This World Doesn’t Deserve A Teardrop

Sometimes we forget to ask ourselves is crying a good or bad thing? Especially amongst men, we often associate tears to be a feminine trait, and feel as if crying would make us appear weak. Of course, without a doubt crying is not always good. 

There are situations where it would be disliked or frowned upon. It is not praiseworthy, to cry over a reason associated with this world, the things you want but can’t have, the world with all of its petty treasures and dilemmas is not worth a single tear drop.

On the other hand, there are certain situations where crying is actually a virtue. It is a blessing to be able to cry when you regret having disobeyed Allah or when you fear Allah’s punishment in the Hereafter. The guilt and fear you feel after committing a sin, is a mercy from The All-Merciful, some hearts remain hard, unable to express such feelings. It is a praiseworthy characteristic, to cry out of gratefulness when you recollect Allah’s blessings upon you. In fact crying in such situations it is admirable, and it is confirmation of one’s sincerity and piety. Allah praised crying (for the right reasons) in the Quran:

“And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Quran increases them in humble submission.” (17:109)

The Prophet ‎ﷺ‎‬ feared Allah more than anyone else. His heart was the softest, and his eyes were generous in casting tears. His eyelids remained moist, always on the verge of crying. When he would recite the Quran, a sobbing sound could be heard from him. In fact, his tears moved his Companions in ways that speeches and sermons could never have done. His tears were like words being conveyed to his followers, more eloquently than the speech of others.

He ‎ﷺ‎‬ cried for all the right reasons, his heart was filled with the fear of The Almighty but his soul was overflowing with the love for Allah. He never once cried for the lack of materialistic things. No, this dunya and it’s illusions were trifling things to him. If he cried or became sad, he did so for Allah’s sake, If he smiled or laughed, he also did so in the obedience of Allah. In everything he did, he was the perfect example for us all…‎ﷺ‎‬



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