Life. Dunya. Earth. Home. Whatever you call it this strange blue planet, amongst a million other planets and stars inside a galaxy which is inside a million other galaxies – never fails to amaze me. AllahuAkbar!
Life is what you make it. Life is your own thoughts and actions. Life is lesson, a test and a journey all in one. RasullAllah (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) told us, “Be in this life as if you were a stranger, or a traveler on a path.” … which makes me want to run to the Prophet (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) and hug him so tight for his wisdom and outlook on life that he has passed on to billions of followers over the years.
First of all, this Ahadith shows the essence of Islam which is moderation. Moderation is key. Whenever something bad happens, no matter how awful or how bad you feel inside you believe that this life will pass – this feeling will pass – this moment won’t last forever and the more you detach yourself from this life – the happier you will be.
Equally it teaches us that when life is good, when you feel on top of the world, when you are given Riqz from Allah swt – you also believe that this Riqz won’t last forever. That home you spent 5 years decorating to perfection, those children you fought through sweat and tears to bring up to be good humans will one day be adults living their own life. Whoever or whatever you love in this world will disappear when you die.
This is no depressing thought for a believer, for some, depending on how strong their Iman is – death is not a scary thing. It’s simply a part of life just like the day they were born. As tiny, innocent babies entering this world we already have our full trust placed in Allah that is a fact. All babies are born with Fitrah and belief in God. Unfortunately, the world has a funny way of making people lose track of reality.
No matter what you go through in life be soft, don’t let it make you harsh.
Be soft-hearted and treat people with your manners, not theirs.
Be kind – the world needs love not hate.
The Prophet Muhammad (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) said, “Shall I not tell you who will be forbidden from the Fire? Every gentle, soft-hearted and kind person.”
It is highly possible that you being delayed from a journey is better for you.
“And if you are thankful I will definitely increase (blessings) for you.”