Waves of Silent Surrender


*The rhythm of surrender is a part of who we are with each heartbeat and involuntary blink of our eyes, a part of us we can't deny.*
- Dawud. W. Ali

There are times when there is so much to be said, but no way of saying it. Where only silence can speak, and voices must surrender. I can only sing the song if I know the words. The rhythm is with me, but I fade into the background.

Trust. Can we? Do we? Should we? We must. But each situation is unique. Trust is not a privilege for all. It's sacred. Trust cannot exist where security is compromised or uncertain. Where or how can we be convinced of our safety?

Love. The silence of surrender.

Determination. It comes through, but only in a good way if one's perception of reality isn't twisted by the belief that success was controlled by the self, or that one is entitled to the good of one's life. Determination is a gift, and seeming success is a reward that comes as relief after patiently persevering through hardships on the path of seeking goodness.

Loss. No losses need to exist. Nothing is lost when you look for the depths that can be gained. No pain, no time, no effort has to be futile; but it must be accompanied by perseverance of the greatest kind. The kind that serves no human or that answers to nothing of creation.

Sometimes when we think too hard, the path to peace becomes blurred. Sometimes the brain deserves a break and a chance to exhale.

Most times, we just have to ride the wave. Come what may, with values, faith, and the desire for eternal peace, the path is attainable. Some waves are smooth sailing and others are tough, but every wave will pass. Every wave will give you the strength that you need at the time that you need it but only if you allow yourself to see it as a vehicle en route to your destination.

If you focus on the process, the goal will come into sight. But if you focus on the goal, the process will become a difficult blur.

By the grace of God, success is measured by Him and success is only possible through Him. His plan we trust, and to Him do we submit.

May He guide us, protect us, and bestow His peace upon us all, ameen.


iMuslim said...


Assalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah

*cheeky grin that says i am pleased to see you*

I pray that you're well, sis.

Sometimes when we think too hard, the path to peace becomes blurred. Sometimes the brain deserves a break and a chance to exhale.

So very, very true. I am guilty as charged, your honour, of thinking far too much. It is not a sign of intelligence; it is a sign of an imbalance! Of excessive nit-picking and worrying over things one has no control over.

Sometimes i do just have to switch my brain off. The off key keeps on disappearing though. Pesky thing. I should really put it on a key chain...

[apologizes for the incoherence of her comment]


Farzeen said...

Wa 'alaykum assalaam wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatu!

IMuslimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

Ahlan. AlhamduliAllah I am well. But I think my writing might indicate otherwise because it has no flow at all! (...and it doesn't make much sense) I'd delete this entry except that the essence of it I consider important for me in some way, and thus I'll leave it. I guess my other option is to edit it, but I suspect there isn't much hope.

So you're thinking too much eh? The key chain idea sounds great! hehe...

A sign of imbalance..hmm..as always, I must say to you "interesting." That is another way of looking at it, but intelligence somtimes does play a part I think, doctor :).

Have you tried tai chi? Cuz it's all a'bawt tha chi! :)

No apologies necessary my dear. You must know by now, I wear the crown of incoherence...hehe. And besides that, you weren't incoherent..masha'Allah. :)

"Do you think that you will enter the Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: 'When (will come) the help of God?' Ah! Verily the help of God is (always) near!" [2:214]



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--Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him]