Steps to Increasing our Iman



10 Steps to Increasing our Iman(Faith)


The Prophet Muhammad (S) said: "Faith wears out in the heart of any one of
you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts”
(Mustadrak al-Haakim).

Our Iman is not always as sound and strong as we want it to be as it often fluctuates according to life circumstances. There are several causes for weakening Iman such as deficiencies in our prayers or the insinuating whispers from the Shaytan. Regardless of the cause, it is crucial for all of us to keep a check on our Iman and if we feel it is faltering in any way then we should take measures to restore it. It is our responsibility to know which things decrease our Iman and how to avoid them and those that increase our Iman and how to embrace them.


What are signs of a weak imaan?



Signs of weak imaan:


• Committing sins and not feeling any guilt.
• Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran.
• Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat
• Neglecting the Sunnah.
• Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered and irritated most of the time.
• Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for example when Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad tidings.
• Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making dhikr.
• Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah.
• Desiring status and wealth.
• Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting to part with wealth.
• Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.
• Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.
• Being concerned with whether something is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makroo (not recommended) things.
• Making fun of people who do simple good deeds, like cleaning the mosque.
• Not feeling concerned about the situation of Muslims.
• Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam.
• Being unable to deal with calamities, for instance crying and yelling in funerals.
• Liking to argue just for the sake of arguing without any proof.
• Becoming engrossed and very involved with dunya, worldly things, i.e. feeling bad only when losing something in terms of material wealth.
• Becoming engrossed and obsessive about ourselves.

Here are 10 ways that we can brighten up our Iman starting from today!


1. Recognise and Repent


As humans we all commit sins no matter how hard we try to avoid them because were created to be imperfect. Engaging in evil deeds decreases our Iman. Actions like lying, cheating and stealing, to name only a few, take a toll on the human heart and soul which makes us more susceptible to being lead astray from the Path of Allah. It is important for us to reflect upon our deeds and weed out the ones that are contrary to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (S). Allah has gifted us with an innate sense of justice and the ability to reason and make sound judgements. Our fitrah (natural disposition) necessitates that we all know when we are committing a sin. And if we don't know, we certainly have a bevy of resources to find out from!

Conditions for the acceptance of repentance

The word tauba which is rendered as repentance in English, is not a simple term
as most people believe. It is very rich in meaning and implication, and is not
simply a word of mouth after which the sinner continues in his sins. Says Allah,
Glorified be He: "Seek forgiveness of your Lord and then turn to Him in
repentance." (Hud: 3). Do you notice how turning to the Lord in repentance has
been added to the search for His forgiveness?
It is quite in keeping with its importance, therefore, that repentance should have,
as the scholars have stated, conditions attached to it for its acceptance.
They are as follows:
First: Giving up of the sin itself.
Second: Remorse over what has been committed.
Third: A resolve not to repeat it, and, Fourth: Compensating those who have
been wronged or obtaining their forgiveness.


2. Perform Salah Regularly


Completing the five daily prayers, on time and according to the Sunnah, is an
excellent way to increase our Iman. Not only are we performing an obligatory
deed when praying, but by doing so we have a standing audience with the
Creator of this world where we can ask for help and mercy. The effect of the salah
on the human soul is cooling as Muhammad (S) once said that it cooled his eyes.
The salah connects us with our Creator and, along with obedience to Allah, helps
us to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an:
"The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their
hearts and when His Verses -this Qur’an- are recited unto them, they (i.e. the
Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone); Who
perform salah and spend out of that We have provided them. It is they who are
the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and
Forgiveness and a generous provision (Paradise)” (Al-Anfal: 2-4).

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah (RAA) Rasulullah (SAW) said: The similitude of
five prayers is like an overflowing river passing by the gate of one of you in which
he washes five times daily. Hasan said: No filthiness can remain on him. (Sahih
Muslim Book 4, Hadith # 1411)

Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) Rasualullah (SAW) said, "Martyrs are those
who die because of drowning, plague, an abdominal disease, or of being buried
alive by a falling building." And then he added, "If the people knew the Reward
for the Zuhr prayer in its early time, they would race for it. If they knew the
reward for the 'Isha' and the Fajr prayers in congregation, they would join them
even if they had to crawl. If they knew the reward for the first row, they would
draw lots for it." (Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11, Hadith # 688)

