WAIT PATIENTLY FOR A HAPPY OUTCOME
By Sh Aaidh Al-Qarni
The following Hadith is found in the book of At-Tirmidhi: "The best form of worship is to wait (patiently) for a happy outcome."
"Is not the morning near?" (Qur'an II: 81)
The morning of the afflicted is looming, so watch for it. An Arab proverb says, "If the rope becomes too tight, it will snap."
In other words, if a situation reaches the level of crisis, then expect a light and an opening to appear. Allah says: "And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will remit his sins from him, and will enlarge his reward." (Qur 'an 65: 5)
"And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him." (Qur'an 65: 4)
In an authentic Hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) relates this saying from Allah: "I am as My servant thinks (expects) I am. I am with him when he mentions Me. If he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself; and if he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly greater than it. If he draws near to Me a hand’s length, I draw near to him an arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed." [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Know that, truly, with hardship there is relief. An Arab poet said:
"Some eyes are restless while others are in sleep,
In meditating that which may or may not occur,
So leave worrying as much as possible,
As carrying the burdens of anxiety is madness,
There is your Lord, who provided you with solutions to
And He will similarly provide for what is to come tomorrow."
"Let events flow in their predestined path,
And do not sleep except with a clear mind,
Between the period of the blinking of the eye and its opening,
Allah changes things from one state to another."