Life is not a bed of roses it tests you hard. At those dark moments of life when every thing seems depressed and gloomy. Who can we turn to and what can mend the situation and set things right? How can we raise ourselves and square our shoulders and say nothing is wrong. Lets take a look back a few hundred years and see what our Prophet Muhammad (saw) did.
Prophet Muhammad Behavior towards Hardships:
Prophet (saw) went to Taif and to preach tauheed. He went there as a noble respectable man from an honored tribe. Not to forget as the messenger of Allah lord of all worlds but the leaders there ordered the slaves and children to throw stones at him. Thus Prophet(saw) chased by a mob throwing stones at him. Imagine the prophet whose life that is to be the example for all those who follow till the end of time was being chased by a mob in such a way. At that moment when he was all bleeding so much so that his shoes were filled with blood, wounded and tired he took refuge under a tree.He raised his hands and prayed:
“O Allah! Unto You do I complain of my weakness, of my helplessness and of my lowliness before men. O most Merciful of the merciful. O Lord of the weak and my Lord too. Into whose hands have you entrusted me? Unto some far off stranger who receives me with hostility? Or unto a foe whom you have empowered against me? I care not, so long as You are not angry with me. But Your favoring help, that were for me the broader way and the wider scope. I take refuge in the light of Your countenance whereby all darkness-es are illuminated and all things of this world and the next are rightly ordered.lest You make descend Your anger upon me or lest Your wrath beset me. Yet it is Yours to reproach until You are well pleased. There is no power and no might except through Thee.”
Connection with Allah:
In such a heart breaking state which comes after receiving other gloomy news like the death of his two close relations what did he prayed for? He simply checked his status with Allah that even if everything else is bad if he is all good in the eyes of Allah then nothing is wrong. NOTHING IS WRONG!
Our prophet (saw) was asked that if he wish those people can be wiped clean from the face of the earth but he didn’t. and now it is a place full of Muslims. This is true when your days go dull and gloomy check your status with Allah. and praying you will feel as if all is good. This is how he turned the situation in to an opportunity and this is how can we follow the same path and heal our hearts.