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17 Beautiful Ayahs From the Qur’an for When You Are Sad

by in Soul on 23rd August, 2022

Allah tells us that the Qur’an has been sent down not only as a mercy to us, but also as healing (17:82) for our hearts, bodies and souls. He also tells us that in the remembrance of Him, we will find peace (13:28). 

So in your lowest moments, pick up the Qur’an and remember that even if you are unable to articulate what is in your heart, He already knows, remember that even if it feels as though you are alone, He is with you. Remember that through patience and remembrance, you will find peace and there will be ease after this short moment of hardship. 

In this piece, we have compiled a few out of the many, many ayahs from the Qur’an that may provide some healing to your heart and soothe your soul. 

“…I am invoking You [Allah] by all the names that You call Yourself, that You have taught to anyone in Your creation, that You have mentioned in Your Book, or that You have kept unknown. Let the Qur’an be Springtime of my heart, the light of my chest, the remover of my sadness and the pacifier of my worries.”

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Reminders on the reward of patience:

  1. O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient. (2:153)
  2. We will certainly test you with a touch of fear and famine and loss of property, life, and crops. Give good news to those who patiently endure who, when faced with a disaster, say, “Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we will ˹all˺ return.” [2:155–156]
  3. They are the ones who will receive Allah’s blessings and mercy. And it is they who are ˹rightly˺ guided. [2:157]
  4. So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers. (3:139)
  5. And those who are patient, seeking the face [i.e., acceptance] of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly and prevent evil with good – those will have the good consequence of [this] home (13:22)
  6. My dear son, establish Salah , and bid the Fair and forbid the Unfair, and observe patience on what befalls you. (31:17)
  7. So endure ˹this denial, O  Prophet,˺ with beautiful patience. (70:5)

Reminders of Allah’s Mercy

  1. Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity.  (2:286)
  2. “Allah ˹alone˺ is sufficient ˹as an aid˺ for us and ˹He˺ is the best Protector.” (3:173)
  3. Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured. (13:28)
  4. And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes [i.e., satisfaction] as reward for what they used to do. (32:17)
  5. I entrust my affairs to Allah. Surely Allah is All-Seeing of all ˹His˺ servants.” (40:44)
  6. “And whoever puts their trust in Allah, then He ˹alone˺ is sufficient for them.” (65:3)
  7. And persevere for ˹the sake of˺ your Lord. (74:7)
  8. Surely with ˹that˺ hardship comes ˹more˺ ease. (94:6)

Reminders of Jannah and the ease that lies ahead

  1. In an elevated Garden, where no idle talk will be heard. In it will be a running spring, along with thrones raised high, and cups set at hand, and ˹fine˺ cushions lined up, and ˹splendid˺ carpets spread out. (88:10-16)
  2. And the next life is certainly far better for you than this one. (93:4)
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