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We live for everyone, but Allah. We chase individuals whom we care about in an aim to make them happy, only to find them dissatisfied with our efforts. As we run after them, they run away and then we step back and realise, perhaps we’ve been trying to please everyone except the One who has the ability to change our future, Allah, the Creator of all.
Maybe it’s time change perspective?
We all move on, it is inevitable. As I delve into the future, there is so much I wish to hold on to, to retrieve my steps, because the future seems uncertain and stories which were half read, half understood I wish to explore once again, because the effort wasn’t made, nor were the opportunities appreciated.
However, it seems like a burden to retrieve my steps. Will they even accept?
The mistakes which still hold me down. The individuals whose expectations I was unable to meet. The time when my standards dropped in my worship of the One above, in the treatment of His creation, will I be able to take it all back?
If only I could pick up a rubber and erase the past I would. If only I could pick up my pen and write my narrative again, I would.
It is like a chain, holding me down. Then I read back to the words of Allah, my Creator, “Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Qur’an, 2:286) and I begin to sense hope. I look back at the companions (radiAllahu ‘anhu) who were on a consistent battle with themselves in an aim to better, to worship better, to treat others graciously and they focused on their eman and their actions till the day they left this life, ready for the next.
So maybe we can’t pick up our erasers, but we can try to erase what we can by never giving up, because Allah says, ”And never give up hope of Allah’s soothing Mercy: Truly no one despairs of Allah’s soothing Mercy except those who have no faith.”(Qur’an, 12:87).
We may feel like we can never make it up to ourselves, to others and to Allah, but the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) reminds us that we should believe in ourselves and our capability to become stronger after every fall.
“O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you” (Al-Tirmidhi).
The question for us all is, will we give up or keeping going?
Ya Allah, make me strong in your way.
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There are times where you catch yourself wanting to be alone, so you can have that one on one time with God. You are never really by yourself. He is always there, ready to hear you spill your heart and thoughts.
O Prophet, when my servants ask you about Me, tell them I am near; I hear and answer the call of every caller whenever he calls me. Ask them to listen to My message and believe in Me. They will perhaps then be guided to the right path. — Qur’an, 2:186 (via eljefefatu)
But Allah is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.
To fit in. -
My problem in school was that I thought my teachers and classmates did not like me because I did not look a certain way. On the contrary, it was because of what was on my head. So came the teenage years of acting like a ditz at times, in order to try to get the popular girls to like me. But they weren’t laughing with me, they were laughing at me. I wanted to feel like I belonged, but it was not possible to fit a square where a circle is meant to be. I woke up one morning and realized it was important for me to fit in my own skin. I was not stupid, and I refused to contradict how I acted with what was inside my head. What was on my head was not going anywhere. If someone refused to accept me as a whole, then they could see their way out. I was not about to give myself to people in fragments. I was no longer interested in sacrificing myself to please people who were not even satisfied with themselves. I had myself. I had my thoughts. I had my Creator, who never left my side. I get emotional thinking about the times we have had together. He has always been there for me. If I was not going to be accepted by a society that judged me on my appearance and the actions of others who did not relate to me, then I was absolutely okay. Actually, I was great. I had something better. I had me, myself, and I.
"And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs." (Qur’an, 4:132)
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Your wives are your partners, not your servants.
- Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ — (via imadwaitforit)
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We all fight battles no one knows except Allah. Just remember, He knows all and He can help with all. — (via abdulbary)
He created everything and determined them in exact proportions
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"Avoiding a sin is lighter than the pain of remorse."
- Umar Ibn al-Khattab ( رضي الله عنه )