Peace be upon you! Hey, It's Anne again here. Anyway, keep reading because great news is here to greet you. Tired with AnneZR's style of writing that was always went out of the railway? Tired with too much storylines in my entries? Want something fresh, new and different. Don't think twice but click on this post tiltled, "Shake The Trunk". We got a new writer in the house, called "Phantom" and be ready to be haunted. Here goes what Phantom sent to me to be shared with you all.
Greetings to all and I pray to Allah to shower you guys with loves, blessings, couple with good health.
In the name of Allah The compassionate, The merciful.
And [the example of] Maryam, the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity, so We blew into [her garment] through Our angel, and she believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures and was of the devoutly obedient.
Many of us are familiar with the story of Maryam. An exemplary woman mentioned in the Quran. She is the daughter of Imran and she is the mother of Isa A.S. Allah mentioned her name few times in the Quran and her stories are recorded for us as examples.
MasyaAllah, she is such a great figure in Islam. And this is one of the reasons on why we should not mistreat and look down on women. They hold a great position in our life. Could you ever imagine your life without a figure named mother? The patience, undivided and unconditional love. Mother is willing to sacrifice her own life for the sake of her sons/daughter well-being and happiness. Sometimes, mothers don’t even care of themselves. How great mother’s love isn’t? Just like how Allah loves us. Allah is giving us all the good things and He is willing to forgive us as soon as we realized that we made mistakes and quickly repent and reflect upon that.
Now, have you ever asking yourself why Allah created Jannah and Jahannam? Well, as we all know, Jannah is created for those who did good deeds and obey to Allah’s rules, and Jahannam is for those who refused to bow their heads down and being ignorant as well as arrogant to obey to Allah’s rules and even worse despite knowing, still denied and act as if you didn’t learn the truths. Subhanallah, may Allah protect us from being such a ruthless and ungrateful human being.
However, if you think carefully, Allah created Jannah and Jahannam as a motivation for us. A drive force! A pushing factor! (Either way you want it to be). Don’t you think so? Take it this way. Imagine your mother is offering you a candy if you clean your room. Won’t you do it immediately? That’s it! Jannah is your drive force!
Jahannam, Allah created it and told the stories on how wretched the hellfire to serve as our resting place, after you read about it from the Quran will you still dare to do sinful acts? Definitely not! We learnt to pursuit good things and dislike discomfort things. That’s in us. A biological trait. Because Allah is our creator and He knows best of us. That’s why He designed it that way.
And shake toward you the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates.
Let’s get back to the story of Maryam, in the surah named after her, I personally really like this verse. Thus, I would like to take this opportunity to share with all of you.
Look carefully at the verse, Allah said to Maryam, shake the TRUNK of the palm tree. Have you ever see a palm tree? How big is the trunk? How hardy it is? Imagine yourself, told by your friend to shake the tree and the fresh dates will fall. Surely, you need to be strong to do so. And some of us might say that this is a crazy act, surely the dates won’t fall. Why are you wasting times on such thing? Etc.
Then, what is exactly Allah wants us to learn from this?
This is TAWAKKAL! The moment you are so sure things are really impossible to happen is the moment where you should put all your hopes and faith in Allah. Look at how Maryam understood the concept of tawakkal and she did as what she was told. Even though others who didn’t fully understand and learn about tawakkal will claim the actions as insane, we as the Believer, should not be discouraged. Just like how you need to be strong to shake the trunk, build the courage and trust Allah. Allah is always with us and HE will never leave us.
As you can see, this is only an ayah. Many more to come (With Allah’s will). Read the Quran as well as the translations. That’s the way for us to learn and as what we continuously being reminded, Quran is our manual. Will you operate your life with no guidance? This is a long journey. Surely you need a GPS. *smirk*
And follow the best of what was revealed to you from your Lord before the punishment comes upon you suddenly while you do not perceive, Lest a soul should say, "Oh [how great is] my regret over what I neglected in regard to Allah and that I was among the mockers."
Az zumar. 39:55-56
MasyaAllah, thank you for reading. May this sharing benefit both sides. You, the reader and me the writer.