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Is Sadness a Sign of My Low Imaan?

This is a common question; is sadness a sign of my low imaan? Many will say a true believer will never be sad. Is that really true?

It is such a problematic statement because sadness is a normal human emotion. It is creation of Allah. Everything Allah has created has a purpose even sadness.

The problem is when sadness turns into despair. Sadness doesn’t mean we have low imaan. Sadness actually protects us from despair. We need to understand the difference between sadness and despair. Sister Yasmin Mogahed explains.

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