Friday, May 25, 2012

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and Loving.. These past few weeks had been hard on me. I've been complaining and depressed about burdens falling on my shoulders, little did I realized behind every hardship, there is ease and hikmah (wisdom) from Allah.. subhannAllah! I forgot that Allah mentioned it in the Quran: "And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast,Who say, when a misfortune striketh them: Lo! we are Allah's and lo! unto Him we are returning.Such are they on whom are blessings from their Lord, and mercy. Such are the rightly guided. (Surah al-Baqarah 155-157)" I've forgotten, that Allah is with those whom who are patient. I've forgotten my place as a Muslim who should have asked from Allah. That Allah has stated: "Abu Hurairah, may Allah be satisfied with him, narrated, "the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Almighty Allah says, "I am as My servants thinks I am, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me to himself, I remember him to Myself; and if he remembers Me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering better than that. If he draws near to Me a hand's span, I draw near to him an arm's length, I draw near him a fathom's length; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him with haste" (Al-Bukhari, Muslim, at-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah) I forgotten that Allah love us so much that He would come to us in haste, even if we are just walking to Him. I have forgotten that: "Allah tasked not a soul beyond its scope. For it (is only) that which it hath earned, and against it (only) that which it hath deserved. " (al-Baqarah 286) that Allah is the best of Helper: "But Allah is your Protector, and He is the Best of Helpers." (Ali Imran 156) Every answer to our grief and misfortune, Allah has stated the ways to ease all these. He even stated that there is always ease after every hardship, that is His very words! "But lo! with hardship there will be ease, (5) Lo! with hardship there will be ease; (6) So when you are relieved, still toil (7) And strive to please thy Lord. (8)" (Surah alam-Nasyrah) Thus, my friends out there, at times we can be so heart broken, so down, sad, helpless, and we will tend to forgot Allah's words, Allah's promises.. That with every hardship, there is wisdom behind them, and with every hardship, always come back to Allah, ask from Him, seek Help from Him, as He always listens to His servants, Insya Allah. That Allah love those who are patient and steadfast!