‘You are mine and only mine’, we all grow up with this feeling towards someone in our lives. It doesn’t necessarily need to be the opposite gender, this feeling is sometimes shared with parents and siblings as well. And then when we see that a person never remains ‘mine’ forever, that they must give their attention elsewhere, we get heart-breaks.
Human beings have this natural inclination to love someone dearly, so much so that they can’t bear it when that person gives more attention to someone else. We want that person ‘all for ourselves’. To have the feeling is natural, but to expect that from a human being is the mistaken part of the story.
When I was young, I used to often think, ‘if I am making du’a to Allah now, and my friend as well, who will He be listening to? Won’t the attention be divided? I want Him to give full attention to me, I want Him to listen to me only’.
Alhamdulillah, after learning Islamic ‘Aqeeda, I realised that Allah is like no one, and thinking that He is not able to give full attention to you at the same time is actually perceiving Him the way we perceive Humans, hence this is totally wrong.
Allah tells about Himself, ‘and there is none like Him’. And indeed, there is no comparison to Him. He is above all imperfections and weaknesses. He is able to give us all due attention and love whenever we need though human beings cannot. So, when you realize this attribute of perfection of Allah , don’t you realize that it is His attention your heart was yearning for? Yes, it wasn’t an imperfect human being you wanted, though you mistakenly thought so, but it was Allah Whose companionship you have been longing, and by submitting to His Will, you now fill that void in your heart!
There is no better companionship than the companionship of Allah , Who is there for you whenever you need Him, whenever you want to talk to Him, whenever you want to complain to Him, whenever you want to shed tears to Him, He is above all imperfections!
Aaah…..the beauty of Islamic Creed.
Faria Alam is a young aspiring student who seeks to help young females educate themselves. She is a freelance writer and loves to read books of different disciplines. She takes great interest in personal development.