It has been ten years, and three , and a half months since my husband passed away. Whenever I talk to someone about his last moments, my voice still chokes up, and tears gather in my eyes.
Today in my Quran Class, a lady whose husband died last year was reciting Surah Alaq in Part 30. When she came to Ayat eight: ( Inna ila rabbika alrrujAAa ), translation: Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all), she told us about her dream before her husband’s death. She dreamt that she was reciting the Ayat again, and again. She woke up feeling scary, drenched in sweat.
This was Allah’s way to tell her what was going to happen. My eyes welled up in response to her story. In our day to day happening, we forget that we have to face our Lord eventually. We better be armed with good deeds. May Allah grant us Peace in both the worlds, here, and the hereafter. Ameen.
Today we are going to read the beginning of the second chapter of the Quran. Each day I’m going to post a few verses from it. Surah Al- Baqarah is the longest chapter in the Quran, and is spread over nearly two, one over fourth.
Surah Al- Baqarah
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful
1. This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah;
2. Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them;
3. And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.
4. They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who will prosper.
5. As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe.
6. Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur).
7. Of the people there are some who say: “We believe in Allah and the Last Day;” but they do not (really) believe.
(Translation: Abdullah Yusuf Ali)
When we pray to God, we expect our prayers to be answered positively. When they don’t we feel disallusioned with life. The three directions in which our prayers go: the first one in which our prayer is instantly accepted by God.
The second one in which our prayer is on hold, and when the appropriate time comes along — it happens.
The third one in which God gives you something better than what you wished for in the Hereafter. It’s said that people will wish that it would have been better if all their prayers were accepted for their Hereafter life.
When bad things happen my way, I wilt, and droop with disappointment…. Sigh…sigh…sigh, but start anew expecting good things to happen again.
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If people waited for their soulmate to materialize, they would had to wait forever. How do you know the person across from you is your soulmate? It can be a chance in a lifetime.
If I had known I had a soulmate somewhere in the world, I would have said no to father. He got me engaged at the age of fifteen to a man I had never seen and didn’t know. I got married when there was still a month left to my eighteenth birthday. Thank God I didn’t say no, otherwise I wouldn’t had my two lovely children.
Love between two people grow when you work at it, and iron out your differences. It’s just like nurturing a plant to grow and spread.
R (who was twelve years older than me) and I were two completely different people. We weren’t the yin and yang. It wasn’t rosy all the way. As usual we were having a difference of opinion. He wasn’t listening to me. Throughly fed up with his pigheadedness, I told him,”I spent my lifetime with you on this earth, but I am going to ask God to give you someone else as a wife in the Hereafter. I won’t like to be your wife there”.
Before storming out of the room I heard him say, “And I am going to ask God to give you to me there too”.
I laughed, and my irritation with him evaporated in a second.
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Daily Prompt: Yin to My Yang
How do you define the term “soulmate,” and do you believe in the existence of such a person — for you?