THE ISLAMIC CHRONICLES: Lessons learned [part-1]


حَسْبُنَااللَّهُوَنِعْمَالْوَكِيلُ

Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel 

Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”

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I have spent the past twenty four hours worrying, just worrying so much about my future, about my studies, about my health, and many other things. But what I completely failed to apprehend was the fact that nothing is going to happen in my life apart from what Allah [SWT] has destined for me, and if I want something, then only He alone can give it. But I forgot this and I am very much ashamed to say that I did so. 

I stressed myself out, I slept super late last night, I walked around aimlessly inside my apartment and simply couldn’t focus on anything because I was worried so much about really insignificant stuff. Now if I had been a bit more aware and conscious of my Creator, I could have saved myself from twenty four hours of mental torment because I would have known that it is completely pointless for me to worry about something because only He alone is responsible for whatever happens.

I could have the best qualifications out there but if He didn’t want me to get a job for a set number of years, then it wouldn’t matter how hard I tried or where I applied, I wouldn’t get it. The same time I could have one line on my CV and still manage to get hired in the best place ever if He wished for that to happen. Now I am not saying that don’t work hard or try to achieve anything just because everything is up to your Rabb. But what I am trying to say is that along with hard work, having faith in your Maker is a crucial element in achieving whatever goals you have for your future. Hard work alone won’t get you anywhere and neither will prayers alone. It’s a balance between both which helps you achieve success. 

In the past twenty four hours, I was so absorbed in my own turmoil that I completely ignored the role of prayers and destiny in my future. Whatever is meant for us is already written by our Rabb and obviously all of us do pray and ask for certain things but He blesses us with only that which is meant for us and that which is good for us. So it’s literally pointless to stress out about the unseen future because none of us even know what awaits us in the next minute. 

I guess that though I did end up wasting twenty four hours freaking out about the unseen and unpredictable future, it wasn’t entirely pointless because by His Mercy, I did learn a valuable lesson. I comprehended the fact that everything is up to Him and He alone is the Best Disposer of affairs and the best thing I can do is to keep praying to Him, asking for help and guidance and to continue working hard and not stress about whatever comes in my way because whatever does come in my path was sent to me by Him and it is what’s meant for me. Alhamdulillah. 

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