For the people who don’t pray:
Informing us about the inhabitants of Hell, Allaah (SWT) says "(The
people in Hell will be asked What has caused you to enter Hell? They
will say: "We were not of those who used to offer their Salât (prayers). Nor did
we feed the poor. And we used to talk falsehood (all that which Allaah hated) with
vain-talkers. And we used to belie thc Day of Recompense. Until there came to us
that which is certain (i.e., death). So no Intercession of intercessors will benefit
them. (Sura Al-Muddaththir, ayah 42-48)
Rasulullah (SAW) said "The covenant between us and them is prayer, so if anyone
abandons it he has become a disbeliever." (Agreed upon by Ahmad, Tirmidhee
and Nasaa'ee to be authentic)
In an other Hadith of Rasulullah (SAW) said "What lies between a man and
disbelief is the abandonment of prayer."( Agreed upon by Muslim, Abu Dawood
and Nasaa'ee as sahih authentic)


3. Quranic Recitations


Medical studies have shown that simply listening to a recitation of the Holy Qur’an
has a physiological effect on our bodies. Research has also proven that the Qur’an
has healing qualities on the body, mind and spirit. What better way to increase
our Iman than to listen to the recitation of the Holy Qur’an on an audio device!
Listen to the melodious rhythm of the Qur’an and while doing so try to reflect
upon the meanings of what you are listening to.We should always strive to read
as much of the Qur’an as possible as reading the word of allah especially with the
meanings will significantly increase our imaan and elevate us in this world and the
next!

Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud radhiyallahu anhu narrates that The
Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Whoever reads one
letter of the Quran receives the reward of one good deed. And one good deed is
multiplied ten times.

Hazrat Abu Huraira radhiyallahu anhu reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu
alaihi wasallam said: "Whoever listens to one verse of the Book of Allah, a
good deed that multiplies continuously is recorded. And one who reads a verse of
the Quran, that verse will be a Noor for him on the Day of Judgement."

Hazrat Anas radhiyallahu anhu reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi
wasallam said:"Whoever reads the Quran, Allah grants that person ten good
deeds for every letter. And for one who hears the Quran being recited, Allah
grants a good deed for every letter, and such a person will be resurrected among
those who will recite and ascend the stages of Jannat."

Hazrat Ibni Abbas radhiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "He who listens to one letter of the Quran, ten good deeds are recorded for him, ten sins are forgiven, and his status is elevated by ten stages."


4. Engage in Dhikr


"…Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest." (13:28)

Remembrance of Allah indeed is the greatest virtue.(29:46).

O ye who believe let not your wealth and your children divert you from the
remembrance of Allah . (63:10)

O ye who believe, remember Allah much. And glorify Him morning and evening
(33:42-43)

When the signs of the Gracious Allah are recited unto them, they fall down,
prostrating themselves before Allah weeping.(19:59)

According to these verses the attitude of those who truly remember Allah
is the following:
1. Their hearts are filled with the fear of Allah because they are reminded of the
status and the Glory of their God.
2. Their skins creep, i.e., the hair on their bodies rise due to their state of fear.
3. Their bodies are softened, their hearts become tender.
4. They prostrate, i.e., they start worshiping Allah .
5. They cry or weep.

Remembering Allah much through acts of dhikr brings much peace and tranquility
to the heart. It also gives us a sense of taqwa(fear of allah), a consciousness that
makes us realise that Allah Almighty is ever near and that we should always
strive to please Him.

Some beneficial dhikr include:
Subhan'Allah- 'Praise be to Allah'
Al-Hamdullilah- 'Thanks be to Allah'
Allahu Akbar – 'Allah is the Greatest.'
La ila ha illallah- There is no worthy of worship except allah

Abu haraira(ra) Narrates: Prophet(saw) said: whoever says: Subhanallahi
Wa Bihamdihi – (I deem Allah free of any resemblances to anything whatever in
any repeat, and I glorify his praises) one hundred times a day will have his sins
forgiven even though they may be as much as the foam of the sea –
(Bukhari,b73:c19)

Read much of this zikr:
Subhaan-Allahi walhamdu-lillaahi, wa laa ilaa-ha illa-la ill-lal-lahu wallahu Akbar,
walaa haula wala quoow-wata illa billa hil-Aliyyil-azeem.
"Glory is for Allaah and all Praise is due to Allah. There is none worthy of
worship except Allaah. Allaah is the greatest. There is no power and no
strength except with Allaah the Most High, the Great."


