Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strength giver | Keys of treasures


It's natural that people look for strength every now and again because there is no power and no strength save with Allah, the High, the Great. We mortals have to search for it and rely upon the Creator, the Giver of strength.

It's no surprise that one of the top word search on this space is la haula wala quwwata illah billah. It is He who gives us the strength to do every action yet oftentimes we forget, thinking we are so smart and so capable to do this and that. We can be so proud even towards our own Creator, let alone fellow mortals.

Today I learned something small yet significant from my CEO. He said "don't take it as my opinion, it's just my personal wisdom." It's rare that people at top positions are not opinionated. Many people want to be opinion leaders, but I think real leaders lead based on wisdom. Wisdom is something that God gives to a person over time. It's not something you master through intelligence alone. It comes from submission to life's lessons. It's a result of surrendering to life's ups and downs, it's a result of pulling oneself up after falling down or getting knocked down. Wisdom comes with patience, whereas opinion is most likely accompanied with ego. He who is humble is rich - big time rich. He/she who is always thinking "I am right, you are wrong" has got to be poor. Humility is strength, because it is not within a person - who is limited. Humility is strength because it is drawn from the Strength Giver. It's something you have to draw down from His bank - which is limitless.

Speaking of God's "bank", the other top word search is 'keys of the treasures of the heavens and earth' which was posted about 5 years ago.

After so many years, I had finally found the right artisan who could produce an artwork of that precious du'a. Alhamdulillah, He gives in His own time, not ours. All strengths are after all with Him, not us. La hawla wala quwwata illah billah.

Let not a day pass without reflecting on the Majestic Lord. Let not a day pass without leaving behind something good. Ameen.

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