We all face difficult times in our lives. At times things don’t go our way, other times nothing seems right. Yes, we all have those bad moods once a while because of some annoying reasons but just pause and think .“Do you know anyone who never faced anything bad in his life?” Well, I tell you an authentic answer: “NO”. because it is in the Holy Quran that each one of us will be tested.
“And We shall try you until We test those among you who strive their utmost and persevere in patience. and We shall try your reported (mettle). “[Quran 47:31]
Reaction towards News:
So, what actually matters is how you react during those times and here is where the good news come in. If you react in a positive way you can turn those moments into an opportunity. HOW? If one absorbs the first shock and be patient and doesn’t go wild about his/her situation. then a Muslim is rewarded for even this patience. It is undoubted a hard task what if you are on the right side and you really deserved something better but everyone else denies it. How to be patient then? For all those troublesome situations where leaving your right troubles you and demanding it leads to a bigger mess there is a simple trade. A trade of your share against a house in Jannah.
Narrated AbuUmamah: The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarreling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good.”[ Hadith ]
Control Your Anger:
Such a successful trade is at stake when we try to vent our anger and which leads to the regret phase afterwards. So, what if we have already vented out our anger? Is there any hope? There still is.
“Except him who repents and believes and does good deeds, then these an they who, Allah changes (their) evil deeds to good ones. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, All-Merciful.” [Holy Qur’an 25:70 ]
This is the beauty of Islam there is no dead end in your life as long as you want to change and be a humble servant there is always a way. This simple act of Patience is not impossible to do but certainly requires a true will like evident from the following hadith:
‘Ata ibn Rabah related that he heard Ibn ‘Abbas said
“Shall I show you a woman of Paradise?”I said: “Yes, indeed.” He said: “A black woman came to the Prophet, peace be upon him, and said: ‘I suffer from epileptic fits, and because of these, (at times) my body becomes uncovered. Would you invoke Allah, the Exalted One, to cure me of this disease? ‘ The Prophet(PBUH) said: ‘If you wish, you can be patient and you will attain Paradise (for this suffering). But if you prefer, I will pray to Allah, the Exalted, to cure you of it?’ The woman said: ‘I will be patient,’ then added: ‘I become uncovered (when I have fits), so invoke Allah for me that I do not become uncovered. ‘ So the Prophet, peace be upon him, prayed for her.” [Hadith]
If we truly see then all those moments can add a lot more good deeds in our book. and can give it that outstanding touch. but do will really think of all this during those troublesome times? May Allah grant us all the power to be patient for pleasing him. Ameen