Patience isn’t easy.
Patience is tears. Patience is cringing out of anxiety. Patience is wanting to smash your fists into sujud. Patience is crying for a response from God. Patience is feeling alone. Patience is painful. Patience is taxing. Patience is clenched fists and grinding teeth. Patience is swallowing insults. Patience is smiles covering tears. Patience is so hard.
But remember, The Qur’an says:
"And how could we not place our trust in God, seeing that it is He who has shown us the path which we are to follow?’ ‘Hence, we shall certainly bear with patience whatever hurt you may do us: for, all who have trust [in His existence] must place their trust in God [alone]!’" [14:12]
Remember Who gave you the path to your salvation, have trust in your Lord, and remind yourself of what The Prophet said:
"Seek closeness [to God] and be steadfast [patient], and in all that afflicts the believer there is atonement, even a thorn that pricks him, and the hardship he suffers." [Tirmidhi]
These companies will put “halal” in front of anything to increase sales bruh. TELL ME HOW THIS RICE WAS FORBIDDEN BEFORE YOU MADE IT OKAY???
"You shall most certainly be tried in your possessions and in your persons; and indeed you shall hear many hurtful things from those to whom revelation was granted before your time, as well as from those who have come to ascribe divinity to other beings beside God. But if you remain patient in adversity and conscious of Him - this, behold, is something to set one’s heart upon."
- The Holy Qur’an 3:186
I love you all,
even you angry sounding teenagers.
So basically, right now, Im mainly stressing about making 2 designer bedrooms before friday.
I work for Avenue Road, I have Basic Training right after Ramadan on Eid, until september, I’ll be leaving my newlywed wife behind for a while. Then I am leaving again December to June 2015.
Im an Aerospace Medical Specialist, I will be continuing my medical career, and going back to college next year, finishing up my undergrad and then med school, along side a Flight Surgeon program. I may stay in NY, go back to WV or go to DC. We’ll see.
Alhumdulilah and Inshallah for everything.
I want to do more, I want to pursue a few creative ventures, blogging, vlogging, ecommerce, learning a different language, assembling a legitimate portfolio.
Everything is happening at a surreal rate, too fast, too slow. I can’t believe things have changed, that things are good now, years off hard work, dua(prayer), and struggle are all coming to fruition.
Im so blessed, I need to stop stressing, I want to harness all of Ramadan this time around God willing.
May Allah bless all that you do my friends, take care.