i remembered reading a hadith concerning about 'iman'. part of it mentions that one is not with complete 'iman' when he steals.
undoubtedly, that damned person(s) who broke in our house yesterday in our absence and ransacked all over, taking away precious properties from our possession was no way in a state of full 'iman', if he still had some it left. what he did was only an unthoughtful action, causing people none other than vex and misery. simply unforgivable! has he no guilt-conscience for what he did? has he not thought the sadness he brought?? and also the grudge the people he stole from would bear? how can he live through that?? no matter how desperate life can be, it still doesn't justify the terrible means he use.
while i'm extremely grateful my precious notebook was somehow saved (the presentation i dread was indeed a blessing in disguise), but i'm also in anguish for the loss suffered by my friends. imagine, to have properly lock the house and keeping all precious stuff securely in place, yet to return home and found them completely gone. as if all those efforts we made to secure things safe were completely to no use. what is the meaning of this?? only to what extend do the padlocks, grills and every available locks could protect us? if we are so much marked like this (it seems the perpetrator knows there are 5 notebooks to target, they desperately searched the house for the other 2 they couldn't find, a complete mess), the fleeting question now is how safe can we actually feel? it might actually a relief they only targeted the notebooks, indeed it's very aggravating considering how expensive they cost us, but it's a truly scary thought if one would go as far as breaking other people house searching for more than that-something too precious as a girl for instance.
ya Allah, please secure us from any adversities, and put our heart in ease, only to you whom we can seek protection.