So little did I know, at precisely two years ago — today, I cross-posted this photo right after the Ramadhan festive, while asking The Sustainer in the most sincere Du’a (supplication) possible — to allow me to visit His Bai’tulloh (The Lord House) one day.
Yet a year later — The Nourisher granted my Du’a (supplication) by sufficing my Bara’kah (provisions), both spiritually and mentally — and had given me the permission to hold the stones that made the foundation to all Abrahamic religions.
عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ
And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” | QS 40:60.
Moral of the story — never lose hope on His mercy and blessings. He’s listening to all of your prayers and supplications, He’s waiting for you to come and address your stories to Him— that you may become Istiqomah (consistent) on His Shiratal Mustaqim (The Straight Path).
إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ
صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ
“It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path – The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray” | QS 1:5-7.
So, yes — everything happens for a reason. There’s no such things as a coincidence. All you need to do is, ask The Almighty, and He’ll grant your wishes upon time. Have faith and be patient upon your prayers.
فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
“So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?” | QS 55:55.
C’est La Vie! 🙂