“O Allah, there is no ease…”

“O Allah, there is no ease other than what You make easy. If You please, You ease sorrow.”

Our happiest moments are gifts from Al-Wahab (the Perpetual Gift Giver) and our saddest moments are tests from Al-Latif (the Subtly Acquainted), and in each is a sign to turn us back to Allah (swt). Our happiest moments are there to remind us to be grateful for all that Allah (swt) has given us and remember that everything comes from Him. That we will always be indebted to all of the favors and blessings He has bestowed on us. Our saddest moments are there so we can turn more earnestly to Him, to Al-Latif (the Subtly Acquainted), the One who knows the details of our situation better than we do.

In those sad moments, it is He, Allah (swt), who can take away your sadness. It is He who can ease your pains. It is He who is Al-Jabbar, the Mender of Broken Hearts, that we turn to rebuild that which was broken. And that which is rebuilt by Al-Rahman Al-Raheem is restored stronger than before. So for those times of pain, call out to Allah, “O Allah, there is no ease other than what You make easy. If You please, You ease sorrow.”

Ya Jabbar, ya Rahman, ya Raheem, ya Lateef, mend, restore and rebuild every heart that is broken, ease the pain of this ummah, forgive the ummah’s sins through the trials that is it is going through and allow us to come back stronger than before. Ameen.

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