Skip to main content

Inner Winter- The Bitter Cold

He said a lot of things in the past you just can't forget. Feelings you thought you left behind a long time ago are really manifesting in your relationship every day. You struggle to move on, but that one word or new argument opens old wounds that appear to never heal.

These feelings hold you back from moving forward. Your marriage or any relationship that you had with others where you hold bitterness and resentment in your heart will not allow you to have a healthy relationship.

Moving on is easier said than done. With time and proper healing, we can rid ourselves of that inner winter, that coldness of bitterness. I have had relationships in the past and the present that I have not really healed from, and when that happens you find yourself bringing old baggage in new relationships and you start sabotaging your new relationships  Even sabotaging your marriage.

It is a real test for a believer to forgive another. Have you said something to someone else that you felt bad about later? Imagine if that person resented you for what you said. Not a good feeling? So imagine what we are doing to ourselves and others when we do not forgive. We know our Lord is Al Ghaffur- The All Forgiving, and daily we sin and we sin and we sin some more, but our Lord does not resent us for it, He simply wants us to ask for forgiveness and strive to stay away from sinning. Allah says in the Quran " Surah An Nisa and whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allah's Forgiveness, he will find Allah Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

None of us are perfect and have to remember that spending time hating, resenting, and being bitter it truly wasted time. Sure your feelings were hurt, and if this person made a sincere attempt to apologize and do better than nothing is holding us back from moving on except ourselves. 

You have some who may never make up for the wrongs they caused you and for you, that is okay. We have to stop allowing people to control how we feel and determine how we live our life. Life is much pleasurable and enjoyable when resentment and bitterness is not eating away at you. It is killing your life and relationships, it is up to us to make the decision to move on, sincerely--and as we do not want Allah to not forgive us, we should strive to do the same for others. As much as we do bad-wrong-haraam-that is not pleasing to our Lord, we should be concerned in often seeking His forgiveness and practice that forgiveness in our life.

The Prophet was the most forgiving person. He was ever ready to forgive his enemies. When he went to Ta’if to preach the message of Allah, its people mistreated him, abused him and hit him with stones. He left the city humiliated and wounded. When he took shelter under a tree, the angel of Allah visited him and told him that Allah sent him to destroy the people of Ta’if because of their sin of maltreating their Prophet. Muhammad prayed to Allah to save the people of Ta'if, because what they did was out of their ignorance.-Hadith

Salallahu alayhi wa salaam!! What a hadith to reflect on about forgiving others.

Keys to forgiving others and having healthy relationships:

  • Pray for the one who wronged you and pray for them to become better
  • Ask Allah to change your heart with the intent of not having animosity against anyone 
  • Take A Lesson from it and use it to better your life and relationships
  • In Marriage even simply expressing what hurt us or offended us leaves room for it to be corrected, thus giving the heart some closer
  • Keep Asking Allah for forgiveness because we are not perfect and we could have hurt someone just as we have been hurt
  • Be mindful of what you say, or tongues are a dangerous thing and can either help or hurt us
  • If someone is having a bad day or you are do not allow it to make that your feelings for the day, make the resolve to have a good day 


  1. Love these tips, MashAllah. Sub7anAllah, how fogiving the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) was. If we could stive for just a pinch of his character, we would better our positions in all aspects of this life.

  2. Amazing piece moved by it masha allah


Post a Comment

Let's keep it positive, what's on your mind?

Popular posts from this blog

The Passing Of A Prince

One month later...  If you would have told me, that I would be eventually blogging as a widow, I would have probably said that I couldn't imagine it!

Well here I am, writing as a widow. My husband (may Allah have mercy on him, and grant him jannah ameen ameen) passed away last month, December 20th, 2016, from complications from his condition.  My whole life changed and I am learning to heal and process this tremendous loss with our six children.

I met my husband in 2006 mashaAllah, and as I like to tell people, I started this adventure 10 yrs ago when I met a Prince from Kings County (Brooklyn NYC) married him, and became his princess alhamdulilah. When we first met, I felt like "wow this handsome guy, I cant believe he is even giving me the time of day." Lord knows I am thankful for all the time of our days, our road trips, and adventures.

I think of an old status message I shared on facebook
" I've dedicated ten years of my heart to this loveable adventurous g…

5 Ways To Love Your Husband MORE

I had to blow the dust off the blog tonight, as I only write when I am feeling inspired. SubhanAllah, tonight feels like a good night to share a few thoughts on the blog.
How can you, love your husband more?

1.) Speak words that will uplift his spirit. I remember when I would be feeling nervous, and anxious about some event, and my husband (may Allah have mercy on him, ameen) would say encouraging words, that made me feel like the most confident woman in the world. We have the ability to be that voice of encouragement in our mates lives. What mountains we cannot move, when our spouse speaks life into our being! Through out the day, speak to your mate in a way that will help them be better. 
2.) Put your love into action: Yes you can say "I love you" all day long, but adding to that by doing loving gestures, show and prove what we feel inside. Surprising our spouse by writing a love note, or sending a loving text, adds a little more joy to their days. In a world where there …

Praying For Your Husband

Good morning world,

This morning I felt inspired to write a few words, in prayers that it will benefit you all out there. One of the best things we can do for our spouse is to pray for them.

What is so awesome about prayer, is that God understands what we are saying, knows what we want to say, and no matter if its aloud or deep within our heart... He knows, He understands and He hears us.

Even as a widow, one of the things I continuously do, is pray for my late husband (rahimahullah)


Pray for God's guidance, husbands have a lot of decisions to make. Their role as the leader of the home is such an important role, that God's guidance is for sure needed. When praying for your husband, pray that God guides his decisions, his steps. As wives, one of your duties is to encourage him to pray too, gently remind him that with God, there is success. Every move we make, should be in a direction God is pleased with.

Pray for their health and safety- the world today is not the easies…