Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ramadan Reflections - Day 5

Sorry, posted this one late.

Why is it that we are tested with that which seems hardest for us, especially during Ramadan? Every individual faces some sort of tribulation, but it always seems like our problem is the toughest, our test the hardest, our trial the longest and our iman the weakest. 

It's simply because Allah (swt) tests everyone differently, depending on what is right for them and their situation. After all, if it is too easy, it is not a test at all. And if it is too hard, then we are likely to give up and fail. Allah (swt) does not want to set us up for failure. He simply wants us to turn to Him, praise Him and thank Him. He wants us to seek patience through salah, so that we may be among the pious and prosperous.

So during this Ramadan, we will be faced with problems that we may think are much too difficult, but remember that Allah (swt) does not test us more than we can bear. Or we may have to deal with situations that we find irritating, such as dealing with people during taraweeh, but keep in mind that if we stay patient throughout our problems, Allah (swt) will surely reward us. 

May Allah (Swt) keep us steadfast during all our problems in this month and in the months to come. Ameen!

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Assalamualeikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu dearest sister, Ramadan kareem to you and your family.

    Jazakillahu khairan for your great reminder and ameen to your duah.

    You're absolutely right. We have the tendency to think that Allah is specifically trying US too hard, and not others. But in reality, Allah tried everyone, just according to how they are and their situation, as you correctly mentioned..

    May Allah ease our struggles, and give us victory over that which causes our strúggles, ameen.