And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah

Surat ‘Āli `Imrān (Family of Imran) – سورة آل عمران

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لَانفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ ۖ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ ۖ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

[…] And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah.” | QS 3:159

Often we desire something, but Allah decrees the other way around — that your du’a (supplication) aren’t meant to be a beneficial part of your life. Don’t be discontent with Allah’s qad’r nor fall into depression that Allah doesn’t want the best for you. 

To know The Lord is to know yourself. When you seek Allah with all of your heart — He will subject you to many hardships. During this period — you will get to know yourself. Your strength and weakness will become fully apparent, and Allah will remind you that He has power over all things. 

When we’re out of ideas, surrounded by problems, and feeling totally alone — we’re not alone, Allah is with us. If we make du’a (supplication) sincerely and strive to the best of our capacity — He will put light in our minds and hearts, and help us from directions we did not expect.

Have taw’wakul (trust in Allah) and sab’r (patience)! Accepting the decree of Allah & being content no matter how much you dislike the situation — will be heavy on your scales on yawm’ul qiyamah (The resurrection). Place your trust and faith in Allah, His promise is true.

Yet, so little we put our thoughts and condition to His remembrance. May we be among of those, whom Allah put light and remembrance throughout our days. InshaAllah (by His wills).


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