While she was getting ready to depart on a four day holiday break, had a fall and broke her wrist. After 24 hours in pain and an operation , her right hand is in plaster and she will be unable to use it for the next six weeks.
“Ιnaa lillaahe wa innaa ilayhe raji’oon”
I try to imagine what this is going going to be like for her. Incapacitated and unable to carry out everyday activities must be a very stressful situation to be in.
Allah swt says in the Holy Qur’an:
For him (each person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the Command of Allah… (Ar Ra’d: ayah 11)
No calamity befalls, but by the Leave i.e. Decision and Qadar (Divine Preordainments) of Allah, and whosoever believes in Allah, He guides his heart to true Faith with certainty, i.e. what has befallen him was already written for him by Allah from the Qadar (Divine Preordainments). And Allah is the All Knower of everything. (At Taghabun: ayah 11)
So No Holiday and 6 weeks in plaster. But the word ”if” is not option for her …Alhamdulillah
“Seek carefully what benefits you. Pray for Allah’s help and do not deviate from your path. If adversity strikes, do not lament: “Oh if I had done so and so, such and such would not have happened”; but rather, say: “Allah has decreed, and what He has decreed has come to be.”… “If”, opens the door to Shaytaan.” Muhammad – In the Sahih: Narrated by Abu Hurayrah.
Allah swt says in the Holy Qur’an
But He (SWT) also says:
So when calamity strikes we can choose to be miserable and angry or accepting, patient and seeing the calamity as a Mercy from Allah as He wants to give us a way for an expiation of sins and raise our status in the Hereafter. Ameen.
I thought I will write this as a reminder for all of us to be grateful to Allah ( swt ) for all His blessings.
Imagine what it feels like to have the permanent loss of a limb through illness or wars?
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