So many times in life, we think that Allah is putting us through such a hard test, we get to points where we think we are given something beyond our ability to fulfill. But then you read this ayaah where Allah assures the opposite:
286. Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maulâ (Patron, Suppor-ter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”
SubhanAllah, Allah jalla wa ‘ala is your Creator right? Doesn’t he know what is best for you?
As humans we tend to forget that behind every action there is a deep wisdom that we will just never know. People in life are tested through various ways. And their patience and ability to pass their tests is what elevates their place in jannah. In school, you see those kids who just don’t get anywhere. They just give up. They convince their souls that they are just not good for school, drop out, and work at Mcdonalds. Not to generalize, but some of them never tried harder, tried to have higher goals. After one experience, they just gave up!
In this life, Allah knows our capacity and capability. He won’t ever test His slave with something they are just not able to do. Some tests though, seem just so imposible and unbareable, but have you ever thought, that Allah loves you and desires you to be in a higher rank in jannah? And man going a next level will be totally worth it.
I love this quote
When Allah puts you to it, He will put you through it.
I think its a human sort of trait that we really give up quickly. We begin to question the wisdom and power of Allah (waliaythu billah).
I read a quote on a sister’s status today and it really really hit me:
Things aren’t always as they seem. Umm Musa was told to throw her son in the river, Yusuf was left for dead in a well, Maryam delivered a child alone, Yunus was swallowed by a whale, Ibrahim was thrown in the fire and Umm Salamah thought no one could be better than Abu Salamah…Yet look at how it turned out for them in the end. So don’t worry, Allah has a plan for you.
BEAUTIFUL! That is so true! subhanAllah! But if we look back at all these people, how Allah through some way or another helped them and assured them.
Umm Musa –
Surat alQasaas 10. And the heart of the mother of Mûsa (Moses) became empty She was very near to disclose his, had We not strengthened her heart (with Faith), so that she might remain as one of the believers.
The heart, a delicate organ, was tied and strengthened by Allah. He put her heart at ease, knowing the fact that putting your child in a river, leaving him totally in Allah’s hand. But she had this total tawakul, her heart was empty but by Allahs will and wisdom, He let her remain as a believer.
If she were not to trust what Allah has willed for her, and questioned what was really behind the purpose of leaving him in the river, she could have became a nonbeliever.
Two ayahs later, we see the way her heart was filled again
Surat alQasaas 13. So did We restore him to his mother, that she might be delighted, and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the Promise of Allâh is true. But most of them know not.
Yusuf alayhi alsalam, has such a deep meaningful story, which takes hours and hours, of explaining. But in short, we saw the wisdom of him being left in the well. His father had been devestated but was patient for his lost, and he only griefed crying to Allah.
Surat Yusuf 102. This is of the news of the Ghaib (unseen) which We reveal by Inspiration to you (O Muhammad SAW ). You were not (present) with them when they arranged their plan together, and (also, while) they were plotting.
After Yusuf became such an important figure, his brothers came back after various years, they asked their father to ask forgiveness for them. SubhanAllah, it is the unseen that we cannot understand, but if we just wait, and keep on going, Allah has a plan for us that we just don’t know until it happens.
Seriously, i do not know what to say for this part. She delievered a child alone, her first child, and as we know, that isn’t the easiest thing. But she was assured, and was told to be ‘glad’ of her delievery. Allah planned for Essa alyahi asalam, to be a prophet, a great prophet who brought a book to his people. Also, when he talked in his infancy, he defened his mother, how would she have defeneded herself?
Allah plans and he is the best of planners.
Now, i will leave you with that, and in another post, write more 🙂
But remember, if you are put through a test, just do your part, and trust Allah, for He has a plan for you.