‘Abdullah ibn Shaddâd said:
“I heard the sobbing of ‘Umar from the last rows while he was reciting the verse from the Qur’ân:
إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللَّهِ
“I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allâh”.
(Prophet Yaqoob ‘alayhissalam in Surah Yusuf 12:86)
(al Bukhârî, al Bayhaqi (2/251), Sahîh)
ALLAH is al-Mu’akhir – the One Who Delays! ♥
He delays certain things out of Mercy for us, but out of ignorance we become impatient. Instead of having a good opinion of Him, a deeper certainty in His Power, and more trust in His Ways, we instead become anxious, resentful, and unhappy.
Our Iman (faith) then takes a dip because we’ve failed to understand. But He is al-Mu’akhir. He delays out of goodness.
Does He not delay punishing the creation for their sins, so that they can come to repent?
A L L A H U – A K B A R !! ♥
O Slave of Allah! Why do you despair when you know your Lord is the Most Merciful? Why do you panic when you know Allah is your Protector? O Slave of Allah! Why do you complain to the people, when your Lord is All-Hearing and All-Seeing and is Able to do all things? O Slave of Ar-Rahman have patience! ♥
So I live for Allah. I die for Allah. I complain to Allah and I cry to Allah, because while the creation can comfort me, Only Allah can heal me, guide me, and save me! :’)