Testing times…

Human nature is so predictable in times of pain or sorrow. The moment something goes awry, we start to whine and throw tantrums on our loved ones, or at a more intimate level we start throwing tantrums at our creator. That is all the more, an easy thing to do— as you know Allah(swt) cannot slap you right away. I have ascertained the fact that, we humans do not thank our Lord for the good in our lives as often as we huff out our anger at him. Then, are we really thanking him for the pleasurable things in life???.

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In life, we sometimes want certain things to happen so desperately, and when our plans turn out in the opposite direction, we humans are like— “what wrong did I do— it didn’t go my way?”. What if our conscience speaks —  “For all the things you are blessed with, in life— what good did you do, to achieve them?”. Does not guilt overcome the feeling of anger?. Are we really so good that Allah gave us such pleasurable lives? Allhamdullilah!!!. Then how can we be angry at him?. How silly and petty are our cries and complains compared to what our Muslim brothers and sisters in the war-torn countries are faced with.

Even at the lower kindergarten level a kid needs to go through an examination to reach the upper kindergarten level. This is but life— and tests are inevitable. These are the tests that shall determine our position in jannah. Let us not allow our emaan to dwindle with every trivial or harsh test of  life. Uphold your trust and maintain firm conviction that Allah shall never let you down. Have faith that the Almighty’s plans are way better than your’s. It’s hard at times to reassure yourself— but believe me, it’s worth the challenge. A challenge to think what you want to, a challenge to mould your thoughts as per your wish, a challenge to let not your  faith in Allah plummet at any cost. Always do remember…

Allah gives the hardest battles,
to his strongest soldiers…

 

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Eid Mubarak and a few Post Ramdan tips.

Asalamualaikum! Peace be upon you all and Eid Mubarak in advance to all my Muslim brothers and sisters out there. Allhamdullilah for being blessed with a safe (event-free) and a healthy month of Ramadan. Hope all of you had a hearty chat with the creator, made loads of repentance, asked for innumerable duas and strengthened your bond with your creator. May Allah (swt) accept from all of us. Ameen!

This Eid— let’s make it an exceptional and memorable one. Ramadan is not the only month a Muslim should strive to attain perfection of deen. As Muslims we all should strive to impress the Almighty, until the time comes when we shall return to him. This world is but a temporary and fleeting affair. The real Eid shall be in jannah! Inshallah. And so try, try and try to be a humble slave of the Almighty.

I have transcribed a few tips to adhere to even after the end of the holy month. And so every month of the year shall be a blessed one. Be firm in your conviction to adopt, the good, in life.

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POST RAMADAN  TIPS:
• As clichéd as it sounds, but we better continue with all our righteousness of the month of Ramadan even after it has passed. One never knows how long one shall remain on this earth and has a chance to rectify those inner flaws.

• Forgive and forget about all the bad that people have done to you. I know that’s quite a difficult task to do. But what if Allah says the same to you???. Never ever forget that Allah(swt) shall forgive you in return, InshaAllah.

• Let go of all the detrimental feelings of jealousy and hatred. Never hold grudges in life. In letting go of and battling all those bitter feelings lies the biggest jihad of life.

• Do not be a angry bird. Anger is a wicked feeling that destroys all the good you have done in a matter of seconds. Cool down!!! gulp down anger and say astaghfirullah. This is a practice we all are in dire need of. 😛

• Abandon and crush the feeling of pride. Remind yourself that you are merely one among the 7.4 billion of population that spans this planet. That statistical data is enough to show how insignificant we are. There is none worthy of being proud except Allah(swt).

• Remember and recollect down from your memory lane, that someone special, who inspired you with their qualities. Include that particular trait in your own life. I think there is no person out there who is more inspirational than our beloved Prophet(pbuh).

• Learn to curb the evils of the tongue. That little thing is surely, the root cause of numerous sins. Do not let your tongue take over your brain. Hence do not speak crap that you shall later on rue.

• This year InshaAllah include certain simple sunnahs of the Prophet(pbuh) in your life. Eat, drink, sleep and for sure speak as per the sunnah. You are sure to be astonished at the beauty and benefits of incorporating sunnah in life.

• Last but never the least— Contribute to the deen in some way possible. Learn and teach something good to your fellow beings. It might end up being listed as a sadaqa-e-jariya for you. Allah(swt) loves those who spread the light of knowledge in this world.

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land. Thus the little minutes,
humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages,
of Eternity…
                                                 J.A Carney

So dear! you never know, simple deeds and a modest way of life might lead to palatial homes in Jannah, Inshallah.

And for all of us staring at the dark sky for glimpse of the crescent moon here’s a wonderful piece of writing from a fellow blogger, When is Eid?. Do read it, you shall surely be left teary-eyed.

Eid Mubarak once again… 🙂