Make an effort to ponder

Know that pain comes with standing by the truth just like all the Prophets endured. Faith does not mean you will not have sadness, like Ya’qub (Jacob) was sad for having been separated from [his son] Yusuf (Joseph); you cannot be reduced to a past mistake either like Musa (Moses) was not in regards for killing a man accidentally; people degrading you does not take away from Allah honouring you just like Mariam (Mary). These stories are live and forever relevant. Make an effort to ponder.

Nouman Ali Khan, referenced in Timeless Seeds of Advice

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