“Fighting is ordained for you, even though it is hateful to you. But it may well be that you hate a thing while it is good for you, and it may well be that you love a thing while it is bad for you. God knows, whereas you do not know.” (Surat alBaqarah: 216)
Why can we not appreciate this ayah? SubhanAllah, as human’s we think *we* make the best decisions! We think anything *we* plan out is the way to go and the only way to go! Why can we not look more into what Allah’s qadr holds for us.
Many times, we plan out life the way our small minds are capable of imagining it. We often times hating making a plan B because we don’t want plan A to fail.
What i love about this ayah is how it connects back with Allah won’t burden you with what you cannot bear. The ayah talks about fighting, but this ayah gives a general meaning as well. At the time, the people may have dreaded what was decreed upon them, knowing little of its benefit, but Allah shows how He would not push beyond what their human nature allowed them to do…
Have you ever been in a situation where you dreaded every moment thinking “wow this couldn’t get worse” Then you come later on to see the blessings and benefit that came out of it? Or sometimes you think “wow this is great…” then it turns into a disaster? Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is the best of planners, we just cannot comprehend where the good is and where the evil is.
What makes this ayah so amazing is how Islam nurtures a person, to rely purely on Allah, to make decisions, and think only well of the outcome. Also, this motivates us to take certain extents when doing something, because you know that the best outcome will be awaiting you! SubhanAllah, it teaches you how to put your desires aside (quite hard) but is probably better than ending up in pain and greif over what went wrong.
So i guess, you just gotta accept to submit to what Allah has willed for you, in the end, it is the best! This is what will revive you and keep you optimistic. Smile. Just smile 🙂