Certain types of sadnesses consume you until you become numb to the wounds. Yet you still smile because you know that crying a river of tears and tormenting yourself with poisonous thoughts won’t erase your pain. It slowly kills you. And only the weakest of souls allow themselves to die. For those who are strong, despite feeling that their whole world has come crashing down and has brought them to their knees, they manage to crawl to the mercy of Allah.
قال إبن القيِّم الجوزية في كتابه الفوائد: العالم كله من بدايته حتى نهايته لا يستحق ساعة من الحزن، فماذا عن حزن الحياة كلها؟
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said in his book al-Fawa’id: The whole world from its beginning until its end is not worth an hour of sadness, so what about the sadness of a whole life?