Don't be Sadby Azim Kidwai
Life can be tough these days. It genuinely seems like we are stuck in a rat race – work is boring, family is difficult, you just can't find the social network and warm feeling of brother/sisterhood, and of course, you're still single. And then on top of all this, mum is not well and dad has passed away. This may resonate with a lot of you or parts of this may, and the consequences of all this are that many of us circumnavigate life through bouts of depression. We feel a sadness that sometimes we do not know quite how to overcome. We feel an anxiety that we have no idea what it stems from. Ultimately what we find is that despite all the pleasures of the world, we are still fighting a sadness, anxiety and a feeling of sorrow, which manifest in different ways.
Strive to learn your Islam from the Book of your Lord and the Sunnah of your Prophet.
Do not say, So-and-so said, for you cannot learn the truth only from men. Learn the truth and then measure people against it.
This should be enough for the one who controls his whims and submits himself to his Lord.