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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Accepting Allah's decree

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

Assalamoalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarkaatuh

Having read Brother Ali's entry about the lost flash drive, I couldn't help but recollect this fantastic story which reminds us to always accept our situations, even when we can't see the good in what Allah has willed for us.

(click here to read the story)

So, when things aren't quite going as we hope, let's try to be a little imaginative and think how Allah may have planned our situation to end in a way better than we we expect.

Perhaps there's an episode topic which we've not yet thought of - one that will make a difference to hundreds of lives, and this is Allah's way of challenging our minds to find that topic.

Allahu Alam (Allah knows best)

Accepting what Allah has willed for us and being happy with it will make our lives so much more peaceful, stress-free and pleasant.

In knowing that Allah is the Controller of all our affairs, we will relieve ourselves of all the anguish we take on when believing that we are in fact masters and controllers of our lives.

The Companions of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them) would often refer to Allah as 'the One in whose hand their souls lay'.

If we take a moment to imagine this as best we can, we'll be overcome with simultaneous feelings of both His loving protection and of being at His mercy. This is the equilibrium we should aim to maintain throughout our day. The balance between fear and hope. The knowledge of both His love and His power.

Ok, so I've kinda gone off on a tangent - not the usual style of the ummahfilms blog, but I hope that insha Allah, this little reminder will also be of benefit to all the readers.

Fee amaanillah

Wassalaam

Al Hamdu lillahi Rabbil 'Aalameen - All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds
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32 Comments:

At November 21, 2006 12:49 PM, Anonymous Aicha said...

MashAllah, beautifull story. Definitely a reminder...

 
At November 21, 2006 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam alaykum,
Suhan Allah, what a wonderful article!
Jazak Allahu Khairan..
It's a reminder, indeed..
God bless you..

 
At November 21, 2006 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam

mashallah really good, thats a good idea to have reminders such as urs :)

 
At November 22, 2006 3:15 AM, Anonymous Alhamdulillah said...

Assalamu 'alaykum wr. wb.

Akhi, i have been going through a very rough time, and have been trying to train myself to accept the decree of Allah without hesitation. I was just complaining again to a friend, and I received your email.
May Allah (swt) reward you with the best of both worlds.

Wassalamu 'alaykum
A member of the Ummah located in Australia

 
At November 22, 2006 5:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very true. These are the kind of stories that make people think. Sometimes we forget, and its always beneficial to have a reminder.

 
At November 22, 2006 6:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks.

 
At November 22, 2006 7:16 AM, Anonymous Dum Spiro Spero said...

Salaam,

Your blog could not have come at a better time. I was trying to control something in my life that was what I thought was "going horribly wrong", having taking a step back I can now see that there must be some wisdom behind this, Ameen.

 
At November 22, 2006 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said ...

 
At November 22, 2006 8:59 AM, Blogger Mayameen said...

Salaam alaikum, this was a beautiful post! Barakallah
Wasalaam

 
At November 22, 2006 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the job you are doing....

 
At November 22, 2006 12:24 PM, Anonymous Sista said...

as salaam laiakum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Masha' Allah beautiful post.
May Allah subhana wa ta'ala keep you strong and strengthen and increase us all in iman. ameen

 
At November 23, 2006 4:58 AM, Anonymous Nosheen said...

Salam,
Great job you are doing. The story was a good one and I will pass it on to all I know.

 
At November 25, 2006 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sallam Alaikum,

The decree of Allah is one thing, but I would hope that individuals don't use that as an excuse to be satisfied with what they have in life -- in the sense that they attribute failures to "Allahs' will" -- instead as Muslims we should always strive to better our selves regardless of our situation. You failed an exam -- will you accept it as "Allahs' will" or will you study harder next time? Too often I've seen Muslims accept their fates without doing anything to better themselves...

 
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At November 27, 2006 6:08 AM, Anonymous t said...

Excellent story, your own blog is also a brilliant read...BAS made me smile! :)

 
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