In the Name of Allaah the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
فَاصْبِرْ صَبْرًا جَمِيلًا’
SO ENDURE PATIENTLY, WITH A BEAUTIFUL PATIENCE.Q70:5
The need to understand certain fundamentals of Deen as Muslims cannot be downplayed because within the six articles of faith of Islamic creed, there is an outstanding, amazing article that makes or breaks a believer, and the article is none other than human belief in destiny.
Significantly, it is so vital that it takes only inner belief to appreciate it because it is beyond us.
In an authentic hadith of the Prophet (PBUH) we learnt that the first thing Allaah created was the Pen; and Allaah asked it to write and it asked what should it write and Allaah asked it to write everything that is, and would be till the end of time.
This amazing incidence happened fifty thousand years before the creation of the heavens and the earth.
In essence, everything has been decided by a powerful divine wisdom, whereas it dictates that man needs to appreciate what patience begets.
In various verses of the Glorious Qur’an, it is vividly clear that tests from Allaah is part and parcel of the intrinsic nature of human creation.
A fact that can be deduced from Suratul Mulk Q67:2 where Allaah says: “Who (Allaah) has created death and life that He may test you which of you is best in deed….”
People lose their patience when they want something and it is not forthcoming. But it will be interesting to understand the following maxim if man aspires to appreciate the hidden wisdom behind the delay in his quest.
Allah gives us what He wants, when He wants, how He desires it but not how human want and when they hope it Brothers and sisters in Islam, patience is such a unique virtue that Allaah chose 5 Messengers out of the galaxy of Prophets and identified and honored them by the virtue of the quality of the Patience they exhibited. Without patient nothing is worth achieving.
Allaah said: “and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. Allaah knows and you know not” Q2:216.
By Allaah! Allaah’s apparent denial is Allaah’s hidden acceptance of your dua.
Amazingly, when people die some are quick to say that it’s their time and they never complain of why it wasn’t them…They so much believe that death comes at its appointed time. It will then be wise to use the same brush to paint the image of the many things they aspire to have which are yet to materialize instead of whining and complaining.
The gist is to talk to Allaah as no breath is lost, to walk with Allaah’s time, no strength is lost; and as for waiting for Him, no time is lost, and when trust in Allaah, one can never be lost.
It is our duty as Muslims to ask Allaah for the good of this world and the hereafter, but it is not within our jurisdiction to dictate to Allaah when and how to answer our request of him.
May Allaah give us the best of both the worlds.