I was scrolling my Instagram and saw few updates from people I'm following. And some of them are few girls I know when they traveled to Czech few days ago. Actually, I even traveled with them to Adršpach, a nice place to enjoy the nature if you come to Czech. And few scenes in Narnia were taken at the rock town. ^_^
Do you know that there is a surah in Quran entitled Ants?
It is An-Naml, surah number 27.
“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Al-Baqarah, 2:286)
|Snezka, Czech - Credit to the photographer :)|
|source - Google image|
I just knew that in summer ants always prepare food, not only for usage in summer but in winter too! They keep on preparing on something which is yet to come. Just imagine, even people would love to stay at home in super cold days, the same goes to the ants. See, they know how to make use of their time to the fullest.
Remember this quote?
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
I know planning is not really the problem here. People plan a lot, but we feel so hard and struggle to make all those planned things work!
Hihi I remember Farah's post on SMART goal;- one of the example is "I want to lose 5kg before 31st March 2015 by 3 times workout weekly."
And I really like her idea of writing it down and tell people about the goal. At least, we will try our best to work hard on it, and other people will keep reminding us too :)
|Credit - eggs of ants are sold as exotic food. T_T|
At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it." - An-Naml 27:18
(Maralah angkatan itu) hingga apabila mereka sampai ke "Waadin-Naml", berkatalah seekor semut: "Wahai sekalian semut, masuklah ke sarang kamu masing-masing, jangan Sulaiman dan tenteranya memijak serta membinasakan kamu, sedang mereka tidak menyedari".
So he smiled, amused at her speech; and he said: "O my Lord! so order me that I may be grateful for Thy favours, which thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may work the righteousness that will please Thee: And admit me, by Thy Grace, to the ranks of Thy righteous Servants. - An-Naml 27:19
"Maka tersenyumlah Nabi Sulaiman mendengar kata-kata semut itu, dan berdoa dengan berkata:" Wahai Tuhanku, ilhamkanlah daku supaya tetap bersyukur akan nikmatMu yang Engkau kurniakan kepadaku dan kepada ibu bapaku, dan supaya aku tetap mengerjakan amal soleh yang Engkau redai; dan masukkanlah daku - dengan limpah rahmatMu - dalam kumpulan hamba-hambaMu yang soleh".
Can you feel how humble he was? T_T
We can relate this situation in our life too. As ants maybe represent the normal, ordinary people like us; workers, students, children - anyone who don't really have 'power' on others. Nabi Sulaiman represent 'powerful' people that rule the society.
Even though He was chosen to be the prophet, and granted a big kingdom, had lots of abilities and wealth; but he knew that all of them were given by Allah. And they can be taken away from his life anytime. SubhanAllah!
I really wish to see people nowadays, appreciate what they have now. Like not using their power for something that is not serving the community. Back to the basic, all of us are humans and we belong to one God and He is the one who rules us. :)
p/s/s - When you say/share something, you need to do it too. :)