(such hardship)

One of the greatest calamity Musa عليه السلام ever had to face was standing in front of the red sea and not having the option of turning back because fir'aun and his army were behind him.

And the Qur'an mentions the Banu isra'eel despairing, saying, “Indeed, we are going to be taken.”

But subhanallah. Just look at the certainty of Musa عليه السلام. He replied, “No! Indeed, with me is my Lord; He will guide me.”

And it’s something to reflect upon isn’t it. When we’re faced with a calamity, we always say, “Indeed, we are going to be overtaken.” But we never say what Musa عليه السلام said. We never say,

“Indeed, with me is my Lord; He will guide me.”

10

“It’s like this story has just been sitting in my brain for years, taking up space. Nothing I’ve ever written has been this easy.”

  • Elizabeth I: ohmygodohmygodohmygod-
  • England: um, Eli?
  • Elizabeth I: eep! U-Uh, I mean... y-yes, England...?
  • England: d-did... you mean what you said in your speech today... about marrying me...?
  • Elizabeth I: u-u-u... okay, I can't lie to you... I... I really meant it. I want to protect you, England, with every fiber of my being! I don't want to see you in pain because of what my family did to you! My father, Mary, they all hurt you! I want to make you happy! I want to see you smile again! I don't want to- E-England?? Are you okay?? You're crying...
  • England: o-oh... I'm sorry... I... haven't felt like this in a while...
  • Elizabeth I: ...happy?
  • England: no... loved.