I read this short passage yesterday in the Urdu magazine, “Saathi” and it moved me to tears. Though I am not an expert at translation, and I don’t think that the translation that I’d do would do justice to the effect that it produced upon me, I’d write it in urdu.
“کسی نے بو علی سینا سے پوچہا۔ ‘سناوَ دن کیسے گزر رہے ہیں؟’۔
رو پڑے اور جواب دیا۔’
‘اللّھ کی رحمتیں گناہگار یہونے کے باوجود لگاتار مجھ پر برس رہی ہیں۔ سمجھ نہیں آتا کہ میں کس بات پر اس کا شکر ادا کروں۔ کثرت نعمت پر یا اپنے بے انداذہ عیبوں کی پردہ پوشی پر۔”
I was reading this and I couldn’t control the flow of tears from my own eyes because this made me realize how many blessings Allah Ta’ala has showered upon me and yet I fail to thank Him the way it should be done. Not only that, I failed to even realize how much He has given to me and I have been so arrogant to acknowledge His love, His Rehmahs, and His Nemats. I have been sooo blind and soo shallow.
I’m sharing all this because I know this depression and this shadow of sorrow that engulfs me every now and then, someone out there must have been feeling the same way and since it was by Allah’s Grace that I have read the passage in the troubling times and He made me realize how stupid I have been. Might as well, someone might as well gain from it as I have gained from it.
And He is the most Forgiving, and I pray that He forgives me. Ameen.
“Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest”