In The Name Of Allah, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful
I have just returned from U’mrah last week on Wednesday night to be precise. I came back into a world filled with distraction. I missed going to the Mosque for every prayer, I missed Tawaf or the circumbalation of Ka’abah and most of all, I missed the closeness I felt with My Creator during Prayer, the Khusyu’ I felt when I was praying.
The week before I went for U’mrah…
It was the first week of the June Holidays but sadly, I had no rest. I was involved in this science competition to make a prototype that would help us adapt to our habitat in the face of global warming. Initially, I was reluctant to accept my teacher’s invitation but after mulling over it for a moment, I decide to do so as I and a few others would be representing our Madrasah and thus would elevate its name in the eye of the public in times people looked down on Madrasahs.
On that Saturday I left Changi Airport with well.. an excited but hmm..Shaithaan was disturbing my heart, makinh me have doubts as I left my prototype half done. But I managed to convince myself that this was a sacrifice I had to make for Allah Almighty and I went to answer Allah’s Call.
When I returned, I found out that they were given time to redo the prototype, make it smaller. The bad news is, we only have 3 days to do it. So, I hadn’t been to the Mosque for the Fajr Prayer since I returned and now I couldn’t due to some reasons….:(
Anyway, this is how Allah Almighty rewards those who sacrifice for His cause. I may not be able to do the first prototype, but He gave me a chance at the second one:)
The story of Prophet Ibrahim Alayhis Salaam is an example:
All the good here is from the Divine while all the shortcomings here are from my weak dependent soul…