Can we weep when in grief?
Answered by Wajihah Gregor
SunniPath Answers (http://qa.sunnipath.com)

Allah Almighty sends us trials and
tribulations for an outstanding wisdom, of which we will never
completely understand the reasons for, and the effects of, until the
hereafter.

Allah Most High says, “Blessed is He in Whose hand is the
Sovereignty, and, He is Able to do all things. Who hath created life
and death that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He
is the Mighty, the Forgiving.” (67: 1-2. Trans. Pickthall)

Through this exalted and merciful speech, we understand that Allah
sends us trials and tribulations in order to test our actions and
behavior.

We may be tested with death, sickness, oppression, a broken heart,
or confusion about the world around us. These experiences can inspire
feelings of shock, fear, pain, and sorrow. Such strong emotions may
cause us to weep.

Weeping is a natural response the powerful emotions we feel during
trial and tribulation and do express our complete neediness and
dependence to the Lord Almighty, when accompanied by the attitude of
submission to the Will of Allah. In this way, weeping certainly does
not contradict the act of patience.

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