Day 20 / Juzz 20
Every one of us, at some point in our lives, will feel emotional turmoil or emotional pain. For some, they may have to face a traumatic experience which will leave them feeling scarred for life, heartbroken and lost in this world.
However, when we feel we can’t get on with life after an experience we may have faced, then it’s time for us to recall the story of Ummi Musa – the Mother of Musa (as). In Surah Qasas, Allah talks about how Musa (as)’s mother had to throw Musa into the river and in doing so, her heart felt empty. She felt no emotion because of it. Imagine. She had two options. To either watch Musa be slaughtered by Firaun and his army, or throw him into the river, in a basket, whilst placing her trust in Allah.
This was no easy task for her, and by taking it upon herself to do it, by walking into her biggest nightmare, her heart became empty, and void of any feeling, like a person who is in shock. The worst of thoughts were occupying her mind. Would her child drown? Would she ever see her dear Musa again? Yet, who was it that calmed her heart? Allah.
He says: “And the heart of Moses’ mother became empty [of all else]. She was about to disclose [the matter concerning] him had We not bound fast her heart that she would be of the believers.”
Allah says, He “bound her heart” meaning He calmed it and strengthened it through faith.
This is so beautiful as it teaches you that whatever emotional turmoil your facing, whatever sorrow, grief, fear or loss, it is Allah who is capable of healing your heart. There is no such thing as “I am scarred for life”, when you truly believe that Allah will bind your heart with the sweetness of Imaan and will soothe your burning heart with the coolness of faith. So believe that Allah will intervene in your emotional traumas and will give you peace of heart and mind and remove your every sorrow.
May Allah soothe burning hearts with the coolness of faith and may He remove our sorrows and replace them with ease and the sweetness of ‘imaan, ameen.