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When Life Becomes Bitter

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Bismillah ir Rahmaan ir Raheem

Was-Salaatu was-Salaamu ‘alaa Rasulillah

As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah

When Life Becomes Bitter


Ibn al-Qayyim said

Lusts were granted in abundance to humans, but those who believed in the unseen turned away from them, while those who follow their lusts were caused to regret.

The first category are those in which Allah says,

 أُوْلَـئِكَ عَلَى هُدًى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

   which means, “they are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.” (Surah Baqarah 2:5)

However, the other category, are those to whom Allah says,

كُلُوا وَتَمَتَّعُوا قَلِيلًا إِنَّكُم مُّجْرِمُونَ

which means, “(O you disbelievers)! Eat and enjoy yourselves (in this worldly life) for a little while. Verily, you are the Mujrimun.” (Al-Mursalat 77:46)

When the successful ones are aware of the reality of this worldly life being sure of the inferiority of its degree, they overcame their vain desires for the sake of the Hereafter. They have been awakened from their heedlessness to remember what their enemies took from them during their period of idleness. Whenever life becomes bitter, they remember this verse, in which Allah says,

هَذَا يَوْمُكُمُ الَّذِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ…..

which means, “This is your Day which you were promised.” (Al-Anbiya, 21:103)


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  1. July 11, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatu

    One can view the ‘Bismillah ir Rahmaan ir Raheem’ in the Arabic text, but not the following verses – meaning there may be a problem from the verses quoted, or where they were copied from, as they don’t seem to show up even when the ‘Arabic text’ has been enabled.

    I would suggest directly copying and pasting from ‘TheNobleQuran’ site inshaaAllah.

    Allahu ‘alam.

  2. July 12, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Are you able to see the ayaat in Arabic now?

  3. July 12, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Yes alhamdulillah, and the other one as well.

  4. Bint Amina
    July 13, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Actually, it shows up on some computers and not others – khayr inshaaAllaah.

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