struggle_quoteNote: wahala means problem in Nigerian pigeon English

Wahala dey: there is problem

There are days when our eyes open to view the world without gratitude,

Feeling anger, pain and sadness because we think life is beating us up.

The first thoughts to rush into our minds are clusters of problems we have.

Some of us do recognize the blessings that surround us, but still

It doesn’t change how bitter we feel, it doesn’t change the urge to give up.

We do not fully understand what giving up means, but we know we can’t take our own lives.

And so we listen to the voice that feeds us with bitter thoughts ,

The voice we think is ours. But of course it is the devil, or a deep thought that the devil has leornado DiCaprio’ed into our minds.

“Inception” so deep we fear we do not have the strength to carry on.

When everything around you starts to make you angry one way or the other, and you don’t specifically pin point where your anger is coming from, why?

Even when asked ‘what is wrong?’ Very few of us can reply with a direct line.

It’s because the reason or entity that usually brings us to such a place is worldly and trivial compared to the magnificence of eternal happiness.

So we are shy to say we are mad because we couldn’t get something we wanted or that we feel insufficient to something or someone who is not our creator or an exemplary figure endorsed by our creator.

These are times when only our faith and patience can ease our burden, our beliefs. Patience is said to be a great gift.

Prophet Muhammed the messenger of Allah said :

“No-one can be given a better and more abundant gift than patience.”

(al-Bukhârî and Muslim)

From the Quran we know…

“And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint – none but persons of the greatest good fortune” (Fussilât 41:35).

We cannot learn to be patient in one day, even if we want to. We must practice and pray to our creator to bless us with it.

This life is not meant to be easy, it is not meant to be without struggle or challenge. The things we call ‘problems’ will never stop coming until We are 6feet under .Problems will just change forms and colors, presenting themselves in more dynamic ways as we grow. Let’s not even call them problems, but challenges.

“But those who had been granted (true) knowledge said: ‘Alas for you! The reward of Allâh (in the Hereafter) is best for those who believe and work righteousness: but this none shall attain, save those who steadfastly persevere (in good)” (al-Qasas 28:80).

So we must keep solving, if indeed we mean to pass the test. The best form of enjoyment we can get during this test are the benefits of being close to our creator, every other thing is an overrated experience.

Think of yourself as a champion, champions don’t stop, they can’t stop, they must not stop, they will only truly relax when they die, for if the champions stop, what hope is left for the rest, what then do those who look up to them do?

If you stop trying because wahala dey, then surely wahala go dey.

–      S.U.Y.A. Shehu Usman Yakubu, Nigerian by nationality, Founder and CEO of Sabali Fashion, Studied in Istanbul Turkey.


5 thoughts on “WAHALA DEY

  1. That’s absolutley true. May Allah give us patience and guide us through our daily and life challenges. Ameen. Thanks for this additional knowledge.

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