Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Quranic Understanding: FACING LIFE'S CHALLENGES

(Image taken from here with thanks)

As we journey through this transient life, there certainly are moments when we are challenged by circumstances, and what seems as hindrances. We feel weak and helpless at times against what we see as problems laid in our path. We go through internal conflicts and prayers of hope. We wish the problematic situation would just dissipate into thin air, go away.

I have always believed that nothing happens in our life in vain. However trivial it may seem to us at the time, there is a purpose for the event. However painful the experience, it is either functional towards our self or preparatory for our continual journey.

Sometimes, the burden of life may seem unbearable and insurmountable. This is not true. The Creator who created us knows the endurance, stamina and capacity of us of each. He does not place on us any burden that we are unable to bear. Each of us can overcome and face the respective challenges in our life. The Creator has promised that. I have always believed in it. 

“On no soul does Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which you did lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith." (Quran 2.286)

We must have faith that we have been sufficiently equipped to undertake this journey in life. WE must not be influenced by the others who lack faith and tell us that we are incapable. We must recognize our strengths and use them to overcome our weakness.

“Allah desires that he should make light your burdens, for man was created weak (in flesh)” (Quran 4.028)



sharon heng said...


You know I have always admired you? You are still as kind and as idealistic as I know you from long time ago.

I am still amazed how you have the time to learn and think about so many diverse things!

Glad you touched my life.

jon pour do care said...

Let's say you gonna get something big, really big but you have to take up one of these challenges:-

1. Fasting for 90 days OR

2. Do not tell lies (tak kira le, tipu sunat ke, white lie ke, smua takleh ! ) for 48 hours.

Which is it gonna be ?

Jahamy said...

jon pour do care,

fasting sounds easier?..))