The Essence of the Holy Qur’an
Do Not Lose Your Hope
Say: ‘O my people who have been prodigal against yourselves, do not despair of Allah’s mercy; surely Allah forgives sins altogether; surely He is the All-forgiving, the All-compassionate.
(Surah 39. az-Zumar, Verse -53)
Dear brothers and sisters,
We are not here merely to make a living. We are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. We are here to enrich the world. To change the world, hope is the most important thing. Because hope is able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness, no matter how dark the moment, hope is always possible to make success in life.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. If a person follows first style and gets frustrated from the blessings of Allah, he will take himself to danger or suicide. For this reason, in the verse above Allah has made people hopeful by giving His grace. The biggest hope in our life is to believe that Allah can do everything for us whatever we want. Even Allah always answers the prayer of the disbeliever who is in distress; so how much more can the Muslim expect who does not associate partners with Him?
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but do not ever underestimate the importance you can have. Because history has shown us that optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, and this faith and hope can give people success. In other words, nothing can be done without hope and faith in Allah. That means you only need three things in life – faith in Allah, hope to lead a beautiful life, and love for others. That is the formula of success in life.
Jobayer Al Mahmud
Student, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey