Trials (2): More than you can bear?

“God does not burden any soul with more than it can bear” (2:286)

Tribulations drain us, overwhelm us, soak up every ounce of energy within us. In the eye of the storm, it is difficult to see anything other than the chaos and misery that fills our lives. In this time, we find words of comfort within the Quran to help us through.


“The aspirant needs four things: 1) A luxurious mount, 2) An expansive house, 3) A fine garment, and 4) A radiant lamp. The luxurious mount is patience; the expansive house, intelligence; the fine garment, modesty and piety; and the radiant lamp, knowledge that benefits. My counsel to you is to uphold oaths, allegiances and promises. Guard the…