I Need Peace in Me


Seeking peace from obeying Allah ta’ala is always more satisfying than giving into anger. 

You know when something really annoys you – a blaze of red hot anger covers your heart and blinds your sight. It downloads a virus into your mind and is almost always followed by regret. Anger. Something we all suffer from at more than one times in our lives. Triggered by an event, or a knowledge of something agitating… that horrible feeling of unrest inside yourself, think about it.

Discomfort and unrest. Discontent and unhappy. Annoyed with yourself and others. Seeing your reflection itches you and you wish and truly long for something which feels out of reach and too far – you want peace.

Peace within yourself. You want to be able to take a deep cool breath and release the anger inside you.

“Verily in the remembrance of Allah, do heart find rest”

Remembering your Creator reminds you of your purpose. Reminds you why you’re here – why are you sitting reading this? Why did you wake up this morning? Why do you love your family? Why are you obliged to cover yourself when you step out the house…? Or why do you feel discomfort when your hair is dancing in the wind, as opposed to the tassles on their headscarves…?

Abu Productive from ProductiveMuslim recently asked three questions in an email newsletter.

1. Did I live for Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and His Messenger (Peace be upon him)?

2. Did I love Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and His Messenger (Peace be upon him)?

3. Did I matter for the Ummah?

The symbol Hijab advocates is that which answers all three questions.

1) Living for Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) should be, of course, dominant in every action we do. Hijab, if observed with the right intentions is making a lifestyle choice which affects your life a great deal, sometimes – fee sabilillah – for the sake of Allah.

2) Obeying the command of Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) is a way of showing your love. If you truly love your mother and she asks you to do something for her – you’ll do it. Even if it’s a hard task, because the love you have for her is greater than your desire. Nurture the love you have for Allah and His Rasool and let it grow, inshaAllah.

3) Being a flag bearer of Islam, your actions reflect your religion. Doing a good deed, in hijab, gives a completely different perception from others. Hijab is a symbol of modesty, simple as – but you may be amazed at how a smiling sister in hijab, can inspire another sister to cover – and smile…

Don’t act upon the anger – think. Remember Him. This is a test and nothing is worth disobeying your Lord, nothing at all. So do the right thing however hard it is, however many tears may fall, however many snide comments you may receive. Because you are more important than the anger. You’re truly worth more.

Patience, my dear sister. You are not alone – so smile. (: