Ike, a Blessing in Disguise


Alhumdulillahi Rabbil A’lameen

All Praises are due to Allah, the Lord of the entire Universe.

What more is there to say than Alhumdulillah?

Ike came, inflicted damage, and left us with nothing. Or so we thought…

May Allah grant those few people who died because of the storm the status of Shaheed. Dying from a natural disaster. Alhumdulillah, green birds under Allah’s throne… eating from the fruits of Jannah… :) what can get better than that?

With Ike came the birth of real life. The life that millions – no billions – of people before us had experienced. Life seemed to slow down. No TV. No Computer. No Lights.

You know it’s amazing how much we rely on electricity. It’s like every single thing we do in life HALTS as soon as power is removed. It’s crazy… but it makes you think. How human are we? Are we just robots… a piece of equipment that fits into this big electrical machine? We are the consumers, the users… electricity is our lifeline. We feed off of it.

And surely Allah Subhana wa ta’ala can take away everything within the blink of an eye. As a test, to see if we will pass or fail. Can one of our vital assets be taken away without us complaining and whining and moping around all day? Would we take advantage of the new opportunities that had arisen?

Ike, Alhumdulillah, you were a blessing in disguise.

Never have I seen a more beautiful moonlit night than the nights after you had struck. Never had the time passed by so slowly… with every minute the possibility of a new adventure. Never had I talked with my family for hours upon hours face-to-face about everything and nothing and anything all over. You brought us back to reality, back to this earth that we live in, this Universe that we glorify our Lord for 17 times each day. “Alhumdulillahi Rabil A’lameen. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe.” The Universe that we had forgotten about in our technologically swamped lives.

You humanized us… by taking away everything that had made us into robots.

And now, a week later… we look at you as a small blessing, but we have yet to take heed to your lessons. “Clack clack clack” away on the buttons of our little robot friends. Life is speeding on by since you left… I haven’t seen the moon in a while… the last lengthy conversation I had with a family member was a 2 minute voicemail about the urgent need for Ice at Fast-a-thon…

But it may be that you dislike something which is good for you, and you may like something which is bad for you. Verily Allah knows while you know not. [Surah Al Baqarah:216]

Ike, you were a blessing in disguise.



~ by kwaai on September 25, 2008.

One Response to “Ike, a Blessing in Disguise”

  1. “the last lengthy conversation I had with a family member was a 2 minute voicemail about the urgent need for Ice at Fast-a-thon…”

    looool, it was great quality ice… we could only find 1 bag of it within a five mile radius.

    But yes, Ike was truly a blessing. It honestly just showed everyone how weak we are, and also how humanity isn’t meant to sit around all day doing absolutely nothing productive or meaningful. We’re not meant to be robots.

    *Beep Boop*

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