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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  28,316 ratings  ·  2,259 reviews
"خطّ المؤلف في هذه الصفحات علاجاً لمن عاش ضائقة أو ألمّ به حزن أو هم، أو طاف به طائف من مصيبة، أو أقضي مضجعه أرق، وشرد نومه قلق. وأينا يخلو من ذلك. هنا في طيات هذا الكتاب آيات وأبيات، صور وعبر، وفوائد وشوارد، وأمثال وقصص، وسكبت فيها عصارة ما وصل إليه اللامعون، من وراء القلب المفجوع، والروح المنهكة، والنفس الحزينة البائسة، وهذه التجارب تقول للإنسان: أبشر واسعد، وتفاءل واهدأ ...more
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Published (first published January 1st 2003)
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Huada Al abdullah ومن منا لايحزن ؟ الحياة ملئية بالعثرات والتحديات ، ونفس الانسان ضعيفة ، ومشاعره تتخبط كل يوم هذا وإن لم يكن كل ساعة ودقيقة !؟ لن نكابر على مشاعرنا ، و…moreومن منا لايحزن ؟ الحياة ملئية بالعثرات والتحديات ، ونفس الانسان ضعيفة ، ومشاعره تتخبط كل يوم هذا وإن لم يكن كل ساعة ودقيقة !؟ لن نكابر على مشاعرنا ، والطبطبة (تعطي)مفعولا ايجابيا يخنق اليأس الذي يحاول خنقنا !!؟ الكتاب جدا مفيد اتمنى تعيدي استيعاب رسالته ^_^(less)

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Khurram
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot say enough good things about this book. I was going to say this is a must read for all Muslims but another reader already used this title. However I think anyone who is looking for a self-help book should look at this book. From start to finish I was amazed by how much of the chapters of the book I could relate to myself. Reading this book and digesting the mental solutions and having unshakable faith as your foundation allow you to overcome any situation. A feeling of peace and tranqui ...more
Clumsy Storyteller
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
This book is probably my favorite religious book, and trust me i've read so many !!! well who doesn't like great fairy tales *Wink*, this quote sums up the whole thing....."Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion." -Jon Stewart

Rora
Feb 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can find this book in Englis I personaly read it in Arabic and from the title thought its one of those books that talks about trivial things about happeness. But after reading it i fount out that its a great book and exceptional it contains small interesting stories and its well writen.

كتاب رائع. قد يعتقد البعض انه من الكتب العادية التي تتحدث عم السعادة و كيفية الوصول لها و لكن بعد قرائته استفدت الكثير. اسلوب الكاتب أكثر من رائع
Fathima
Points to think about; Points I like:

*The heart finds peace, the soul finds rest, nerves are relaxed and the intellect is awakened when we Remember Allah

*A person who lives in the past is like someone who tries to saw sawdust. Everything on earth marches forward, preparing for a new season - so should you

*Today is what you have and the only thing you can work with. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn't here yet.

*Eat your food - do your work - offer your prayers - sleep well and leave tomorrow unt
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Mohamed Ismail
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Me and my wife bought this book more than eight times. Every time we buy this we give this book as gift. Really very good book. Now I have one copy with me!
Lillian Maaita
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: islamic-books
This is one of the best books I've ever read! It's a book that should be read by all, either in happy times or sad ones. And a book which should be read again and again because it gives us great reminders of how to deal with unhappy situations, and be grateful for our times of happiness and blessings, while always remembering to stay on the right path.
International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH)
From the translator, Faisal ibn Muhammad Shafeeq:

The author of Don't Be Sad illustrates through the Qur'an and the Sunnah how every modern spiritual ailment can find remedy in Allah's Book or in the life of the beloved Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him). It is an inspiring collection of historically-based anecdotes of prophets, scholars, and other people of accomplishment and their victory over life’s turmoil and tests. This book attempts to offer strength to people today to aid them
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Christa Eker
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! ... After going through a difficult loss I needed something to direct me and this is exactly it. It repetitive but I think thats really needed at time when your mind can wander with difficulty. I think it would be a good read even if you havent been through something difficult. - I'll turn back to the book in the future I'm sure.

*I read it in English*
Anam
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better than many of the self-help books published. It's not a book to be read once and put aside, but to be re-visited again and again in life. A soothing and uplifting read for broken hearts.
Halima
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: عربية
Overall, the book is okay-ish for self-improvement and all but I had some issues with it.

It's a good reminder for many people. For me as well. That life is hard but if we come across so and so obstacle it is for a reason or another and all the blah blah of self-help and stuff. That being said, we hear the same exact things over and over and over again on a daily basis. They're more cliché than the bad-boy-and-the-innocent-girl cliché. And God! How I hate the latter. I personally I'm tired of the
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Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
12 years ago, in 2002, my grandma read and reread this book, she kept telling us how much it helped her, how much it made her happy. I was so much into romance then and so dreamy and young, about 16, that the idea of such an ugly cover was unbearable. But now that I'm older, wiser, and no longer care for only the cover in my books and other things, I can tell you, that this book is a gem!

In life, you are going to experience loss, pain, grieve, depression; you are going to question your faith, pr
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Fiona Black
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, read-again, 2018, 2016
Excellent. 10/10. The only book that I start reading again as soon as I finish it, and have just started again - maybe my 7th read? I gain something new from it every time, and believe everyone, no matter what their religion, should read it at least once in their life.
Huma Rashid
Jul 10, 2012 rated it liked it
It should be noted that the author was convicted of plagiarizing this book from a Saudi woman, per the Wikipedia page on the subject. He is also being sued for plagiarism by another author. His argument is that plagiarism among religious scholars is okay.

