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‘وعليّ جمْعُ الحطب…’ ♥

أجملُ المبادرات هي تلك التي نقدّمها ونحنُ في أوج قوّتنا، كنتَ أباً، أو زوجاً، أو مسؤول دائرة أو رئيس جامعة، أو قائداً لعشرة، في محاولتك أن تكون لك يد لإنجاز مَهمات في حياتك اليومية تقطفُ بعض ثمرات السعادة وأنت تساهم بعملها، تساهم في أكلة تطبخها لك أمّك/ زوجك فتحضّر لها ما تطلب، أو أنّك تجمعُ الملفات المطلوبة مساعداً أصغر موظف لديك، غير مكترثٍ لما قد يُقال عنك، أو أنّكِ تساهمين بأعمال البيت التي لا تنتهي- مع اخوتك، فتأخذين حُصّتك في ترتيب غرفة أو إعداد الضيافة أو جلي الأطباق، دون انتظار نداء أمّك لفعل كذا وكذا … فالله يكره أن يرى عبده متميّزاً عن أقرانه! فتدرّب نفسك على هذا الخلُق مرّة بعد مرّة حتى يصح جزءاً من ذاتك فيُحبّك مَن حولك ويلتف حولك مَن حولك فتصبح شامة بينهم وهو عزُّ لحالك في الدنيا، وذكرٌّ لك في ديوان الله، وسندٌ لضعفك عند الحساب، فلستَ أقل من غيرك احتياجاً للأجر …
وفي ذلك فليتنافسُ المتنافسون.

“Allah is with the patient”

AsSalaam alikum,

“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer.
Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” (Qur’an, 2:153)

Thinking deeply of this verse, I think the solution that is put for those who are suffering is so hard. Allah is telling them to seek help through 1. patience and 2. prayer!

Allah in the same chapter says:

“And we surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,” (Qur’an, 2:155)

Who are the patient? how did Allah the Almighty descibe them? He says, they are the patient,

“Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” (Qur’an, 2:156)

When you feel depressed, just recite, “There is no deity excepy You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.” as the man of the fish (Prophet Yunus- peace be upon him) said while he was in the belly of the whale!

When you feel that you are conned by people around you, recite, “I entrust my affar to Allah. Indeed, Allah is Seeing of [His] servants.”

When you are afraid of something, recite, “Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.”

Ya allah make us among those who have beauiful paitence. Amen.

So flee!

When you feel that the earth closed in on you inspite of its vastness and your soul confined you, know that there is no refuge from Allah except in Allah!

Flee from people who wont help you practice your religion.
Flee from your bank that uses interest in their transactions.
Flee from relatives who will encourage you do what doesn’t please Allah.
Flee from your husband to obey Allah.
Flee from the country that won’t be a suitable environment for you or your family to practice your deen.

Flee from everything that might ruin your faith! It’s one life that we are living, so let it be as Allah ordered.

It just needs a decision to make your favourite moment in your life happen, but before,

You have to decide to flee, trusting that Allah will provide a way for you. You have to flee even if you still don’t know how it will happen, and say:

” No! Indeed, with me is my Lord; He will guide me.”
Quran as-Shu’araa 62