Jihad is no fairytale

Us Muslims we get very excited and happy at stories…stores of shuhadah, stories of Bilaad Al-Shaam, stories of jihad and the front lines, stories of hijrah. But when it comes to taking the initiative and actually doing something real to help the Ummah only a few people pitch up. The likes, shares and responses for posts about those in need are MUCH less than fantasy-like Jihadi posts.

I know me personally I did not make a page like this just to inspire Muslims and for them sit and do nothing, I made a page like this to inspire a CHANGE in Muslims, for Muslims to ACT.

Jihad etc isn’t just a fairytale movie like story you see on YouTube or Facebook, for some it’s real life and it affects real people.

We need to ponder over our sincerity and wonder if we only show superficial care for the Ummah. We need to fear that Allah may count us among the Hypocrites.

Please please strive to contribute to helping the Ummah and not just “like” and “share” people’s realities.

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Surreal

When I watch videos of my husband everything seems surreal, as if it’s all a dream, as if he was a dream. Those moments felt so real but now they’re reduced to memories which at times my mind doesn’t register as real or true. Things come and go, time passes and feelings fade.

“…This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion.” – 57:20

Father of orphans

It’s ironic that the man who loved kids more than any other man I know, the man who loved, cared for and was a father-figure to orphans, the man who children loved to be around…that man did not get to meet his son nor to be a father to his son and left him as an orohan in the Dunya. The only way I can get ease from this is by reminding myself that they will spend all the time they need in Jannah in shaa Allah. This life is temporary.

PTSD

I often wonder if I have a form of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). If I do then it makes me wonder about the children and adults who spent years and years around such a traumatic environment. See, when we made hijrah the trauma or fear was not in our heads, we figured with Tawakkul we will survive no matter what, what we had in mind was doing something for the sake of Allah.

I remember once my husband and I went to Turkey for personal reasons, when we were there sounds of load noises, trucks, fast cars, motor bikes and normal planes would make us want to duck, think there’s an attack or that a bomb fell. But that’s all the post trauma I think we have, even though he was in battles.

I’d like to think though that situations like this affect the Mu’minoon better than they affect Kuffar who are/were in war zones. We have lovely and effective ways in our Deen to handle mental stresses and anxiety, along with clinical treatment I’m sure the outcome is much better for Muslims.

Allah wouldn’t put Muslims in hardships which make them turn to Him, without providing some sort of relief along with it. Alhamdulillah

Hadith

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

“Allah, the Exalted, says:

‘I have no reward other than Jannah for a believing slave of Mine who remains patient for My sake when I take away his beloved one from among the inhabitants of the world.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari]

Path of jihad is lonely

The path of jihad is a lonely one. From the solitude involved with hijrah, living in a foreign environment, the only loved you have with you dying in the Cause or being jihadi around “moderates” at home, this is truly a path of hardship and sacrifice.

May Allah make us all sincere, give us Sabr and accept our deeds

Allah never disappoints

The day my husband left for his last mission he appointed a Guardian over me and his unborn son, as if he knew he’d get martyred. This guardian treated us with the best care Alhamdulillah but recently he hasn’t been able to keep his duties towards us.

I was a bit nervous but just weeks later Allah unexpectedly sent a brother to us (who didn’t know of our situation with our guardian), who basically appointed himself as our guardian. He has a pregnant wife and 2 kids but he swears to take care of us continuously, even if it were to decrease from what he spends on his own family.

SubhanAllah look at how Allah never disappoints! Would Allah leave the widow and orphan of a Shaheed stranded? Never. We should not despair of the Mercy of Allah and we should also remember that Allah can replace us with people who are better than us at any moment.