A Muslim Convert Once More: When You are Low on Hope…

Terence Nunnis
Terence Nunis

A Muslim Convert Once More

This is a record of my journey as a Muslim. I used to be Catholic and belonged to a missionary organisation. After my conversion, I sat on the board of a Muslim converts’ organisation and specialised in da’wah programmes, convert management, interfaith issues and apostasy cases. I am an initiate of a Sufi order. As such, the articles and writings tend to cover these areas. All the Arabic and graphics could not have been done without the help of my wife, Zafirah.

Friday, 9 April 2010

When You are Low on Hope…

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Consider this.  When you are low on hope, just like Noah (a.s.) on the ark.  It has been almost forty days.  And there is no land in sight.  There is water, water everywhere.  Water all around and below.  Nothing but sky above.  And this was no normal flood.  These are the Waters of Wrath.  They did not merely drown everyone; they burned them as if they were the fires of damnation even though the water was not hot.

According to the sirah, a raven was sent forth first.  It never came back.  And then, Noah (a.s.) sent a dove.  It came back, cold and miserable and shivering.  It had flown all night and found no place to roost.  All it saw was water and more water.  In the morning, he tried again.  He said a du’a and let the bird go.  He watched it until it was a mere speck on the horizon.  And then that speck was gone.  And with it, seemed to go his hope.  But he was a Prophet of Allah (s.w.t.). Link

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