First of all I would like to apologise to Allah for being so ungrateful and impatient. Astaghfirullahalazim. I hope Allah will forgive me and insyaallah I will do the solah taubah soon. Insyaallah..
My real life experience…
I decided that I want to get a new job in a new country. This was in July. At that time I said to myself it would be PERFECT if I could start a new job in January. So I started sending CVs and all starting from the end of July. I have lost count on the number of application that I have sent in. None of my direct application has any reply. I have only 3 interviews and all of them from the CV that was forwarded from friends to their HR. 2 interviews in August and 1 interview in early September. By end of October, 1 had rejected my application. So at that time I have got the impression that I did not succeed in any of my job application. I thought that maybe my CV and experience is not good enough to get me a new job. I felt so frustrated and dejected. I thought it is impossible even to get a new job.
But Allah is great. He has laid out all of His master plan to each of His servants so perfectly. On 2 November got a phone call for a job offer to START working on the 3rd January.
So the above is a perfect example to show that Allah hears and answers ALL your hope and pray. Please never ever lost any hope with Allah. Please also be patient. He knows what is best for you. Sometime He might not give you what you WANT but definitely He will give you what you NEED. Do not forget to always pray to Him. When you have got what you want do not forget to do Sujud Shukur.
Thank you Allah the Most Gracious Most Merciful.
Ps/ Allah is The One and Only God in Arabic.
“A part has He guided aright and (as for another) part, error is justly their due, surely they took the Shaitans for guardians beside Allah, and they think that they are followers of the right…”
The above is from Surah Al A’raf ayat 30.
I always hope that I am one of the guided ones but sometime I do feel that I am not. Oh Allah, please make me one of your guided servants.
In my opinion, the key word from the above ayat is ‘error is justly their due’.
Could this mean that everything (I mean every single thing) that we do knowingly and unknowingly, with or without intention will lead us to either the right path or the other path?
Emm something to ponder upon.
Read somewhere that we should always lower our expectation. Most people will not agree with this but not me. Why is that? Let me explain this based on my experience…
I have put money into a bond which will make me entitled to monthly prize draw. At first I was so excited and always dreaming that I could get some of the prizes. Time flies and nothing happened. Then suddenly out of the blue I have won a small prize. I was so excited with it and feel so grateful to Allah. I praised Allah for this unexpected prize.
A few months later, I won the same prize but I can feel that my grateful feeling was not as strong as before. I started to hope and dream that I will get that grand prize.
And the third time I won it (same small prize), instead of being grateful to Allah, I was kind of disappointed that I did not win a much better prize.
So now you can see how important it is to always lower your expectation so that you will always be grateful on ALL gifts given by Allah.
I have made this mistake before and I hope that Allah will forgive me for this. Oh Allah, please make me be one of your grateful servants.
ALLAH ONLY GIVES WHAT U NEED AND NOT WHAT U WANT!!!
A bad conduct only spoils a good deed just as vinegar spoils honey (Usul Al-Kafi, Vol. 2, p. 32).
Do not be misled into thinking that a great deal of knowledge without correcting and cultivating one’s conduct can be of any use.
Cultivating manners/ethics is the key to everything good, the source of everything beautiful, the one which brings about every fruit, the basis of any objective. Look how even the unbelievers are rewarded on account of their good manners…
The above are some of the interesting quotes taken from chapter 1 of ‘the lantern of the path to Allah almighty’
Oh Almighty God, please make me a person who put 100% dependent on your wise and just will. Please remove any doubt from my heart on this.
Oh Almighty God, please make me a person who accepts ALL and EVERYTHING that you have decided for me in this life and in the hereafter.
Notes to self: The above are extremely difficult to do but still we can and we should hope for
Have you audited yourselves recently? Do u know your weaknesses? Do you realise that most of the time, others failed to see the real you? Why is this happening? Some people intentionally hide their true inner beings and some do not.
I am a little bit of both. I know this is not good but we are living in the world full of hypocrites. I hope with God’s help I can change to be a real genuine person which is true to myself. What you see is what you get!!
At last, I have the courage to start my own blog. It is my intention to write whatever it is that I like to share with the world as honest as I can using my own words.
I hope my writing/thoughts will not be misinterpreted by anyone.