There are times when we feel down. There were times when the prophets were scared and distressed and felt sorrow. Throughout the Quran there are ayahs of consolation and hope. Acknowledge your situation In Surat al Anbiya, we are taught through the example of Prophet Ayyub (peace be on him) to acknowledge our situation: And [mention] Ayyub, when he called to his Lord, ‘Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful.’ (21:83) Waayyooba ith nada rabbahu annee massaniya alddurru waanta arhamu alrrahimeena وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَىٰ رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِين Remember that Allah is always with you When Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was in the Cave of Thawr with the Prophet (peace be on him), hiding from the assassins who were pursuing them, the Prophet (peace be on him) reassured him, saying inallaha ma’ana: Allah Almighty is with us. (9:40) Remember that Allah is the one who protects you In Surat al Yusuf, Yaqoub (peace be on him) said: But Allah is the best guardian, and He is the most merciful of the merciful. (12:64) Qala hal amanukum AAalayhi illa kama amintukum AAala akheehi min qablu faAllahu khayrun hafithan wahuwa arhamu alrrahimeena قَالَ هَلْ آمَنُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ إِلَّا كَمَا أَمِنتُكُمْ عَلَىٰ أَخِيهِ مِن قَبْلُ فَاللَّهُ خَيْرٌ حَافِظًا وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِين Ask Allah to ease your burden In Surat al Taha, when Musa (peace be on him) was given the task of telling Firaun that he needed to amend his ways, Musa called on Allah to ease the tightness in his chest, and equip him with what he needed to face this challenge. He prayed: O my Lord! Open my heart, make my work easy for me, and remove the impediment from my speech so that they may understand my … Continue reading What duas are there for sadness?
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