By: Syed Mohsin Attiq
ife is a great test of one’s tolerance, patience, magnanimity & maturity. Everyone has to sip this bitter glass of divine reality. We have to adjust to multi-dimensional posed by different circumstances. There is no other option but to demonstrate wisdom & faith in Almighty Allah.
Firstly, life is itself a bitter reality of different circumstances & situations. Everyone comes across positive & as well as negative circumstances & situations. No one can escape from negative aspects of these situations & circumstances. Even our holy Prophets had to go through different divine challenges. Many of our holy Prophets achieved martyrdom, while facing these situations & circumstances.
The tragedy of Karbala was clear manifestation of harsh circumstances & situations, which were bravely faced by Imami-Aali Maqam (As) & his companions. otherwise, Almighty Allah could have easily saved Imami-Aali Maqam (As) & 72 pious Sahabis by divine intervention. The battle of Ahud & Badr were fought due to challenging times & situations. Having said that, No one is cent percent contended in life. Happiness & successful life is not linked to materialistic overtones. Even great emperors & kingdoms got submerged in pages of history due to situations & circumstances. Situations & circumstances are integral part of our lives. We can’t escape from challenges of life. Human history is overloaded with different challenges & circumstances.
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Secondly, we have to adjust to different challenges of life. We have to evolve our thought processes in such a way, that can withstand these challenges & circumstances. We have to learn to make our adjustment in our personal & professional lives. Everyone can live a successful life by making adjustments & compromises. Inflexible & arrogant stances don’t stand test of times. They are bound to fail in real life situations. Husbands & wives can live happily my making adjustments & compromises. Any inflexible handling of post-marital life can ruin lives of people. Both of these life partners need to tolerate & respect each other. They have to accept difference of opinion in a democratic society. Same is the case with professional lives. Every institution achieves height of progress & prosperity by making adjustments & compromises.
Any professional head is supposed to deliver utmost sincerity in making adjustments & compromises. Otherwise, alienation & resentment can shake his foundations. We come across different episodes of people facing from life threatening diseases. Many of these patients sometimes take extreme steps of suicides. But at the same time, some patients deliver exemplary qualities of patience & tolerance. We very often hear about terrible episodes of domestic violence & dowry related deaths. These episodes unfold due to terrible thought processes.
Lastly, suicide is never an option to achieve goals & objectives of life. Suicide is nothing but a clear surrender to different situations & circumstances. suicide is an escape route from bitter realities of life. In recent times, we have witnessed horrible rise in suicide cases especially in our valley of Kashmir.
These suicide cases are mostly linked with post-marital disputes domestic violence, unemployment & other mental diseases. It is the time to give a tough reply to different challenges of life. Time has come to resist tooth & nail any kind of injustice & harassment. Time has come to demonstrate highest ideals of wisdom, patience & action. We can’t see innocent lives being lost to extreme steps of suicides. We have to evolve a pragmatic, realistic & concrete strategy in order to face bitter challenges of our lives. Infact, time has come to knock doors of law & justice in order to resist vultures of lust & money. May Allah grant us wisdom to face bitter circumstances & situations.
Author is a scale one bank officer. He can be mailed at email@example.com