|My late mother, Arbayah. Her life was both colourful and meaningful.|
I am biased of course, but I think she is awesome.
What is Life?
What is life but a pause
Between being surprised by
The embrace of the Lord
And our sighs of thankfulness
This I believe to be true,
However long or short
That pause turns out to be.
I have a problem. It is disbelief. No, it is not disbelief in God, but disbelief in the attributes of God. On a daily, almost second by second basis I catch myself disbelieving Him.
Disbelieving in the infinite expanse of His Ocean of Mercy.
Disbelieving in His unimaginable Ocean of Love.
Disbelieving in His incomprehensible Ocean of Knowledge.
I say this to you, sunshine, and I guess I am making a sort of confession. Because, if I truly believe in Allah's (s.w.t.) all-Encompassing Mercy, I would be more merciful to others, and myself. If I truly comprehend His love for us, I would be similarly loving of all creatures, Man, Djinn, animals and other sentient or non-sentient creation of God. And if I understood where I stand in the glittering Sea of His Knowledge, by God, I would be more circumspect, and less ready to judge others or myself.
So I guess for me, this pause, this life, is going to take some time for me to work through.
But at least for this morning, I am thankful for however long or short this pause would be. And to top it off, I am able to spend it with you...
Have a meaningful Sunday, sunshine.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way