“Tarāwīḥ was not performed in congregation during the Khilāfah of Abū Bakr as he
was preoccupied with Jihād against the apostates, and Jihād is more emphasized than
Tarāwīḥ. It was ‘Umar who gathered the people to pray behind Ubay ibn Ka‘b, and he
did not perform the Qunūt except in the second half of Ramaḍān.”
Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear • [surah Al-Baqarah: 233] •
Allah comforts us by reassuring us that no matter what obstacles we come across, they are never more than what we can handle. Allah tests the believer according to his or her capacity, and He always wants the best for us. It may not seem like it at the time but if we stand firm on the right path, Allah will get us through it.
Allah says: “Eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess.” [Sûrah al-A`râf: 31]
Some scholars have commented on this verse, saying: “Allah has gathered together all of medicine in this verse.”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The child of Adam fills no vessel worse than his stomach. Sufficient for the child of Adam are a few morsels to keep his back straight. If he must eat more, then a third should be for his food, a third for his drink, and a third left for air.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhî (2380) and Musnad Ahmad (17186) and authenticated by al-Albânî in Sahîh al-Jâmi`]
“O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. ” • [surah az-Zumar: 59] •
This description of Allah,s bounty and His attributes will bring tears to every eyes. It is a consolation that we must not despair of the mercy of Allah even if our sins are many and great, for the door of repentance and mercy is expansive. Have faith and hope in Allah especially when making duaa, calling to Allah alone for forgiveness.
And whoever does a wrong or wrongs himself, but then seeks forgiveness from Allah, he will find Allah forgiving and merciful. • [surah an-Nisaa: 110] •
Everyone commits sin and does wrong, but Allah is always willing to forvie and He alwayys gives us a chance to repent and seek His forgiveness. A believer should never forget the fact that Allah is so forgiving.