In the heat of the moment we hasten to take shade, contemplating the intense situation in which we are placed. Can this really be? Is this actually for me? We question, ask and ponder over the possibilities of being faced with what we think is far too unbearable. Is it we who know, or Allah (Swt)? So who is it that we question? Our souls – for its weakness? Our hearts – for its hardness? Or ourselves – for our own misunderstanding. For our Lord – Al Aleem (The All Knowing) informs us:
You may like a thing that is bad for you, And you may dislike a thing that is good for you, Allah Knows and you know not.
So when such thoughts enter into thy mind . . . pause . . . reflect, and take heed: For truly . . . there is goodness in all things.
‘When will it all end my Lord?’ She quietly sighs. And refrains from uttering anything else forbidden
To this, her Lord doth Smile at her As He Alone Knows what goodness is kept hidden.
© 2007 Umm Thameenah