It’s ok to be sad,
It’s ok to feel rubbish.
The world is a complex place,
With lots of people and issues to navigate.
I was hurt and I still am,
But I hope and pray that Allah closes those wounds,
So I can continue with the rest of my life.
I want to accept myself for the way I am,
And be kind and merciful to myself.
It’s ok to make mistakes,
It’s ok to fall and do silly things.
It’s ok to be jealous and envious.
I’m human after all.
I cannot rid myself of these feelings,
And it’s not helpful to punish myself,
Or get angry and frustrated if I feel this way,
All I’m doing is prolonging the suffering and the pain.
The sea will sometimes be turbulent,
The weather will sometimes be stormy outside,
But that’s ok as it will pass.
Nothing is permanent.
It is our judgements and reactions that prolong the pain and cause suffering.
Sometimes the sea will flow gently,
Other times there will be big strong waves.
I will ride with it,
Go with the flow.
Embrace life with all that it brings.
There is beauty in existence,
This world can’t have cropped up by itself or come into being,
Without the doings of a great, divine being.
He made things that no human being could,
He put beautiful sights in our world,
And filled it with joy and happiness.
Joy in our family, friends,
The things we aspire to be and achieve.
He fills it with meaning and purpose,
Or else we’d just be empty, soul-less creatures,
Being confused and not really knowing what to do,
And most are lost.
But islam provides hope, salvation, a way out from the miseries of life.
A chance to be better, have better, be saved.
Ya Allah, please show us your mercy,
And allow us to prosper in our deen.