By Nur Afiqah Bte Mohd Azman
I have always wanted to talk about a topic that is straight from my heart. I want it to be authentic so that everyone can feel what I feel. Today, I am going to talk about hope. Hope is a gem. Hope is not something difficult to find. Hope is always there to spur us to live on despite all the challenges that we are going through. We need to remember God wants us to be stronger through having patience in the midst of the challenges that we are facing. God will give us trials and tribulations that we are capable of overcoming. He will not give something that we cannot handle. That is part of His mercy as the creator of the universe.
I remember when I was hit with a darkest point of my life. I could not sleep nor could I focus on doing the simplest of task. I lost weight and it hit the lowest. I remember all that I went through just to get better. It is not easy to be consistent to be where I am now. Hope is always what I cling to for me to go forward. When there is God, there is always hope. Always. He will never abandon us.
Our beloved prophet s.a.w was not free from trials and tribulations. He had to stay stronger and forgive everyone around who mocked him continuously and who did so many bad things. But his heart is soft with forgiveness and hope for the people. That one day, Islam will spread wide throughout the world and it is a religion of pure submission to the one creator that we are worshiping.
I learnt to say Ahamdullilah. I have my parents and a home to stay in. I also have a grandma and two brothers. I still have a lot of things that hope can always give me. God gives us the power of hope so that we remain steadfast with our faith and press on in times of hardships.
We are just his creations. We will always be in need of our Creator, Allah s.w.t to give us hope that all is going to be well. For example, there is always hope that I will die in prostration on a Friday. There is hope that I will get my dream job and I must have patience. There is hope that I will meet my soulmate that is destined for me and written for me even before I was born.
I hope that bad people will change to good people. I hope God fills our empty hearts with his love and mercy. Insya Allah. I hope that God forgives us all for our sins and give us a place in jannah, if possible the highest place, Jannatul Firdaus near to Allah s.w.t and the prophet s.a.w. I hope the hardest of hearts will soften towards goodness of faith.
God is always there for us. He is near to our jugular veins especially in prostration. Let’s ask for forgiveness and straight guidance to the right path in the hope that we will be united in a good place in the hereafter.
Hold on the hope that He listens to our every prayer and he acknowledges every prayer. He is always there for us so we will not be alone in this journey of trials and tribulations. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.