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It’s All Good. October 22, 2009

Filed under: Islam,Reflections — Lena @ 12:46 am

“The affair of the Muslim is always good.”

We should realize that everything we are sent is from Allah ta’ala and therefore is good. In our limited perception we might see something as being bad or evil, but in reality since this is what Allah ta’ala has destined there is good in it and in reality, this is what is best for us. The struggles and trials in our life, even though it might be tough to recognize at the moment in which they occur, are best for us at that very moment of our lives. It is ultimately our response in these moments and situations that will have the greatest impact and effect on us in both this life and the next. (May Allah ta’ala always make us of those who have patience and forbearance in the face of trials and wisdom to deal with them in the best of ways. Ameen.)

On the flip side of seeing every trial as being only from Allah ‘azza wa jal, we should also know that every act of obedience is a blessing and only from Allah ta’ala. When we do good, we should not become puffed up and proud with our actions but should thank Allah ta’ala for allowing us to complete such an ‘ibadah or good deed. We should thank Him for allowing us to recognize the good in that deed, for granting us the yearning and motivation to perform the act, and for the ability to put our thoughts and yearnings into action. (And I know I missed so many blessings in between. Allah ta’ala states in the Qur’an that we are not able to enumerate the blessings He bestows on us. For every seemingly small gift or blessing we are given, there are layers upon layers of blessings hidden within it.) May Allah ta’ala make us grateful to Him and increase us in our obedience and our desire to be close to Him ta’ala. Ameen.

It is stated that a person is constantly in one of four states and they are…
1) An act of obedience, and the correct response is shukr (gratitude, thanks)
2) An act of disobedience, and the correct response is tawba
3) A blessing is being sent down upon them, and the correct response is shukr and praises to Him.
4) A struggle/trial is being inflicted upon them, and the correct response is patience, forbearance, and resolve.

“Do not say: ‘O Allah, I have worries.’ Say: ‘O worries, I have Allah.'”

May Allah ta’ala forgive me for anything incorrect.

If anyone notices something incorrect, please do leave a comment. I write these only as a reminder to myself first.


7 Responses to “It’s All Good.”

  1. hamid Says:

    “The affair of the Muslim is always good.” Sh. Hamza Yusuf

    Masha’Allah. Just to note, that’s not his own quote, but it’s from a hadith.

  2. Lena Says:

    Hadith mentioned…
    The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Strange is the affair of the Mu’min (the believer), verily all his affairs are good for him. If something pleasing befalls him he thanks (Allah) and it becomes better for him. And if something harmful befalls him he is patient (Saabir) and it becomes better for him. And this is only for the Mu’mmin.” [Muslim]

      • shaen Says:

        Glory be to the One who bestows bounties and mercies even when we think otherwise.

        I remember in one gathering, a brother after mentioning all the problems we face, with our parents, our children, the society, ourselves, he reiterated and repeated the point ‘its all good’, ‘its all good’ and finally imprinted in us that

        “it reaaly is ALL good!”

        its fascinating to think that through trials and tribulations they’re all khayr/good from the One who ultimately wants good for us. He loves us even more when our love plummets(esp in difficulties)

        Oh worries, even though i may think no one is there, i may perceive hardship to tight for my neck, I Have the creator of all worries and all cures. i have Allah.

  3. […] “Oh worries, I have Allah.” […]

  4. Lena Says:

    JazaakumAllahu khair for the comments.
    Shaen: beautiful mashaAllah.

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