“Be grateful no matter what the calamities are. Remember, miracles can happen in seconds, only when Allah wills it. It can happen today, maybe tomorrow and maybe it will happen some other day. Allah says: give the glad tidings to the patients. So, be among the patient and help is just round the corner!”
–Shaikh Assim AlHakeem
If the Ummah had a heartbeat I would say it is in Gaza where the most beautiful, humble and courageous human beings leave me humbled and in awe by the strength of their faith. The whole world now knows this tiny little place on earth suffers hardships beyond imagination and yet these people are exemplary Muslims. Whenever I go to Gaza I feel spiritually re-born.
If we count the favours of the Almighty upon us and ponder over them carefully, they will eclipse the difficulties we may be facing. Whenever we go through some hardship whether long or short term, we tend to become totally oblivious of the countless bounties of the Almighty upon us. Nobody on earth can claim to have no trials, hardships or tests. The difference is mainly connected to how each individual deals with his or her tests and trials. Some never stop complaining whilst others come across very content although they may be going through an even greater test. The secret is to develop our faith in the Almighty and His Mercy, be thankful for what we have and help ourselves by looking at those who are in a worse situation. This will most certainly assist us through the remainder of our lives and take us through to the next – with a smile! Aameen.