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:

And when he reached with him [the age of] exertion, he said, “O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think.” He said, “O my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast.”
And when they had both submitted and he put him down upon his forehead,
We called to him, “O Abraham,
You have fulfilled the vision.” Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good.
Indeed, this was the clear trial.
And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice,
And We left for him [favorable mention] among later generations:
“Peace upon Abraham.”
Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good.
Indeed, he was of Our believing servants.
And We gave him good tidings of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous.
And We blessed him and Isaac. But among their descendants is the doer of good and the clearly unjust to himself.
-Surah As-Soffaat, verses 102-113
And SubhanAllah, I was just reading these verses yesterday!
InshaAllah, I will state all the things I have learnt this June Holidays in separate post.

All the good here is from the Divine while all the shortcomings here are from my weak dependent soul…


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  1. Mabrook!

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