• the • sweetness • of • trusting • in • Allaah •

the sincere one is he who abandons his planning and choosing, knowing that Allah has power over all things, that for Him alone is the choice and planning, that Allah knows what will benefit His servant more than he does, and that He, the Almighty, is more capable to grant it to him. He [Allah] is more useful to him than himself, more merciful than he is with himself, and more kind to him than he is to himself.

If the servant of Allah knows that he cannot escape nor change the plan of Allah, he will commit all his affairs to Allah and throw himself between His hands as a humble servant throws himself between the hands of a mighty king who has authority over him- and indeed the servant has no power of his own. When the servant knows all that, he will be relieved from all distress and sadness and will pass the burden to Allah who does not care or get tired. Allah will carry them, and show him kindness and mercy without any tiredness. The servant has paid attention to Allah alone and Allah paid attention to the needs and benefits of his life and emptied his heart from them, and, as a result, his life will be good and his heart will be happy.

However, if the servant refuses and decides to plan and choose for himself, and cares more for his right than for the right of Allah, He will leave him with what he chose, and as a result he will live in distress, sadness, grief, fear, tiredness, and a bad condition, and his heart will never be pure, his work will not be suitable, and he will never find relief or pleasure. It will be as if there is a veil between himself and his pleasure and happiness. He works hard during this worldly life but he does not have any hope or reward in his resurrection.

Allah, the Exalted, gives His servant an order and gives him a guarantee. If the servant performs what he was ordered to do, like giving good advice, being truthful, sincere and diligent, Allah, the Exalted, will fulfill what He promised, like substinence, sufficiency, victory, and fulfillment of one’s needs. Allah, the Exalted, guarantees substinence to whoever worships him; victory is for whoever trusts in Allah and asks His support, sufficiency is for whoever takes Allah as his only aim, forgiveness is for whoever asks for it, and Allah will fulfill the needs of whoever asks Him sincerely and trusts in Him. He who is smart cares for the orders of Allah and knows that Allah is true to His promise.

وَمَنْ أَوْفَى بِعَهْدِهِ مِنَ اللَّه

And who is truer to his covenant than Allah?

[at-Tawbah : 111]

-Ibn Al-Qayyim in Al-Fawaa’id 

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3 Responses to “• the • sweetness • of • trusting • in • Allaah •”

  1. bint Husayn Says:

    assalamu`alaykum

    That second paragraph is just amazingly beautiful mashaAllah.

  2. istiqaamah Says:

    Yes this really helped me a lot in times of difficulty..

    Ibn al-Qayyim’s scale of deeds is going to be off the hook mashaAllah

  3. sayyidoon Says:

    No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz), before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah.

    Hadeed: 22

    When Ibn Qayyim speaks it is as if the all the hidden meanings of wisdom behind the letters of the Quran, starts to unfold, thus it becomes clear to all to see.

    Jazaakumullaah kheira

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