ALLAH NEVER DISAPPOINTS: A REAFFIRMATION (PART 1) By Ma’rufah O. Olaitan
ALLAH NEVER DISAPPOINTS: A REAFFIRMATION (PART 1)
Actually we should all know that Allah (SWT) is capable of answering all that we ask for. Be it forgiveness, favour, wealth, health, just mention it (anything) He is Able to do them all, for every creation He has created. Doing all those for everybody amount to nothing (an infinitesimal) of His bounties! “The likeness of this world in comparison to the Hereafter is that of anyone of us dipping his finger into the sea: let him see what he brings forth” (Ibn Majah, Zuhd 9 and Jamiat Tirmidhi, Chapter in Zuhd 20). That is, the similitude of the worth of this life we are “is the dip of water we bring out of the sea” Subhan Allah! So knowing this, for what reason will Allah disappoint us, having all that we seek for, while giving everyone seem nothing or reduces nothing from Him. Why wouldn’t He give us then, or why would He disappoint us?!! The answer lies on our intention, our trust, our faith (believe in Allah).
“… In Him (Allah), I put my trust and let all those that trust, put their trust in Him” (Surah Yusuf, 12:67).
In another chapter of the Qur’ān, we also find this in one of the verse, which reads:
“… And in Allah let the believers put their trust” (Surah Al-Mujadilah, 58:10).
So from the above, it’s obvious that one needs to sincerely trust and believe in Allah for Him not to put us down. We shouldn’t just rely on our effort, Intelligent or connection. We should always pray fervently as if we would never work hard, and we should always work very hard as if we would never pray. So doing this, In Shaa Allah, it will compliment each other (prayer and work) and result in success story one day. Know the ingredients: Believe and putting your trust in Allah Alone.
There is a narration from one of the famous companions of the Prophet (ﷺ); Abu Huraira (RA), that stresses on this further. He narrated that:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “An Israeli man asked another Israeli to lend him one thousand Dinars. The second man required witnesses. The former replied, ‘Allah is sufficient as a witness.’ The second said, ‘I want a surety.’ The former replied, ‘Allah is sufficient as a surety.’ The second said, ‘You are right,’ and lent him the money for a certain period.
The debtor went across the sea. When he finished his job, he searched for a conveyance so that he might reach in time for the repayment of the debt, but he could not find any. So, he took a piece of wood and made a hole in it, inserted in it one thousand Dinars and a letter to the lender and then closed (i.e. sealed) the hole tightly. He took the piece of wood to the sea and said. ‘O Allah! You know well that I took a loan of one thousand Dinars from so-and-so. He demanded a surety from me but I told him that Allah’s Guarantee was sufficient and he accepted Your guarantee. He then asked for a witness and I told him that Allah was sufficient as a Witness, and he accepted You as a Witness. No doubt, I tried hard to find a conveyance so that I could pay his money but could not find, so I hand over this money to You.’ Saying that, he threw the piece of wood into the sea till it went out far into it, and then he went away. Meanwhile he started searching for a conveyance in order to reach the creditor’s country.
One day the lender came out of his house to see whether a ship had arrived bringing his money, and all of a sudden he saw the piece of wood in which his money had been deposited. He took it home to use for fire. When he sawed it, he found his money and the letter inside it. Shortly after that, the debtor came bringing one thousand Dinars to him and said, ‘By Allah, I had been trying hard to get a boat so that I could bring you your money, but failed to get one before the one I have come by.’ The lender asked, ‘Have you sent something to me?’ The debtor replied, ‘I have told you I could not get a boat other than the one I have come by.’ The lender said, ‘Allah has delivered on your behalf the money you sent in the piece of wood. So, you may keep your one thousand Dinars and depart guided on the right path.’ ” (Sahih Al-Bukhâri; Volume 3, Book 37, Number 488h).
Subhan Allâh! Maa Shaa Allâh!! How beautiful is this narration!!! Wa’Llahi, if we rely on Allah completely, He Promises He will never fail us. We are the one that is failing ourselves. We should try to renew our faith in Allah (SWT), that He alone is Able and Capable of answering all our said and unsaid prayers, ease all our affairs (worries), remove all our fear, and erase all our tears. And By His Grace and Bounty, He will do all those for us Bî îthnî-Llâh.
فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
“…Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” [Surah Aal-e-Imran, 3:159]
Was-Salâmun Alaykum Wa-RahmâtuLlâhi Wa-Barakâtuhu!
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