Day 1 / Juz 1 (Ramadan ’17):-
“…Call upon your Lord to bring forth for us from the earth its green herbs and its cucumbers and its garlic and its lentils and its onions.” [Moses] said, “Would you exchange what is better for what is less?” [2: 61]
How many times has the world dazzled us so we sought it out fervently, not realising that what we already have is tons better. How often have we exchanged what was better for what was worse, blinded by emotion or greed. Bani Israel did this with regards to food, but we do it every day with regards to a plethora of things; our possessions, our homes, our relationships, etc. There’s a saying in Arabic that says: “الخير فيما اختاره الله” – which means ‘Goodness lies in what Allah has chosen for you.” So wait out on the calls of this world and don’t rush to answer it so quickly. If you have a great blessing from God, hold it tight, hold it tight. Perhaps it is the goodness that Allah has chosen for you above all else.