“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect......”
Assalamoalykum Warahmatulla Wa Barakahtuhu
Our life on this Earth is but the first act in the grand story of life; the most important events are yet to come. As Judgment Day approaches, we remember that those who may have been miserable in this life, will be the truly successful in the next, eternal life. As the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“… One amongst the denizens of Hell who had led a life of ease and plenty amongst the people of the world would be dipped into the Fire only once on the Day of Resurrection and then it would be asked of him: ‘Oh son of Adam, did you find any comfort, did you get any material blessing [on Earth]?’ He would say: ‘By Allah, no, my Lord.’ And then a person from amongst the people of the world [will] be brought who had led the most miserable life in the world [he will be from amongst those destined for Paradise] and he would be dipped once in Paradise; it would be asked of him, ‘Oh son of Adam, did you face any hardship? Has any distress fallen to your lot [on Earth]?’ And he would say, ‘By Allah, no my Lord, never did I face any hardship or experience any distress.’” (Muslim)
It is difficult – perhaps even foolhardy – to judge events in this life when we do not understand the qadr (divine will) of Allah. Perhaps our trials (loss of loved one, work related or maybe even the dreaded exams!) will end in success in this life; perhaps they will guarantee us success in the life to come. Our role is to face our tests with sabr (patience), remembering to have tawakul (trust) in Allah and worshipping Him with sincerity. As Allah says in the Qur’an,
“We grant the Home in the Hereafter to those who do not seek superiority on earth or spread corruption: the happy ending is awarded to those who are mindful of Allah.” (28:83)
“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect, It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
May Allah aza wajal grant us all a happy ending and grant us sabr and the ability to trust in Allah and make Jannatul Firdaws our eternal home. Ameen. la ila ha ilalla.
read the hadeeth above again and ponder - it will put lifes obstacles (whatever they maybe) into perspective.
And remember O Servant of Allah we are "too blessed too be stressed". So BE HAPPY.