I had read this week upload with much interests.
Here is a para from the Khutbah that kept me thinking for a week long:
It was reported that when the angel Jibril a.s. came to the Prophet s.a.w. in the cave of Hira’ to send down the revelation from Allah for the first time, the Prophet s.a.w. returned home trembling, and sought comfort in his wife. He told Khadijah r.a. “Cover me with the blanket. Cover me with the blanket.”
Sayyidatina Khadijah then covered the Prophet s.a.w. until the Prophet calmed down. The Prophet s.a.w. then asked his wife: “O Khadijah! What has happened to me?” The Prophet s.a.w. then told her what had happened. And he also said “I fear for myself (i.e. if I had done something wrong)”
Khadijah then continued to calm the Prophet: “Don’t feel that, but be happy! By Allah, He will not disappoint you ever. By Allah, indeed you have always established good relations with others, you only speak the truth, you help relieve others from their sufferings, you do something good that others have not done, you welcome your guests and you always defend the truth.” Hadith narrated by Imam Bukhari.
These words of motivation and advice from Khadijah r.a. to the Prophet s.a.w. continued until she left the world. At all times when the Prophet s.a.w. faced difficulties and challenges, rejection and criticisms, she was there to motivate, inspire and be with him.
As I grew a year older, I came to realize that INTENTIONS play a major role in our life.
Prophet s.a.w. faced difficulties and challenges, rejection and criticisms in promoting Islam but his intentions were pure. Putting ourself in his shoes, the problems that we face is just scratchs............... on a Subaru that can be remove by getting it to a workshop : )) Therefore in any given situation when you think you are pretty SCREWed ,
Think of this few points:
- have you always established good relations with others,
- have you only speak the truth,
- have you help relieve others from their sufferings,
- have you do something good that others have not done,
- have you welcome your guests and
- have you always defend the truth.
& if everything is a YES
Be happy! Allah will not disappoint you ever!!!!