Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem (In the Name of Allah, The Entirely Merciful The Especially Merciful)
The power of storytelling can never be overemphasized. Imagine if there is no Seerah, hadith or the Qur’an. How many stories of the Prophets (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all) have we come across in the Quran that resonated with our life issues? These are stories narrated by Allah (S) Himself, to give us hope and to warn us.
I discovered the power of storytelling years ago when I was in the University. Five (5) young women suddenly found out that something they were going through, something they were afraid to speak of was actually normal and we all became liberated that night by sharing our ‘shameful’ story.
However, I never know the importance of storytelling until recently when I went through an emotional and financial depression. I had felt all alone in the world, sinking lower every day into the web of darkness.
I felt like no one can understand what I was going through and how I was feeling; until I was blessed to speak with two amazing sisters who shared with me without holding back, the stories of their loss, pain, misery, near homelessness and how they almost lost their marriages and how through the glory of Allah (S), everything changed and they are now living well, Masha Allah.
Hearing these stories was a balm for my lonely and suffering heart at the time; finally, Allah (S) blessed me with people who can relate with what I was going through.
Their stories fuelled hope in my heart and trust in Allah (S), it reminded me that indeed after every difficulty comes ease. It made me realized that I am not alone in my struggles; that whatever difficulty I am going through, there’s someone who has been through same and they triumphed and there’s someone out there also going through it looking for someone who can relate with their pains.
We are all struggling with something whether it’s motherhood, mental health, entrepreneurship or spirituality; we all need to hear that we are not crazy, that what we are dealing with is normal and we don’t have to be ashamed.
We need you to share your stories; why you might ask?
- To renew someone’s faith in Allah’s process and His plans.
- To give hope to someone who might be on the verge of giving up.
- To heal yourself because there is healing in sharing.
- To liberate yourself and others.
- To show others that they are not alone on this journey.
- To show people that no matter how perfect your life seems, you are after all human.
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With lots of love