During this unprecedented time; this new stage of humanity of the pandemic has brought with it strange tote unusual times.
Makes me think what is the plan of Allah (swt)/ what is it as Believers that we should take away from these strange times?
Is there any benefit/ any wisdom/ any reason? of course, the answer is yes, but what?
There are more people experiencing loneliness; the perhaps ever before.
feeling lonely leads to other mental health disorders life, feeling very anxious, being depressed, in worst case scenario feeling like you’re so lonely that what is the point living?
Just because you are alone doesn’t necessarily mean you are lonely. This is a very interesting way of looking at time when you are by yourself. Most of us have more free time working from home Etc.
From Surat al-mulk: Allah (swt) says indeed those who fear their Master and the Unseen, for them is forgiveness and a huge reward.
Interpretation-is that they fear Allah when they are all by themselves when nobody is around.
you recognize that time as a moment of being in solitude in the company of Allah, no longer have to worry about other people looking and what other people are thinking is just about what Allah sees.
Now your time alone in isolation as becomes a time where you the gain of closeness towards Allah (swt).
Ayesha (ra) was asked by ibn omar (ra): tell me the most amazing thing you saw from the life of the prophet (saw).
she said, I remember one night; He woke up and I woke up and he said allow me to be with my Master, he asked permission to leave the bed and go to the prayer-mat and Ayesha (ra) said to be in your company. But I also love what you love…… And then she said I saw him standing the entire night in salatul tahajjud and then I saw him cry until his beard came moist and then I saw him cry more and to the place of his prostration became wet with his Blessed tears.
And then I said to him after he finished, yeah! Messenger of Allah, why do you do this to yourself, but Allah has forgiven you for what you’ve done your past and He said should I not be a grateful slave? Allahu akbar.
The moments that Allah gives you your life or you’re by yourself but those moments He gave you to see you take advantage of them. Do you remember Him on your lips? Do you think about Him in your heart?
And this is yet another way to lift yourself If you feel lonely to remind yourself that you know what? I’m not by myself; Allah is with me; just like Allah was with young Yusuf (A.S).
So your finest hours; my brothers; your best moments in life could actually be the moment that you are all alone.