Some would say the life of a Muslim is filled with challenges.
All you need to do is to look at the life of Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. When did he ever get to rest? His life was Go, Go, Go, all the time.
From Makkah to Taif. And then to Habashah -- Abyssinia -- for his people.
Not once but twice.
And then to Madinah for himself and for his people together.
Alone in the Cave -- he with his companion Abu Bakr. They were two together in that Cave.
Thaaniyathnayini Idh Humaa Fil Ghaar!
Just the two of them together in the Cave. With Enemy surrounding them from all sides. If the Enemy had only looked down at their feet, they would have spotted the Divine Fugitives.
And what Blessed Fugitives they were! With everything everywhere on God's earth vying and straining and eager to offer them refuge! And give them a helping hand!
Abu Bakr is perturbed, not unnaturally. Not for himself, but for the man, Allah's Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, for whom he had put his all on the line. And now his life too.
One more time.
"What if the Kaafirs just looked down, what would happen then?" said Abu Bakr.
"Not to worry," says Allah said Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, to Abu Bakr.
We are not alone, said Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. For, there is someone else with us.
"Allah is with us," he said.
The Qur'an uses the following words:
That is how it is with a Muslim. He, she is never alone. There is always Allah with them.
And they know it and they feel it, depending where their heart is and depending on the purity or pollution of their soul.
And having Allah with you, who or what else would you want to have with you?
"A Laisallahu Bi-Kaafin Abdah?"
"Isn't Allah enough for you?" says the Qur'an.
Of course! There is always Allah! And Allah is enough!
Kafaa Billahi Waliyyaa!
Wa Kafaa Billahi Naseeraa!
And Allah is there! Before everything. And after everything.
And with everything, no matter how hidden or open.
Huwal Awwalu Wal Aakhir,
Wazzaahiru Wal Baatin!