Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Journey, Uncertain.

I didn't realise that it has been over a year since I last posted anything here. Had I been too busy? Perhaps. Or too lazy? Probably. Or too occupied with other things? Maybe. All the possibilities that actually are just made up excuses for something we did or did not do. 

So what am I going to write this time, I ask myself. Truth is, I am writing a book and maybe that is why I am forgetting my dear blog here. I should not do this to it for RumahBilut is the one I can regard as my first public platform of putting all my words into print. Indeed, as I shape the future, I should not forget to preserve the past.

Perhaps if I continue writing something here, it is proof that I am not ignoring it. And so I shall. Just write and write. Many things have happened in the past one year and very recently. Many people, bloggers included, have been writing about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH 370 and so I shall not do the same. Suffice to say, I share the sorrow of this unexpected turn of event. Really unfortunate. What makes it even worse is that up to the time of writing, the loss remains a mystery. Many theories and assumptions have been suggested by many quarters. Conspiracy theory included. We try to find who the person or persons or party behind this event. We want to put the blame on someone. On the other hand, there is also the power of God, and that id He so wills, anything that seems impossible can be possible.

Questions questions questions. People can grow to be impatient when they have no answers to their questions. Yet we are only human. Life is such that the more we ask the more we don't have the answers, the more we know the more we don't know. I am certain on one thing that God is testing us. 

As the Islamic scholar, philosopher, theologian and logician Ibn Taimiyyah quoted: "A clamaity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah."

We have been through many happiness as well as sadness throughout our times. And so I realise that one must not be too happy when good befalls him, and not too sad when bad befalls him. Life itself is indeed a series of trials and test for each human being. Perhaps the only thing certain in our life is uncertainty, and that God is with us throughout the journey.

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