Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mr. Imann.

Whenever we feel like our imann is almost drowning: As if,

  • We keep on swimming, but we just don’t arrive at the bay. When we feel tired, we blow the whistle.

  • We keep on blowing the whistle but none is still able to help, or even hear our call for help.

That’s just how our imann feel. And when we feel this way:

My advice is, keep on swimming. And keep on blowing the whistle.

Beyond that, keep.on.believing.

  • By keep on swimming, I mean: keep on struggling and continue, doing good deeds though deep down in our heart, despite all the good things we have done, we don’t know when will our imann feel what it used to feel before, when will our imann get the boost as how it used to have before. When, can actually, that transparent void in our heart can really be filled. Or I should say, arrive at the bay. We could hardly see. So do what we can do: swim some more.

  • By keep on blowing the whistle, I mean: keep on reaching out for help. We may, listen to the lecture of our favorite educator, read books or articles that are related, find the surrounding that would help, if we need to migrate for a while, then just give it a go. This is a serious matter man. Bak kata org, soal hidup mati. Hidup mati apa? Hidup mati hati. We are with the mission to save our imaan, to save our heart. So just keep on blowing the whistle, we would never know if the 101 times is the number of blowing it takes before help comes. in any form it comes.

And way beyond, keep on believing.
  • By keep on believing, I mean: before we can actually continue to struggle with the swimming, to struggle with the blowing, we must first have faith to Him who is The Only One who can give us the strength and hope in our toil of swimming and blowing the whistle.

  • By having faith, I mean: that strong conviction and constantly making duaa. Because.He.listens. And indeed, He loves to listen to His slaves, asking help from Him as His Absolute Mercy is just beyond, everything. He WILL help. Just, as long as we believe. Didn't "Allah says, I am as My slave thinks of Me" (saheeh bukhari)
He also mentioned that

And when My servants ask you about Me, I Am near; I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. So let them answer Me, and have faith in Me, that they may be rightly guided.” (2:186)


My dear friends, He is indeed near, AND *remark this people* RESPONSIVE (!) 

Patient is all we need.

Because the greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.

Though how bad the falling condition is.
Though how exhausting it feels to fall, and keep on falling.
Though how long it takes to rise up again.

Just.never. give.up.

His Mercy is beyond our toil, our worries, our everything.

so yes:
 Believe with a strong believe
           Make duaa
           Swim, and swim some more
           Need help? Blow the whistle. 

*O Allah, when I or the one who is reading this, lose hope, please make us remember that...

 Your Love is absolutely greater than our disappointment*