It is often the last key that opens the lock.

2 Jul

Life can sometimes be such a drag. Things dont turn out the way you expect them to, people who you love so very much come into your life only to leave again, and then there are those who break your heart into a million pieces and think a simple sorry can make up for it. There are those who completely vanish from your life and then reappear as if nothing’s changed when all the while when they were gone, you hold onto every little hope and survive each day by numbing your heart to all the pain surrounding you.

Its times like these when you wish for even just a little comfort, be it in the company of a friend, a gentle smile, a loving hug, but when there is literally nothing and none of that, the one thing that is always there is the company of Allaah. Patience in trying times can be extremely hard and can even be mind numbing but its one of the sweetest and the most amazing feeling I have known.

Alhamdulillaah for Islaam, and alhamdulillaah for having faith in Allaah. Because it is due to Allaah, it is due to His Book and the guidance of His beloved Messenger (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) that we are blessed with this wonderful gift of reliance on Him by succumbing to patience no matter how hard. It’s this faith and belief that with patience things will start to seem a bit more easy, your path will become clear and your personality will mould into what your Lord wants it to become. And it is then, that you realise, if you continue on with patience you will gain what you seek with so much determination, in one way or another.

Like an arab poet said:

“Patience is the key to all hopes and aspirations and through patience all goodness becomes possible;
So remain patient even if the dark hours are long, sometimes even the unusual becomes possible.”

And the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam said:

“Whosoever is patient, Allaah will enhance such patience; and no one is granted a gift greater and more comprehensive than patience.”

I ask Allaah to fill our hearts with this beautiful gift of patience.

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11 Responses to “It is often the last key that opens the lock.”

  1. Editor July 2, 2007 at 8:30 pm #

    Very nice masha Allah. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  2. sammerai July 2, 2007 at 9:29 pm #

    Alhamdulillah that although we may be lacking in patience at times, Allah has given us the tawfeeq to know that is what we need to be successful. May He grant us patience in abundance, ameen.
    May your long dark hours come to a bright beautiful end soon, ameen.

  3. muwahidah July 3, 2007 at 1:29 am #

    Assalamu ‘aleykum

    its when your in that situation, that you feel closest to Allah (swt), your bond to Him is strong and you know with yaqeen that Allah will not abandon you and that the help of Allah is near..

    jazakAllahu khairan for a beautiful post

  4. Traveller July 3, 2007 at 11:29 am #

    aameen.

    “..fa sabrun jameel..”

  5. Hearts July 4, 2007 at 9:43 am #

    Nice reminder. Jazakallah khair.

    -Hearts-

  6. nomadicasoul July 18, 2007 at 10:51 am #

    jazak’Allah khair for writing this! loving the title!

  7. Editor July 24, 2007 at 1:16 pm #

    Hola. I wait for new post, I maybe grow beard. Thank you.

  8. ExEx Blogger July 25, 2007 at 2:01 pm #

    As-Salam Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

    I’m not sure what you mean by “your notes”. If it’s for your personal notes then I approve as long as you attribute it my blog. For commerical purposes, I kindly disapprove.

  9. Umm Khawla July 26, 2007 at 9:26 am #

    Eddy – Grow beard yes. Then look like monkey man. It scare me. So I make post above. No need grow beard, k?

    ExEx Blogger – JazaakAllaahu khayran. By personal notes, I meant notes I’ve taken from lectures, classes, etc.. I wanted to add yours to them, attributed to you ofcourse. Its definitely not for commercial purposes. Its only for my own benefit.

    BaarakAllaahu feek.

  10. ExEx Blogger July 26, 2007 at 12:47 pm #

    Oh okay
    You just add away! I’m going to restart those series soon. Meanwhile i’m trying to revive my blog with some commentaries here and there! 🙂

  11. Umm Khawla July 28, 2007 at 12:43 am #

    Lol. Can’t wait! JazaakAllaahu khayran for your efforts.

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