Wallahi! This Ayah just hits home. A humbling reminder indeed that we should all reflect on on a daily basis.
We spend so much time and effort in preparing and equipping ourselves for this worldly life. We spend years in school, hours at work and away from our families, and some of us have more than one job simply “to make ends meet”. Now I am not saying that this is a bad thing, but I just wanted to point out the amount of effort, heart and soul goes into being “successful” in this life.
Then there are those who would stop at nothing to get the best of everything even if it means going to Haram things. For instance, you will see a woman sell herself and if you ask her why, she will most likely tell you it’s her way of supporting her child or herself. SubhanAllah!
Or you will see Muslims who grew up in Islam and came from a family of Muslims migrate to the West to get a “better and more comfortable life.” Migrating for no other reason than to seek and acquire the Dunya. And likewise you will find people reluctant to go in the path of Allah and study this Deen because they fear hardship and poverty.
Such fikr and worry we have for this world. And why? Especially when Allah tells us in the Quran that He is responsible for the sustenance of every single creature - big or small, animal, jinn or human. Every single being depends Allah for its sustenance. And every bit of what is destined for us was documented by the angel while we were little nothings in the stomachs of our mothers.
Allah is the one who will take care of us, He will provide for us and sustain us from sources we never thought possible. And it is only when we die can we say that we have exhausted all of the sustenance that was written for us.
May Allah Azza wa Jall grant us full understanding of this, and let our biggest concern be that of our Hereafter. Ameen!
- Umm Daania