Please kindly learn the publish under for its relevance to this season and our Deen typically. I’ve discovered its very related to our matter of dialogue STRESS and having Tawakkul on Allah (SWT).
As Salaam alaykum wa rahmaatullahi wa barakatuhu
*I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE SOMETHING, PLEASE!*
Imagine a husband telling his spouse to dress as a result of they’re going out.
She obeys and follows.
They get within the automotive.
He drives far-off… till they attain the center of actually nowhere; a totally abandoned space with completely nothing round.
The husband then asks his spouse to step out of the automotive with their child.
She asks him why.
He doesn’t reply.
She will get out.
He takes off!
She runs after him with the newborn asking why he’s doing that. He tells her that he’s fulfilling a spiritual responsibility; God impressed him to do this!
Let’s permit this to sink in for a second…
This isn’t a hypothetical situation, a mattress time story or a legend.
This is- extra or less- what occurred to Prophet Ibrahim (peace and blessings upon him) and his spouse Hajar (could Allah be happy along with her).
We all know the story to a sure extent. But perhaps we don’t cease to ponder on how that is related to us right this moment; the way it’s related to coping with our personal issues and our personal hardships.
This story really responds to some main non secular, emotional, psychological, and even existential quests of many individuals.
“Why me? Why is this happening to me? What did I do? Why do believers have to suffer while those who’re less religious have everything they want? What’s the point? Where is the wisdom? Where is the mercy?”
So many questions undergo individuals’s minds once they’re dealing with an issue.
But Allah doesn’t go away our quests unanswered. He despatched us messages, He despatched us Messengers and He despatched us those that undergo what we undergo (and even worse) in order that we be taught, develop, stay steadfast and hold transferring gracefully in direction of Him till we meet Him!
“There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding. Never was the Qur’an a narration invented, but a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of all things and guidance and mercy for a people who believe.” (Qur’an 12:111)
Now let’s return to Hajar’s story and slowly take into consideration a couple of factors.
Prophet Ibrahim took Hajar and their child to a valley that was utterly abandoned. He was impressed to take them there, then go away. As he was leaving, Hajar went after him and stored asking why he’s doing that. When he didn’t reply, she obtained the message! She requested him, “Has Allah commanded you to do so?” He mentioned: “Yes.”
She mentioned: “Then He will not neglect us.” [Al Bukhari]
This is such a heavy assertion…. “He will not neglect us”!
This girl doesn’t have wherever to go. Her husband -who is meant to maintain her- left her. She doesn’t have sufficient meals or drink. Her little one will quickly begin crying desperately, past what any mom may bear. She doesn’t know what’s going to occur to them or how this will probably be resolved or in the event that they’ll stay in that place indefinitely…
Truth be instructed, many individuals in her place would have began doubting Allah Himself. They would have mentioned: “why would this hardship be placed on us; the good believers? The disbelievers are comfortable in their homes, and we’re the ones suffering! Why is this happening? How is this fair? Where is the mercy?”
But Hajar didn’t try this. She requested whether or not what occurred was the decree of Allah, as a result of if it was, then there’s positively goodness in there. Why? Because Allah’s Name is The Most Merciful and no matter He does is basically merciful even when it doesn’t appear like it to us instantly. His Name is The All-Wise and no matter He does has knowledge even when we fail to spot that instantly.
This is the message on this ayah: “…and despair not of relief from Allah. Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people.” (Qur’an 12: 87)
Why is giving up linked to disbelief? Because giving up and dropping hope basically imply we don’t actually know or consider in Allah’s Names and Attributes. We don’t consider that He is The Provider, The Protector, The All-Wise, The Source of Peace, The Giver of Peace, Relief and Victory….
That’s a vital level to recollect as quickly as one is hit with a hardship…Remembering to belief Allah, have good expectations of Him, realizing that His reduction will certainly come, even when it appears unimaginable in the mean time.
The second lesson to take heed of is in what occurred to Hajar subsequent.
You know, it’s straightforward to utter phrases of perception, however appearing upon them is one thing else.
When Hajar was confronted with this seemingly inexplicable hardship, she instantly mentioned “Allah will not neglect us.”
But did the hardship instantly go away when she mentioned that? Not in any respect.
She “talked the talk”, however she actually needed to “walk the walk.”
The foods and drinks she had ultimately ran out and her child began crying desperately. She may have began doubting the reduction of Allah then. But she didn’t.
