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    Recompense and a great reward


    When Allah, the Exalted, takes something away from us, He compensates with something better, but only if we are patient and seek reward from Allah. The Prophet said:

    "Whoever loses a loved one from the people of this world and then seeks his recompense with Lord, will be compenseted with Paradise".

    So do not feel excessive over some misfortune, because the One who decreed it has with Him Paradise: recompense and a great reward. Those that are afflicted in this world and are close to Allah will be praised in the highest part of heaven.

    The life of this world is too short and its treasures are few. The hereafter is better and everlasting and whoever is afflicted here shall find his reward there. And whosoever works hard here shall find ease there. As for those who cling to this world, who are attached to it, and who are in love with it, the hardest thing for them to bear would be to lose the world's comfort and riches, as they desire to enjoy this life alone. Because of this desire, they don't react to misfortune as well as others to. What they perceive around them is this life alone, they are blind to its impermanence and insignificance.

    Afflicted one, if we are patient, we lose nothing and though we may not perceive it, we are profiting. The person who is afflicted with hardship should reflect upon the outcome in the hereafter, the outcome for those who are patient.

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