Inform the night of a coming morning, the light of which will
permeate the mountains and valleys. Give to the afflicted tidings of a
sudden relief that will reach them with the speed of light or with the
blinking of an eye.
If you see that the desert extends for miles and miles, then know
that beyond that distance are green meadows with plentiful shade.
If you see the rope tighten and tighten, know that it will snap.
Tears are followed by a smile, fear is replaced by comfort, and
anxiety is overthrown by serenity. When the fire was set for him,
Prophet Ibraheem (Abraham) (may peace be upon him) did not feel
its heat because of the help he received from his Lord.
We [Allah] said: ‘O’ fire! Be you coolness and safety for
Ibraheem!’} (Quran 21; 69)
The sea would not drown Prophet Moses (may peace be upon
him), because he uttered in a confident, strong, and truthful manner:
‘Nay, verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me.
(Quran 26: 62)
The Prophet Muhammad (bpuh) told Abu Bakr in the cave that
Allah was with them — then peace and tranquility descended upon
Those that are slaves of the moment see only misery and
wretchedness. This is because they look only at the wall and door of
the room, whereas they should look beyond such barriers as are set
Therefore do not be in despair: it is impossible for things to
remain the same. The days and years rotate, the future is unseen, and
every day Allah has matters to bring forth. You know it not, but it
may be that Allah will afterwards bring some new thing to pass. And
verily, with hardship there is relief.