yesterday, all my troubles seems so far away, now it looks though they are here to stay....john lennon in "yesterday"
dear friends, have you come across this verse in the Quran:
"Allah burdens not any soul beyond its capacity. It shall have the reward it earns, and it shall get the punishment it incurs. Our Lord, do not punish us, if we forget or fall into error; and our Lord, lay not on us a responsibility as Thou didst lay upon those before us. Our Lord, burden us not with what we have not the strength to bear; and efface our sins, and grant us forgiveness and have mercy on us; Thou art our Master; so help us Thou against the disbelieving people."
(Al Baqarah, Chapter 2 verse 287)
perhaps you have read this before. perhaps not.
we live among people. and people are troublesome. and eventually, we get mad, annoyed, angry and even grow hateful.
especially to the one who don't put much thought into their actions, words and attitude towards other. and they didn't realize their actions affects those around them in many ways.
but reflect back on the verse, for Allah promise us not to burden his slaves with something He knew we will not endure. and isn't He the All-Knower? never ever doubt this.
take it as a test on you. and maybe, it is time to stop asking 'why me?' or 'why always me?' and 'why not he/she?'
but instead ask 'why not me? i'm strong enough. i can take this. and i can do this'
we are tested in many ways from time to time. oxford dictionary define test as:
- a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something.
- a means of testing something.
- a difficult situation that reveals the strength or quality of someone or something
it is obvious that the purpose of tests and challenges are to give us strength and define us as who we are today, tomorrow and so on.
trust me, we need strength to survive in this cruel world. be it physical or emotional.
all the best.