My thoughts and reflections on Juz’ 19 have impacted my life in many ways. As human beings, we are constantly being tested in this dunya, whether it is an obstacle or some people who will constantly doubt or tear others down.
These are adversities that we face as our prophets did during their times. What I have also learned about Juz’ 19 is that the prophets had added hardships of ridicule, threats, abuse (whether it is mental or physical), forms of intimidation and rejection from disbelievers in their own communities. The prophets experienced many challenges, but it never deterred them from staying true to their beliefs or values of the deen. The prophets never stopped their tasks of not only spreading the deen but the belief that Allah (SWT) is the only God.
With every hardship comes ease, and Allah will never put a soul through anything that they cannot bear. I have learned this throughout my life and know that Allah will test those that He loves through challenges to only reap the rewards from our merciful Lord. “The servants of Allah Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, ‘Peace!’” (25:63). This to me is a constant and beautiful reminder to always give thanks and praises to Allah for His mercy and for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon us. I have learned over the course of my life to be mindful and consistently acknowledge that Allah is the reason for many of my accomplishments and that being humble will continue to keep grounded to my deen.
This to me is a constant and beautiful reminder to always give thanks and praises to Allah for His mercy and for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon us.
Juz’ 19 not only explains the many hardships that the prophets had to endure while spreading their deen but also explains that they were able to overcome obstacles while gaining believers along their journey that was given to them by Allah. Another great quotation that is repeated eight times throughout chapter 26, Ash-Shu’ara: “Verily in this is a sign. But most of them do not believe. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.” This is very impactful for me because it reminds me to always remember Allah when going through the hardships of this dunya.
Juz’ 19 has given me constant reminders of saying “Alhamdulillah”. I am blessed to go through this dunya and cherish the loved ones who have encouraged me to become the best person I can be. They also encourage me to not let the bad actions as well as the ignorance of others prevent me from accomplishing my goals, all while praising Allah.
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Amru Saleh is a marketing consultant, entertainer, and fitness enthusiast. He has collaborated in various forms of entertainment such as standup comedy, improv, and sports podcasts. He is a graduate of University of Maryland where he was a member of the African Student Union and Organization of Arab Students.