Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“We said to Adam, live with your wife in this garden. Both of you eat freely there as you will…” Surah Al-Baqara – QN2:35, reminds us that, God gives us the option to go the easy way (His way) or the hard way (our way), but in line with the ‘Law of location’, if like Yunus (a.s), who decided not to go to Nineveh and preach because he did not like the people who lived there, we choose the hard way, we will eventually go under and hit bottom before getting to where He wants us to go.
In other words, it can be very miserable when instead of doing His will, we insist on doing our own thing.
So let the knowledge that:
1) God’s grace is sufficient for us and we will succeed when we are where He wants us to be;
2) When we are in the right place, doing what He wants, we will thrive in conditions others crumble under because we will be ‘Graced’ to handle them;
3)When we get there, we should not expect our assignments to be easy or think we will become successful overnight;
Teach you, instead of asking for lighter burdens, to ask for a stronger back!
Pray with me: O Allah! Thank You for the Grace of life. We pray that this unique experience of performing Hajj and observing the Eid-Al-Adha in the face of this pandemic will make us stronger in your faith, wiser in the ways of the world and more committed to the unity of our great Nation. Help us to stay healthy and stay safe, even when we don’t know how, We know and believe that You will make Your grace sufficient for us. Amin.
Good morning. Enjoy a graceful Eid-Al-Adha. Jumah Mubarak and a fun filled weekend!