Forgive & Gratefulness
She looked up on the skies, stars scattered with all its beauty. SubhanAllah. Beautiful indeed.
“So what can you learn from that?” he asked as he looked at her a few times.
“To have hearts as wide as the skies, to forgive others when needed and to never be stingy to ask for forgiveness.” She smiled as she held his warm arms.
“Warm heart is gold. But warm body with a warm heart is diamond!” She laughed as she cuddled more.
The blessing of being able to be with someone who is able to be there for you. Even not 24hours seven, is very comforting. To know that you and the other is completed after fitting the halves together is an overjoyed feeling only Allah awj Knows. To be able to lean on the shoulders of others when own shoulders are too heavy brings an indescribable bliss. All this- a beautiful loan from Allah awj that He Lends to us, temporarily and no one knows about when that return date is, except Him.
Alhamdulillah ya Rabb, Alhamdulillah.
“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.’”
(Qur’an , Surah Ibrahim :7)
Surely she misses a lot of things. The buzz of the hospital craze, the laughters of he favourite niece aka bestie. The ups and downs she used to undergo alone. The grandfathers who tangles her mind more than anyone else. And the grandmothers who keep ranting to her even though they knew she had too much work to even stop. She missed them, no doubt one two three. She missed the cheeky colleagues who would stop her in the midst of the runs, and them sneaking to the Chinese restaurants whenever they feel like too. She missed lying in the stuffy prayer room, reflecting on why the job is so hard and why didn’t she give up years ago. She misses them, and she will always miss. Nothing can replace such beautiful uniquely painful memoirs of her life. It’s her growing season where she was mashed up most. And to leave all those to open up a new chapter of life, is surely tough. But pleasantly tough. And she always reminds herself, ‘It’s not easy to be easy.’
This long ride of life, to some it may be short, depends when their expiry date is… gives us so much, yet we give it back so little.
Allah awj Has Given so much yet we thank Him so little. It’s when the tests and trials that come along the way, makes us think that He awj Has Tested us with so much, when truth is, He awj Has Given us much more.
With so much that Allah awj Has Given us who needs what is being given to us, yet, some still insist on being arrogant. Astaghfirullahiladhim.
A hadith to think and reflect upon – dedicated to me first and foremost.
The Prophet ﷺ tells us that no one with an ounce of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise. In seeking to understand what arrogance means, the companions asked “O Prophet of Allah, what if a person likes to dress well?” The Prophet ﷺ responded, “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty. Arrogance is rejecting truth and looking down on people”
At the end of the day, it’s not about the time when you or me will leave this world,
it’s – Are we ready for it?
Let’s not be greatful, but be more grateful.
Astaghfirullah, Allah Knows Best.
PS: Keep me in your precious duaas – Exams coming in March inshaa Allah. :)