That’s Life

Sometimes, Life seems to be very difficult and cruel to some extent. Oh really is. Lately, this is basically how I feel..Astaghfirullah..May Allah forgive me..As human being, definitely at one point in life we would face difficulties and drawbacks. It might be painful, distressful and tormenting inside out. However, if we look at it on a positive side, we would know that life itself is a test for us. Life in this world is supposed to be seen as an opportunity and not a liability. Opportunity in the sense that God gives us chance to become the trustees on earth and to fulfill the ‘mission’ that God had decreed. Huh...sounds easy, but it is not the case anyway. That is why, to fulfill this mission, God had bestowed upon us two things i.e. the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah (the tradition) of our last and final messenger, prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him. As long as we hold up onto these two things, our last prophet had promised us that we won’t be astray. Y-E-S. He did promise that. The calamities, the hardship and the difficulties that we are facing with would not be something sweet as far as what our eyes can see. Definitely it isn’t. However, it is because of such hardship that we may find the true reality of life. For instance, through depression, we know that how weak human soul is and we also know that it needed some external element to soothe such feeling. Through calamities, we know that we have no control or power on nature. What more on the massive changes on whether that took place throughout our life time. These and many more examples tell us that such hardship or difficulties are not meant to make us seen as insignificant in the eyes of God, rather it meant to teach us the realities of life.

A man in his book had once stated that going through the test of life is analogous to taking an examination. In fact it is seen as a way of measuring our ‘worth’ in terms of capacity for hard work and thinking. He further said that “We all love our children and we do not consider our insisting that they work hard through school and university as a sign of lack of love. We all see our children ‘suffer’ through the numerous examinations, not as something ‘cruel’ to them, but as a necessary step towards being educated and securing a more assured future. Some of us even pay to get our child ‘punched and kicked’ in an after school tae-kwan-do lesson ,all in the name of shaping the child’s character and making him/her an all round better person”.
Interesting isn’t it?. InsyaAllah, this can be such a timely reminder for you, me and we. =)
Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

286. On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which Thou Didst Lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out Our sins, and grant us Forgiveness. have Mercy on us. Thou art Our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith."

Qur’an 2:286
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a.j. said...

even a dying man will have it challenges =)

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TheHumbleWayfarer said...

To Ayub >> yes you are right akh =)

To anonymous>> Thank you for drpping by &
commenting.may Allah bless you =)