Madinat al-Muslimeen Islamic Message Board
|04/26/01 at 10:16:52|
> A woman named AMINA once knew a young person in the community named
> ZAINAB. ZAINAB always seemed effervescent and happy, although AMINA
> knew she had faced struggles in her life. Her long-awaited marriage
> ended in divorce. She had struggled to get a grip on her single
> She hadn't chosen it, but she decided she would live it with utmost
> and satisfaction.ZAINAB was active in the community, in the jamaah,
> as a
> leader of the junior high girls' group, and in the mosque fund
> AMINA enjoyed knowing ZAINAB. ZAINAB'S whole face seemed to smile
> she always greeted AMINA with a hug.
> One day AMINA asked ZAINAB, "How is it that you are always so happy;
> have so much energy, and you never seem to get down?"
> With her eyes smiling, ZAINAB said, "I know the secret!"
> "What secret is that? What are you talking about?" AMINA asked.
> ZAINAB replied, "I'll tell you all about it, but you have to promise
> the 'secret' with others."
> AMINA agreed, "Okay, now what is it?"
> The secret is this: "I have learned there is little I can do in my
> life that
> will make me truly happy.
> I must depend on ALLAH to make me happy and meet my needs. When a
> arises in my life,
> I have to trust ALLAH to supply according to HIS riches. I have
> most of the time I don't
> need half of what I think I do. HE has never let me down. Since I
> that secret I am happy."
> AMINA'S first thought was, that's too simple! But upon reflecting
> over her
> own life she recalled
> how she thought a bigger house would make her happy-but it didn't!
> thought a better-paying
> job would make her happy, but it hadn't. When did she realize her
> Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, eating pizza and
> watching a
> movie - a simple gift from
> ALLAH ZAINAB knew the secret, AMINA learned the secret, and now you
> it too!We can't depend on people to make us happy-only ALLAH-TA
> ALLAH in
> his wisdom can do that. Trust him.
> That ALLAH in his wisdom will take care of you.
> ONLY ALLAH KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR US.WHEN THINGS HAPPEN THEY
> HAPPEN FOR A REASON AND YES,ONLY ALLAH KNOWS WHY?
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