Assalam-0-alaikum waRehmatullahe waBarakatahu
I hope you all are doing good and taking full advantage of this blessed month, Ramadan Kareem, by doing as many good deeds as you can… No specific reason have I today to write this blog post except for maybe sharing a view that just clicked to me a while ago, not to let the thought slip away, so here I am… blogging….
until about few minutes back, I was an optimist person but even then I feel I had a wrong outlook in a certain away… I mean I do believe that this life is balanced, sorrows & happiness, success & failure, night & day, in every way… be it the starting of the Islamic Calendar & its end or be it life & death … I always thought that sometimes some people face their share of happiness & sadness in a very short & limited time like you are happy a day and soon after you’ll be sad or hurt & then life will make you happy again and it’s a loop thing … so mostly in all that I always kept happiness followed by sadness but while reading a post on FB, I came across the following words that changed my outlook completely…
★ We Ask: “Till when should i be in this languish state?
Allâh answers: ••► “Verily, along with every hardship is relief, Verily, along with hardship is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs)” [Surah Ash-Sharh (94): 5-6]
I mean, why do we never think that the sadness is followed by happiness rather than thinking that happiness is followed by sadness? Y’know? Like… why is it that most of the times when someone observes their life, he begins to feel whenever he’s happy that sadness is right around the corner… well okay maybe it is because its kind of loop thing for your part but how about spending that duration of happiness thinking of how you lived through darkness & now Allah has rewarded you for being patient? and then.. when sadness strikes again, be positive once again and look forward for the relief that is waiting right around the corner???? That way you’ll be taking Sadness as a knock of happiness before it comes instead of taking happiness as a sign of something bad that is to happen… Honestly it’ll change you whole way of being happy & content… After all except for Allah there is no-one who is 100% true to their word… and if Allah has said that every hardship has a relief, well then cheer up amigo ….
So I guess that’s it, from now on… my happiness will be enjoyed as a reward instead of a fear of the upcoming darkness… I guess in this new light I shall now consider that Every Islamic date starts with the setting of the sun & then comes the day… So ya !!
thank u for taking time to read… !!