By Nayab Imtiaz
When your heart screams and the pain becomes unbearable, when there’s so much inside you and you can’t take it out, when you feel miserable and lose all hope, when the world unfolds its reality and pierces you to the very bone, when the tears fall and dampen your soul, when you seek comfort but no one’s there, that’s where you have to realize that sometimes you have to wipe away your own tears, find you own motivation and stand up. Stand up and face the world again, with courage and with patience. People aren’t always there, no matter how close they’re to you. Everybody leaves you one day and you’re left alone. Prepare yourself for that day and be strong.
لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا
“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Qur’an, 2:286).
Let this Quran be your light and let it guide you home. No, the world isn’t your home, it never was. In your tough times, when you see no hope look at the stars and smile, smile because they shine for you. Look at the birds as the fly and how they trust their Lord for sustenance.
Look at the rivers as they flow and how they make the way even through the hardest of rocks. Take a deep breath *Inhale* and let it go *exhale*. Let go of all your worries and trust Allaah (swt), like a baby bird does when it takes its first flight.
Life may not be a bed of roses but it’s still beautiful. Strive and struggle for Akhira because that’ll be your final destination. And most importantly REMEMBER ALLAH because He (swt) says:
فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ
”So, remember Me, I will remember you.” (2:152)
There may be some pretty bad storms in your life but they won’t last, they never do. After every dark night there’s an even brighter day. Don’t let the sorrows of this Dunya tie you down to the ground, grow your wings and break free, because you can. Don’t lose hope because I believe in miracles, so should you.