That moment when you just want a break. From studies. From work. From everything. From life. And just wanna relax and chill. Sit and look out the window for hours and focusing on nothing specific. Just letting your thoughts flow in whatever direction they wish.
There’s a common feeling that Allah doesn’t grant all our prayers (dua). I used to feel that way too. I used to wonder why I couldn’t get that very good job I always would pray for. Although I had the best grades at university, my mates were getting those better jobs and I couldn’t. I would spend nights praying and days searching, working very hard for no results.
I remember this very usual prayer I would make; “O Allah grant me a great job that makes me travel alot and keeps me very busy to avoid idleness and temptation by shaytaan”. As the years went by, I hoped for that job. But Allah made me a Technical High school teacher and at the same time, got me a part-time in a private university. Little did I notice His Rahma in these. I used to travel every week between 2 cities for these two jobs. Ungrateful as I now realise I was, I totally couldn’t realise that my prayer had been granted in the best way, His way. This continued for 3 years until I quit for further studies.
Today, I work in a MNC, at a position with so much travelling and I realize that Allah had granted that prayer I used to make about 10 years ago. It is when I looked at this situation that I realized Allah had granted that prayer 6 years ago, but my greed made me blind, unable to notice it. I regret not being grateful and thankful to Allah at that time. I missed the opportunity of being grateful to Allah for 6 years. But that now is the past. So, I praise Him for letting me realize that and giving me the opportunity to thank Him today. I seek forgiveness for my weaknesses and I don’t waste a sec to say Alhamdulillah!
The bottomline is for us to understand that all our prayers are granted the moment we finish saying “ameen”, but we need to be patient enough for our time to harmonize with Allah’s time for it to come real in our lives. It may come real our way or His way, but whatever way it comes real it certainly is the best way it could come real for us.
In our next story we shall visit the notion of Time Harmonization inshaa Allah.
One of the BEST advice regarding life would be to just let it flow. You can’t really ever force life to go your way, no matter how hard you try. If something has to happen it will happen whether you like it or not. That’s just how it works. So instead of stressing about it, just let it go and relax. There are times when you just have to admit that LIFE takes you to your destination, YOU do not take life towards your destination. I’m not saying that you make no efforts at all. No. Make efforts. Do your best but after that let it go and let life flow. Wherever it takes you, accept it. Because that is where Allah wanted you to be. Enjoy with those who are good to you and avoid the rest.
Be happy. Be free. Relax.
Don’t let life bring you down. Smile
So up till O levels I was the cool kid, everything was normal. I was good in studies and everything. Then when I stepped into college life, everything changed. Like completely. Too many friends, going out to play snooker, coming home late and hardly ever studying. I had become very spoiled..
Then my friends betrayed me and started taking advantage of me, started using me for my money etc. After I realized that, I just stayed mostly at home, I was very disappointed. So I ignored almost everyone. Even myself. From then it was just me, Salah ( prayer) and my room. I even grew a beard, didn’t shave for a very long time. Like can you imagine a guy who had a thousand friends just locked himself in a room? But I had tried everyone and I had seen everything.
So one day I was in my bed crying withthe blanket covering me. Mama saw me, sat down and hugged me. She said “ Befriend Allah , pray to Him and everything will be alright”. It was nice, the feeling, like you don’t talk to anyone but you know someone is listening. You don’t see anyone, but you know someone is there. It’s very peaceful. I became very relaxed. It was like I had found a friend. In between all of this I tried to smoke, but trust me the first cigarette I smoked made me vomit and I never touched it again.
But after that I picked myself back up, prayed, studied and got back on track. So now I just keep to myself, spending most of my free time in my room, focusing on myself and my goals of becoming a doctor and helping others rather than wasting my time and peace of mind on those who aren’t true to me..
MESSAGE TO THE READERS:
Try to live a simple life, but don’t try to please everyone. Just find the true you and stick to it. Let society judge you because that’s the only thing it can do. Set your aims, try to stick to them and never give up.
“O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.”
اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَـمِّ وَ الْحُـزْنِ، والعًجْـزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْـلِ والجُـبْنِ، وضَلْـعِ الـدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَـةِ الرِّجال
The Prophet (SAW) warned of some of the minor signs of the Hour, a time when their will be “women who will be dressed but naked.” Where the tightness of their clothes conceals nothing but the colour of their skin. He (SAW) said about such women “they will not enter Paradise and will not even smell the scent of Paradise, while it can be smelt from a far distance.”
This is a beautiful story…
It has been six years since they got Married , but the couple was not blessed with a child. One night the couple began to whisper to each other: “why don’t we have kids ? It has been more than six years by now.” I guess, there is a problem amongst us”. The whispering, eventually became noisy.