Task#9 Thinking well of ALLAH
Assalam o Alikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
After thinking and thinking that what should be the next week task, i realized that the thing we need the most today is husnuz zn with ALLAH. Everyone of us thinks that we are passing through hard calamities and at times we loose faith , we loose sabar. What we really need to create within us is the thinking that thinks well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala, and creating the belief that He can actually give us relief. Once a person has a thinking developed about the powers and love of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala , things become easy for him, and every calamity that befalls on him, becomes easy to face.
Having ALLAH beside you doesn’t mean that you will not face storms, it only means that no storm can sink your boat now.
This week we’l in sha ALLAH try to develop a thinking of huznuz zn with ALLAH, and this firm belief that ALLAH has power over all things.
A lecture of a sheikh once touched my heart deeply and i would like to share with you that lecture’s transcript. (we shared it a long time ago once)
“Sometimes what we wish for seems far away or were faced with what we fear, Only then the reality of being attached to ALLAH subhanahu wa taala is revealed. Some people leave off dua thinking that their request will never be fulfilled, or they leave off dua thinking that their affliction or hardship will not be taken away. But who still keeps supplicating? It is the one who thinks well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala!. What does thinking well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala means? It’s not what may be initially understood; which is that ALLAH is merciful and that’s it! This is not enough. Thinking well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is firstly knowing that ALLAH is able to do all things, and then to know that ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is the Most Merciful. So first you have to know that ALLAH is able (to do all things). Because during a hardship anyone who sees you will have mercy on you, So the issue here is not mercy, the issue is that this person cannot help you or alleviate your affliction. The key to thinking well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is to know that nothing can stop ALLAH from doing what He wishes be it in this earth or the Heavens! For one to have this truth firm in his heart… this cannot be read in books or taught in universities nor it is given in lectures.
THIS ONLY COMES FROM RECIETING THE QURAN.
(Or like the one who passed by a town while it had tumbled over its roofs,
He said: “Oh! How will ALLAH ever bring it to life after its death?” So ALLAH caused him to die for a hundred years , then raised him up (again). He said: “How long did you remain (dead)?”. He (the man) said: “i remained (dead) a day or part of the day.” He said: “nay! you have remained (dead) for a hundred years , look at your food and your drink …they show no change; and look at your donkey. And thus we have made of you a sign for the people. Look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh.”
When this was clearly shown to him,he said: “i know (now) that ALLAH is able to do all things.” (2:259)
This is the greatest key to being a true slave of ALLAH… to know that ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is able to do all things!
If this certainty is firm in the heart… who amongst the creation will you worry about asking or will you stand in front of to beg for His help? There is nobody (who can help).
If you are sure and certain that only ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is able to do all things, only then , when your wishes and aspirations seem far away and you are faced with problems you will know that ALLAH is able to remove your afflictions and complete His favor on you and bestow His blessing on you.”