Paused by Pressure of Life? Enjoy What is Given by Allah

Islam Contributor
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We make our life complicated. When it comes to take any decision of life it becomes matter of concern for us. Such as choosing a career or selecting a course at college becomes the reason for hours of anguish.

Generally young people face difficulties when making decisions. Sometimes it overwhelms them. Pressure from adults and even from our own friends makes us confused.

The pressure on young Muslims is also greater still. Behind the usual pressure of life, there is an additional pressure that society places on Islam and Muslims.

We are just ordinary men or women trying to complete our studies or to succeed in a chosen career. But sometimes the pressure around us seems just more than we can bear.

Now it’s the time that we need especially to pause and to take stock of what life is really like.

Look Around You

Yet, just look around you. The sign of Allah have been all around us, calling us to Himself and also assuring us that the world belongs to Him.

Maybe we went to bed too late and so our eyes are not ready to see the beauty of the morning, but beautiful it is.

Maybe we didn’t have the time to take breakfast, because we got up late and had to rush off to college ore work, and so we didn’t notice the other family members at the breakfast table.

We didn’t have the eyes to notice our father, who goes out to work day in and day out to provide food for the table. We didn’t have the eyes to see our mother, who has spent here whole life watching out for us, looking for any sign that we are sad or hurt.

And we didn’t have the heart to see that younger brother or sister, who so often

is the greatest trial in our lives.

Miracles Everywhere

We are fail to notice the miracles all around us, because we are too busy. If only we could see into their lives who are all around us! These anonymous people around us with whom we stand next to every day have lives too.

And yet, their lives are also controlled by Almighty Allah and it is to Him that they will return. They also want the best for their children and maybe are looking forward to a holiday after months in a job which they can’t stand. All of these are miracles of Allah’s making.

When Was the Last Time…

What a wonderful world we live in, if only we could have the eyes to see it. When was the last time you visited a wonderful place, just to feel with your heart the beauty of Allah’s Creation? When was the last time you just visited some people in need of help?

Life is hard. Yes, it reallyis, but life is also very wonderful. If being a Muslim is meant anything, it should mean we can appreciate the world in which we live. The world and all inside it is Allah’s Creation, and Almighty Allah doesn’t make mistakes.

We only have to open our eyes to see miracles all around us. Birds, trees, grass, rain, flowers, sunshine and people are all miracles waiting for you to discover them.

No Room for Depression

Muslims never depressed, because they are surrounded by proofs of Allah’s existence and control of the world. Even in the midst of invasion, Muslims can see the signs of their Creator wherever they look.

You see, we don’t need to live next to a beautiful place or park or hill track, in order to see the greatness of Allah.

Even something as worldly as a cobweb or a spider crawling across the floor, is a miracle of Allah’s making. Even grumpy people, pushing to get onto the bus out of the rain, are a sign of His Creation.

Allah Is the Greatest

We proclaim with our lips many times a day, in prayer or everywhere. We say ‘Allahu Akbar’. That means Allah is the Greatest. Do we pray and after a moment forget what we have just said? Let us notify it with our hearts as well.

Let’s look around and see everything reflects the greatness of Allah. The plan of Allah is in action even as we read these words. Let make our faith to be something real to us; not just mere words or rituals. If you recognize the greatness of Allah, your life will be successful.

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