Subhaanallah… what a reminder!!!
A man just got married and was returning home with his wife. They were crossing a lake in a boat, when suddenly a great storm arose.
The man was a warrior, but the woman became very much afraid because it seemed almost hopeless.
The boat was small and the storm was really huge, and any moment they were going to be drowned. But the man sat silently, calm and quiet, as if nothing was happening.
The woman was trembling and she asked, “Are you not afraid ? This may be our last moment of life! It doesn’t seem that we will be able to reach the other shore. Only some miracle can save us; otherwise death is certain. Are you not afraid? Are you mad or something? Are you a stone or something?”
The man laughed and took the sword out of its sheath.
The woman was even more puzzled. What was he doing?
Then he brought the naked sword close to the woman’s throat, so close that just a small gap was there, it was almost touching her.
He asked, “Are you afraid ?”
She started to laugh and said, “Why should I be afraid ? If the sword is in your hands, why I should be afraid? I know you love me.”
He put the sword back and said, “This is my answer. I know Allah Loves me, and the storm is in His hands.
SO WHATEVER IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS GOING TO BE GOOD FOR ME!
If we survive, good. If we don’t survive, good. Everything is in His hands and He will not do anything to harm us. ”
Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) says in the Qur’an,
“But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you, and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.”
(Al Qur’an, 2:216)
Make a habit of saying Alhamdulillah and acknowledge Allah in everything you do. It’s very easy to forget and to neglect this. Acknowledging Allah as often as possible will save you from becoming selfish, self-centred and proud.
Therefore, always be optimistic and respond with “Alhamdulillah” and Remember that everything that happens with you is for your own good!
Alhamdulillah for a new day…