Fears, upsets, losses and illnesses, how can we find peace between all these troubling feelings and times?
To begin with, Allah the Almighty says in Qur’an:
And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.‘ Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.” Quran (2:155-157) (1)
You can’t find peace without satisfaction, and patience is the key to satisfaction but to be patient you should have a strong faith.
How to get Strong Faith in Troubling Times?
Look at what our Creator and His Messenger said about that:
1.Having a positive view:
As Prophet Muhammad said:
How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him.”[Muslim]. (2)
But How in Troubling Times?
Read what Prophet Muhammad said:
There is nothing (in the form of trouble) that comes to a believer even if it is the pricking of a thorn that there is decreed for him by Allah good or his sins are obliterated.” [Muslim] (3)
And Allah said in the Noble Qur’an:
… If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.’ “ Quran (14:7) (4)
What would Allah do with your punishment if you are grateful and believe? And ever is Allah Appreciative and Knowing.” Quran (4:147) (5)
2.Remembrance of God with Ability to Change Everything in Troubling Times:
Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” Quran (13:28) (6)
Finally, we should know that faith is the backbone of inner peace and one can’t find it without strong faith that depends on it. Faith tells you that everything will pass in this life but complete rest waits for you in the Hereafter.
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. In order that you not despair over what has eluded you and not exult [in pride] over what He has given you. And Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful “ Quran (57: 22-23) (7)
You deserve to search for happiness and inner peace. Start your journey by reading Qur’an, and exploring Islam. Be Muslim to discover this life and live it properly. Also, you can have a one to one conversation if any questions found!