Monday, February 7, 2011

::Reminder of the Heart::

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."
(Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 1 :: Hadith 1) 

That incident was last week's, but still remained as a fresh memory in her mind. As if, she could not let it go, even when everything was supposed to be settled. She wanted to let it go, but couldn't. And today, a reminder from Him yet again, to remind her of her true intention.

Why was she angry in the first place? Was it because of Allah? If so, He had fixed everything now. Why did she still feel that anger deep inside her heart? What was the reason now? Allah or her own self; her nafs? 

Yes, first intention can be for good but it can be diverted within the course of obtaining one's goal. We usually intend to do good, but as we encounter an obstacle that challenges us mentally and physically, we might divert our intention purely to satisfy ourselves, and our ego. It might sound a bit of a small matter, but syaitan can mislead us in things we are not aware of.

With that in her mind, she took a deep breath and rethink of her actions and intention. Yes, she was indulged in her own emotion for too long of a time. It's time to let things go and start over again. Saidina Ali karamallahu wajhah, after being spit at,  stop himself from killing someone in a battle field, fear of killing not for the sake of Allah but for the anger that he felt. That was in battle field, battling the enemy of Allah and His prophet saw, it was even a clear cut situation where the differences between the two parties were obvious. Her situation was just a small insignificant one when being compared side by side with that seerah. 

So the right thing for her to do now is to let things go and starts fresh. People do make mistakes, because sometimes people did not realise it. It is the duty of anybody who are aware of the mistakes to correct it; amar ma'aruf nahi munkar. Correcting not to show supremacy but because of the love that we have for each other. Correcting with the intention to see each other in Jannah and not to signify that we are better than the other people. Correcting without the intention to humiliate, but truly for the sake of Allah, Him and Him alone, inshaAllah.

"Alhamdulillah, thank you Allah for the reminder that was sent,"she whispered slowly.

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