December 21, 2012

The Greatest Love of All


It’s not easy to let go. Or is it? We agree that there are things harder than letting go of what we love. Yet, sometimes that’s exactly what we have to do. Sometimes we love things that we can’t have. Sometimes we want things that are not good for us. And sometimes we love what's forbidden (specifically in Islam). To let go of these things is hard. Giving up something the heart adores is one of the hardest battles we ever have to fight.

But what if it didn't have to be such a battle? What if it didn't have to be so hard? Could there be an easy way to let go of an attachment? Of course there is. Find something better.




They say you don’t get over someone until you find someone better. As humans, we don’t deal well with emptiness. The pain of emptiness is too strong. A single moment with an empty spot causes excruciating pain. That’s why we run from distraction to distraction, and from attachment to attachment.

In the quest to heal the heart, people speak a lot about breaking the false dependencies. But then there’s always the question of ‘how?’ Once there's a false attachment, how to break free? It's often too hard. We get addicted to things and can’t seem to let them go. Even when they hurt us and damage our lives and our bond with God. We just can’t let them go because we're too dependent on them. And so, even when we struggle to give them up, we often abandon the struggle because it’s too hard.

I think it's because we haven’t found something we love more to replace it. So in letting go, the answer lies in love. Fall in love with something greater. As in Islam, it's best to love Allah more than anything. So even when trouble gets in the way, we go through it with patience, prayers and faith. The love of God is the greatest love of all. :)



Inspired by Yasmin Mogahed 







“Allah sometimes gives and sometimes takes. He is sometimes pleased and sometimes displeased with our deeds. Whether a thing is beneficial or harmful to me, I will remain firm in my belief and remain thankful to my Creator.”— Prophet Ayub (a.s)





15 comments:

  1. Another awesome writing from u. Wahhh.. I love it so much !

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  2. wah...such a good writing..but in my point of view, wu will get over someone when ti times come..either we with someone or without..but hey, diff people deal with diff ways..hehehe

    Regards,
    -Strider-

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    1. yes, time could heal..but the question is, how long? :)

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  3. Nice sharing! Makes a beautiful day :)

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  4. Wow! This is so much inspiring. You write it by your self? I'm impressed by your writing and will always be impressed. Btw, I have so many things to do while waiting for my result. I'll do part-time job, take driving license etc. Will you give me any suggestions to kill time?

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    1. yes i wrote this. hehe. thank u so much :)

      if u wanna take driving class, do it..u got a lot of time to make it. if u wanna experience job life, take part time job :)

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  5. Indeed. Human will forget the meaning of love but for Him, He will never fail to love us :)

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  6. well some emptiness couldnt be filled, at times i could forget it for seconds, but it will always stay. well to make things less confusing and too broad, honestly i'm talking about losing my father. it's not that i didnt tried to let go and be redha. with a humble heart i acknowledged the greater power that scripted our life. but i cannot help but to hold on to memories, his stuff, his phone, god knows whatever ways i'm willing to do. but i dont feel sad holding on to things, i'm happy. at least i have something to hold or remember. i let go, redha... but i want the emptiness to stay.

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    1. i'm sorry dear, as cliche as it may sound, everything happens for a reason. be strong & keep praying for him. al-Fatihah..

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  7. Hi! I found your blog by accident actually or maybe by destiny. I googled "The greatest love of all" Whitney Huston's song and was looking for images to describe it, and then I saw the image you have on your blog and really liked it, so I clicked on it to enlarge it and then your blog came up. Some really interesting things you have written, that I can relate to. It amazes me every time I find someone, who has similar point of view and lives on a different continent and grew up in a different culture to mine. It reminds me how we all are different but similar at the same time, we are all brothers and sisters to each other.
    Best wishes,
    Monika

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    1. Hello Monika, thank you so much for dropping by my site and for your thoughtful comment. I really appreciate that. :)
      You're right, even if we don't know each other and separated by distance and time, somehow we could have the same point of view, same feelings. :)
      It'd be nice if you could leave your site url so we can keep in touch with each other. Nice to know you, Monika. :)

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  8. Hi! Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I do not have a blog, however I managed to find you on facebook so maybe we can keep in touch this way :-)
    Have a nice day! M

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