Today I entered a bathroom. Yes, I know you may be thinking “ok…why are you telling me that.” There’s a point to this, don’t worry. It was stinky in there. I just had to go in and quickly wash my hands and do a couple of things at the sink. So I did what many normal people would do — I held my breath. It’s not like I was going to be in there for a while, right? I was just going to go do what I needed to, and then leave immediately after. It’s not like I live in that bathroom. So a thought occurred to me…. This dunyah is like a stinky bathroom. It’s so impure; the urine, the feces, the disbelief. And yet here we are, with a task at hand, something we must accomplish before leaving. So since it’s not the most comfortable of places…just hold your breath. It’s a short life, you can do it, bi’ithnillah. Keep striving…just be patient for a little longer.
As Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah said “O you who are patient! Bear a little more, just a little more remains.”