That being said, this book is helpful and also problematic.

The author claims it's written for all audiences, regardless of faith. I disagree. The book is still quite esoteric despite the fact that the author does occasionally incorporate the say
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Tuba
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book changed my perspective towards life Alhumdulilah..the challenges we face,the good times, and bad. I recommend every person to take the time to read this book! I promise it will make you feel as the book was written for you and surely you will not want to put it down.

Love it!
Ike
Aug 11, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
buku ini bagus banget isinya..cuma disayangkan bnyk sekali pengulangan kata2nya sampe mikir apa udah baca ya halaman ini kok keluar kata2nya sama lagi..karena sangking tebel nya kali ye..but overall..bagi yg kekurangan spirit of life this book really a good mediator to encourage your life..definately..life seem so beatiful when we read this book..jadi bersemangat menyambut hari esok..but above all..jangan pernah putus asa akan hidup kita ingat aja the old saying: yesterday is a past, today is a ...more
Evi  Mahasti
Nov 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book to one of my high school friends who was one the earthquake's victims 2 years ago. She was so grateful since it's the kinda book that she needed during that time. It made her stronger and able to be one of a gratefull persons in hard times. It's not an easy thing to do especially when you do know that you had nothing left but what you have it in your body. I think she already above average than just a strong person.
Fatima
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BEST SELF HELP BOOK...... while reading it, i was in peace💓..read the first few lines of the book and it won't leave you until you are finished.... There is the solution of Every sad reason in this book .. if you are a non-Muslim, you must still read this book.... you will feel satisfied after reading this book.... i am looking forward to read his second book (You can be the happiest woman of the world)
Ashraf Fathi
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
this book changed my life :)
Zhiyar Qadri
Aug 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A good collection of Delusions, rationalizations and justification!
Ahmed Moosa
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book should be weighted with gold as it is so realistic . It influence every human positively . and it bring u closer to almighty God SWT
Anam
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Normally I don't read Islamic Books, this one was just a random pick and it proved to be the perfect fit.

I highly recommend this book to all Muslim and Non-Muslim friends too, either you are depressed or not. This book carries a great value. While reading you'll find a permanent supporting shoulder for your sorrows and difficulties. And if you're not going through a difficult time then too its a must read.

This book will take you to many phases and times with quoting verses from the Holy Quran.
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Asma Gallardo
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awsome-towsome
All praises to Allah The Almighty...Allhumdullilah thx to my love toward books i stumbled across this one..they say "books take us away frm our worries" but this book also as d cover sayz not only takes away our worries bt also blend in d perfect mixture of advice and hope and instil in us dat der is much more to life whc v often forget (preparing to answer Allah, king of d Day of Judjement and striving for Paradise)..i was just halfway through the book wen people around me said that i have chan ...more
ღ Ruqs ღ
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-reads
This is one of the best books I have ever read in my life!

Highly recommend it to all Muslims and non-Muslims alike (because a lot of non-muslims have also read, loved and benefited from this beautiful, wonderful book), to all those who are suffering from feelings of sadness, depression, discontent and to all those who are not.

This is not a book to be read once, and then cast away to the "read" part of your bookshelf to develop dust. No, this is a book to be revisited again and again. You will l
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Zoulfa Katouh
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't be Sad is the title of this book. Everything in this book just rises you up to the sky and makes you feel like Batman. It has been translated to English and was sold for millions of copies across the globe for those people who don't speak Arabic but need a self-empowering book that makes you believe that you can crush mountains and fly to the heavens. This is the book for you. I am actually not a huge fan of books like this for example The Secret but I am telling you this book... Oh my, oh ...more
Basayel
Oct 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have learnt from this book a lot, I have learnt that the meaning of happiness is inner peace, you can find it when you are close to Allah (عز وجل), In your prayers, In forgiving people, To be satisfied for what you have got & In trusting Allah's choices for you ...more
Aaliya
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A self-help book that not only changes your perspective on sadness and depression but also encourages you to come to Allah and the deen. 100% recommend this book to people as it makes you realise the positiveness that can be found in hardships.
Uswah Hasanah
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best feel good book everrrrrr. May A SWT bless the author.
Shereen Malherbe
A book I constantly read and re read. This is incredibly uplifting and inspiring.
Phenry
Jun 11, 2008 added it
Recommends it for: anyone who has ever felt sad
this book is so friggin' tight! MASHAALLAH! I've had this book since I was a freshman it was a gift and I read a couple of pages but I guess my mind wasn't in it to finish the whole thing. This is sooo wonderful. (this comment was made while reading the book the following is what I think after finishing)


This book is so friggin' tight! MASHALLAH! I loved every page of the book. It is filled with Qur'an and ahadith and also poetry and wisdom from Muslims and Non-Muslims. Too often we waste time wo
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Deejay (DZ)
My friend gave this to me when I tried to kill myself last year, I dont know if it helped me or not but I read it till the end, it has some precious advices I can't deny that, but it was kind of boring, I'm sorry you may hate me for saying this but its my opinion, anyways, it'd be quit amazing if it was available in french or english since I usually read in those languages but its ok, arabic is fine too, if you haven't read it you definitely should, especially if you're feeling depressed or just ...more
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