Author: Taban Qayoom
There are instances in life when you feel all alone. I don’t mean it in literal sense. What I mean by being alone is that you can’t relate yourself with anyone. Not your frenemies, your well-wishers, your relatives, your siblings, or even your parents. It seems like no one gets what you are feeling. It’s very painful where you are not able to express what you feel. And even in the midst of crowd you will feel all alone, like a misfit on this planet. In this competitive, ruthless, aggressive race of moving ahead in life and proving oneself, no one seems to have time and energy for your rantings. It seems like you are static or slowed down and world does not seem to care, it will continue with or without you.
Hold on.. There is actually someone who cares about what you feel. Yes! Have you thought of sharing your thoughts, feelings with the One who created this whole world. Even though He already knows what you feel, your feelings, intricacies, complexities more than yourself, He wants to hear it all from you. Just internalize it. The King of all kings. The Owner of all. Your Rabb loves to hear your voice. You an insignificant speck in universe are not insignificant to the Creator of this universe. He loves to hear your rantings. He can hear what you speak and He can hear the unspoken. He is the owner and maintainer of heavens and earth and all in between and of all what we don’t know about. It does not stop Him from listening to your incoherent speech. Share all your complexities, share what you can’t share with anyone. Share it with Him. He knows. He understands it all, the internal conflicts, the struggles. You may not be able to express it all. Don’t worry about coherence. Just Tell Him. Everything.
..Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort.
..I complain of my anguish and sorrow only to Allah, and I know from Allah what you do not know.
O believers! Seek comfort in patience and prayer. Allah is truly with those who are patient.
When My servants ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about Me: I am truly near. I respond to one’s prayer when they call upon Me. So let them respond ˹with obedience˺ to Me and believe in Me, perhaps they will be guided ˹to the Right Way˺.
Allah does not require of any soul more than what it can afford. All good will be for its own benefit, and all evil will be to its own loss…
Do people think once they say, “We believe,” that they will be left without being put to the test?
“Allah ˹alone˺ is sufficient ˹as an aid˺ for us and ˹He˺ is the best Protector.”
..I entrust my affairs to Allah. Surely Allah is All-Seeing of all ˹His˺ servants.”
Surely with ˹that˺ hardship comes ˹more˺ ease.