Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:31:15 AM
Imam al-Junaid, may Allah be Merciful to him, said:-- "THE WORLD IS A PLACE OF ANXIETY, SORROW AND TRIBULATION." And Abu Turab, may Allah be Merciful to him, said: "...YOU SEEK 2 THINGS [in the world] WHICH YOU DO NOT FIND: (1) REST AND (2) HAPPINESS. THESE 2 THINGS ARE ONLY IN PARADISE."
Thus it is obligatory for the servant not to prepare himself for rest in the world nor shift towards what calls to happiness and intimacy in the world. Rather, he should act according to the Prophet's statement, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, narrated from Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him:- "THE WORLD IS THE PRISON OF THE BELIEVER."
Expecting trials in life makes easy for the servant what he actually comes across and gives consolation to him when what he desires is not found... Let the disciple meet what comes to him of undesirable matters with patience, contentment and submission to the Divine Decree... just as Abu Sulayman al-Darani said, "A little hunger, a little insufficient clothing, a little humiliation, and a little patience and the days of the world will expire for you."