She began taking the means, strolling to a mountain hoping to seek out something or anybody there. But there was nothing. She may have doubted the reduction of Allah then. But she didn’t.
She walked once more to the opposite mountain searching for assist, searching for something to save lots of her and her little one. But there was nothing. And she actually may have doubted Allah then. But she didn’t.
She went again once more, and once more, and once more between these two mountains…. And she may have given up utterly at any second, she may have fallen in despair and anger and insurrection… But she didn’t!
“She saw an angel at the place of Zamzam, digging the earth with his heel (wing), till water flowed out from that place. She started to make something like of a basin around it, using her hands in this way and began to fill her water-skin with water with her hands, and the water was flowing out until she had scooped some of it….
“Then she drank (water) and suckled her child. The angel said to her: ‘Do not be afraid of being neglected, for this is the site on which the House of Allah will be built by this boy and his father, and Allah will never let neglected His people.’ [Al Bukhari]
Remember those words:
“Do not be afraid of being neglected…Allah will never neglect His people!”
This girl confronted her issue saying “Allah will not neglect us”; she skilled bodily battle, emotional battle, psychological, non secular and even existential battle… She may have doubted the phrases of religion she uttered firstly. But she remained steadfast. The reduction ultimately got here with an angel repeating her identical phrases “Allah will never neglect His people”.
This is a stay embodiment of this hadith:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) mentioned, “Allah the Exalted says: ‘I am as my slave expects me to be” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
She had good expectations of Allah. Allah didn’t solely meet her expectations, however He has given her past what she would have imagined or prayed for.
The place that was abandoned grew to become the honorable location of the House of Allah Himself the place hundreds of thousands upon hundreds of thousands of individuals will gravitate in direction of 12 months after 12 months till the top of time.
The little water she was in search of, turned out to be a effectively that introduced life to your entire space; a purified, blessed supply of water that doesn’t run out till the top of time.
The moments of religion, persistence and exhausting work she skilled grew to become a elementary a part of a religion adopted by billions of individuals.
She initiated the ritual of sa’ee (strolling) between Safa and Marwa, with out which our Hajj and Umrah gained’t be full. A pillar of Islam gained’t be full with out following this girl. This isn’t merely within the bodily sense of strolling between Safa and Marwa, but in addition within the non secular sense of trusting Allah within the severest of moments, persevering with to pursue Him and have hope in Him regardless of every thing that we could also be dealing with…
Many of us go to Hajj and Umrah, carry out these acts however hardly replicate on the which means; we hardly replicate on how that is related to us, our personal hardships, trials and tribulations.
But THIS is a basis of our deen. Faith isn’t just a phrase. It isn’t a fleeting second of non secular pleasure. Faith is way deeper, a lot heavier and far more worthwhile than something we will expertise on this life. This is what we had been created for.
It is crucial to recollect the message: We will proceed to belief Allah, pursue Him and stay on His path irrespective of how troublesome/unhappy/boring/gloomy/unimaginable our conditions could seem… we are going to proceed to hunt Allah.
And He will at all times help His believers!
“Indeed, We will support Our messengers and those who believe during the life of this world and on the Day when the witnesses will stand” (Qur’an 40: 51)
Those who’re affected person and comply with the trail of the Prophets that Allah taught us, they’ll certainly be taught the knowledge, get rewarded past their expectations and create an incomparably deep bond with their Creator that they’ll take with them for eternity in Jannah once they’re close to Him—as a result of that’s the place of those that are actually, genuinely and wholeheartedly devoted!
“Unquestionably, [for] the allies of Allah there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. Those who believed and were fearing of Allah. For them are good tidings in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. No change is there in the words of Allah. That is what the great attainment is” (Qur’an 10: 62-64)
You know, we ship peace and blessings upon Prophet Ibrahim and the household of Prophet Ibrahim day-after-day in tashahud in each prayer… But it’s important to recollect who we’re sending prayers to, and why Allah made their remembrance a part of our every day worship and reference to Him…
What are few classes Hajar taught us about coping with hardships?
1- Good notion of Allah. Good notion of Allah. Good notion of Allah!
2- True religion by way of phrases AND motion.
3- Patience. It may take time. It may take effort. But it should get resolved…
4- Working exhausting and taking the means are necessary acts to maintain us going. The precise answer may come from the place we by no means anticipated, and it is perhaps larger and higher than what we imagined or prayed for.
“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” (Qur’an 94: 5–6)
This is simply meals for thought…Now, let’s seize our prayer mat and name our family members to present glory to ALLAH SWT.