Flowers and Thorns

The Quran says: “With every hardship there is ease.” (94:5) This means that in this world it is not possible for a person to only have happy and pleasant circumstances. When God Himself has made roses with thorns, how can you wish to have a rose plant which has no thorns? The law of nature in this world is that difficulties and problems will always exist alongside happiness and joy. One cannot be detached from the other. Just as we cannot detach thorns from a rose plant, similarly we cannot detach unpleasant circumstances from situations of joy. No person can enjoy a life of absolute comfort such that he is completely devoid of sorrow.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan



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