Author: Dr, A’id al Qarni
Don’t’ be Sad is a very good book. I have read it in PDF format and hardcover and i have read it more than once. If you are in search of restoring hope, peace and happiness in your life then this is definitely the book that you should read. The author is truly brilliant, he also wrote the book You can be the Happiest women in the World. I recommend this book to everyone it has changed my life considerably.
Words from the Book- which i thought helped alot.
“Today is my only Day”
A person who is sitting on the ground does not fall and people do not kick a dead dog.
The hand that gives is better than the hand that receives.
If you find yourself to be in difficulty or distress, show kindness to others and you will be the first to find solace and comfort. Give to the needy, defend the oppressed, help those in distress and visit the sick, you will find that happiness surrounds you from all directions.
An act of charity is like perfume is benefits the user, the seller and the buyer.
The Prophet (SAW) said: “The Muslim is the person who tongue and hand do not harm other Muslims”
Truthfulness is beloved by Allah and is purifying soap for the heart.
The Prophet (SAW) said: “This world is cursed along with all that is in it, except for these: The remembrance of Allah, what follows it, the scholar and the student.
Some people have a heart that is like a sponge absorbing all kinds of fallacies and misconceptions.
And let not those who have no certainty of faith discourage you (Quran 30:60).
Whatever befalls a believer in terms of anxiety, hardship or grief. Allah will make it an atonement for some of his sins.
One of the Arab poets said:
How often is the young man overcome with despair when afflicted. And with Allah is the way out. The situation becomes unbearable, and when the rope tightens, it snaps and throughout, he never thought that he would be saved.
The Prophet (SAW) said “Verily true patience is that which is displayed during the initial shock”
The Prophet (SAW) said: “Love the one who is beloved to you in moderation, for perhaps the day will come when you will abhor him. And hate the one whom you detest in moderation, for perhaps the day will arrive when you will come to love him”
I will leave you with this.
Do Not be sad, because the one who is sad is like a person who pours water into a bucket that has a hole in it. He is like a writer who uses his finger to write on water.
Do Not be sad, because the true span of life is measured by the number of days in which you are content. Do not spend your days in grief, do not waste your nights in sorrow and do not be extravagant in squandering your time; for truly Allah loves not those who are extravagant and wasteful.
Do not be sad, for in truth your Lord forgives sins and accepts repentance.