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Real comfort

First of all a man (as a baby) needs his parents (they are the ones who help him and do things for him) then he needs (as he grow up) the Kings and the rulers. When he advances and begins to admit that he has been committing blunders, and that the people whom he took to be his helpers and friends, were really so weak that it was a mistake on his part to take them as friends and helpers - they could not help him fulfill his needs nor were they sufficient for him, he turns to God and through his steadfastness he finds that God becomes his friend and helper. This is the time when the man gets a lot of consolation and a wonderful contentment. More especially when God Himself says that He is his Friend and Helper, the pleasure of consolation and contentment in such circumstances is simply unimaginable. This condition of his is free from all bitterness. The forest of this world is full of thorny bush and bitterness and worldly affairs are never free from them.

(A poet has said); This world is nothing but a trap. The only place where a man is safe and gets comfort is the secluded place of God (i.e., a secluded place where he may remember God to the fill of his heart).

Those who are befriended by God get rid of the tribulations of the world and they enter into the real comfort and contentment of this life. God has promised to them: 'Wa manyat-taqillah yajallahoo makhrajan wa yarzuqho min haiso la yahatsib (i.e. He who fears God gets rid of the worldly troubles and God provides him from where he could never imagine.)

(Malfoozat vol. 7, pg. 53)