LET GO. IT WILL COME BACK IF IT IS YOURS
Let go of that which you desire if it competes with your love to Allah. Let it go for HIS sake. Then believe me it will return to you. Allah will bring it back to you in a better form or you will get something better. Be patient. Reclaim your heart from the creation and return it to The One Who Deserves it most- The Creator.
Learn to love Allah most,
Depend on Allah alone,
Given everything, every blessing around you as a mean for you
to love and obey Allah better.
The 'tools' to worship HIM better.
Thank Allah for giving these 'tools' to depend on HIM better.
Not to depend on the 'tools'.
Tools should be hold tight in your hands to be used to its fullest,
not to be kept in your heart.
For the heart should be the holder of your belief, love, trust, hope on HIM,
a side of real attachment to rebuild in its purest form.
And i will say, keep space for fear in there too,
Fear for leaving a place for false attachment to reside.
The more you depend on people,
The more they will shun away from you.
Because it's a nature of a human being to be dependable on something or someone,
Allah created you and I and all people such a way.
But it's a great mistake to depend on the creation instead of The Creator.
It is out of HIS wisdom that HE created you such a way,
Because HE wanted you to keep turning and depending on HIM
in all situations..
But remember, depending on HIM for HIS supports requires you to take all necessary means,
to use all necessary tools- to qualify you to HIS support and help.
Use the tools to reach to the source of HELP,
and the source of all help is from Allah.
The one who learns to depend on HIM, learns the true essence of INDEPENDENCE.
IT'S THE SAME LORD, IN CASE YOU AND I FORGOT
Do you think the same Lord that divided the red sea for Musa (a.s) when behind him was a super-powerful army approaching to kill him and his people, and there was no hope it seemed from the eyes of his followers;
The same Lord that saved Yunus (a.s) who was trapped in the belly of a whale when no one heard him crying for help from his All-Merciful and Loving Lord,
The same Lord that commanded the fire to cool off, from burning Ibrahim (a.s) when he turned to Allah alone, when Angel Jibreel offered his service but he refused for wanting none others but Allah to help, with all his trust on HIM,
The same Lord that changed the staff Musa (a.s) leaned and depended on to a snake which now could harm him instead of supporting him,
The same Lord that elevated the status of Muhammad (s.a.w) over all of HIS creations after all the tests, trials and hardships befallen upon him, trials upon trials which were out of one layman could ever afford to be in,
The very same Lord.. Their Lord.. Ours
Do you think HE, Allah would ever leave them? Leave us?
Do you think, now, Allah would not be able to HELP us to go through the test,
To SUPPORT us throughout the journey?
Allah was the same Lord that helped these chosen people out of the greatest tests a human being could afford to bear.
Do you think this same LORD couldn't help us out of our daily worries and daily affairs?
HE was the same Lord that gave these chosen people (may peace and blessings be upon them) tests upon tests.
And HE was the same Lord that helped them out of these tests.
So the same Lord who gives you a test today WILL definitely HELP YOU OUT, too.
All you need to do is to RETURN to HIM.
These are not just 'stories' that you hear and say, "Oh, another inspiring stories"
and you walk away not taking lessons from.
These are stories for us, for purpose.
You and I can relate to these stories.
You and I indeed are tested by Allah in this life.
You and I are in fact in dire need of Allah..
Did these prophets lose hope? No.
So we shouldn't lose hope, too.
Never lose hope.
Keep your trust, belief and faith firm.
Return to Allah.
HE's there for you..
*Lessons from 'Reclaim Your Heart' with Yasmin Mogahed, 15th April 2013, Martrade Exhibition Centre*