It Ain’t Easy, but there is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Life is full of hardships. Every human being is tested. It is our responsibility to focus on Allah so that we are able to handle the hardships. When we focus on Allah and make abundant zikr, Allah takes special care of us. This is an amazing and ideal stage to reach and I hope that Insha’Allah Allah will grant us the tawfeeq to reach such a stage. The goal of tasawwuf is to rid the heart of ghayrullah and to fill it with the love of Allah.

It’s easy to get caught up in the mess of our daily lives and to blame our problems on others. Especially when we feel ghayrah, we shouldn’t take it to heart; instead we should see that as an opportunity to connect our self to our Lord. We  shouldn’t think “He did that, she said this to me, she’s like that, etc.” rather we should think that everyone is a puppet in the mirage of life and we should think, “Alhamdulillah, Allah has decreed this to happen, I am content with it.” It’s like the ayah of Surah Inshirah, “Verily with every hardship comes ease.”

We should make an effort to wake up for tahajjud. There is a coolness, calmness, and wonderful feeling that comes into one’s heart when they we focus on Allah. That feeling comes at tahajjud time. There are even moments when praying at that time when one would feel really closely connected to Allah, and they would feel as if they are speaking to Allah.

(Edited from a letter sent in by a student)

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2 Comments on “It Ain’t Easy, but there is a Light at the End of the Tunnel”

  1. Faraz Abdul Moid Says:

    Jazakumullahu Khairan.

  2. khawar Says:

    I have found the following bayaans/book to to be very helpful in getting through rough times.

    Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hamid (Principal of Darul Uloom Azaadville, South Africa)
    http://www.4shared.com/file/110434185/e5160fec/Sabr.html

    Sabr & Hope for those in Tests and Trials by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel db
    http://www.yunuspatel.co.za/audio-special-sabr.php

    Shouq-e-Watan (Desire for the Aakhirah) a book written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi to inculcate the desire for the aakhira in the people so that they can bear hardships of this world with the hope of gaining reward in the hereafter.

    Lastly, Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi has a series of bayaan related to hardships of life and how to deal with it.
    http://www.icfbayarea.org/www.icfbayarea.org/files/shaykhtameem.html

    All the above mentioned scholars are khalifa of Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar


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