Am just loving it - verse 10:107 of the Quran. It may sound like a phrase which you would say "Yeah of course!" but it's certainly loaded with a divinely warranty.
The meaning of the verse as offered by Royal Al-Bayt Institute on Altafsir.com:
"And if God afflicts you with some hurt, there is none who can remove it save Him; and if He desires good for you, there is none who can repel His bounty. He strikes with it whomever He will of His servants. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful."
YES! None can repel His bounty. How many times have you experienced it? How many times have we seen it? Plenty. How people try to block this and that from someone but if it's meant to be yours, it will come flying into your lap anyhow, anyway. Glory be to Allah.
But the sad fact is that some people just don't give up at making a feeble attempt to control other people's life and circumstances. Being a control freak is so uncool y'all. These days one can't even control what the kids browse on the internet. Anyone wants to try control grown ups? Good luck.
Back to the verse. It is Allah who strikes His servants with it - either something hurtful or something good. Allah is the striker, not Mrs. Jones, not Mr. Jones. So do not entertain anyone who tries to block a good thing from you. Say no to "wet blankets". If you feel like writing something, going somewhere or doing something and you know it's a good thing to do, then just go for it. Am stating this obvious fact as a reminder to our young readers who tend to be easily influenced/pressured by their peers.
Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah for all the wonderful bounties He has been sending us. And when He strikes with something a lil hurtful, we seek cover in Him.
|Have a sweet December y'all.|
And I won't ever jokingly ask for someone to send me chocolates
because some "nutty" readers will do just that!
Anyways, Allah bless your kind heart.
May Allah have mercy on us all.