Today i think i learned the best lesson and the most important one that we can from the Qur’aan. I find that we as muslim’s rarely if ever reflect upon the teachings of this blessed book, full of guidiness for those who seek it.
We read just a few ayah’s from surah al baqarah and I just found myself crying. It is like everytime you lose hope and wonder what is the point of this life, and give up, Allah reminds you in the best way, and makes you comprehend and everything becomes as clear as night and day. We’ve all heard the term patience is a virtue and now i know what is really meant by it.
Lessons from these Verses:
O you who believed, seek help through patience and prayer indeed Allah is with the patient.
i) Help comes through patience and prayer. The one who seeks help from Allah through prayer and patience is the true believer.
ii) Allah will aid those who are patient and give them guidance.
And we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.
i) Here we see “surely” meaning we will be tested there is not doubt about that. Allah mentions a couple of things people are tested with and we will all be tested with them.
ii) The “something” here means insignificant whatever you are tested with if you are patient it becomes nothing.
iii) Every time there is a test remember it could be worse and be thankful it is in this world and not the hereafter. And always praise and thank Allah for what you have.
Who, when disaster strikes them, say “indeed we belong to Allah and to him we shall return”.
i)This is a sign of eeman ii) You don’t become impatient. The Prophet (SAWS) said “patience is at the beginning of the strike”.
Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy And it is those who are rightly guided.
i) The virtue of patience is rahma ( mercy)
ii) Patience leads to guidance.
May Allah (SWT) give us patience and guidance and keep us on the straight path. We all need reminders from the Qur’aan and the first step to attaining it is picking it up and reading.
and Allah says about the believers:
“Therefore remember Me I will remember you and be grateful to Me and never be ungrateful”. 2:151
Remember Allah by performing acts of worship. By mentioning him in the best manner and not disobeying Him and sinning is how we show our gratefulness.
Wishing you the best of this life and the hereafter,
Your sister in Islam.