Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“Do you reject belief in the One who has created you from dust, then from a clot, then made you an upright man?” QN18:37 reminds us that, when we compare ourselves, allow others to determine who we are and become dependent on their approval to prop up our identity, we are looking down on God who made us for His own purpose so that we might reflect a unique aspect of His glory and as Believers, He is painstakingly restoring us to His own image and in the process, making us whole.
In other words, everything that happens to us is a direct reflection of what we believe and we cannot draw to ourselves, more than we think we are worth.
So let the knowledge that:
1) God made us exactly, precisely, intricately, wondrously and uniquely us, one-of-a-kind creations for which there are no comparisons;
2) He scheduled each day of our lives before we began to breathe and we should be happy knowing that He is constantly thinking about us; and
3) It is time to develop a true opinion of ourselves based on that truth;
Teach you, now more than ever to no longer be afraid to be your true self, start thinking more highly of yourself as you start working at fulfilling His purpose for you.
Pray with me: O Allah! I ask You for guidance, piety, chastity & self-sufficiency this trial period, even as You prepare the way for my progress thereafter.
Good morning. Jumah Kareem and a pleasant weekend!