By. Imam Shamsi Ali*
OPINION-Islam is the religion of optimism and hope. Having faith as a Muslim gives us hope. On the contrary, being in despair is a sign of being ungrateful to Allah's blessings.
Islam teaches us to be grateful all the time. In fact, it is an important essence of our gratefulness of Allah is hope and optimism. That no matter how bitter the life is, how challenging and difficult the circumstance we live in, we are always being blessed abundantly by the Almighty Allah.