It always bothered me when people told me “You’re so strong.”

Like, no. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

It took time for me to realize, understand, and embrace the fact that they were right. They are right.

I am strong. Alhamdulillah.

And I’m grateful for that fact and blessing, because it’s what helped me get through a lot in my life. And that isn’t to say that I don’t have my bad days, low moments, and sad thoughts. But it’s important to remember to allow yourself to feel that sadness, that pain, that hurt.

Ignoring the pain inside you and pretending it isn’t there is far more cowardly than actually facing it head-on. Pushing through the hurt is brave. It is strength.

We’re all only given what we can handle. And even though most days I look up at the sky like, “@God – are you sure?” I get through every single day with an attitude of gratefulness and trust in His plan. Tawakkul is a hard concept to grasp, but when you do – hold tightly to that rope of Allah (swt) and never let go.

It’s hard to see the reason why we’re put through certain tests, but we’ll get there eventually. InshaAllah. We just have to remember that everything happens for a reason, and Allah (swt) will never, ever forsake us.


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