Life is Difficult

That was the year 1996 When I was in grade 7th. I watched Pakistani long play named ‘Zeast mushkil hay’ means ‘Life is difficult’. That time I could only understand the meaning of this sentence. I discussed about this statement with my dear brother a lot. I did not know that how is it made difficult for us. I did not want to accept that statement. I wanted to live with the illusion that life should be fun and easy.

Well, later than 1998 – the year of desperation, My brother said a tearful farewell to me. He left this world. He died. Then I started to face life’s difficulties with my own eyes, feeling cynical, coming to terms with life’s harsh realities. I always tried to sort that out Why Life is so much difficult for us. I made some surveys over internet. I asked with many other people that what they think about life. I always end up in this statement Yes Life is difficult. I thought why Allah has made the life thorny. I read out many books, quotations and asked with others but none of them was satisfaction.

Lately in 2007 I was reciting Quran Sharif with translation. I read following ayât that made a very simple but profound point that life has been created difficult.

Sûrah al Balad
‘Bila shuba hum ny insane ko bare mushaqaat main paida kia hy.’
‘Verily, We have created man into pain, toil and trial.'(4)

This whole Sûrah made a lot of sense. This time I searched with the right thing that’s why I got the answer. I was no longer mystified.

I explore the Quran to understand it more clearly. I found many Qur’ânic ayât show that pretty much everything about this life is a trial. Family, wealth, relationships, good and bad things, Everything is means of testing us. I am copying a few here!

Sûrah al Imrân
‘…Agar tum sabar karo orr parhaizgari ikhteyar karo to byshak yeh bare himmat ka kaam hy.’
‘Assuredly ye will be tried in your property and in your persons, and ye will hear much wrong from those who were given the Scripture before you, and from the idolaters. But if ye persevere and ward off (evil), then that is of the steadfast heart of things. (186)’

Sûrah al An’am
‘Orr hum ny issi tarhan logo main baaz ko baaz k zairyey sy aazmaish main dala ta k who inn ko daikh kar kahen kia hum main sy yeh log hain jin par ALLAH ny ehsan kia?…’
‘And even so do We try some of them by others, that they say: Are these they whom Allah favoureth among us? … (53)’

Now again a question ‘?’ arise in my mind that how we could transcend from the difficulties of life. This question solved out when I met an interesting event.

Life is difficultFew months back one of my colleague gave me a puzzle and asked to solve it. I tried but I failed, someone else could solve it partially the next finished and won it within 5 mints. Because she practiced it. Then I thought : A Puzzle – that can be solved if we practice it. Similar with life – If we practice life as per the rules of ISLAM it will be very easy and solved.


3 Responses to “Life is Difficult”

  1. great thoughts…mashaAllah.keep it up

  2. Happy to see you here.
    Small pleasures and bigger sorrows adding Life to Life. You place yourself above all the world and look down, including your life, you’ll find all that is perfectly balanced for serving an unknown purpose.

  3. I lost my mother last month. I just cant unerstand how can her back. Never felt so but my mind is accepting that she has left me forever. Yes, you are right life is difficult but sometimes when you have loving people around it looks like heaven. And when they are gone you feel like walking in the desert on a hot day alone…!

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