But how are you on the 1st of January 2014? I hope everyone's doing good and having a good holiday.
I want to share something with you about what happened to me recently and the lesson I learnt from it.
Recently, I hurt someone that was very dear to me and who I love and I was very afraid of losing this person. Then I realised I was being selfish, here I was thinking about how I would lose this person when I didn't realise that I have really hurt this person and I have broken this person's heart.
And let me tell you, there isn't a worst feeling then hurting someone you love.
Right after my realisation, that sorrow turned to worry and I cared about was that this person was okay again. So, I searched for du'a for a troubled heart and stumbled upon this:
للّهُـمَّ إِنِّي عَبْـدُكَ ابْنُ عَبْـدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِـكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَـدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤكَ أَسْأَلُـكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّـيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أِوْ أَنْزَلْتَـهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْـتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِـكَ أَوِ اسْتَـأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْـبِ عِنْـدَكَ أَنْ تَجْـعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيـعَ قَلْبِـي، وَنورَ صَـدْرِي وجَلَاءَ حُـزْنِي وذَهَابَ هَمِّـي
“O Allaah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur’aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety”
(Thanks to http://www.alquranclasses.com/duas-remove-depression-worries/ )
And I prayed and prayed that God would ease this person's burden and sorrow.
The it got me thinking, this is a difficult time for the two of us. So I googled a du'a for troubled times and stumbled upon this:
اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
"O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me for even the duration of an eye blink (duration) and correct my total condition. Besides You there is none worthy of worship".
Now, we started talking again and after reading these du'as, I didn't as sad as I was before.
So, moral of the story is if you're feeling down, depressed, sad, or just generally not good, don't listen to sad songs, or do something to take away the pain like drinking, turn to Allah. When you have no one to turn to, turn to Allah. When you feel like you can't go on like this, turn to Allah.
(Credits to http://www.facebook.com/duaoftheday )
So, don't worry. If Allah doesn't give you what you want, He will surely give you something better. And when in despair, He will surely bring you out of it.
Hope this post has been beneficial to you :)
This is Cee signing off.