I always thought that Dua’a is an amazing aspect of Islam. More so after experiencing many eye-opening incidents. This time was the best though. I was really left flustered and well, grateful.
وَقَلِيلٌ مِّنْ عِبَادِيَ الشَّكُورُ
“And few of My servants are grateful.” (Surah Saba’)
The pursuit of happiness renders many of us blind in these fast-paced days. There’s always a want for more, and nothing satisfies a heart that craves the world. If only I had that, I would be happy just like her. Or, if only I had done that, my life would have been easy just like him.
كُلُوا مِن رِّزْقِ رَبِّكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لَهُ ۚ بَلْدَةٌ طَيِّبَةٌ وَرَبٌّ غَفُورٌ
“Eat from the provisions of your Lord and be grateful to Him. A good land [have you], and a forgiving Lord.” (Surah Saba’)
Too often we covet the blessings that we see on others without wondering, “Does it really make them happy? Are they really content?” Little do we know about the status of their faith, let alone the fact that the blessing they are in is an extremely difficult test of thankfulness.
The incident made me revise my list of Dua’as for this Ramadan.
اللهم اجعلنا عند البلاء من الصابرين و عند النعماء من الشاكرين
-The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)