How do we mend a broken heart?
The heart is a delicate thing that needs gentle care. When it shatters, the feeling is intense and nobody knows the exact pain it bears, besides the person suffering from it.
Once broken, only Allah knows how deep the wound of the heart goes—from the heartbreak of losing your loved ones, to being misunderstood by someone you trust, or getting rejected from jobs.
On the other hand, being put in these circumstances could be an invitation to get close to Al-Jabbar—The Restorer—the only One capable of fixing your broken heart.
There are many examples in the Qur’an talking about how to deal with heartbreaks, including the time when Prophet Ya’qub (a.s.) wasn’t understood by his other children after losing his son, Yusuf (a.s.), to which he responded with:
. . . I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you do not know.
(Surah Yusuf, 12:86)
This teaches us that for every suffering that we’re going through, it is a calling for us to turn to Allah, and make the most sincere supplication to get our agony removed.
What are other narratives in the Qur’an that teaches us about dealing with heartbreaks?
Join Yasmin Mogahed in her upcoming seminar, The Broken: Stories of Heartbreak in the Qur’an, as we discover the strength to turn to the One who is capable of fixing the broken pieces of our heart, and restore it whole.