Bosnian man making opanke (traditional Balkan shoes) in Bosna-Hercegovina
|—||Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns (via erraticintrovert)|
“Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”
― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
“And whosoever has taqwa of Allah, He will find for him a way out and provide him from where he could never imagine.” (Surah Talaq : Verse 3)
What strikes my interest in this ayah is beyond the beauty of the hope in this verse, but the justice in the relationship between us and Allah.
We have to take the initiative.
The first step.
The knock on the door—the tearful du’aa, the khushu in prayer, the dhikr, be what it may…
And through us calling, not only calling but actually building a relationship with Allah, establishing taqwa as this verse illustrates, Allah provides us means…treasures beyond our imagination. It’s inevitable.
But interestingly the muttaqqi does not seek the reward itself anyways…which is why he is so unique in Allah’s Eyes.
Yes we must hope, yes we still seek and ask. But we cannot remain stagnant. We must work on solidifying our end of the deal. And inshallah the rest, wallahi, will come.
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns