That gentle breeze as it caresses your face-the warmth of a nice cool day and it’s sunshine as you think.
The impossible to swallow through knot-in-throat and elephant sitting on your chest sensation, and yet still you manage to stay afloat…
AlHamdulillah, alHamdulillah, AlHamdulillah….
Allah says:“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods, lives and the fruits (of your toil) but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Those who, when misfortune strikes them, say: ‘Indeed we belong to Allah and to Him is our return. Those are the ones upon whom are blessings and mercy from their Lord and it is those who are rightly guided.” [Sûrah al-Baqarah: 155]
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)said: “No fatigue, illness, anxiety, sorrow, harm or sadness afflicts any Muslim, even to the extent of a thorn pricking him, without Allah wiping out his sins by it.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When Allah desires good for someone, He tries him with hardships.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî]
It IS entirely possible to have faith, to believe, to ‘pass’ this test by the Mercy of Allah and still feel sad.
I’m here, I can’t change, I can’t fix, I can’t tell you why… Only Allah has the keys to the unseen. I can listen, I can care, I can understand through my own sorrow and tests a portion of yours.
I can’t create miracles, I can’t know how that day will be if He allows us to be good enough to be reunited but somethings aren’t always as they seem…..surah Al-Imran 3:35-37…..typical example, well Not “typical” but a reminder of how Allah knows better then us and has a GREAT reward
The wife of Imran was like (to Allah) “I gave birth to a girl” (after promising what was in her womb for the service of Allah) and giving birth to Maryam (mary) mother of Isa(Jesus) little did she know MashaAllah heheheh imagine telling Allah what you gave birth to, when He The All-Mighty knew?! hehehehe
One of the lessons I took from this is some situations may not go as we planned or what we think is ideal, but in the end they are the best and what Allah has planned- Surah Yusef is full of tragedies that Allah had indeed had better outcomes coming from.
All I can say to you is this for certain, May Allah grant you peace, and I’m here to listen but when that’s not enough cry it out and pray, pray like no other day! Make dua, drop down on that carpet and give it all to Him- He the One who all can see and know and ask Him for His guidance, patience, and help.
O our Lord, pour out on us patience, and make us die as those who have submitted (to You). (A-RAAF: 126) Ameen!!!!!