Bismillah (In the name of Allah).
Allah blessed us with the ability to think, to respond and to see. To put the brain to use. No one can develop without a brain. The brain and the heart are connected.
Yes, things are hard now, you feel like you can’t have it your way. What about those that wish to have your life for the way it is? Like how you complain about your life. They see nothing, but perfection.
Be grateful, and Allah will increase it for you. You’re wishing that you’d have the new car, the new bling and the new iPhone. As if that will be something you’ll take with you; when your time comes. You’re worrying so much about how the new iPhone is water resistant, but can you imagine you being blind. Waking up day in and out with no eye sight. Will you then be more grateful If you’re not grateful now?
It’s okay to cry and to break, but what’s so important is what you do with yourself afterwards.
Let’s be realistic about death for a minute. I used to be worried about what will happen to my father after his procedures, everyone thought his time was near.
Only Allah knows when our time will come. Nevertheless, his close friend passed away (may Allah have mercy on his soul), he was one of the people telling my father about his terminal illness. After his death, I came to realization that death does not discriminate against age, race, illness, status, and etc…
I knew that my whole life, but when it’s someone you’re close to, you take it other-wards.
To sum up, having gratitude is part of being patient. When something is taken away from you, such as materialistic things, it means it was never yours.
When you can’t marry the person you think is perfect for you. When things are tight on your end, when you’re going through grieve. It’s okay to cry out loud, but don’t let these changes change your Iimaam (faith).
Make sure it doesn’t change your heart.
And also when you don’t get the other things you’ve been praying about. Make sure to ask yourself why you’re blessed with shelter, food, and people who care for you.
The mirror shows you exactly what you want to see. How you look at things is very important.