To every Muslim woman who is content with Allah as her Lord,
Islam as her religion and Muhammad (Blessings and Peace be
upon him) as her Prophet.
To every girl who follows the path of truth, who carnes the
message of sincerity.
To every teacher who strives by means of her words to convey
knowledge and values, and has purified her soul.
To every mother who brings her children up to fear Allah and to
follow the Sunnah, and makes virtue dear to them.
To every woman who is burdened with worries and sadness.
Rejoice and receive the glad tidings of a way-out at hand, the care
of Allah, a great reward and expiation of sins.
This blog post urges the Muslim woman to
reJ01ce m her religion and in the grace that Allah has bestowed upon her. It
brings hope and glad tidings to everyone who feels distressed,
depressed and burdened with many worries. It invites the Muslim
woman to expect a way out and to look forward to ease after
hardship. It addresses her rational mind and pure heart, telling her
to be patient and seek reward with Allah, do not despair, do not
give up, be optimistic, for Allah is with you, Allah is sufficient for
you, Allah, the Almighty, will protect you.
My sister, read this article, for it contains clear and unam
biguous verses from the Qur’an, true hadiths, sound ideas,
inspiring stories and the wisdom of obedience. Read this book and
chase away the traces of sadness, the specters of distress, the
nightmares of fear and anxiety. Read this article to help you cleanse
your mind of the clutter of illusions and devilish whispers, and
show you the way to a sense of tranquility, faith, joy and
happiness. May Allah give you happiness in this world and in the
Hereafter, and bestow His Favour upon you, for He is the Most
Generous, Most Kind.
TEN TIIOUGIITS TO PONDER
1. Remember that your Lord forgives those who ask Him for forgiveness, and He accepts the repentance of those who repent, and He accepts those who come back to Him.
2. Show mercy to the weak and you will be happy; give to the needy and you will be well; do not bear grudges and you will be healthy.
3. Be optimistic, for Allah is with you, and the angels are praying for forgiveness for you, and Paradise awaits you.
4. Wipe away your tears, think well of your Lord, and chase away your worries by remembering the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you.
5. Do not think that this world is ever perfect for anyone. There is no one on the face of the earth who gets all that he wants or is free from all kinds of distress.
6. Be like a tall tree with high aims; if a stone is thrown at it, it simply lets its fruits drop.
7. Have you ever heard that grief brings back what has been lost, or that worry corrects mistakes? So why grieve and worry then?
8. Do not expect trials and calamities, rather expect peace, safety and good health, if Allah wills.
9. Extinguish the flames of hatred from your heart by forgiving everyone who has ever hurt you.
10. Ghusl, wudu’, siwak and being organized are effective medicines for all kinds of distress and worry.
You have a huge wealth of blessings
My sister, verily with every difficulty there is ease (Qur ‘an 94: 6);
after night comes the day. The clouds of worry will be blown away, the darkness
of distress will be dispelled, and calamities will come to an end, by Allah’s leave. Remember that you will be rewarded, and if you are a mother, your children will
be a great support and help for Islam, if you bring them up properly. They will make
du ‘ii ‘ for you when they prostrate and at the end of the night, just before dawn. It is a great blessing if you are a compassionate and kind mother.
It is sufficient honour and pride for you to remember that the mother of Muhammad (Blessings and Peace be upon him) gave mankind a great leader,
the noble Messenger.
You have the potential to be a da’iyah (caller to Islam) calling other women
to the path of Allah with kind words, good exhortation and wisdom, arguing in a manner that is better, debating and guiding others by means of your good behaviour and setting an example. A woman may achieve, by means of her
conduct and righteous deeds, things that cannot be achieved by
means of khutbahs (religious sermons), lectures and lessons. How often has a woman gone to live in a neighbourhood, and people started to talk about her religious commitment, modesty, hijab (Islamic dress) and good attitude, her kindness to her neighbours and her obedience to her husband, so she became a good example to others, that was spoken of by all.
“Soon the flowers will bloom, grief will depart and happiness will prevail.”