On your journey towards “success” there will always be critics waiting in the sidelines to tear down what you are attempting to build. And sometimes the greatest “critic” that you have to battle is actually your internal critic who recites monologues of all the reasons you should quit.
Whenever these negative voices creep up on me, I try to remind myself of Prophet Nuh’s (as) story. It’s really quite incredible. Prophet Nuh (as) called his people for 950 years and they didn’t listen to the words of guidance. Finally, he was asked by Allah (swt) to build an ark in anticipation of a great flood.[ ]
Asmaa Hussein is the author of “A Temporary Gift: Reflections on Love, Loss, and Healing,” a gripping memoir about widowhood. She has authored several children’s books and is the creator of http://www.ruqayabookshelf.com, a website about the Islamic parenting experience. Asmaa was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and currently lives there with her family.