Imagine walking through a really thick dark fog. You’re struggling to see, your hands spread out in front of you, you’re desperately trying to find your way forward. Your sense of fear, confusion, anguish & stress is heightened. Lost in this thick fog you can’t focus on anything but this dark & scary mist! You don’t know what to do, or where to go for help!
And then imagine you find a bright torch in your pocket. You switch it on & start walking; your path is clear again, you can see exactly where you need to go & what you need to do. It’s not so scary anymore – it’s difficult but it’s not overwhelming.
The fog is trails/tribulations & the torch is your faith; Islam. We will always have ‘thick fog’s in our lives but without being armed with your Deen (faith) you will become overwhelmed, lost, confused & may wander off the track completely.
It is imperative that when we are tested that we do not lose focus, we don’t become overwhelmed with fear/anguish or stress. And to do that we use the ‘tools’ taught by Islam to help us to cope with these trials/tribulations.
Allah (God) says in the Quran; & seek help with patience and prayer.
So for all those walking through their ‘thick fog’s – use His advice to get through it. Turn to Him submissively & consistently in prayer & be patient.
He’s only using this to call you back to Him; accept the invitation!