I think it was Wednesday, I felt very sad for completely unknown reasons. I asked two of my friends, what the matter could be. Alhamdolillah my life is as perfect as it can be, yet everyday my heart fills with sadness instead of being happy when someone comes or I see my husband or children…
I didn’t realize but I hadn’t sat down properly to recite any Quran which had resulted in an empty soul. Apart from that there were my other personal fears about living in a Non-Muslim Country as my kids grow older, Alhamdolillah. As I was in a bad state of mind thinking a thousand sad things at once, I opened the Quran, I think at Fajr. The verses that I came upon was , like with many other people, an answer to my problems. And then there was the Verse 87 of Al Yusuf.
It says that the Prophet Ayyub Alaihissalam said to his sons that only a disbeliever would despair of Allah’s Mercy. We, as Muslims should never, EVER despair of Allah’s Mercy.
If we think that we are unfortunate or our condition will not change, or we are upset or distressed, that is disbelief, because Allah Loves all the believers and, Anything is possible for Allah, nothing is impossible for Allah. Allah will not make us unhappy or deprive us of His Mercy if we believe in Him.
We all know that “Museebat”, (Calamities, Bad things) happen to us either because of our sins or as a Test. Even in those two cases, it is a mercy because Allah removes our sins even if we are troubled for the slightest things, like looking for the lost keys.
In the Quran, again and again, Allah tells the Prophet Mohammad (Sallaho Alaihi Wassalam) not to be sad. “La Tahzan”. We should feel fulfilled and happy and better than those who do not fear Allah, who do not obey Allah. If we still are, we should try and connect more to Allah, ask Him more and believe strongly that Allah’s Mercy will come. InshaAllah.
I have seen times when I have asked for something very badly yet not had it, but the Ibadaa, like praying etc or making dua results in a tranquility unmatched even in case my wish is not fulfilled with what I want, but instead Allah gives me what is good for me.
I would like to share the Ayat which triggered my thoughts and made me at peace. . .