*You know it’s exam time when you blog twice a day. Something about academic examinations increases my appetite to write… de-stressing? – I never understood it. That’s IT, Aya; I’m getting Noor to change my password for the next two weeks. Sorry Mr. WordPress, I just need some space.
IT IS ALMOST MID-APRIL, spring supposedly- and yet it has been snowing all day today and tomorrow probably. Many Montreal folks are annoyed, because, well… snow, rain or anything wet falling from the sky is generally looked down upon as a bad and inconvenient thing. But what if we looked at falling water as falling gold?
Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:
‘Two will not be rejected: Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain’. [Abu Dawud & ibn Majah]
(Written Apr.12/13, on the bus at 2:44 PM)
Some complain of snow
Some complain of the cold
But what falls from the sky
Is much more golden than gold
Blessings from the sky
Yet we turn a blind eye
We instead express our disgust
When we could turn our sins into dust
We could pray to alleviate someone’s pain
But instead we scowl and frown on that rain
We could thank God instead of making a fuss
(It’s not like He’s throwing rocks down at us!)
A time to be grateful,
Yet we just complain
We could be making precious du’aa
For major beneficial gain
But it’s easier to grumble
Roll your eyes and shake your head
You may regret not taking advantage of this
When you’re long gone and dead
Don’t delay being
Grateful to your Lord
Let your heart live out
The ‘alhamdulileh’ word.
And Allah knows best.