lately, i have been thinking about my past, who i was, what i have been doing, all those sad memories, if you said, it is muhasabah, hurm, maybe yes, but you know what, it is useless if you do nothing, being sad, regretful, in sorrow,dwell in sadness etc2, what matter is what you are doing right now, at this moment, you cannot turn back time. You can change the future by react now.
"It may not have such a happy beginning, but that doesn't make who you are.It is the rest of your story, who you choose to be, so, who are you? "
"Nothing is unstoppable except for me when i'm stopping you from telling me something is unstoppable"
"You got to let got of the stuff from past, because it just doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now."
"remember, when you follow the noble path, anything is possible"
-kungfu panda 2-
this is another story, a very wonderful story, and i love it sooo much. enjoy!
Imam Ahmad radi Allahu `anhu (may God be pleased with him) once was traveling and needed to stay somewhere overnight. When he went to the masjid, the guard (not recognizing Imam Ahmad) denied him entrance. Imam Ahmad (ra) tried numerous times, but the guard did not accept his requests. Frustrated, Imam Ahmad (ra) resolved to spend the night in the masjid yard. The guard became furious and dragged him away, despite the old age and frailty of Imam Ahmad (ra).
A baker, whose shop was nearby, watched this scene and took pity on Imam Ahmad (ra), also not knowing who he was. The Baker thought of the man who needed a place to stay as a simple traveler without lodging. He invited the Imam to stay with him for the night. While there, Imam Ahmad noticed that the baker continually made istighfar (asking for Allah’s forgiveness) while working, and in the morning, the Imam eagerly asked his host about the latter’s continual seeking of forgiveness. The Baker said it had become second nature to him, and Imam Ahmad (ra) then asked whether the man had experienced any reward from this practice.
The Baker answered, “By Allah! No dua`a’ I made except that it was answered but one.” “And what is that dua`a’?” asked Imam Ahmed. “To be able to see the famed Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal!”
Imam Ahmad (ra) interjected, “I am Ahmad ibn Hanbal!” He then went on to add, “By Allah! I was dragged to your place so that you can have your dua`a’ (prayer) come true.”2
someone who was sincere in their relationship with Allah (swt), and so Allah (swt) blessed them with acceptance and the answering of their passing wishes and dua`a’.
Days later, she continued to contemplate her encounter. Subhan’Allah, she kept thinking, everything for a reason. Sometimes, “bad” things happen to “good” people. But sometimes, those “bad” things are truly only outward moments of difficulty in comparison to the good Allah (swt) has in store and is preparing for that person to experience, when the time and moment are right.
As Ibn al-Qayyom rahimahu Allah (may Allah have mercy on him) said, "when Allah tests you, it is never to destroy you. Whenever HE removes something from your possession, it is only to empty your hands for an even better gift"
source of the story: happens for a reason, happens for the best
whatever happens, it happens for a reason. ^_^
p.s. special thanks to mami, papa, sisters, brothers and fellow friends. May Allah repay your good deeds. Jazakallahukhair, and now is my turn to change!