A few days ago, feeling somewhat despondent with my spiritual state, I asked Allah (Swt) to show me a sign. . . Truly the Almighty answers the calls of His servants, for He did exactly that.
For weeks I hadn't experienced the test that I'd been suffering for years - a true Rahma from Allah (Swt). But of course as insaan we are ungrateful to our Lord, and even if we think we are amongst those that give enough shukr, our shukr will always be lacking - for we are forever indebted to Allah (Swt). So foolishly assuming that my 'peaceful', non-testing situation was a call for alarm bells I wanted my Lord to reassure me that He hadn't forsaken me. And so I did and then. . . it began. The same test that Al-Halim (The Clement) had taken away from me, had now been given back. 'Be careful with what thy ask for, as Allah (Swt) may just answer your call.'
Forgive me, for I know no better
And know not what my tongue did say.
Forgive me, for I forgot your Rahma
And asked for something You had taken away.
© 2007 Umm Thameenah