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HOPE


Salamun 'alaykum,
Peace be unto you,


Hope is a "meaning", any meaning we feel with our hearts comes directly from God.

God says that the strayers don't have Hope! why?
Because the next step in Satan's path after Fear is Despair.

For example, a bussinessman loses all his money suddenly in a fire, what is he to do now?
It is just a test from God. There are two paths, two choices are made available for him.

The first is to Accept God's will, and understand that nothing actually belonged to him, it all belonged to God,
and therefore no need to worry or grieve, this is God's inspiration (through the angels).
He should then ask God alone for help and mercy, repent from all his past transgressions, and pledge to God
that he will do his best to stay on the balanced straight path. He should do this in full conviction that God is
indeed Capable of recompensing him with twice as much wealth as he once had, this is what is called Hope,
hope for God's forgivness and mercy.

The second path is Satan's, he will whisper to the guy his evil whipers (through the Jinns), he will tell him that
"IT'S OVER!", he will exaggerate the problem and its complications in his mind, throwing him in the deep darkness of despair!
Satan will lie to him that "There is no way out this time!", that it is Impossible to get his business back on track again!
Satan will tell him that soon he will have to face the shame of poverty, and need, and all his family, friends and
business partners will look down at him now that he has no money!, this ofcourse if accepted by the poor guy would
induce a state of fear in his mind or what some call "Trauma",  this fear, worry and eventually despair lead some even to
commit suicide to escape from the nightmare!, and if he didn't kill himself, he would seek illegal ways to get back his business. Either way Satan would have accomplished his goal of turning the man unappreciative of God, and totally preoccupied with the material idols, seeking help from them instead of God!


God repeatedly in His Quran has stressed on the fact that the believers in Him alone, shall never suffer any worry, grief or despair.

The believers acknowledge and readily accept God's will, they steadfastly endure disasters.

[2:155]
We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.
[2:156] When an affliction befalls them, they say, "We belong to GOD, and to Him we are returning."
[2:157] These have deserved blessings from their Lord and mercy. These are the guided ones.


The believers know that everything comes from God, however the cause of bad things happening is them accepting Satan's invitaion, that's why they immediately repent, reform and ask God for forgivness.


[4:78] Wherever you are, death will catch up with you, even if you live in formidable castles. When something good happens to them, they say, "This is from GOD," and when something bad afflicts them, they blame you. Say, "Everything comes from GOD." Why do these people misunderstand almost everything?
[4:79] Anything good that happens to you is from GOD, and anything bad that happens to you is from you. We have sent you as a messenger to the people, and GOD suffices as witness. 


This is the straight path, Hope comes from God alone, whoever wants it should seek it at Him. Nothing has any power to harm, save or benefit us, only God can. If we remember this in times of disasters, no fear, worry, grief or despair can afflict us God willing.

[15:56]
He said, "None despairs of his Lord's mercy, except the strayers."


Never despair

[39:53] Proclaim: "O My servants who exceeded the limits, never despair of GOD's mercy. For GOD forgives all sins. He is the Forgiver, Most Merciful."

[12:87]  "O my sons, go fetch Joseph and his brother, and never despair of GOD's grace. None despairs of GOD's grace except the disbelieving people."


God forgives and recompenses

[42:28] He is the One who sends down the rain after they had despaired, and spreads His mercy. He is the only Master, Most Praiseworthy.



Things are impossible only when we depend on a thing or a person for help, and because the creatures themselves are powerless, they cannot help us and therefore trigerred by Satan, we resort to despair and the "impossible" mentality. Even the most "incurable" disease in the world is easy for God to cure!

Nothing is impossible, all power belongs to God alone

[2:165]
Yet, some people set up idols to rival GOD, and love them as if they are GOD. Those who believe love GOD the most. If only the transgressors could see themselves when they see the retribution! They will realize then that all power belongs to GOD alone, and that GOD's retribution is awesome.

[22:15]
If anyone thinks that GOD cannot support him in this life and in the Hereafter, let him turn completely to (his Creator in) heaven, and sever (his dependence on anyone else). He will then see that this plan eliminates anything that bothers him.



The only way to get rid of worry, fear and despair is GOD ALONE
Let Him be your First Priority, and forget about worry, fear and despair forever!

All it takes is to constantly proclaim that you disbelieve in any inherent power in things or people to harm or benefit you, and that you believe in God alone.


[41:30]
Those who proclaim: "Our Lord is GOD," then lead a righteous life, the angels descend upon them: "You shall have no fear, nor shall you grieve. Rejoice in the good news that Paradise has been reserved for you.



Whatever your problem is, however big it seems to be, you should put your trust in God, only Him can help you

To Him belongs all the power in the heavens and the earth, no matter how "impossible to be solved" it may seem, God can solve it, only if you steadfastly persevere and keep holding to the rope of God like Job did.

[38:41] Remember our servant Job: he called upon his Lord, "The devil has afflicted me with hardship and pain."
  [38:42] "Strike the ground with your foot. A spring will give you healing and a drink."
 [38:43] We restored his family for him; twice as many. Such is our mercy;
a reminder for those who possess intelligence.