Don’t be sad
Dear brothers and sister,
Sadness and happiness both are part of our everyday life. The world is so beautiful when you feel happy inside. On the other hand, life is too short for being sad. Sadness disables the power of our souls and paralyzes our body activities. As Muslim, we must repel sadness and fight it in any way that is permissible in our religion. We should keep in mind that, there is no benefit to sadness, and our hearts benefit nothing through grief. So our prophet (PBUH) sought refuge from in the following supplication: “O’ Allah, I seek refuge in your anxiety and grief.”
Accept life as it is and adapt accordingly to all circumstances. You will not find a father, a husband, a wife, or a friend who is free from problems. Allah has willed for this world to be filled with two opposites: good and evil, righteousness and corruption, happiness and sadness. There are so many things that can make you happy, don’t focus too much on things that make you sad. Don’t be sad! Because Allah sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don’t forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.
If you are beset with fear and anxieties, stand up right now and pray; your soul will find comfort and solace. The prayer – as long as you perform it sincerely with a wakeful heart – is guaranteed to have this effect for you. Whenever the Prophet (PBUH) was afflicted with hardship, he would say: “O’ Bilal! Give us comfort and call for the prayer.” So, if we want to be free from sadness, first of all, we should stand up for prayer. And the second way to remove sadness is to do good something for others.
Jobayer Al Mahmud
Student, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.