In Times of Strife, We Must Forge A Better Future with Radical Prayers, Love & ActionRohingya. Syria. Palestine. Kashmir/India. China. Environmental change. Coronavirus. The world.
Except if you totally cut yourself off from news, web based life or any outside correspondence, it's difficult to disregard the difficulty and stress surrounding the world. Features talk about the danger of a coronavirus pandemic, icy masses dissolving in the Arctic, Muslim abuse in India, progressing obliteration in Syria, many years of control of Palestinians, Uyghur Muslims adjusted into detainment camps in China, oppression of Rohingya Muslims without any end in sight and on.
There are genuine stakes and human lives on the line. Such a significant number of things feel like a defining moment, and on the off chance that we don't retaliate, go to bat for those being pushed down and essentially alter our way of living, at that point what will what's to come be? I'm helped to remember hadith #34 from Imam Nawawi's 40 Hadiths, Narration and Commentary:
On the authority of Abu Sa'eed al-Khudree (ra) who stated: I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) state,
"Whosoever of you sees a malicious, let him change it with his hand; and in the event that he can't do as such, at that point [let him change it] with his tongue; and in the event that he can't do as such, at that point with his heart – and that is the most fragile of confidence." - [Muslim]
The period of Rajab has begun, one of the four holiest months in the Islamic schedule. It is a period for Muslims to lean in, like never before, into their love and their activities for the benefit of the Ummah and the integrity of mankind on the loose. It is portrayed that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) stated:
"Rajab is the period of apology for my Community, so apologize to Allah much."
I end up overpowered generally by the torment, hurt and enduring surrounding me. There is satisfaction, love and joy also, however it's difficult to clutch that when others are languishing. I need to engage in a huge number of causes, help however many individuals as could be expected under the circumstances, provide for each cause that comes my direction. Yet, I additionally should be there for my kids, balance my physical and emotional well-being, bolster my medically introverted child and play the long game throughout everyday life. Here and there I wind up surrendering even before I begin. That is not what I need. I need radical love, radical expectation and radical petitions.
Time after time we think little of the intensity of our supplications and feelings. We may become weary of hearing the words, "sending petitions," or "contemplations and supplications," when we are searching for noteworthy approaches to have any kind of effect. Believe it or not – we should extend ourselves, drive ourselves to accomplish more. Nobody said this life should be one of accommodation and solace. It's most certainly not.
Locate that a certain something (or barely any things) that is tormenting you the most and put your time in approaches to help from where you are, regardless of whether that be giving time or cash, connecting with chose authorities, changing our utilization propensities, or a heap of different exercises relying upon where you need to invest your energy.
Be that as it may, don't think little of the intensity of du'a. In the event that all of us yielded to the sentiment of powerlessness, we'd never go anyplace. However, suppose we as a whole inclined in, and accomplished something, anything, regardless of how little. As the previously mentioned hadith lets us know, on the off chance that we can't battle malicious with our activities or our words, we can censure it in our souls with our petitions. Truly, that is the most fragile of confidence. However, it is still confidence.
Consider the accompanying du'as and ayahs of the Quran:
Rabbanaaa Aatinaa Fiddunyaa H'asanata Wa Fil Aakhirati H'asanata Wa Qinaa A'd'aaban Naar
"Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is acceptable and in the Hereafter that which is acceptable, and spare us from the torment of the Fire!" - Surah Al-Baqarah - 2:201
Breathe easy in light of this line from Surah Taha (20:46):
"Try not to be apprehensive. I am with all of you the time, tuning in and seeing."
Consider this section from Surah At Taubah (9:40)
On the off chance that you don't help the Prophet - Allah has just supported him when the individuals who questioned had driven him out [of Makkah] as one of two, when they were in the cavern and he said to his buddy, "Don't lament; for sure Allah is with us." And Allah sent down his serenity upon him and upheld him with heavenly attendants you didn't see and made the expression of the individuals who doubted the most reduced, while the expression of Allah – that is the most elevated. What's more, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
Present whatever du'a or Quranic ayahs address you, so much that they become an interminable circle in your psyche. For it is just with radical supplications, love, expectation and activities that we can, Insha'Allah, make a superior way ahead.