5.Voluntary Fasting


Fasting can be thought of as a prescription for us, which cures the maladies of the
human soul. There are innumerable benefits to fasting nawafil fasts. Fasting helps
us be thankful to Allah for His Bounty, control unlawful desires, have compassion
for the less fortunate and it weakens the effects of waswas, the insinuating
whispers from the Shaytan.
Here is an explanation of the spiritual meaning of the Islamic Fasting:
1. It teaches man the principle of sincere Love: because when he observes
Fasting he does it out of deep love for God. And the man who loves God truly is a
man who really knows what love is.
2. It equips man with a creative sense of hope and an optimistic outlook on life;
because when he fasts he is hoping to please God and is seeking His Grace.
3. It imbues in man the genuine virtue of effective devotion, honest dedication
and closeness to God; because when he fasts he does so for God and for His sake
alone.
4. It cultivates in man a vigilant and sound conscience; because the fasting
person keeps his fast in secret as well as in public. In fasting, especially, there is
no mundane authority to check man's behavior or compel him to observe fasting.
He keeps it to please God and satisfy his own conscience by being faithful in
secret and in public. There is no better way to cultivate a sound conscience in
man.
5. It indoctrinates man in patience and selflessness, as through fasting, he feels
the pains of deprivation but he endures them patiently.
6. It is an effective lesson in applied moderation and willpower.
7. Fasting also provides man with a transparent soul, a clear mind and a light
body.
8. It shows man a new way of wise savings and sound budgeting.
9. It enables man to master the art of Mature Adaptability. We can easily
understand the point once we realize that fasting makes man change the entire
course of his daily life.
10. It grounds man in discipline and healthy survival.
11. It originates in man the real spirit of social belonging, unity and brotherhood,
of equality before God as well as before the law.
12. It is a Godly prescription for self-reassurance and self-control.


6.Carrying out Good Deeds


Doing good deeds for others can be like switching on a light bulb in a darkened
room. No matter how awful we are feeling there is just something about offering
a helping hand to someone in need that lifts our spirits and brightens our Iman.
We should get to the stage where we crave to do good deeds! Because our good
deeds are our eternal investment which will benefit us for the rest of eternity
rather than investment into this life which is very temporary indeed! So what
investment sounds better? Eternal investment which will give us eternal bliss or
temporary investment which has a chance of failing even though we spend our
whole lives investing in it! You choose!

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an: "For those who believe and work
righteous deeds is a reward that will never fail(Fussilat: 8).

Time in Islam is more than gold or any precious material thing in this world. Of all
religions, only Islam guides mankind not only to the importance of time but also
how to value it. Allah I the Almighty and His Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad
r, very clearly tell us the value of time, why we must not waste it and how we can
make use of our time wisely to increase our iman (faith) and thus attain success,
especially eternal success in the life Hereafter.

Bin ‘Abbas narrated t that Allâh’s Messenger r said,“There are two blessings
which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.”
(Bukhari 8/421)

Abdullah Bin Mas’ud t narrated: “I asked the Prophet, ‘Which deed is the
dearest to Allah?’ He replied, “To offer salaat (the prayers) at their early fixed
times.” I asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To be good and
dutiful to your parents.” I' again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? “He
replied, “To participate in jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” (Bukhari 1/ 505)

Abu Qatada, Bin Rab’i t narrated that the Prophet , said, "Allâh the Exalted
said: ‘I made five times (daily) prayers obligatory on your people. And I took a
guarantee that if anyone observes them regularly at their times, I shall admit him
to Paradise. If anyone does not offer them regularly, there is no such guarantee
of Mine for him." (Abu Dawood 430)

If we fear Allah for His wrath and hope for His rewards in the eternal world to
come, time has come for us to give due value to the importance of time. We
should try not to waste most of our time seeking worldly pleasures. It is for our
guidance that we must take admonition from the following authentic hadîth:

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allâh’s Messenger r said, Be prompt in doing
good deeds (before you are overtaken) by turbulence which would be like a part
of the dark night. During (that stormy period) a man would be a Muslim in the
morning and an unbeliever in the evening or he would be a believer in the
evening and an unbeliever in the morning, and would sell his faith for worldly
goods.” (Muslim 213)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allâh’s Messenger r said,“Hasten to do good
deeds before six things happen: the rising of the sun from the west, the smoke,
the Dajjal, the beast and (the death) of one you or the general turmoil.” (Muslim 7039)

“Call then upon Allâh with sincere devotion to Him even though the Unbelievers
may detest it.” Qur'an 40:14

Verily, time is very important for our success both in this temporary world and the
eternal world to come. If we waste time, if we abuse it, then we waste and abuse
our lives. In the Life Hereafter we will be among the losers, who will suffer the
torments in the Hell-Fire, if Allah I the Almighty will not forgive us. Therefore, if
we really give value to our lives then, we must give due value to the importance
of time.


