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I'm Breaking Down. by ~ Ameen Misran
“Why do we fall, sir?” Alfred Pennyworth asked little Bruce Wayne. The little Mr. Wayne just continues on to cry, frightened of thousands of bats fiercely flying out of the cave he fell. Alfred just smiled to the son of once a very influential man in Gotham city. “We fall so that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred said to him.
As we go through life’s road, we will face head on with threats and temptations of life. And these trials and tribulations will never stop weakening us from achieving our goals. Sometimes we manage to stand firm, sometimes we fall down to the ground.
Many people search for a saint path where weakness is zero. But I want to stress here, there is no such path, it’s impossible and it only leads to melancholy/misery/downhearted, whatever you may say it. This is because feeling downhearted is a natural phenomenon in our daily lives.
We fall or in other words break down or feel spiritually weak because we are human; as an English proverbs says ‘To err is human.’ Meaning that no one is perfect. Due to the incompleteness of human, we are prone to feeling weak as we are prone to injury.
We actually need to treat our ‘broken heart’ as a motivation for us to get back up again!
Here, I want to share with you that, even in times, I feel like breaking down.
Hope of standing up again!
What is the only hope for us to stand back up again?
To me, there’s nothing in the world that can help you rise from darkness except for the shining light of Iman to Allah.
How is our Iman?
Have we turned to Allah?
Have we texted Allah?
Have we called Allah?
Have we spent quality time with Allah?
Have we cried in front of Allah?
Have you made a special date with Allah?
This is the only light that will shine your path showing you where the exit of this dark cave is.
Allah and His promises
Iman is faith. So by being faithful to Allah, it will pull us back to a state of motivation. But Imanwill never promptly throw you out from being weak. Faith is just the foundation, it is our choice to choose it and use it or just let it be.
With Iman, all of Allah’s promises are guaranteed.
“ Thy Guardian-Lord hath not forsaken thee, nor is He displeased.” (Adh-Dhuha: 3)
That faith as the foundation, will call us to look back at the days we were strong, and we will surely ponder “Who was the one who gave me strength during those good times?”
“have we not expanded Thee Thy breast? – and removed from Thee Thy burden – The which did gall Thy back?- and raised high the esteem (in which) Thou (art held)? – So, Verily, with every difficulty, there is relief: – Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. – Therefore, when Thou art free (from Thine immediate task), still labour hard, – and to Thy Lord turn (all) Thy attention.” (Alam Nasyrah: 1 – 8 )
If we focus our lens and do a macro screening, we will understand that “It is He who gave strength in every hardship we experience.”
But the next question is on us.
Either we want to stay on one spot or we want to change!
He, who has no one, has Allah!
I love a quote by Navaid Aziz ((He, who has no one, has Allah”.)) “He, who has no one, has Allah”.
Some may argue with me, if “He, who has no one, has Allah” but what about “He who has someone, doesn’t have Allah”?
If that’s the case, you’ve got it all wrong!
Let’s have a good look at this hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah:
“The Prophet said, “Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.’ ” Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 93 :: Hadith 502
In this hadith, Allah will remember us every time and there’s no mentioning in whatever the condition you are in!
Surely, it is not in a blink of an eye
Make that effort to change! Don’t let yourself be in vein!
If you fall stand back up again! Break the chain that restricts your gain!
It is not in a blink of an eye… Because you don’t want to change for a day, but until you die!
Don’t give up! Continue on to stand up!
Say: “O My servants who have transgressed against their souls! despair not of the Mercy of Allah. for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.(Az-Zumar: 53)
Coz after every rainfall must come a rainbow
My poem when I was Breaking down…
There was once a time when I was really feeling down, I wrote myself a poem to show my reluctance to change:
“Easier said than done”, we always say this and that but everything seems to be gone! “Well done is better than well said”, but what’s the point on doing it? Are our sweats paid?
Do you think it’s that easy? If you say so, go on, show that “easy-peasy”, prove that your words are not just for show!
I’m feeling like breaking down, I’m losing myself, really, I’m going down, don’t say to me “Don’t give up”, because saying that makes me really wanna give up!
If you guys have the guts, can you reply me a poem to say that I’m wrong? Can you? Do you dare? hehe
It’s not the end of the world. Time to stand up again!
The issue that I want to pin point here is how can we be alive again? Talking about weakness makes us weaker by the minute. I always answer that question with another question; why not we choose to be strong? Yeah, why do we always think of being weak when being strong is what we want? my teacher Sir Mohd Abdoh Zainal Abidin (MAZA) always said “Find 100 reasons to be strong and find 100 reasons not to be weak.”
When you feel weak, remember Henry Ford’s words “Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.” When you fail, start again with a new will.
I’d like to share a quotation by Mus’ab bin Umair when his mother asked him to return to the religion of darkness. Mus’ab bin Umair said “Mother, even if you have 100 lives, and your lives are taken one by one, I will never leave this DEEN.” Masyallah. He never chose to fall but to live life to the fullest.
Last words from me, do not try to fall again once you have stand firm, Tim Duncan’s chant,“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”
May ALLAH give strength in our road to seek for HIS LIGHT…