Don't Be Sad (Hardback)
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Give to the needy, defend the oppressed, help those in distress, and visit the sick; you will find that happiness surrounds you from all directions. Live for today; during this day, you should pray with a wakeful heart, recite the Qur’an with understanding, and remember Allah (the Exalted) with sincerity. The author illustrates through the Qur'an and Sunnah how with an Islamic outlook, one can find a remedy for every modern spiritual ailment. This in and of itself should make you feel a bit better, putting the world into context and all, but it also makes you remember that He is there and He is looking out for you.
I did not add any footnotes to the book, thus making it easier for the reader to peruse without interruption. At a time in which the Muslims are beset with trials from every periphery comes this heartening book rooted in the commandments of Allah (swt), the Sunnah and the excellent guidance and examples of righteous individuals that have come before us. If you get wounded by their words and allow them to have an influence over you, you will have realized their hopes for them. I wanted to purchase this as a gift for a friend and the parcel came through soo quickly which was surprising and lovely to see! This is not to say that you should refrain from performing acts of kindness towards others; the point is that you should be mentally prepared for ingratitude.We seek refuge in You from fearing anything except You, from depending upon anyone except upon You, from fully trusting anyone except You, and from invoking anyone other than You. I strongly believe that whatever your problem, however deep your sadness and despair is there is something in this book that applies to you.
Personally, I find it easier to take my mind off worrying things because I was in the countryside, often all I needed was walk alongside the canal in the sunset. You will never completely feel at ease until you firmly believe that Allah has already preordained all matters. The lost will find their way, the ones in difficulty will find relief, and the day will follow the night. A popular book that is full of practical advice on how to banish sadness and disappointment from our lives. At a time in which people are beset with trials from every periphery and within, comes this heartening book rooted in the commandments of Allah (God) and the excellent guidance and examples of the people that have come before us.Throughout this book you will find the beauty behind the many sayings and Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH. I will plant goodness in my heart and extract from it the roots of evil – such as pride, jealousy, and hypocrisy. This is because they look only at the wall and door of the room, whereas they should look beyond such barriers as are set before them.
When the son became older and stronger, he rewarded his father with disobedience, disrespect, and contempt. Most of my writing so far has been on my personal experiences in an effort to create space for converts within the community. This is because idleness allows your mind to wander in the past, the present, and the future, with all their difficulties. Former days are gone and done with; you benefit nothing by carrying out an autopsy over them through turning back the wheels of history. Because we live in such a world where every little thing is dictated by media and entertainment, our train of thought can easily veer off from the simplicity of the Muslim way of life.A valuable read for all, it inspires resilience and offers a blueprint for a contented life in accordance with Islamic principles. I gleaned whatever I found to be pertinent to the topic of the book from these sources: Verses of the Qur’an, sayings of the Prophet (bpuh), stories, parables, poems, and sayings of the wise. Our tragedy is that we are incapable of dealing with the present; neglecting our beautiful castles, we wail over dilapidated buildings. It is full of practical advice on how to replace it with a pragmatic and ultimately satisfying Islamic outlook on life. In fact, you will be able to increase their rage by increasing your merits and developing your talents.
Whoever reflects on how recurring themes are found in the Qur’an should appreciate the benefits of following this methodology. The Event [the Hour or the punishment of disbelievers and polytheists or the Islamic laws or commandments], ordained by Allah will come to pass, so seek not to hasten it. For this reason, do not feel overly troubled if you are afflicted with sickness, the death of a child, or a loss of wealth.Many cry because they see themselves starving tomorrow or falling sick after a month, or because they fear that the world will come to an end after a year.