An experience by a sister who wishes to remain anonymous.
All Praise be to Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala
I was done with my work today and was waiting on my ride to go home. Since yesterday, my mind has been in a state of worry because of some hardships that i am facing seeking Allah’s help Alhamdulillah.
While I was waiting on my ride, I started making Dhikr Alhamdulillah. All of a sudden, I felt so relaxed. My heart felt tranquility and so much peace inside. I was saying “Allahu Allahu” and my heart beat went faster every time I praised Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. For a moment I forgot what happened or where I was. All I knew was I was thinking of my Rabb. I felt happy and it was one of the feelings as if you are in Jannah SubhanAllahi Wa bihamdihi SubhanAllahil Azim.
After this I thought to myself. Sometimes when we go through hardships. We feel as if it’s the end of the world for us. No matter what happens, if we put our tawakkul in Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala, Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala will take care of us. The distress will soon turn into happiness Insha’Allah. Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala will make ways that we cannot even imagine.
Also these hardships are not going to remain forever. With hardships comes ease. When we are done facing hardships, in the times of ease if we look back at our periods of hardships, we will think to ourselves. We really had nothing to worry about. Allah is with us. He will help us.
Alhamdulillah. Patience is the light that we need to carry in our times of darkness until we find a way out. Without carrying the light (the patience) we will stumble again and again in the darkness. Patience is beautiful. It makes us learn the more valuable lessons of our lives than we would have learnt without being much patient.
Alhamdulillah for everything. May Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala make it easy on us and this ummah ameen. Always know that no matter how big your hardships are, there are always people out there who are facing much worse situations than us. So, even in hardships, it’s all good and Alhamdulillah.
O Allah! Please grant us the gift of patience and make us among the people who seek your love night and day Ameen Allahu Akbar!