Don't be Sad

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  • Don't be Sad

  • Have we not opened your breast for you [O' Muhammad]?


    (Have we not opened your breast for you [O' Muhammad] ?)

    (Quran 94: 1)


    These were the words that descended upon the Prophet (bpuh) and they became manifest in his character; his mind was at ease and he was in high spirits; he was optimistic and easy going in his affairs. He was close to the hearts of the people in a venerable way: though he was close to the people and was always smiling, there was always with him a sense of dignity and honor. In terms of character, his was complete and unparalleled. Showing ample modesty, he would play with children and would openly welcome the visitor. Because he remained happy with Allah's favors and blessings, hopelessness and failure were concepts that were absolutely foreign to him. Instead he favored optimism of the propitious kind. Hateful to him were ostentation, affectedness, and extravagance. It can easily be said that the Prophet (bpuh) was the epitome of all of the above-mentioned characteristics. He was noble in the true sense of the word because he was the conveyer of a true message, the proprietor of honorable principles, the example and teacher for an entire nation, the man of family and society, and the bearer of many virtues.


    He was, in short, someone who was guided to all that is good.

    (...he releases them from their heavy burdens [of Allah Is covenant], and from the fetters [bindings] that were upon then)     (Qur'an 7: 157)


    Or in other words, he was:

    (….a mercy for the 'Aalameen (mankind, jinns, and all that exists).)

    (Qur'an 21: 107)


    (As witness, and a bearer of glad tidings, and a warner --- and as one who invites to Allah by His Leave, and as a lamp spreading light.)        (Qur'an 33: 46)


    Among that which goes against Islam and its easy to follow message is the extravagance of the Khawaary, the foolishness and extremes of Sufism, the passionate love of the poets, and the vainglory of those who worship this life.


    (Then Allah by His Leave guided those who believed to the truth of that wherein they differed. And Allah guides whom He wills to a Straight Path.) (Qur'an 2: 213)


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