Friday, 20 May 2011
Trials and Gratitude
It is hard to say which is hardest. Would you rather be blind but have lots of knowledge and wealth? Would you rather lose a child than your entire family to war? Which child would you rather lose? Impossible questions to answer of course. A person cannot make these choices.
The trial of children however would probably classify under ONE of the hardest. A person loses his wealth and health looking after them and wanting the best for them.
But as a Muslim there is an even harsher test for mankind. The test of Faith or Emaan or the loss and weakening of it.
So although usually we count our blessings. It is important to count the trials, as they too for a Muslim are a blessing from the Most Merciful.
So Alhamdulillah (All praises to God), on this Friday, I am grateful that my trials, difficult as they may be for me, are not of the worst kind.
Alhamdulillah for Autism which brought me closer to Allah. Due to which Allah has opened for me doors to seek knowledge and find righteous company.
Alhamdulillah for K.
Alhamdulillah for the hardship of being on my own without family members.
Gratitude has three aspects:
Gratitude of words.
Gratitude in your heart. (That you indeed mean when you say I am grateful).
Gratitude of obedience. (That you indeed obey all, and not some or what you fancy, of Allah's commands and stay away from the prohibited).
InshaAllah everyone is doing all three this Friday and making the intention to keep doing it until the next Friday and so forth.