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Why grieve when you have the six ingredients?

A wise person was afflicted by calamity. His brothers went to him and tried to console him over his loss. He answered, `I have put together a remedy that is composed of six ingredients.’ They asked him what those ingredients were, and he answered,

“The first is to have a firm trust in Allah, the Almighty.

The second is resigning oneself to the inescapable fact that everything that is decreed will happen and will follow its unalterable course.

The third is that patience has no substitute for the positive effect it has on the afflicted.

The fourth is an unwavering belief in the implications of this phrase: Without showing forbearance, what will I accomplish?

The fifth is to ask myself, `Why should I be a willful party to my own destruction?

The sixth knows that from one hour to the next, circumstances are transformed and difficulties vanish.

 

Do not grieve if others inflict upon you harm or pain, nor should you grieve if you are oppressed or are the subject of envy.

A Pious Shaykh said:

“The believer does not seek quarrel or revenge; nor does he find blame or fault in others.”

Does not despair if you face obstacles or problems; rather, forbear and be patient.

 

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