that it must have been painful for the worshippers of those idols to see.
It must be hard to let go of old habits, old attachments.
But that pain was, ultimately, short-lived.
And that pain was necessary, before
the inner peace that Islam brought
could enter their hearts.
It is a similar case, I imagine, for those idols we have in our hearts:
wealth, self, a lover.
But like those statues around the Kaabah they too must be brought down.
It is a pain necessary to achieve inner peace.
And I pray that it too will be a pain short-lived.