Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
15. After difficulty there is ease
Quoting Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir Jīlānī رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه, ‘Allāmaĥ Imām Sha’rānī قُـدِّسَ سِـرُّہُ الـرَّبَّـانِی writes in the book Ṭabqāt-ul-Kubrā, ‘At the beginning, I faced many hardships; when these hardships reached their peak, I lay on the ground and kept reciting verses 5 and 6 of Sūraĥ Alam Nashraḥ which are as follows:
فَاِنَّ مَعَ الۡعُسۡرِ یُسۡرًا ۙ﴿۵﴾ اِنَّ مَعَ الۡعُسۡرِ یُسۡرًا ؕ﴿۶﴾
So, without doubt, there is ease with hardship. Without doubt, there is ease with hardship.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 30, Sūraĥ Alam Nashraḥ, verse 5, 6)
By the blessing of these verses of the Holy Quran, all those difficulties were removed.’
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!
Dear Islamic brothers! Surely, one has to make sacrifices to achieve something. Our own Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir Jīlānī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه also made many sacrifices and struggled hard in order to attain the closeness of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and pleasure of His Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, overcome his Nafs and Satan, remain safe from sins and distant from the love of the world, promote the ‘call to righteousness’ and gain many rewards by preaching and thus bringing countless unbelievers into the fold of Islam. Although we cannot bear as many hardships as our Ghauš-e-A’ẓam رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه did, we can at least make a little effort without giving up hope.
O those who have utmost devotion to Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir Jīlānī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه! He spent twenty-five years in the jungles of Iraq enduring