“whatever is with you will be exhausted (vanished or passed away), and whatever is with Allah, still remains. and those who are patients, We will be certainly pay them a reward for the best of what they did.
Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, who are a true believer, verily we will definitely give him a happy life in this world. and we will pay them a reward in the Hereafter such as Paradise according to of what best of what they did.”
Keep your expectations of life positive. Strive to live with unceasing happiness. Let not your possessions possess you, nor the petty details of worldly life invade with hordes of worry the stillness of your heart.
Gain strength to rise above distraction by sipping frequently the nectar of inner peace, given you lovingly by angel hands as you grow silently toward Self-realization.— Paramhansa Yogananda (via thelittlephilosopher)
There was a period in my life where I went through depression, and I once tried to commit suicide. Alhamdulillah, it did not work. I did it because I was selfish. I did it because I did not care about anyone, and there was no incentive to lead a better life. I did it because death was a way to stop the bad things from happening. I did it because I was an atheist.
Getting to know God through Islam solved many questions for me. It solved, primarily, how I am here, why I am here. It solved why suffering occurs. Religion has taught me that suffering was a way for me to become a better person, to learn from my mistakes, and a way to overwhelm and counteract against the sins I keep on committing.
Getting to know God through Islam showed me the light, the path, the truth. In the dusty recesses of my mind, through the dark dungeons, torches burst into flames that allayed all fears, conquered all terrors, and sparked a fervent desire for self-improvement. As a friend of mine tells me, Islam is not a religion… it is a state of being.
Atheism nearly cost me my life.
Islam has given me a rebirth.
Islam has given me the chance to become a new person, appreciate the brilliance of life through the tough times, smile more often, and lead a better life. I leave you with a quote to help you through times of sacrifice and suffering. Allah Hafiz!
“Verily, with hardship comes ease.” - The Holy Qur’an (Surah 94:5)