The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Dear brothers and sister,
Losing a member from your friends and family or losing something from your favorite choices, is very painful for your life. But if you can be a friend of Allah, no pain will touch you at all. According to the above verse, a friend of Allah can easily conquer his fear and grief. So, first of all, we have to know: What is fear and what is grief? How can we conquer fear and grief? How do we live a happy life?

Let’s take them one by one. Fear is to suspect the coming of harm and evil without having the ability to stop it, thus we feel alarmed, worried and fearful. Allah is telling us that if we follow the path of faith which He outlined for us and revealed in His religion, then there is nothing to fear. More importantly, if we fall on hard times, or have trouble in our life which we have no control over, we always have Allah in mind. Allah’s remembrance and company bring calm and tranquillity to the troubled heart. Allah says: “Those who have faith and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allah” (13:28)

Let’s turn to grief and sorrow. Grief is the loss of what is dear to you; sadness over a missed opportunity of benefit and gain. Allah says ‘Nor will they grieve.’ He is the source of strength and tranquility. He does not want us to encounter adversities with grief alone; He wants us to accompany grief with faith.  Allah respects our human nature and does not stop us from feeling pain and sadness.

A person with this type of bond with his or her creator, with this kind of content in his or her heart can deal with any adversity in peace and greets all life events with gratitude to Allah regardless of the nature of these events.  All true good and all blessings are within God’s path.

Jobayer Al Mahmud
Student, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.

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