In sorrowful times we forget the purpose of life. We become unaware that our Creator has a greater plan for us. But we must be thankful and patient, because everything occurs for a reason.
In the face of all events that man comes across throughout the day, the believer always thinks of Allah's verses. He tries to have an understanding of the subtleties in events. He reacts to each favour or trial with the good character of which Allah (swt) will approve. A believer is not occupied with his surrounding; the place he is in has little importance.
By reflecting on the fact that Allah (swt) is the Creator of all things, man is able to recognise as well as contemplate the hidden purpose in events and the beauties that he creates. He leads his life in accordance to the verses of the Holy Quran.
Such attitudes of believers is evident in the following verse of the Holy Quran:
رِجَالٌ لَا تُلْهِيهِمْ تِجَارَةٌ وَلَا بَيْعٌ عَنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَإِقَامِ الصَّلَاةِ وَإِيتَاءِ الزَّكَاةِ يَخَافُونَ يَوْمًا تَتَقَلَّبُ فِيهِ الْقُلُوبُ وَالْأَبْصَارُ (37) لِيَجْزِيَهُمُ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنَ مَا عَمِلُوا وَيَزِيدَهُمْ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ وَاللَّهُ يَرْزُقُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ (38)
"There are men who proclaim His glory morning and evening, not distracted by trade or commerce from the rememberance of Allah and the establishment of Salat (regular prayer) and the payment of Zakat (regular charity); fearing a day when all hearts and eyes will be in turmoil - so that Allah can reward them for the best of what they did and give them more from His unbounded favour. Allah provides for anyone He wills without reckoning." (Surat an-Nur 37-38)