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‘Why Me, Allaah? Why Me?’

‘Why Me, Allaah? Why Me?’

‘WHY me, Allaah? Why me? Why not anyone else? Was I the only one created to suffer difficulties in this life?’

I recall getting stuck in a problem a few months back. The problem was really serious, and I had transgressed this time. I felt as though I had betrayed my own family and myself. It isn’t easy for anyone to go through a storm, especially when you have absolutely no one by your side.

I still can’t forget those painful days! As I had no one to help me, no one to talk to me, no one to listen to me and no one to stand by my side. I was left completely alone. I felt as though even my own shadow had left me all alone. I tried many things, literally ‘many’ things to prevent myself from getting drowned into this problem.

The very first thing that I did to save myself from getting into trouble was that I called up a friend of mine to help me get out of this problem. When I realized that she was unable to help me, I called up another friend of mine, only to realize that she too was unable to help me. Trust me; I called up all of my 15-25 friends only to hear the same response! I was left helpless.

I thought of many plans, many ideas, once again only to realize that all of those plans and ideas were in vain. When I found nothing to help me get out of the problem that I was facing, my last and final option was to call on Allah for help. I called on Him in every prayer of mine, I called on Him late at nights, I called on Him with tears falling from my eyes, I called on Him with some hope in my heart, that He might respond to my call and I called on Him with some fear in my heart, that He might not respond to my call….

It’s strange, isn’t it? That we, humans, call on Allaah only when the road isn’t smooth. We call on Him, only when we know that we can’t change the problematic situation to a normal one. We call on Him when we find that things are getting worse. We call on Him when our families and friends are unable to help us. In short, we call on Allaah when we find no hope of anyone’s help besides His.

As Allaah says in the Quran:

And when harm touches man, he invokes Us, lying down on his side, or sitting or standing. But when We have removed his harm from him, he passes on his way as if he had never invoked Us for a harm that touched him?.  (Qur’an 10:12)

How true! This is exactly what we tend to do in our lives. When the storm hits us we call on Allaah, and when it passes away we forget Him; acting as though the storm never really touched us and we never really called on Him for help.

But before calling on Allaah for help, we first try to ask our families or friends to help us, if they’re unable to, we try making thousands and thousands of plans, even if these plans don’t work the way we want them to, then we are left to call only upon Allaah for help. As soon as Allaah helps us in overcoming the difficulty that we are facing, we become ungrateful to His blessings…

As Allaah says in the Quran:

It is He who gave you life, will cause you to die, and will again give you life: Truly man is a most ungrateful creature.  (Qur’an,22:66)

Thoughts to ponder over:-

Don’t just call upon Allaah when you are struck with calamities, trials or crises, call upon Him every day, every hour and every minute of your life.

Stop asking or begging people for help. Instead, call on Allaah & Insha’Allaah He’ll positively respond to your call.

Make Allaah your best buddy! Make a habit of asking Allaah for small stuff, like when you lose your pen, book, or any other small stuff. In this way, Insha’Allaah you’ll develop the habit of asking only Him all the time.

Never depend on anyone for help. Depend only upon Allaah when it comes to asking for help.

When the way is cloudy, remember that Allaah is your only Guide.

Remember Allaah in times of ease, so that He will remember you in times of difficulty.

By Sayema Zulfeqar

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