Sadness and all manner of negative emotions are a tough one when it comes to faith. Sometimes it feels as though no matter how much we insist upon the importance of feeling our feelings authentically in the hope of learning to manage our emotions in a healthy manner, we always face road blocks. More often that not, these roadblocks come courtesy of the “Allhumdullilah” squad. You know the type, those who insist that feeling negative emotions are signs of ungratefulness.
So when I came across this stunningly un-ambivalent Twitter thread on the matter, I knew it needed to be shared far and wide. If you have ever wondered about Islam and feelings of negativity, just look to the messengers of Islam for all you need to know: