Believers Are People Too:
And They Get Lonely, Sad and Depressed? [Quote – 1070]

Published Categorised as Quote-Unquote, Quote-Unquote – Book XI (1001-1100)

Believers are also people. Just like everybody else. 

But they are people who have taken a huge gamble. They have cast their lot with a whole bunch of things they do not see.

Iman Bil Ghayib. And all Iman is that. 

Otherwise, if things are right there in front of your eyes, what is there to believe? What is the need for Iman.

And a Mu'min goes through ups and downs -- just like everyone else. And these are tough, very tough, times for everyone.

Depression and despondency may even be the norm for most people. Given the Coronavirus situation.

And I have argued -- a fairly long time ago -- that it would be irrational to think that any Muslim in today's world could be considered normal. Given all the assaults on Muslim Identities and Islamic Sanctities everywhere.

And given all the atrocities that are let loose on Muslims from every direction. 

In an environment like this, no Muslim child can grow up to be normal.

But Allah is nothing if not Badee-'ul Ajaa-ibi wal Gharaa-ibi. The Doer of All Kinds of Strange and Unlikely Things.

For Nuh, Alaihis Salam, he floods the entire earth to cleanse it of the Perpetrators of Zulm.

He turns a Flaming Pit of Fire into a Rose Garden for Ibrahim, Alaihis Salam.

He keeps Yunus, Alaihis Salam, safe in the belly of a whale.

He parts the Sea into two to provide safe passage to Musa, Alaihis Salam,

And he sends a spider to build a protective wall at the mouth of the cave in which he had given shelter to his Rasul, Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

So, Islam was never a function of resources. And if you look at it from that point of you, there was nothing much that was "normal" about Islam.

Today, Muslims are cut off from their Jama'at, many of them. But a believer is his own Jama'at.

Even his solitude is company.

And when Muslims had their parties, how did they spend their time with each other?

Do Muslims -- most of them -- know what to do with their time other than burn it in useless, sinful gossip?

I have watched them ever since I was a teenager. Not much has changed.

So, this is an opportunity for Muslims to learn to live with themselves.

And bask in the glory and company of their God.

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