Endings - A Punishment or Blessing?

The remarkable thing about enduring distressing circumstances is that they truly feel as though they’re never going to pass. Even as Muslims being given the guarantee that “Verily, with every hardship comes ease” (Quran 94:6)stressful eras tend to shake our faith. Often we do our utmost to be as tolerant as possible, but feeling down in the dumps has the tendency to drag our patience levels down with us. Nonetheless, it’s inevitable; there will be bumps in the road ahead. Some will be steeper than others, but that’s absolutely no reason to let yourself fall. There will come days in your life where waking up seems meaningless. Things around you which typically enliven or make you feel joyful will cease to do so, and absolutely nothing can bring light to the darkness which has set into stone in your chest. These are the darkest, poignant and most lonesome times you as an individual may go through. And you’ll start to question, “why do good things have to end?”.

 We question the “ending” in life frequently, but what we aren’t grasping is the fact that the same “ending” which you curse, is the same “ending” which will bring you relief. You don’t dwell in a lifetime of pain and anguish because those tears won’t last. You can only shed so many tears for the same reason for so long, before they become drops of a different sadness or happiness. You don’t go through the same distress every single day because every single day is different. Sure, the good times pass; the people leave; the success expires; the youth fades, but just as all good things in life end, so do all terrible things in life. Sickness gets cured; hard work results in reward; arguments get resolved; grieving over death eases; emotions change. So we need to cultivate a respect for the “ending” of situations in life which we never realized to appreciate. Your laughter may not last, but be grateful that neither will your tears. You may be a wreck today, but are you going to feel this way every single day in the next three years? Alhamdulillah Allah has blessed us with the time capacity of all things in this life.

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

"No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s Decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come on your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.” (Umar ibn al-Khattab r.a)

Absolutely LOVE these quotes!!

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

"Allah will intervene into our emotional states. He can give you tranquillity again; whether it’s anxiety, fear, grief, anger - whatever emotion, whatever thing that’s happened that has left you scared, Allah can remove that scar entirely.” - Nouman Ali Khan

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

Imagine a real friend. A friend who never leaves you alone, who always loves, protects and wants the best for you, who meets all your needs before you even realize them, who is trustworthy, will never leave your side for all eternity, who will always love you and who asks only love and loyalty in return. For believers, that friend is Allah. He is a person’s finest friend and best helper. - Harun Yahya

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

Your own sins should distract you enough from focusing on the faults of others.

Stay conscious of your flaws.. the greatest men who lived done more for Islam than you and I could imagine, yet they still saw their sins higher than mountains and always felt like they could do more in terms of their good deeds. So take lesson and remember it’s healthy to realise what you do not know, and what you still can and need to do.

"If you see that one of you has slipped, correct him, pray for him and do not help shaytaan against him (by insulting him)" - Umar ibn Al Khattab

 

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

Know that the path to Allah is not a flat one. Your iman (faith) will go up and down. Your ability to worship will go up and down. But, know that for every dip, there is also a rise. Just stay patient, stay consistent, don’t lose hope and seek help in Allah. The path is hard. The path will have bumps and drops. But, like all things in this life, this path will come to an end. And that end will make it all worth it!

- Yasmin Mogahed

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

It’s the things we see as most simple that have the biggest signs in them subhan’Allah!

(Reuploading this as there was a typo in the Quran verse numbers in the original. Sorry!)

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

This ayat is to the Prophet (saw), and people used to ask about Allah - and they used to ask “What’s the thing Allah loves the most? How do I pray to Him the best way?” etc. And you know, in this ayat Allah is not talking to us He’s talking to the Prophet. But He doesn’t say “IF" the slave comes and asks, He says "WHEN”. Because it’s like Allah is waiting, you know if is like “If he comes, he comes..” but when is like Allah is in anticipation for the slave to wonder about the Master. He’s anticipating us to come and ask about Him, or to enquire about Him and get to know who He is.

The words we learn from the Prophet (saw) teach us to connect directly to Allah. That’s the essence of our deen, we have a direct relationship with Allah. Many of us have messed up in life, we’ve made a lot of mistakes; I’m no exception you’re no exception - but that’s no excuse for us not to have a direct relationship with Allah. And Allah says ”If you just inquire about me, that’s enough for Me to want to engage with you directly in conversation.” The spirit of duaa is that you’re talking to Allah.

You asked about Allah and Allah came so near. And then He said something even more beautiful. “I respond immediately, and I will respond.” It carries the present and the future. You know what that does? It gives us hope.

You know, you meet some people sometimes who are like “Allah’s not going to answer my prayer. You don’t know, I’m super messed up.” Allah says “I do, and I will.” And they say “Yeah but not my prayers! He’ll answer the prayers of the Imam, the guy who’s leading taraweeh, the guy who’s got nice recitation, the guy that’s much more religious than I am, the girl who wears hijab etc, those are the good Muslims. Allah’s going to answer them.” Allah says “I will respond to the call of the caller.” He didn’t say the call of the believer, the call of the Muslim, the call of the one who submits, the call of the righteous, the call of the slave, the call of the worshiper - He didn’t use ANY of those descriptions. He said the “Call of the CALLER”. Anyone who calls qualifies to be a caller. You don’t have to be a special person to be one calling on Allah. So Allah opens the invitation to anyone who wants to engage in conversation with Allah.

- Nouman Ali Khan

allahaljalil.tumblr.com

“There’s something amazing about this life. The very same worldly attribute that causes us pain is also what gives us relief: Nothing here lasts. What does that mean? It means that the breathtakingly beautiful rose in my vase will wither tomorrow. It means that my youth will neglect me. But it also means that the sadness I feel today will change tomorrow. My pain will die. My laughter won’t last forever but neither will my tears. We say this life isn’t perfect. And it isn’t. It isn’t perfectly good. But, it also isn’t perfectly bad, either.”  

“After years of falling into the same pattern of disappointments and heartbreak, I finally began to realize something profound. I had always thought that love of dunya meant being attached to material things. And I was not attached to material things. I was attached to people. I was attached to moments. I was attached to emotions. So I thought that the love of dunya just did not apply to me. What I didn’t realize was that people, moments, emotions are all a part of dunya. What I didn’t realize is that all the pain I had experienced in life was due to one thing, and one thing only: love of dunya.”  

- Yasmin Mogahed

Text
Photo
Quote
Link
Chat
Audio
Video