Sunday, September 22, 2013

"Holding Good Expectations of Allah SWT"

 "O Allah,To you is due all praises and thanks; it is only Your domain to do favors with grace. O Allah, I beseech You to enable me to perform the deeds loved by You, develop sincere reliance on You, and hold good expectations from You." 
(The Du'a of Ka'b ibn Ujrah (RA) and Abu Hurayrah (RA) ~ Kanz al- 'Ummal #3653, 3654)

~It is important to hold good expectations of Allah SWT, for Allah SWT deals with a person based on his expectations. When a servant of Allah SWT sincerely puts his Trust and Hopes in Him (SWT), Allah SWT does not disappoint him.~ 
(The Accepted Whispers)

Monday, September 2, 2013

"Trials and Trust... The Parallel Coordinates"

The things that Allah SWT has given us in this life, are both a trial and a trust (not one or the other, BUT both), We must Maneuver through what is given to us with patience, precision, and wakefulness. Our trials and trust is not a fly by night circumstance or a quick fix and they are never easy, Even if you are Elated and Overjoyed with it. Therefore; we must Consult with Al-A'la (The Most High) often, but especially on matters that becomes too baffling, and we must consult with Him seeking not only to solve the discontented parts of the trial and trust but seeking understanding, righteousness, and perseverance at these delicate moments.

Every trial and trust will be different and this is very important for us to understand because even if you feel it's de'ja' vu, there are parts within our trust and trials that are extraordinary.

We must understand that the trial must be passed in order to see the complete picture of that trust... and the trust must be handled with integrity as to not fail the trial. Most trust can and will arrange beautifully, even if you can not see the beauty in its scattered pieces at the moment and even if there is some sense of loss...For Our Lord Knows Best.