Peace be upon you. Here you go.
You’re white water rafting, against the current. The water sprays on you, the whole of you, and you still have to plough through with your only paddle. And, of course, you’re alone.
But this isn’t the worst part. Rather, every bit adds up to stand towering over you as a challenge.
Yet the huge rocks that jut out of the raging tousles – some that you’re able to see before you just go crashing into them, and, some not – are the ones giving you a tough time. So, some you steer around, a few you go over, and the rest you hurtle into. Thus, whatever follows, follows.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, this rafting of yours isn’t just sport. What’s it, then? Any guesses?
It’s a simile of your life’s status quo.
The hurdles that you meet, and will encounter, are the rocks that you will see. And you choose – skirt around them, take them and move over and on, or go collide into them, totally unprepared, and capsize.
“Choose your battles.”
“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” 94:5.
“Allah will bring about, after hardship, ease.”65:7.
Peace be to all those who follow the Guidance.