Being Content with God’s Decision
Those who are not content with God’s decision and have fallen to despair are behaving wrongly. When my first child was three years old, I was in Lucknow. At that time, messages were sent through telegram. I received a message that my child has died. I silently got up and offered prayer in a corner. After this, I did not become sad. To remain sad means to not be content with God’s decision. The Quran describes ‘a soul at peace’ as one which accepts God’s decisions, and for this it is made to settle in Paradise. Paradise is for one who remains content with those decisions of God which usually make people unhappy. But one who accepts these decisions without sadness, will be ensured Paradise.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan