By Sumbul Saleem Khanzada
After a point in my life, I started believing that nothing matters more than one’s inner peace… Sometimes, I miss the older me. But the fact is, I have started admiring my new version. I don’t play the victim in my life no matter what I go through and I never will! One thing that helped me deal with everything is my faith in Allah… It’s not like I always have the circumstances turned into my favor.
There were a few desires that I really wished to get fulfilled. For a few, I did every possible thing to make them work for me. But it never happened the way I desired. To be very honest, I cried to the core of my heart but I never let those situations break me, because this is not why Allah sent me in this world.
During my MBA, I had a course on personal development, where my teacher used to give examples of the righteous companions of the Prophet PBUH who had unwavering trust in Allah at all times, even in dire circumstances of war, poverty, misery, pain, loss etc. You name it, they went through it. Yet they never forsake Allah SWT.
Now look around your life, what do we usually do when we don’t get our wishes fulfilled?
We start questioning, “why are our prayers not being answered?” Just look at the question and ask yourself, how easy it is for us to raise this question in our mind. But as Muslims, don’t we know that Allah Is all – Hearing, and Is Nearer to our jugular vein? Of course, we know. Then why on earth, we let this negative thought come into our mind?
Unfortunately, we have been involved in so much in worldly affairs that we only ask Allah SWT for temporary things and people. We literally cry when we don’t get what we want. Then, desperately, we start asking such silly questions to Allah or to ourselves about Allah. What do you think you are doing by saying all this?
Always remember, the real sense of asking something in pray is “to ask and leave it on Allah,” Allah will decide what is better for you as He is All-Knowing. Let Allah Decide. Have trust in Him.
Let me say this. If you ask a lump of burning coal from Allah, He Will never give you that. To all those who want to get their prayers answered, please ask him to grant you only what is favorable to you, not that which you like. Because He Knows the best, not you.
Trust Him, Believe Him, have patience. Indeed, Allah is with those who practice patience.