7.Remembering Death


Every soul shall taste death
Allah has said in the Qur’aan:"Every soul will taste death.”

From this verse we know that death is such a thing that you can’t escape from
even if you are in a house, which is built with metal walls, and has a massive
padlock. Death will not only come when hair and the beard turn white, but it can
come at any time, even when you are a baby, or an old person or a teenager or
of middle age. Even if you are a king, a Prime Minister or a leader of one of the
tribes.

Merits of the Remembrance of Death
Know that the person, who is engrossed in the world and cheated by its charming
coquetries, is unmindful of the remembrance of death. They do not remember
death and when they are reminded of it, they do not like it. Allah has said
regarding such a man:“The deaths from which you flee away will meet you.
Thereafter you will be led to the Knower of the world seen and unseen. You will
then be informed of what you did.”

Hazrat Bilal bin Masood and Umar bin Abdul Aziz Radiallaho Anho said, “O
People! You are not created for being destroyed”. You will travel from one home to
another home. For a believer, death is a gift.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam has said, “The gift for a believer is
death".
Due to the hardship which the believer goes through in this world, death becomes
easy for him and all of his anxieties disappear. Therefore, it is described as a gift
in the Hadith.

Hazrat Mahmood bin Labeed says that the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi
Wassallam said, “Mankind likes two things very much. One of these things is
life, though death is much better for him, and the second is wealth though
poverty makes accounting easy.

Hazrat ibn Umar Radiallaho Anho says, “This world is paradise for the nonbelievers (they are engaged in their worldly desires and aspirations). This world is a jail or prison for the faithful (momins). They are bound by the laws of Shari at in every matter. Therefore, when the soul of a momin leaves his body (at the time of death), it is as if a captive has been freed from the cell. He cleans himself by turning in the dust.


8.Gaining knowledge


To seek knowledge is a sacred duty, it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and
female. The first word revealed of the Qur’an was "Iqra" READ! Seek knowledge!
Educate yourselves! Be educated.

Surah Al-Zumr, ayah 9 reveals: "Are those equal, those who know and those
who do not know?"

Surah Al-Baqarah, ayah 269 reveals: "Allah grants wisdom to whom He
pleases and to whom wisdom is granted indeed he receives an overflowing
benefit."

Ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of
Allah (S) said: The position of only two persons is enviable; the person whom
Allah bestowed wealth empowering him to spend it in the way of righteousness,
and the person whom Allah gave wisdom with which he adjudges and which he
teaches to others

According to Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah, Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with
him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S) said: A single scholar of
religion is more formidable against shaytaan than a thousand devout persons.
Islam is our greatest gift. We have to be thankful for this gift. We have to render
to Allah His due. Allah has given us so much by making us a part of the Ummah
of the Prophet Muhammad (S) so we must totally commit ourselves as followers
of the Prophet (S). We must become true Muslims.

A person without knowledge is like someone walking along a track in complete
darkness. Most likely his steps will wander aside and he easily can be deceived by
shaytaan. This shows that our greatest danger lies in our ignorance of Islamic
teachings and in our unawareness of what the Qur’an teaches and what guidance
has been given by the Prophet (S). But if we are blessed with the light of
knowledge we will be able to see plainly the clear path of Islam at every step of
our lives. We shall also be able to identify and avoid the dangerous paths of Kufr,
Shirk and immorality, which may cross it. And, whenever a false guide meets us
on the way, a few words with him will quickly establish that he is not a guide who
should be followed.

Every one of us, young or old, man or woman, should at least acquire sufficient
knowledge to enable ourselves to understand the essence of the teachings of the
Qur’an and the purpose for which it has been sent down. We should also be able
to understand clearly the mission, which our beloved Prophet (S) came into this
world to fulfil. We should also recognize the corrupt order and system, which he
came to destroy. We should acquaint ourselves, too, with the way of life which
Allah has ordained for us.
No great amount of time is required to acquire this simple knowledge. If we truly
value Iman, it cannot be too difficult to find one hour every day to devote for our
Iman.

