What is the solution to a depressed life?
And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind. He will say, “My Lord, why have you raised me blind while I was [once] seeing?” [ Allah ] will say, “Thus did Our signs come to you, and you forgot them; and thus will you this Day be forgotten.” Surah Taha: Aayaat 124-126
Ibn Abbas (RA) said “Allah guaranteed for the one who recited the Qur’an and followed what’s in it that he will never go astray in the world or suffer in the hereafter”
A man from Bahrain saw this on Shaykh Mansur’s Instagram profile and immediately called him and said I used to drink alcohol for 24 years and I wanted to tell you that I will give up after listening to this verse. He said “this verse is telling me how I am living.” The Shaykh responded “I told him that its telling my past life before yours. This ayah was the cause of my repentance.”
Allah(SWT) says in Surah Al Ma’arij:
(Verily, man was created very impatient;) Then, Allah explains this statement by saying,
(Apprehensive when evil touches him;) meaning, whenever any harm touches him he is frightful, worried and completely taken back due to the severity of his terror and his despair that he will receive any good after it.
(And suppressive when good touches him.) meaning, if he attains any blessing from Allah, he is stingy with it, not sharing it with others. He will withhold the right of Allah with that blessing. Imam Ahmad said that Abu `Abdur-Rahman informed them that Musa bin `Ali bin Rabah told them that he heard his father narrating from `Abdul-`Aziz bin Marwan bin Al-Hakim that he heard Abu Hurayrah saying, “The Messenger of Allah said,
(The worst thing that can be in a man is greedy impatience and unrestrained cowardice.) Abu Dawud recorded this Hadith from `Abdullah bin Al-Jarrah on the authority of Abu `Abdur-Rahman Al-Muqri’, and this is the only Hadith through `Abdul-`Aziz with him.
Then Allah says,
(Except those who are devoted to Salah.) meaning, man is described with blameworthy characteristics except for He whom Allah protects, helps and guides to good, making its means easy for him — and these are those people who perform Salah.
(Those who with their Salah are Da’imun;) It has been said that this means they guard its times and the elements obligatory in it. This has been said by Ibn Mas`ud, Masruq and Ibrahim An-Nakha`i.