Be Happy

Written by: Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

"Whoever builds a Masjid, desiring Allah SWT pleasure, Allah SWT builds for him the like of it in Paradise"
(Hadith Al-Bukhari)

Be Happy

Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) describes Himself, throughout the Qur’an, as Rahman and Raheem (The Most Merciful and Compassionate).

In the Qur’an there are a total of 114 surahs, 113 of which start with the words Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem. However, in Surah Naml (30) Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) says, speaking of the letter from Sulaiman (alaih salam): “Indeed, it is from Sulaiman, and indeed, it reads: 'In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.”  Thus there are 114 Surahs and 114 Bismillah’s highlighting His Mercy and Compassion.

Not only is He the Most Merciful, but He also sent the Mercy to all the worlds, Syedi (sallallahu alayhi wasalam)! (Surah Anbiya, 107)

To all my brothers and sisters, DO NOT BE SAD. Know that even in the moments between seconds, a khair from the Lord of the Heavens descends upon us!

Why should I be sad, when my rizq is written, my life is measured, my death will occur at a time of which I have no knowledge; so Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) has taken care of everything, and hence left me with nothing to worry over!

In Surah Hajj (70), Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) says:  “Do you not know that Allah knows what is in the heaven and earth? Indeed, that is in a Record. Indeed that, for Allah, is easy.”

In Surah Hadid (22), mentions that all issues and problems have already been written:  “No disaster strikes upon the earth or among yourselves except that it is in a register before We bring it into being - indeed that, for Allah , is easy.”

Why should we be sad when Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) is the Most Merciful; He is even more kind than a mother with her baby.

When I make istighfar, He forgives me, sustains me, and cures me!

Why should I be sad when Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) wants something to occur, He says Kun (Be)!

Why should I be sad if I trust my Lord, and that very trust gives me confidence, and my smile and optimism finds its source in that trust, and thus distances any sadness!

When you feel humiliated, make sujud and say Ya Jabbar!  You are the Most Powerful, so help me!

When you feel oppressed, make sujud and say Ya ‘Adl!  You are the Most Just, so help me!

When you are confused, make sujud and say Ya ‘Alim!  You are the All Knowing, so guide me!

When you are in need, make sujud and say Ya Mujeeb!  You are the One Who Responds, so respond to me!

When we need love, we will never find anyone other than Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) that is more befitting for our love.

When we are in the state of longing for something, make sujud, and know that the earth is hugging you.

When things become extremely difficult, and everyone is busy, you will never find anyone closer to you other than Allah (subhana wa ta'ala)!

The three things you have to be certain of, and from which there is no escape:

1)  Death is written for everyone.  Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) says in Surah Ankabut (57):  “Every soul will taste death. Then to Us will you be returned.”

2)  Dunya is not a place of rest.  Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) Surah Balad (4): “We have certainly created man into hardship.”

3)  No one will be safe from being the subject of the talk of others, no matter how good or helpless you are, as even Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) and Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) were the subject of other’s talk.  Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) said in Surah Imran (181):  “Allah has certainly heard the statement of those [Jews] who said, "Indeed, Allah is poor, while we are rich," and in Surah Haqqah (41-2):  “And it is not the word of a poet; little do you believe.  Nor the word of a soothsayer; little do you remember;” speaking about Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) and Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam), respectively.  Knowing this gives us comfort, as whatever is said by others does not have its root in truth.

Our Father (rehmatullah alaih) used to say when things became difficult, I would start to read ayat of the Qur’an, and within a short time span, there comes from Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) a rizq, knowledge and understanding that I had never encountered before!

In Surah Taha, Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) mentions in the beginning of the Surah, that the Qur’an is not meant to be difficult for you, but rather it is a source of happiness. 

At the end of the Surah, Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) mentions that those who turn away, those are the ones who will find themselves in difficulty.

Thus, happiness is remembrance and difficulty is its avoidance.

How many problems have been solved because of one ayah?  How many illnesses cured from one dua? How many issues made easy from the tear of a mumin!

To all my brothers and sisters:

Keep presenting all of your issues to Allah (subhana wa ta'ala).  He accepts the dua of those in need.  We keep looking around at others, but often forget that we are in an examination room, and that in any minute, our paper will be taken away and our time will finish.  Our wasiyah to those whom we love is to concentrate on your own exam, as you are not allowed to look at the paper of others or write for them!

We keep putting furniture in our houses, but we do not know how long we are going to live for; instead we should be furnishing the place of our permanent abode!  Furnish it with salah, Qur’an, remembrance of Allah (subhana wa ta'ala), salawat upon Syedi (sallallahu alayhi wasalam), good thoughts, helping others and sadaqah.

May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) make these days the best of days.

As you are always in our duas, we request that you keep us in yours.

May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) bless you, and may He gather us all with Syedi (sallallahu alayhi wasalam).

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