Hadith states:
"He who acquires knowledge acquires a vast portion." AND "If anyone going on
his way in search of knowledge, God will, thereby make easy for him the way to
Paradise."
May Allah (SWT) give us strength to behave and act just as He likes us to do and
be pleased with us, and that should be the purpose of our lives. Rabbi zidnee ilma
(O Lord, increase us in knowledge). Aameen.


9.Making much dua(supplication)


Dua is defined as any invocation or prayer addressed to Allah (SWT). In our
times, we find many reasons why people do not make Dua; we forget, don't know
how, or just do not think it will be answered. Fundamental to this is the loss of
dependence and trust upon Allah. As Muslims there is something very wrong
when we believe our Duas won't be answered.We do not turn to Allah in our times
of need and instead put our trust, dependence and hopes on worldly things that
we think willhelp us. Although these temporal things are the means through
which our Duas can be answered, the root of our being should be trained
automatically to turn to Allah and not anything or anyone else. Through Dua, we
strengthen our Imaan and our relationship with Allah, as well as heighten our
awareness of cause and effect that can help inspire and motivate us to be closer
to Islam in our lives.
We find many reassurances throughout the Quran for those who make Dua. Allah
the Exalted, has said: "And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your
prayer" (Quran 40:60), "Call upon your Lord Humbly and in secret" (Quran 7:55),

"When My servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I
listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me" (Quran 2:186),

"Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and
who relieves its suffering." (Quran 27:62)

Aisha radhiallaahu anha said, "No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either
it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he
does not get frustrated."

In fact, it is even wrong to never make Dua, "Whosoever does not supplicate
to Allah, He will be angry with Him."[Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]

We can and should make Dua in every condition, i.e. in hardship and in prosperity.
There are also some special times to make Dua where it is more likely to
be accepted:
1. When one is oppressed
2. Between the time of Athan and Iqama
3. At the time of the call for prayer
4. At the time of fighting when warriors are engaged with each other
5. When it is raining
6. When one is sick
7. The last third of the night
8. Ramadan (especially Lailatul Qadr)
9. After the Fard part of prayer
10. When traveling
11. When breaking fast
12. In Sujood
13. Fridays, some say on Friday after Asr prayer
14. While drinking the water from the well of Zamzam
15. At the start of prayer (Dua of Istiftah)
16. When one begins the prayer, i.e. with "all praise be to Allah, the Pure and the Blessed one"
17. While one recites al-Fatiha (which is a Dua)
18. When Ameen is said in the prayer (also relating to Fatiha)
19. At the time of raising the head after the Rukoo
20. In the last part of the prayer after conveying blessings unto the Prophet (SAW)
21. Before finishing the prayer (before Tasleem (saying the Salaam to the angels))
22. At the end of Wudu
23. On the day of Arafah
24. On waking up from sleep
25. At times of adversity
26. Prayer after the death of a person
27. Dua when someone's heart is filled with sincerity and when it is focused on Allah
28. Dua of the parent against or for his children
29. When the sun moves from its meridian but before the Dhuhr prayer
30. The Dua of a Muslim for his brother without the latter's knowledge
31. At the time the army advances to fight in the way of Allah.

Dua can be beautified and perfected by certain actions:
1. Have Wudu, face Qibla, be neat and clean
2. Raise both hands up to the shoulder with palms open facing up
3. Use words of Allah and Muhammad (SAW)-i.e. Duas found in Quran and Hadith
4. Ask by Asma alHusna- Allah's Beautiful Names
5. Ask Allah by your good deeds
6. Be insistent-repeat (i.e. 3x's)
7. Glorify Allah and recite Durud for the Prophet (SAW) at both the beginning and end
8. Show humility, entreaty, desire and fear while making Dua
9. Repent and try to make amends where one has wronged
10. Confess mistakes, shortcomings, and sins
11. Keep voice between a whisper and speaking aloud
12. Show the need for Allah's help and implore Him for release from weakness,
hardship and tribulation.
13. Seize the opportunity of time, situation and circumstance in which prayers are
answered
14. Avoid rhymed prose to keep concentration
15. Crying when making Dua
16. The Dua of Dhun-Nun (Yunus) by which he invoked Allah from within the belly
of the whale was: "LAa ilaha illa Anta, Subhanaka innee kuntu min aDHDHaalimeen."
No Muslim ever makes Dua with it but Allah answers it." [at tirmidhi in his
sunan, ahmad and hakim reported it and hakim declared it authentic and
adh dhahabee agreed]
17. End with "Alhamdulillah rabbil alameen"

Allah Almighty says in the Qur'an:
"When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to
them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me." [2:186] The
place of duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet had said: "Nothing is more
honourable to Allah the Most High than du`a." [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].

