Wednesday 27 April 2011

Remembering that Promise of Ease

It was nice to get away for a while to Cornwall, but plenty to deal with when we got back. Hubby got a call on the way back that his brother had been involved in a road accident. He was crossing the road and was hit by a bus. He is recovering from quite horrific injuries after a few days when it looked pretty bad. The whole family is devastated. He is the kindest, gentlest, most respectful young man you could meet and well loved by his family, extended family, community and neighbourhood. It will be a long, painful recovery and my mum- and dad-in-law are trying their best to be brave, but wearing themselves into the ground with worrying and crying. Please do make dua for my little brother for a full and speedy recovery and relief from the immense pain he is enduring with so much sabr.

A day after we found out, we were visiting friends when Gorgeous decided to take it upon himself to haul rocks in their garden and dropped a giant one on his foot. He cried a full hour with the pain and he is usually quite stoic for such a small child mash’Allah. Luckily, we had another friend there who is a doctor who dressed his foot and recommended an x-ray. He seemed a lot better today, however when my husband took him in for the x-ray, they advised he had fractured his toe, they also found he had missed his pre-nursery booster shot and gave him two injections. Mash’Allah he has been so brave and still tries to hobble around. Sometimes he calls one of us to carry him around, other times he will get into an argument with his brother and do a high-speed limp after him across the room.

I am trying to remind myself that troubles are a test from Allah and there is no truth in “troubles come in threes” and other such sayings and that we must be grateful to Allah (SWT) in all conditions. I keep telling my mum-in-law that we have to be so grateful that Allah (SWT) saved her son and that who knows which of her prayers for him came in handy. She is struggling though and kept saying that no mother should ever have to see her child in that state. Holding a four-year old while he cries in pain for an hour doesn’t compare, but it certainly gave me the tiniest grain of insight into the agony she must be enduring right now.
"Verily, with hardship there is relief" (Qur'an 94:6)

"...Bear with patience whatever befalls you...." (Quran 31:17) 

"Be not sad, surely Allah is with us." (Quran 9:40)

Our Prophet (pbuh) said: "Verily, if Allah loves a people, He makes them go through trials. Whoever is satisfied, for him is contentment, and whoever is angry upon him is wrath." (Tirmidhi)

"No calamity befalls on earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees – before We bring it into existence." (Quran 57:22)
The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Whoever Allah wishes good for, He inflicts him (with hardship)." (Bukhari)

So verily, with the hardship, there is relief, Verily, with the hardship, there is relief. So when you have finished, then stand up for Allâh’s worship. And to your Lord turn your invocations. (Quran 94:5-8)


  1. Sister! Assalamu alaykum. I am so sorry to heat that your brother in law is serious shape. I can't imagine how worrisome, stressed out scared you all are. My hubs and I will keep him, and all of you in our duas for a complete recovery and for things to be as easy as possible, ameen.

    And of course, we shall include Goegrous' tiny foot too!

  2. Walaikam-assalam Sis,
    jazakh'Allah-khairun for your dua's, as my mum-in-law keeps saying, dua is the most useful thing for him right now, so it means a lot for me that you think of him and us.

  3. Assalam Alaikum Sister,

    I am so sorry to hear about the hardship your family is going through and making lots of duaa for all of you! InshaAllah your brother in law and son are both doing better. May Allah swt grant you all patience and them a speedy recovery inshaAllah!

  4. Assalamo alaikum Sister,
    Dua is definitely very powerfull Alhumdolillah. May Allah bring ease to your family in dealing with this difficulty. May Allah grant you brother in law complete Shifaa' Ameen and your lil one speedy recovery Ameen Sending duas to you from across the Atlantic. :)

  5. ZenPrincess30 April, 2011

    Asalam0 alaikum sister,
    Keeping your family in my prayers - may Allah t'ala shower his infinite mercy on you all and make things easy for you - Amin

  6. Asalaamu Alaikum

    May Allah heal both of them. Amin. Do you have an update?

  7. Salam alaikum dear sis,
    Just read your post . May Allah swt make it easy for your brother-in-law and the whole family. I can understand how worried they must be at the moment. Insha-Allah there is always ease after hardship. I hope your son is getting better insha-Allah. Insha-Allah hope to talk to you soon. Keep us in your duas sis, take care. wassalam.

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