“Like everything in this dunia, marriage is only a means – a means to reach Allah. So if we pray for it and we don’t get it, perhaps Allah has chosen another means for us – perhaps through hardship, the purification it may cause and the sabr it builds, to bring us to that end: Allah. It may be, as only Allah knows best, that had He given us that amazing husband we made du’a for, it would have made is heedless and therefore not achieve our end at all.”
That is one of many excerpts from Yasmin Mogahed’s book, Reclaim Your Heart that touch my heart.
Alhamdulillah, I bought this book as a birthday gift to my self. They said don’t judge a book by it’s cover, or in this case, by it’s title. Because that is what I did when I first bought the book. I thought ‘ahh this must be the book healing the heart from a heart-broken break up moment niii’
But I still got it anyway because I love Yasmin so much.
I was so wrong. It’s so much more than that. It’s the book that will make you ask your self over and over again, do you really place your heart at Allah and do you really love Allah when you claimed so?
Or you just love Allah when you have no other choice anymore?
That is 1 hard slap to my self.
I keep questioning my self and all the answers that I got, make me all sad and scared.
When I said I love Allah and only Allah my savior, do I really walk the talk? When I recite al-fatihah 17 times a day and recite “You alone we worship You alone we ask for help” do I really mean it?
Or I seek His help and refuge only when nobody else replying my BBMs and Whatsapp text?
It’s really deep. It is more than just healing a broken heart. It’s the matter of where do we put our heart, as a slave of Allah.
We all know Allah is the master. But do we realize that we are just a slave? Or what’s more important, do we really act like one?
That, is something to ponder in every breath that we take.
Ya Allah.. May You guide us all to the straight path, like how we pray to you and ask from you at least 17 times a day…