This is just a quick post on something i wanted to share.
Life is full of hardship as much as we hate it and many people feel too weak to get through it, or they hate life because of it. They get depressed, take bad turns, do bad things and some even committ suicide.
Along with a lack if imaan there are other causes for this, these types see things in the wrong way. They are attached to something unimportant and they forget something very important.
What are these two things? They have become attached to things in the dunya whether it’s health, family, job whatever. They relied on these things to bring them happiness and their hearts drifted away from Allah. The very thought of losing any of these things brings them instant fear. When something does go wrong the first thing they say is “why me”.
The second, what did they forget? Their hearts forgot that there is a akhirah and that there is a place called jannah. When someone understands the reality and they start to believe it with such certainty like they believe the sky is blue, then these hardships don’t break them at all. Rather, they expect them to come and they are not bothered about what they lose or what they suffer as long as they have sabr and imaan. Why? Because they don’t see this life as real, all they see in front of them is jannah. you are here only for a few moments and then you leave.
Anything you suffer, lose or sacrifice is cheap in comparison to jannah. The problem we see today is that many people either don’t have real certainty in their beliefs or they don’t think good of Allah. Meaning they think their sins are too much or that they will probably not make it to jannah. These kind of thoughts will chain you from ever getting anywhere and you will only make things harder for yourself.
So what is the solution, what can help? You have to LET GO. Learn to let go of this life, separate your heart from the dunya an all that is in it and attach it only to Allah. Honestly, just let go of all the worries about what might happen and your hardships. Leave it all to Allah and wallahi this is not an easy thing to achieve. it takes time and you suffer a lot along the way but that is the purpose of trials, to purify us and bring out the best inside.
I learnt this lesson after much suffering and many long, dark nights of sorrow and tears. I realize now happiness is found in relying upon Allah completely and totally (something which people like to claim they have but only few have been blessed with)
Alhamdulillah now i can work on it from here.
There are a few things i advice
1- tahhajjud/qiyaam/night prayers
2- sincere repentance
3- stay close to the quran and seek knowledge
4- build your imaan until you reach a state of complete unwavering certainty
And if are to take anything from this advice, take the night prayers and quran. They are both linked and they are the secret and the key to contentment, strength, imaan and everything else.
May Allah forgive me for any mistakes and may He make all of you reading this from those who rely only on Him (swt), may He make you from those whose hearts are firm and pure, who make their living for His sake (swt) and their dying for His sake, upon laa ilaha illallah.