Friday, February 24, 2012

The Pain is Not in Vain

Assalamualaikum and good evening everyone

Humans are always have their painful memories, events and moments in their life. The pain will actually give colours in our life. It will happen that those things will actually add values and give meanings to our life. As a normal human being, I also could not escape from many kinds of pain in my life.


Maybe it's time for me to reduce nagging and complaining about my life to other people. I should pray and raise my hand to perform du'a to reduce the pain in my heart. Tell Him everything that I feel, what I want from Him, ask Him to make me stronger to face the problems. I already knew that He knows what my heart feels, and what I'm going to say in my du'a, but that doesn't mean that I can just tell him straight away from my heart. Du'a is still essential in order to ask for something beyond your capability, a proper and a formal way I should say although you can whisper it in your heart. Yes, Allah can hear what our heart whispers.

In Surah Qaf (The Letter) in al-Quran (also known as Koran), verse 16 states that;

"It was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein."

So Allah knows every detail about what we're thinking and our heart tells us to do. Whether it is good or bad.



And yet, what we can actually do, despite of all the sadness that we are going through, we must be patient and try to engage the level of 'Sobrun Jamil' which means the highest level of patience. The perfect patience or the most beautiful patience. This is because, Sobrun means patience and Jamil means beautiful.

We can start by saying few words that may motivate us. Say 'Alhamdulillah', which means Praise to God. Be thankful for the slight 'pain'/'test' that He gave. It is only a small thing in our life, and we must be grateful that we have not been tested in heavier tasks. We also must be grateful as the test may change us, and leads us to something that we could have not imagine. Who knows except Allah, right?

Say 'Insya-Allah' which means 'If God Wills it' too. If God (Allah) wills, we can find a way to find a solution for the problem or the sadness. And at the same time, we also must strive very hard to turn things for the better.

"Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves."

Verse 11, Surah Ar-Ra'd (The Thunder), Al-Quran (Koran).

So, we already bare in mind that we have to think positive of the pain that Allah gives us in life. You guys can also look into verse 286 in chapter 2, and verse 2 & 3 in chapter 24. These words of God may help to motivate you. It is time to get along with the second 'pain'...

The first pain would be the falling of ourselves in the test. Which includes heartache, physical pain, other people look down at you, etc. For example, you sprained your ankle (physical pain) and been scold for bad attitude (heartache) That would be the first wave. Now, the second wave that maybe more painful, is the effort that we have to put in a consistent way. For the ankle, maybe you need massage sessions and for the bad attitude, you need to change yourself to become a better person.

It is a simple math;
1 pain (1st wave) + 1 pain (2nd wave) = 2 ( Two times the pleasure of success)

The pain that we have to bear and suffer right now doesn't mean we have to face another pain in the future. He gives us the pleasure to taste a bit bitter before he gives you the pleasure of sweetness in the form of success or happiness. Think positively and act wisely starting right now!

6 comments:

  1. syukur....mad dah berubah,,,,hihi

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  2. alhamdulillah. mana ada ostad. haihhh

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  3. Allah knows the best. He tests us bcoz He knows our abilities to bear the pain. InsyaAllah, try our very best in the future :)

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