بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
All praise is due to Allah SWT, and may His infinite peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). May Allah SWT be pleased with his (SAW) family and companions, ameen.
I find it quite amusing that in my last blog post I praised myself for being a consistent blogger for a year – only to drop off the face of the earth.
But I am back. Still not married :’D
I have been re-reading my old blog posts and it has been a cringe fest to say the least. Cringey because as much as I like to believe that I’ve changed and grown as a human being and become soooooo mature, I’m still the same person. Also I come across as a total psycho in my blog posts. But hey, I’d be lying if I pretended to be sane.
Another thing I noticed in my posts was how forgetful I am. I constantly talk about realizations, epiphanies and lessons I’ve learnt but I never actually remember them. In other words, the same lessons that 2014 Muslimah learnt are the same lessons 2016 Muslimah is having.
SubhanaAllah, it is no wonder that Allah SWT repeats Himself in His Qur’an over and over again, over and over again, over and over again.
It reminds me of the hadith narrated by ‘Aisha (RA) when the Messenger (SAW) died:
(the wife of the Prophet) Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) died while Abu Bakr was at a place called As-Sunah (Al-‘Aliya) ‘Umar stood up and said, “By Allah! Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) is not dead!” ‘Umar (later on) said, “By Allah! Nothing occurred to my mind except that.” He said, “Verily! Allah will resurrect him and he will cut the hands and legs of some men.” Then Abu Bakr came and uncovered the face of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), kissed him and said, “Let my mother and father be sacrificed for you, (O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)), you are good in life and in death. By Allah in Whose Hands my life is, Allah will never make you taste death twice.” Then he went out and said, “O oath-taker! Don’t be hasty.” When Abu Bakr spoke, ‘Umar sat down. Abu Bakr praised and glorified Allah and said, No doubt! Whoever worshipped Muhammad, then Muhammad is dead, but whoever worshipped Allah, then Allah is Alive and shall never die.” Then he recited Allah’s Statement.:– “(O Muhammad) Verily you will die, and they also will die.” (39.30) He also recited:–
“Muhammad is no more than an Apostle; and indeed many Apostles have passed away, before him, If he dies Or is killed, will you then Turn back on your heels? And he who turns back On his heels, not the least Harm will he do to Allah And Allah will give reward to those Who are grateful.” (3.144)
— Sahih al-Bukhari 3674
Book 62, Hadith 19
Vol. 5, Book 57, Hadith 19
I believe there is another narration where Umar (RA) says it was as if he heard the ayat for the very first time when Abu Bakr (RA) recited them but I couldn’t find it, unfortunately.
Either way, it is understandable how Qur’an is and should be a vital aspect to our lives. Our memories are so fallible and we’re so weak. What a great gift and source of strength the Qur’an is.
To anyone reading this, what recent epiphany have you had/lesson have you learnt? I’m super interested in hearing what you have to say (inshaaAllah).
Hope the rest of your day is lovely 🙂