January 03, 2011
Openings in life.
Sometimes, a small conversation could trigger enormous amount of effects.
And even sometimes bring us to a whole new paradigm of reasoning.
Just through a small conversation, maybe over a cup of tea, late in the night.
(How I ended up writing the thoughts in English, is something I’m puzzled myself.)
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True believer believes on fate seriously. So serious that it makes him think so hard, and plan so good, before executing the ideas, and leave the rest to the fate in Allah’s hand.
By believing that fate is Allah’s creation, he shall also found out that anytime he had hard times in his life, there is always an opening for solutions, and new opportunities.
‘Yusr’ (relief) was mentioned twice in Sura Al-Insyirah. Both words are ‘nakirah’, or common nouns. In contrast to the word ‘Al-‘usr’ (difficulty) , which is a proper noun. In Arabic grammar, recurring common nouns show that both/more of them are the same thing.
In any difficulties, the same relief is promised. Regardless of how enormous they are.
The thing is, most people will normally give way to something much more easier in their short sighted minds. Not brave and courageous enough to go through the point of hardness. Losing all the opportunities they will be granted by Allah, if only they can feel the beauty of ‘Sabr’ (patience). Indeed Sabr is beautiful.
Sabr for a new journey of life.
Sabr for a period of time.
Sabr for gigantic responsibilities.
Sabr now, for something after.
Sabr for His replies.
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Don’t lose the chances of getting the openings and relief.
And if you are on the verge of the opening Allah gives to you, don’t ever procrastinate.
It will never come twice.