He spoke to me
With the head & heart at odds at each other, the spirit in lowly form for so long, He spoke to me. Ustazah & I paused at the line for a while; tears in our eyes, a half-smile on our lips; and then we continued to read together till the end.
I missed her. I missed going over to her place. I missed reading with her. It was beautiful. Tonight was beautiful.
This was the line:
“Or do you think that you shall enter the Garden (of bliss) without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering & adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Messenger and those of faith who were with him cried: “When (will come) the help of Allah?” Ah!
Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!” – Surah al-Baqarah 2:214
SubhanAllah. Indeed, the Qur’an is shifa’, a cure. And how its cured my broken spirit. :) Alhamdulillah.