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Ibn Al-Qayyim said: “The word sadness does not appear in the Quran, except in the form of forbidding it or in the form of negating it.” The reason for this is because there is no benefit for having sadness in the heart. The most beloved thing to Shaitan is to make the believing slave sad by taking him off track.
The Prophet (sa) sought refuge in Allah (swt) from sadness. Ibn Al-Qayyim said: “Sadness weakens the heart and diminishes determination and wanting to go forward, and there is nothing more beloved to the Shaitan than the sadness of a believer.” For this reason, be happy, be optimistic, think good about Allah (swt), have trust in what Allah (swt) is able to do, and depend on Him – you will find happiness and pleasure in all situations.
Ibn Al-Qayyim also said: “Don’t ruin your happiness with worry; don’t ruin your mind with pessimism; don’t ruin your success with deception; don’t ruin the optimism of others by destroying it; don’t ruin your day by looking back at yesterday.”
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