In the Name of Allah (The Only Worthy of Worship), The Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists), The Most Gracious the Most Merciful,The Only Owner of the Day of Recompense, You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything), Guide us to the Straight Way,The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray.
(Al-fatihah, translation of the Quran)
Salam my brothers and sisters and buenas noche for my brothers and sisters in humanity. How are you doing? Good I hope, and smiling too.=) I started off with a chapter in the Quran which is the first chapter in the Holy Book. As we know that the world today is in a REALLY state of chaos, either riot, or protest, or tsunami in Japan, or assignments (darn those assignments and presentations)hee, and many more. Subhanallah man, ain't it scary? Yes unequivocally.
The events that has happened or incur in our lives, every single one of them have their own hikmah or wisdoms or reasons don't you think?I strongly believe in that (amin). Is it really that bad? If there is a God in this world, then why is suffering still happening in this world? Why are there calamities, people living in destitude, people dying here and there, tyrants all over the place ruling for 30 or 42 years (oops,hee)? Well, let me ask you something, when you are in trouble yeah, don't you want to look for a solution for your problems? Indeed, definitely. & when struggle real hard, won't the phrase,"Oh God", "Allah", comes out of your mouth? Isn't that good? Remembering God? Answered your question?
Ok, let me give you an analogy insha'Allah...can't think of any actually,hee...ok here goes... one day, the Prophet (saw) was with Aisyah, his wife, and they were at an event where there was entertainment and there were a lot of people, so Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked his wife to lean on him to watch through the crowds. After quite some time, the Prophet(saw) asked her, "Have u had enough o Aisyah?". Lady Aisyah wanted to TEST the Prophet(saw), so she said no, and she saw the Prophet (saw) shifted the weight from the left foot to the right (or the other way around) for it was not a short period of time, so he shifted weight. The sisters are going 'awww' now eyh? lol. Subhanallah, look at how beautiful his character is, he was willing to wait for his wife to say ok. And simaltaneously look at how Aisyah wanted to TEST the Prophet (saw) in his patience and love and his willingness for her.
My brothers and sisters, do you get want I'm trying to say here? Do you think every 'suffering' in this world is bad? Isn't it beautiful coz Allah, God wants us to remember Him all the time, wow, ain't that awesome?
I asked Allah swt to increase our willingness to change to the good for His Cause,amin, for us to control our emotions instead of them controlling us,amin, and to grant our brothers and sisters who facing tribualtions in the world peace and tranquility in their hearts, amin, for the world to be a better place to live in,amin, for us to be on His side all the time, amin. Jazakumullah khairan people. Till next time insha'Allah.