Sunday, October 13, 2013

We Live By Allah's Grace

Assalamualaikum wbh.

It has been a while since my last posting. That's because I have been through a very difficult phase of my life when everything seemed hopeless and worthless. I realise that I am only His servant and deserve to be tested.

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, We believe, and not be tried? (Al-Ankabut 29:2)

And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient ones. (Al-Baqarah 2:155)

However, no human being is burdened with trouble and difficulties they cannot bear.

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا
Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Al-Baqarah 2:286)

Alhamdulillah! I overcome the odds by the grace of Allah. It made me realise that life is full of trials and tribulations. I believe that everything happens for a reason that only Allah knows, and only Allah knows what's best for us. Allah is the Most Wise and the Most Just. Allah will always fulfill His promise. 

Surely with difficulty is ease

With difficulty is surely ease
(Al-Inshirah 94:5-6) 

It also made me realise the real purpose of my existence in this world.
And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me. (Adh-Dhariyat 51:56)

Alhamdulillah! Allah has shown me the way to the straight path and not let me go astray. All that happened have made me closer to Him. I am also beginning to learn the value of patience (sabr), gratitude (shukr) and trust in God (tawwakal) in life. Praise be to Allah! Indeed, remembrance of Allah (by performing prayers, zikr, reading the Quran, charity and fasting) will make your heart at peace. 

Those who believe and whose hearts are set at rest by the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah's remembrance are the hearts set at rest. (Ar-Rad 13:28)

Sometimes Allah breaks our spirits to save our soul.
Sometimes He breaks our hearts to make us whole. 
Sometimes He allows pain so we can be stronger. 
Sometimes He gives us illness so that we take better care of ourselves.
And sometimes He takes everything from us so that we value everything He gave us. 

Make plans but remember we live by Allah’s grace.