Tag: Sadness

A Cure for Sadness and Depression: Contemplating the Eternal Life of Bliss in the Hereafter

Imām Abū al-Farj ibn al-Jawzī (d. 597 AH) said: [Among the ways of dealing with catastrophe, misfortune, sadness, and depression in this life] is that [a Muslim] should imagine how his joyful excursion in Jannah will be never ending. What is the true value of that moment [of entry]? Rather, what is the true value of this entire [temporal] existence compared to the eternal, everlasting life [of the hereafter]? To further clarify this, [the parable of the eternal nature of the hereafter is like] if Allāh the Glorified, the Most High, was to cover the heavens and the earth and everything that is...

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Do Not Say “If Only” When Dealing with Sadness and Disappointment

Narrated by Abū Hurayrah (may Allāh be pleased with him) who said: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: ​ The strong believer is better and more beloved in the sight of Allāh than a weak believer. In both there exists goodness. Aspire and strive in the path of that which is beneficial to you. Seek aid from Allāh, and never fall into despair and dejection. If some calamity should befall you, never say: If I had only done such-and-such, it would have been such-and-such. Rather, say: Allāh has decreed [this], and whatever He wills will surely come to pass. For, verily, [the word] ‘if’ opens the actions of shayṭān.’ Narrated...

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