Friday, January 15, 2010

Do not be sad – Wait patiently for a happy outcome

The following hadith is found in the book of At-Tirmidhi:

“The best form of worship is to wait (patiently) for a happy outcome.” (Qur’an 11:81)

(Is not the morning near?) (Qur’an 11:81)

The morning of the afflicted is looming, so watch for it. An Arab proverb says, “If the rope becomes too tight, it will snap.”

In other words, if a situation reaches the level of crisis, then expect a light and an opening to appear. Allah says:

(and whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will remit his sins from him, and will enlarge his reward.) (Qur’an 65:5)

(And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him.) (Qur’an 65:4)

In an authentic hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) relates this saying from Allah:

“I am with the thoughts of My slave towards Me, so let him think of Me as he pleases.”

Allah, the Almighty, says:

([They were reprieved] until, when the Messengers gave up hope and thought that they were denied [by their people], then came to them Our Help, and whosoever We willed were delivered.) (Qur’an 12:110)

Know that, truly, with hardship there is relief. Some commentators of the Qur’an said (considering it to be a hadith) that:

“One hardship cannot overcome two reliefs.”

The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said in an authentic hadith:

“And know that victory comes with patience and that relief comes with hardship.”

An Arab poet said:

“Some eyes were restless while others are in sleep,
In meditating that which may or may not occur,
So leave worrying as much as possible,
As carrying the burdens of anxiety is madness,
There is your Lord, who provided you with solutions to yesterday,
And He will similarly provide for what is to come tomorrow.”

Another said:

“Let events flow in their predestined path,
And do not sleep except with a clear mind,

Between the period of the blinking of the eye and its opening, Allah changes things from one state to another.”

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