WRITING CONTEST WINNER #7: Yusra Albayati

WRITING CONTEST WINNER #7: Yusra Albayati

Written by: Yusra [Yusra.albayati]

{فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا}

(Quran 94:5)

My dear, why fear?

For Allah promises that with every hardship, every difficulty, every adversity, there will be ease and relief. Not just after the hardship, but during it. We are made strong to withstand and bypass any obstacle that we face.

Because the truth is, we are only really faced with challenges that we are guaranteed to overcome.

{لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا ۚ …}

(Quran 2:286)

This is a promise from our Lord, the most merciful, that He does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.

I urge you, my dear, to reassure yourself that the ship you are sailing is stronger than this unexpected storm. Have faith in God’s wisdom and His plan. For His infinite wisdom overpowers anything in the world. That is the simple truth. But it is your duty to believe it wholeheartedly and to trust His plan. Hold onto this promise every day with faith that, like any storm, life’s storms will pass.

My dear, why fear?

For this is nothing but a trial. A trial for us to come out stronger, wiser, and better. It is nothing but a golden opportunity to press pause on this fast-paced world. To reflect. To feel more. To learn more. To grow more. To simply breathe.

Promise me dear, that you will learn to acknowledge your blessings, for you are so very blessed. Promise me that you will hug your parents a little tighter, laugh with your siblings a little harder, and chat with a friend a little longer. Promise me that you will not take a single second of your life for granted. For being alive is the greatest blessing of all. It’s the little things in life that add bright colors to your plain canvas, increasing it in beauty with every second you live.

Fill your heart with love and walk humbly on this earth, radiating gratitude with every stride you take.

We will come out of this soon my dear, just hang on a little longer.

1 Comment

  1. Moss on May 1, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Love it! Well done Yusra. I love the sailing ship analogy 👍

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