Saturday, 11 August 2012

Never Despair (:


"Don`t despair and never loose hope
Cause Allah is always by your side" 
Maher Zain - InsyaAllah

Life is like a wheel, sometimes we are at the top and sometimes we lie at the bottom. I know everyone have been realize on that. That is why we should not despair when we get into the bottom of our life because we know that our wheel of life must turn to the top. Only Allah knows the best. So, our job is try to make an effort to achieve a goals. Do know that He counts on our efforts. He did not let our efforts to vain just like that. 

Challenges are part and parcel of life. Those who succeed are those who dare confront those challenges. They are also willing to learn from failures. We need to remove the word despair in our vocabulary like the word stutter does not exist in the vocabulary of the Red Indians and they never stutter. So that we do not despair in the face of hardship.

Allah says :
( قَالَ وَمَن يَقۡنَطُ مِن رَّحۡمَةِ رَبِّهِۦۤ إِلَّا ٱلضَّآلُّونَ (٥٦
"(Ibrahim) said: 'And who despairs of the Mercy of his Lord except those who are astray?" (56)
[Chapter Al-Hijr verse 56]

People who posses a 'negative mind' live in prisons of their own making. For them, life is full of sorrow, suffering and destruction.
On contrary, winners possess the 'winning mind'. They are willing to change their perspectives. They are willing to change dis-empowering thoughts with empowering beliefs. They believe that Allah will help them. They accept the fact that problems are part and parcel of life. They also believe that every problem has a solution. For them, with the right approach and attitude, happiness will be the end product. 
The word despair is not part of their life dictionary. These people are truly the successful ones. Hopefully , we are part of them. 
People with winning minds are willing to be patient and persevering.

(وَلَنَبۡلُوَنَّكُم بِشَىۡءٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡخَوۡفِ وَٱلۡجُوعِ وَنَقۡصٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡأَمۡوَٲلِ وَٱلۡأَنفُسِ وَٱلثَّمَرَٲتِ‌ۗ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ  (١٥٥
"And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to as-Sabirin (the patient ones)." (155)
[Chapter Al-Baqarah verse 155]

If you keep on trying, you will never fail.
You will fail when you stop trying.

When you are focusing on your strengths, focus on things that you can do. Many people focus too much on their weaknesses and end up doing nothing. They are too preoccupied and influenced by negative phrases like, "I am not capable, I cannot do anything". They want to move forward, but unfortunately, their first step involves building an invisible wall that hinders their movements. Islam educates its ummah to focus on their strengths. When your strength is at 30 percent, use that 30 percent and it will expand to 40 percent.

The best examples of successful believers are the Prophet's Companions. For years, they lived a life of distress and suffering. In Mecca, the Muhajirin were oppressed and tortured for 13 years. Once, the Quraisy imposed an economic boycott on them for about three years. Later, they had to leave everything behind to emigrate to Medina. Eventually, with patience and determination, they successfully built an amazing empire. 
Subahanallah, this was such a great sacrifice and determination also faith and piety.

( وَلَا تَهِنُواْ وَلَا تَحۡزَنُواْ وَأَنتُمُ ٱلۡأَعۡلَوۡنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ (١٣٩
"So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, for you are superior if you indeed (true) believers." (139)
[Chapter Ali Imran verse 139]


Conclusion :

  1. Be a 'winning mind' or 'positive mind' person.
  2. Focus on your strengthen. Let it conquer your life even though it is in little percentage.
  3. Keep on trying and you will see the rainbow. If not in this life, in Hereafter. Do believe it!
  4. Remove the word DESPAIR in your life and do know Allah always besides us.

References : 
  1. 7 Formulas of Excellent Individuals, Dr. Danial Zainal Abidin
  2. Al-Quran Al-Kareem

written by : Humaira
edited by : Athirah Ismail & Fathul Muin

1 comment:

drzirakudo said...

agree on the max .