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Random thoughts: Surah Al-Insan #2

Bismillah.

<continued from part 1>

I actually opened up wordpress because of this point, which I forgot to put it in:

How interesting it is that the point that I was highlighting – getting recognition from people, is in this surah.

Surah Al-Insan, which basically means The Surah (Chapter) on Man (People).

May Allah make us from amongst the truthful and sincere ones.

May we see that we are in fact dealing with God in every interaction we have with another human being.

Rabbii, I bear witness that you are all-knowing of the littlest things that I show and I hide.

Forgive us of our shortcomings and accept our littlest deeds.

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Fine Line

There is a fine line between marrying you because he wants to marry you, and marrying you because he wants to get married.

Although both can be for the sake of God.

There is a fine line between not telling you because you are not important to me, and not telling you because I don’t think I am that important to you.

Although both basically means the matter of discussion will not be told and discussed.

Which one is which, you decide.

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Random Thoughts: Surah Al-Insan

Bismillah.

<Please regard this as a random passing thought from this sinful slave of God and not in anyway a tafsir-ish thing>

I was checking someone’s reading of surah al-insan.

And so two verses stood out to me.

1) إِنَّمَا نُطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْهِ ٱللَّهِ لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمْ جَزَآءً وَلَا شُكُورًا

(Saying): “We feed you seeking Allah’s Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you.

In other words, recognition. As much as I want to say that I don’t do things to get any form of thanks, yet I can see how my mood changes if someone highlighted that I didn’t do it. Get it?

I did it because I wanted to but because someone did not see that I did what I did and assumed I didn’t do it makes me…..sad.

On one hand, it could reflect my lack of sincerity in doing it.

But on the other hand, it could be…nevermind.

‘She? What can she do?’

‘*Yep. Nothing. I absolutely did not do anything except for sleeping and eating at home. Yep. I am the laziest ever person alive you could ever meet. So do not ever questioned my decision to not have a family. I, after all, according to you, can’t do anything.*’

2) إِنَّ هَٰذَا كَانَ لَكُمْ جَزَآءً وَكَانَ سَعْيُكُم مَّشْكُورًا

(And it will be said to them): “Verily, this is a reward for you, and your endeavour has been accepted.”

And this second verse here.

Instills hope.

That what you did still counts.

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Blackheads

As I was thinking about how to remove my blackheads that kept on appearing on my nose as part of ‘to-look-presentable’ on Eid, a part of me asked my self,

‘And what about your heart?’

I cared so much on such fine details on my face that probably nobody cares about and disregard the black spots in my heart…

And when I am about to do a small sin that will cause a ‘small’ dark spot to appear in my heart, isn’t it the case that a part of me will say ‘aaahh, it is just a small sin.’

Women. Fuuh. Especially us women. We have so much opportunity to reflect on this.

The way we are so detailed in our physical appearance- changing our skincare routine to get that flawless skin, the tons of makeup to hide large pores and acne marks, making eyebrows to be on fleek etc etc.

For who exactly? For who exactly? For who exactly?

Fitrah?

And didn’t all of us born with the fitrah to serve and know God?

How bad have we become that we ignore the fitrah to purify and beautify our hearts for the One that really matters?

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ

Indeed whosoever purifies himself shall achieve success