Dagger to the Heart

Today while doing my engineering design work in the library, I read the above ayah from the Quran from Surah Al-Fath. I read the verse without looking at the translation, deciphering each word with my own limited Quranic Arabic knowledge. It took me about five whole minutes to capture each kalimah and grasp the message of this one verse. And all of a sudden, I was overwhelmed by the message and started crying uncontrollably. I was sobbing so much I had to stop work. I think the people around me in the library began to notice, I felt embarrassed. Habis basah lengan baju sweater mengelap air mata. Ya Allah, make us amongst those you mentioned in this ayah. Ameen!

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