of their own rooms. Therefore go forth and find delight in traveling.


    (And they think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying]: 'Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to you! (Qur'an 3: 191)


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