Ramadan 2022 - Juz 25 - Reacting to ups and downs

Ramadan 2022 - Juz 25 - Reacting to ups and downs

Ramadan 2022 - Juz 25 - Reacting to ups and downs

وَإِذَآ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَى ٱلْإِنسَـٰنِ أَعْرَضَ وَنَـَٔا بِجَانِبِهِۦ وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ ٱلشَّرُّ فَذُو دُعَآءٍ عَرِيضٍۢ ٥١

When We show favour to someone, they turn away, acting arrogantly. And when touched with evil, they make endless prayers ˹for good˺. — Quran 41:51

The nature of life is ups and downs. Winter and summer. Highs and lows. The smart person regulates their emotions accordingly. No high is too high and no low is too low.

When times are good it’s important we savour the moment for what it is, being thankful for all the goodness. When we are enjoying the warm weather of Summer, we should remind ourselves though that winter is coming, and not be crest-fallen when the weather starts to wane. It’s the natural cycle of life and we traverse it patiently.