So now that the Blessed month of Ramadhaan is over (way too quickly), I have a little more time to do extra things, like blogging. I hope that everyone has been well over the past month and I hope that Ramadhaan brought many blessings and a lot of peace to all of you. (Inshaa-Allah I plan to do a post on Ramadhaan soon, but we’ll have to wait for that J
Anyway… As regular readers of this blog would’ve noticed (since it’s blatantly obvious) I have decided to change my blog template after a very long while. I was comfortable with my old template and it took me so long to find something I was happy with that I decided it was way too much effort to change it. See, I have to complicate life by insisting on things being symbolic and meaningful (instead of just choosing something because it looks nice, or for the fun of it). In any case, after searching some other sites for templates I got irritated and decided to see what blogger has to offer and there it was, the template I’ve chosen now, RAIN- This was perfect and I’ll tell you why!
Rain symbolises growth, the beginning of new things… but perhaps the most of all, it symbolises HOPE! Hope for a brighter tomorrow, for new life, for clean air, a clean slate, hope for many things- The perfection of rain water, emerging from dark grey clouds, translucent drops of perfection- SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah), if rain doesn’t remind us that anything is possible, then what does?
This Ramadhaan I’ve been hearing about hope a lot, even today while listening to a lecture by Mufti Menk, I was reminded about hope once more. Mufti Menk spoke about how Allah Almighty wants people to be hopeful and that people should always have hope in Allah, because without hope faith can quickly disappear.
I find this so beautiful, and so reassuring. Imagine that the All Glorious Creator, who is Self Sufficient, expects us, weak human beings, to hope for Allah’s mercy, to hope that Allah will help us, to hope that things will be good if we turn to Allah. SubhanAllah! HOPE!!!
So today and all the days after this, let us remember to have HOPE. Let us hope that Allah will favour us and shower His special mercy on us, let us hope to be amongst the Ummah (community) of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the Day of Judgement, let us hope that Our prayers will be answered, and that we will have a good life and a good death and the best in the Hereafter. Let us hope for anything that we want to, because Allah Almighty is generous and there are no ends to Allah’s bounties and there is no impossibilities for Allah! SubhanAllah!!!
LET US HAVE HOPE IN ALLAH, LET THE BEAUTIFUL RAIN BE A REMINDER FOR US THAT THERE CAN ALWAYS BE NEW BEGINNINGS, THAT COMPLETE BEAUTY CAN EMERGE FROM DARKNESS, THAT HOPE CAN SUSTAIN US, BECAUSE AFTER ALL, ALLAH ALMIGHTY SAYS SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT – ‘I AM AS MY SERVANT THINKS I AM’, SO LET US THINK OF ALLAH ALMIGHTY AS THE MOST GENEROUS, THE MOST MERCIFUL AND THE ONE WHO CAN MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN FOR US, AND INSHAA-ALLAH WE WILL SEE THAT WHEN WE HAVE HOPE IN ALLAH, THEN TRULY, THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT!
MAY WE ALWAYS BE OF THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO HAVE HOPE, INSHAA-ALLAH AMEEN!
Image from here