The Real Comfort

In the Quran, you’ll find consolation and reassurance from your Lord. For the believers, the real comfort is found within the words of their Lord.

Read the words of Allah sincerely and you’ll find counsel in them. You’ll find the advice you’re looking for that’ll comfort you, you’ll see the struggles of those who suffered a lot more than you and how Allah helped them.

You’ll come across the story of Yusuf عليه السلام- don’t just look at the story but the lesson behind it. There’s power in it, and comfort. A child who was kidnapped by his own brothers, thrown into the well and abandoned. Can you imagine the terror he was going through, as a child? Then, the same child is sold off in a different country by random strangers, with apparently no chance of reuniting with his family whatsoever.

If anything like that happened today, the story would be trending worldwide and the internet would be on fire. But when we discuss the same stories from the Quran, we just brush them aside casually. For a child who was sold as a slave and then put into prison for more than a decade for a crime, he didn’t commit. Allah reassures is throughout this story that He was overlooking and dominant over the affairs of His slave. And Allah was subtly working, behind the scenes.

Just because the workings and plans of Allah are subtle and behind the scenes, it doesn’t mean that our Lord has abandoned us. It’s a feeling we may get when we are distressed, but in the very same moments of distress is our Lord testing our faith as to who is a true believer and who believes only when the times are good.

Whether you’re wealthy or in abject poverty, the love of Allah doesn’t change for you based on your physical appearances because He loves you for what’s in your heart. He knows. He sees. He hears it all.

Allah is refining you, purifying you, drawing you closer to Him with His mercy and grace. Allah will never burden anyone beyond his capacity. Allah has sent a message for you. Do you have the time to read it?

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