The more I read and learn about the Prophet SAW, his companions, wives, and the rest of the believers of that time, I feel humbled and saddened at the same time.
SubhanAllah, they were so kind, patient, caring, loving. And while most of us have these attributes, at times of distress they seem to disappear.
When the sahabah were faced with difficulties (which were more than what we are facing) they stayed humble, and only took whatever action they thought was pleasing to Allah SWT.
Sometimes I feel sad about not being born into that era. Imagine living in those times. What a blessing. Yet Allah SWT in His Infinite Wisdom knows best, therefore we have to trust His knowledge and wisdom, and try to make a difference here and now. We will never be able to live up to the sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them all), however, we were given the same hours per day, and the same days per week.
Alhamdulillah, we have so much information literally at the touch of our fingertips. Just like they used their resources effectively and became honorable people, we should also use the resources of our time to build our Akhira by learning the Deen and teaching it to others in’shaa’Allah.
May Allah make it easy for us to use our time wisely and effectively, so that we can meet the Creator of the heavens and the earth, Ameen.