With the pain aching in my heart, I enter. The people around me sore as I am. A mutual feeling. We didn’t know then that this sorrow was watering the seed of the strength inside us that will grow for the events that follow.
Days pass, and with every second the bond between us grew as the trees inside us nourish. We prayed together, ate together, and laughed together. Even though we were locked on land, our freedom was flowing, beyond the borders connecting with those who are going through similar consequences as us around the world. We became one.
Others looked at us as if we were mad, and other’s kept plotting against us not knowing that their own evil will be the reason that will one day end them. We then started to understand, how this was all weaved into our lives that were, before all of this, becoming so “lifeless”. Awakened, we understood that this was how it was always supposed to be. He sent us messages, signs, verses of warnings and stories of those before us to explain to us what we were, for so long before those days, lacking to understand.
The days that came were harder and harder yet our faith, patience and strength helped us endure the prison we came to see the world as. Even though the gushing blood of our family and friends who were martyred by the junta devastated us at first, by time it helped water the trees that grew within. It helped us resist injustice even though it was scraping our insides and carving our scars that made us even more prepared to fight what will still come. We understood that those who caused the pain and evil in the beginning were the ones who made us rise. They ironically gave us the push to nurture the strength within us. And then we understood the life we had to lead, the one we were really created for.
We are built do endure the temporary world we are put in and so as gratitude for being amongst those who are chosen to see the truth, we must carry on the fight no matter how much it may hurt, until justice prevails for surely victory is near. We were originally created for Paradise and only there we will feel the absolute comfort. Thus, we will stand with perseverance and fight till we triumph or die fighting for Allah’s sake, which will surely be the ultimate victory.
And by the will of Allah, we will finally hear from Him:
أَمْ حَسِبْتُمْ أَن تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِكُم مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ خَلَوْا مِن قَبْلِكُم ۖ مَّسَّتْهُمُ الْبَأْسَاءُ وَالضَّرَّاءُ وَزُلْزِلُوا حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَ الرَّسُولُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ مَتَىٰ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّ نَصْرَ اللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ
Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,”When is the help of Allah ?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.
-َ Quran ( Al Baqarah, 2:214)