A Journey: With Hardship Comes Ease

Helmy Sa'at and Farida Haji

“I cannot fathom a way out of this problem.”

“Why is Allah not hearing my prayers?”

We tend to ponder over such thoughts when we are facing hardships that seem insurmountable.

Do we choose to run away in order to avoid facing our fears or stand our ground and take responsibility and accountability for what has transpired?

There are legitimate reasons to take a break in order to gain a wider perspective. Currently, we are grappling with readjusting to a new normal as the world emerges stronger from the pandemic, which has gripped every facet of our lives for the past two years and more with damaging reverberations for the foreseeable future.

As such, our mental wellness has shifted centrestage. At times, in order to cope with our surroundings we might choose to travel physically to a nearby island or some exotic country halfway across the globe. And, as a form of dealing with hardship we might choose to indulge in a spiritual journey that would enrich our souls and help us grow and mature through trying experiences.

Let’s keep the following in mind: One, our problems are never too trivial when compared to others. From waking up for fajr, preparing for an exam or dealing with trauma of whatever magnitude. Next, each of us has different ways of coping with our challenges. What works for you might not necessarily be apt for your partner or best friend.

As a start, the following pathway is as good as any: Consciously choose to move onward and forward while surrendering to God’s will. And, most importantly, show up for yourself by first and foremost practising kindness with yourself before being there for others.

يَـٰبُنَىَّ أَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَأْمُرْ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَٱنْهَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنكَرِ وَٱصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَآ أَصَابَكَ ۖ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ ٱلْأُمُورِ

“O my dear son! Establish prayer, encourage what is good and forbid what is evil, and endure patiently whatever befalls you. Surely this is a resolve to aspire to.

[Surah Luqman, 31:17]

Therefore, this June and July let us connect with our world and selves and experience how Allah eases our hardships in this world and the hereafter. Our journey together would be a lot easier when we choose to be there for ourselves and each other. #WithHardshipComesEase

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9 Comments

  1. Bilal

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  2. Jimalat

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  3. Jasmine

    I was feeling really down as lockdown has caused so many of our bills to go up! And being a pensioner it is difficult to make ends meet sometimes. But reading With hardship comes ease has helped me focus Alhumdulillah Ameen 😊

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    • Yvonne Broen

      As Salamu Alaikum when Calamity hit us . We say y this and that we make the mistake by questioning . Allah swt. Instead we should be saying . Masha Allah swt , AlhamdudilLah. I lov will bless us with something . Better. I had a hard time swallowing that but whoAmeen am I to question the creator.,,,???

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    • Rafaqat

      Yes you are right we want others to pray in any country we are in but this mobile phone has taken over our childrens life’s so my answer to your comment is that you should carry on prayer and when people see you they will inshallah follow invite people to pray but do it with love and respect don’t ever force anyone because only Allah swt makes a person pray if it was up to us very less people would pray so you are blessed because my Allah swt has chosen you to pray 🤲 and only Allah swt will do we get to pray may Allah swt bless you and your family with happiness in this life and happiness in the hear after Inshallah please pray for me I don’t know which country you are from but I’m living in England uk 🇬🇧 and it’s hard hear because it’s not Muslim country and there is sin happening everywhere so please pray one thing only that Allah swt blesses me with 5 times prayers before everything even my family work money worldly things I beg Allah swt to take me to 5 times prayers Inshallah take care brother Inshallah we meet in jannah Inshallah

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