Feel Ramadan – What Do we Know?


He was riding a car through a twisted ghat road. Suddenly another car came in high speed in the opposite direction. A lady was driving the car. He suddenly pulled his car to road side and when he was pulling it back, the lady yelled “PIG! PIG!” He could not control his anger. He shouted back with cursing words and moved ahead. In the next twist he saw his car shattering in the midst of a group of boars attacking from all the sides. The lady was warning him about the boars on his way.

Sometimes, life also is like this. It would give some alarms. However, we accept them with hatred only. At the end, we would regret due to the same hatred. Sometimes, we would feel that destiny is hitting us really hard. We might, later, find out that it was actually saving us.

What would we say about a doctor who gives bitter pills but cures even the chronic diseases? What do we say about the awful experiences that our Lord, the Most Merciful, the One who loves us more than anyone, the Oft-Forgiving, showers on us?

Often, humans are contented in the blissful Decrees of Allah. If anything sorrowful hits them, they would accuse, enrage and curse in annoyance. “Why am I always affected by the darkness of destiny?”- we often say this only in our grievance. If the Merciful Lord selects us from the millions around us and bestow a great fortune on us,we would never say “why does this destiny hit only myself?”

The only remedy is trying to comprehend the Mercy of the Most Benevolent. He is the Most Compassionate, Who has not decreed anything but virtue in our matters. At a quick glance, if anything seems “not a virtue”, then it is probably due to our lack of wisdom and experiences. In each of our experiences, He has obscured the same chemical secrets which transform a seemingly useless grain of sand into precious pearls…

In the Surah No.2 Verse 216, Allah says:

…But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.

English rendering of article written by Abdul Wadud

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