Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - In the name of Allah, Most Beneficient, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum w.b.t. dear readers,
First off, ana would like to express ana's utmost gratitude and shukran (thank you) for sparing your precious time dropping by ana's average blog. Al yaum (today), ana would like to share how the AQ has all the answers to all our questions. Here are a fraction of examples à
We ask: Why am I being tested?
The AQ answers: (29:2-3) Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, "We believe", and that they will not be tested? We tested those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.
We ask: Why am I not getting what I crave for?
The AQ answers: (2:216) But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not.
We ask: Why is this test so difficult?
The AQ answers: (2:286) On no soul Allah places a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns.
We ask: Why the frustration that we feel?
The AQ answers: (3:139) So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: for you must gain mastery if you are true in Faith. (it's easier to understand the malay translation: Janganlah kamu bersikap lemah, dan janganlah pula kamu bersedih hati, padahal kamulah orang2 yang paling tinggi darjatnya, jika kamu antara yang beriman.)
We ask: How should I face all this?
The AQ answers: (2:45-46) Nay, seek Allah's help with patience, perseverance and in prayer: it is indeed hard, except for those who are so engrossed (khusyuk), who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Lord, and that they are to return to Him.
We ask: What do I get from all this?
The AQ answers: (9:111) Allah has purchased of the Believers their persons and their goods and in return is the Garden (Jannah - Paradise).
We ask: To whom do I hope on?
The AQ answers: (9:129) Allah is sufficient for me: there is no God but He: on Him is my trust (tawakkal), - He the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme!
We say: I can't stand this anymore!
The AQ answers: (12:12) ...dan janganlah kamu berputus asa dari rahmat Allah. Sesungguhnya tiada berputus asa dari rahmat Allah melainkan kaum yang kafir.
We ask: Till when am I going to suffer like this?
The AQ answers: (94:5-8) So, verily, with every difficulty there is relief. Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. Thereforee, when you are free(from your immediate task), still labor hard, and to your Lord turn (all) your attention!
We ask: Why is my heart not at peace/ease?
The AQ answers: (13:28) Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find satisfaction and peace.
So, let's stop questioning and instead work towards righteousness "for those who believe and work righteousness is blessed and and a beautiful place of (final) return." (13:29)