Humans have been created in a connatural way to feel sadness. I want to remind readers; there is absolutely no flaw in feeling sad. It is not something that should be shamed or frowned upon.
We are not encouraged to push our feelings aside & suffer in silence. In fact, we are urged to express them in the manner illustrated to us by the prophets (peace be upon them)
They left clear-cut sterling examples for us to follow.
Very often we’re driven into dark lanes
Where sadness encloses us into its reigns
Where the sky resembles a thick black blanket, where your surroundings are dismal, where your feet tremble, where you feel unstable, where everything around seems grim.
Allow these feelings to be. Arrange & address them. If comfortable seek help from a friend, counselor, or psychologist to overcome the stage in its stride. Don’t push them away too fast.
Pain is a comprehensive word & not all types of pain heal. Some people adapt to living with pain. Be it emotional in the form of loss or physical.
Either way you’re feelings are legit and valid. They’re there to serve morals and expand our growth.
Mother earth rotates between four seasons. Likewise, we undergo constant change for numerous reasons. Some known, some hidden.
Sometimes it might be difficult to be patient with the process, but I guarantee it will be worth all your while ✨
To fortify patience search the correct literature that has not been metamorphosed. Qur’aan-e-Kareem & the books of history which contain guidelines for us to deal with every challenges thrown our way. We’ve been equipped & reinforced strongly. Regardless of the issue there is solace.
“And all that we relate to you about the news of the Messengers, is so that we may make your heart strong and firm with it”
I hereby cite a few examples from an authentic chain of narrations and sources:
💎 Prophet Ya’qub (Jacob) who expressed intense sorrow over the separation of his two sons to such an extent that he became blind..
His eyesight was later restored & he was granted the reward of martyrs due to the patience exercised.
If anyone from this nation bears a calamity with patience, he / she will also recieve such a reward.
💎 Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) who was thrown into the well by his stepbrothers, sold as a slave and thereafter granted the lofty status of supremacy over the entire kingdom.
💎 Prophet Nooh (Noah) and the manner in which he presented his grievances unto the Almighty regarding the misdeeds of the nation he was sent to teach.
💎 Prophet Moosa (Moses) who was taught the mercy disguised in trials when commanded to travel alongside the ocean.
💎 Prophet Yunus (Jonah) when he cried out with heart rending words to be rescued from the depths of 3 darknesses:
1) The darkness of the night.
2) The darkness of the ocean.
3) The darkness inside the belly of the whale.
💎 Prophet Ebrahim (Abraham) who was cast into a fire lit over a month, but possessed such reliance which resulted in the fire burning the ropes he was thrown in with, but not one hair on his body. He stated those were the best days of his life.
💎 Prophet Ayyoob (Job) who’s entire body was afflicted with illness besides his tongue and heart. He endured with gratitude & was praised in turn for his sublime patience.
💎 Prophet Zakariyya (Zechariah) & his wife who were granted offspring in the form of Prophet Yahya (John) at an elderly age.(Peace be upon them)
💎 And the final of all, Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم, who’s embodiment of character is unparalleled. Incessant hardship, torment, loss & grief that his nobility bore…
Yet one can only marvel at the forgiveness, fairness & kindness illustrated.I can continue extracting lessons but they are unending.
As we swim through the waves of difficulties;
These are lanterns that guide and help us find our way through darkness…
These are narratives that strengthen our resolute when it weakens…
These are healing balms that provide relief when our wounds are raw…
These are the best lyrics and tunes to drown out pain & lull us to sleep…
These are tools that extricate us from an abyss of despair into the freedom of hope…
These are the narratives that empower us to be courageous…
These are forms of imperishable wealth we are fortunate to inherit.
Oceans of jewels to enrich our lives.
I am left spellbound
At what I’ve found
History is filled with shining legacies from whom all can derive
Extraordinary levels of inspiration in order to swim and survive
الحمد لله على كل حال