Divine Wisdom: The passage, “… The life of this world is nothing but play and illusion. Assuredly, you shall be tried with your wealth and your souls” QN3:185-186, reminds us that, just as a successful businessman who, at the beginning of a motivational speech before an audience of discouraged businessmen in a small town where the local economy had gone bad, used the graphic illustration of dot on a piece of paper to show that those little disappointments in life that try to monopolise our attention and drain our energy are of less importance than the least of our successes.
In other words, when we focus too much on the little things in life, we miss out on the things that are of most importance.
So let the knowledge that:
1) Opportunities and obstacles go together like bread and butter;
2) Every time a great and effective door opens to us, there will be many adversaries; and
3) Rather than deny the reality of the opposition we face, we should focus on the opportunity that it presents;
Teach you, if you happen to be so preoccupied with what it is that you have lost sight of what can be, this new week, please, step back and ask for help to see the bigger picture in whatever you are facing.
Pray with me: O Allah! I call upon You and I trust in You for a renewed spirit. I commit my situation and every situation in Your hand, and I trust You. I beseech you for strength and for wisdom that will see me through and bring glory to Your name, by Your Mercy.
Good morning and Have a splendid week!