I wanted to share this benefit. We all become happy, but then we become sad.

Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud radiallahu anahu said:

مَعَ كُلِّ فَرْحَةٍ تَرْحَةٌ

“With every joy there is sadness/sorrow”

[Reported by Abdullah Ibn al-Mubaarak in Kitab az-Zuhd no. 962 and others. Graded Saheeh by al-Albani in Silsilatul-Dai’fah no. 1885]

But why is this so?

Imam as-San’aani rahimahullah said:

“And that is from the kindness of Allah upon His servants. So verily, if happiness continued over sadness, then a servant would transgress, rebel, and become arrogant. So Allah breaks the strength of his joy with sadness”

[Tanweer Sharh Jami as-Sagheer (9/555)]

Subhanallah! This explains the bouts of sadness that overcomes everyone at one point. Instead of being sad, we should be happy because in reality, it is Allah’s kindness upon us. Amazing!

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan