I had lunch with a good friend. We talked about life, and we shared our own problems. Yes, I am getting worried because I know I won’t get any younger, and life seems to run so very fast now. It’s hard for me to catch it up, let alone asking it to stop. Ah, you know what bothers me, aite?
Then we came to discuss about “it’s all fated”. And later came to a conclusion, which is “ to accept the fate, for Allah is testing each and every one of us in a different way”.
We then head to surau for Zuhr prayer. Ah, there’s an afternoon tazkirah by an ustazah. I feel so lucky and blessed, it’s very hard nowadays to really sit and listen for some soul refreshment. The ustazah was discussing about Hadith 19 of Fourty Hadis by Imam Nawawi. The famous quote for this hadith is “the pens have been withdrawned, and the pages have dried”. I smiled, remembering the good old days. I’ve learnt about this particular hadith at school! But, I didn’t really get what the famous quote meant.
Alhamdulillah, today I get what it means.
Our life has been scripted. We’re all created complete with our own story lines. Allah is the one writing it all. He’s the One determined what’s going to happen to everyone next. He’s the all-knoweth, Al-‘Alim and He’s Ar-Razzaq.
Everything for us has been written! “The pens are withdrawn, and the pages have dried”.
And thus, the real concept of the the sixth Rukun Iman is “to be fully prepared, aware and ready to accept anything that might happen, be it musibah or nikmah, with an open arms” . Because we know it all has been written, and what has been fated to us is none other but the BEST from Him.
The ustazah repeat this words three times, and I know it is very important for me to digest this : “those who have faith will not grieve”
Background song: Looking back on my life~ Life that’s gladly been given to me~ Open my eyes and embrace the smile~ given to you and I~~ (Beyond Words, Outlandish)