The Prophet, at six-year-old, does not know what’s happening, and then he realizes that his mother starts to take her last breath. Her eyes are open looking up into the sky, and she’s no longer communicating with the Prophet (peace be upon him).
These overwhelming reactions often result in tears and feelings of liberation, as if the soul has been unburdened and set free.
Those who have not experienced this emotional release have trouble understanding the deep response felt by those who repeat the Shahadah…
There are many great virtues for crying out of fear from Allah. Allah praised some of His Prophets, then explained the reason for the praise as in His saying: “When the verses of the Most Merciful were recited to them, they fell in prostration and weeping.” (Quran: 19: 58)
You can sin right up until the Earth is filled with sins, but once you turn to Allah full of repentance and with tears, you will be shown the greatness of Allah’s mercy! Powerful!
Next time you ask Allah for something, do so with emotion. How would you cry for help if you were drowning? Would it be a monotone emotionless call? When you make dua, focus your whole body and mind on that request and strive to cry.
When a sister reverted to Islam she couldn’t stop her tears, mashAllah! This is emotional.
Aisha said: “I woke up in the middle of the night and I searched for the Prophet and my hands touched his feet while he was praying and he was saying in his prostration this du’a: “O Allah I seek refuge in your good Mercy and your goodness from your anger and in your forgiveness…
There is a kind of sadness that leads to joy; it’s the sadness of those who seek Allah. It might be described as the tremendous relief someone might feel after crawling for miles through a tunnel and finally seeing a bit of light. The tears that come contain within them both…
True patience emanates from the heart and is very much related to the degree of our connection to Allah. When our hearts are connected to Allah, we fully realize that He is in complete control of our affairs.