He also said: "The most excellent worship is du`a." [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133];

In order to warn those who are arogant, or careless in making duaa, the
Prophet said: "The most incapable person is the one who does not make du`a,
and the most miserly person is the one who does not give salaam."
[Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1055],

And let not there be anyone who says: "... my Lord won't answer my prayer,
because of this and that.. or because of so and so..". No! Indeed Allah is the Most
Generous King. Is there anyone who met a king, and praised and glorified him,
and then asked, yet the request was not granted? So what about Allah, the King
of the Heavens and the Earth - who has total control over your life, your wealth
and your future. Why would He not grant you your request? I

Indeed, our beloved Prophet had said: "Verily your Lord is the One modest
and Generous, and when His servant raises his hands to Him in supplication, He is
diffident (in some wordings, shy or hesitant) from returning them empty."
[Ahmad, Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi - Hasan]


10.Having Trust in Allah


The best way for us to increase our Iman is to completely submit our will to Allah
and have full trust in him and we can do this by doing out utmost to follow every
command in the Qur’an and Sunnah. We should live our life according to them
and we will find success around every corner of our lives inshallah. If we turn to
Allah in happy times then he will help us in times of distress and anguish. We
should have patience in Allah's Decree and accept it that it is for the best and is
meant to happen because he is the knower of all things and the almighty and
always remember that no matter what trials or tribulations we do face in this
World, one day we will be called to account for our deeds which were hopefully
sent forth with much goodness and patience.I pray that inshallah on qiyamah we
be given our good deeds in our right hands and allah has mercy on us and gives
us Jannatul Firdaus.[B] Ameen[/b]

In Surah At-Tauba: 51, Allah (SWT) says "Say: 'Nothing will happen to us
except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector': And on Allah let the
Believers put their trust."

In Surah Ash-Shu'araa:217 Allah (SWT) says "And put thy trust on the
exalted in Might, The Merciful."

In Surah Al-Imran:159, Allah (SWT) says "...Then, when thou hast taken a
decision, put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)."
If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after
that, that can help you? In Allah, then, Let believers put their trust. 3:160

It does not matter what you do, obey or disobey, the result will be that you will
receive what Allah has ordained for you. You can not add to it or subtract from it.
What you do is either benefit yourself with the blessings of obedience or harm
yourself with the fruits of your disobedience. We have been told that what is for
us can't miss us and what is not for us can't hit us.
We have to learn to trust that Allah will take care of us when we obey Him and
that He wills withdrawal His Great Mercy when we disobey. Every morning the
bird goes out to seek the provision Allah has given him, and every night he comes
home with it. Allah has promised us our provision.

Umar Ibin Al Khattab narrated that he heard Allah's Messenger say, "If
you were to trust in Allah genuinely, He would give you provision as He does for
the birds which go out hungry in the morning and come back full in the evening.
Tirmidhi and Ibin Majah (sahih).

Trusting in Allah means that when we hear a command, we obey it. We recognize
that we are limited and that Allah has no limits. He knows what we do not know.
We do not try to explain away the commands of Allah by saying that it is for
another time or another people. We don not say that what Allah has commanded
for us is oppressive. We accept and obey. This is faith and trust.
There is much reward in trusting Allah, paradise. There is sin in distrusting Him.
We need to stop relying on our desires our minds our version of logic and realize
that Allah is the one who knows while we know not. Allah is the Wise, and His
judgements are wise by default. Allah is the Just and His verdicts are Just by
default. We can not see everything in every issue as Allah can, so why do we
insist on believing that our minds can be trusted before or instead of Allah?
I pray to You, O Allah, to make us trust you and only you. May you make us of
the Trusting and keep us from trusting or worshipping our minds before you.
Ameen.

Finally let’s have full hope in Allah, for verily Allah the All Mighty says:
“Be not deceived by the [uninhibited] movement of the disbelievers throughout
the land. [It is but] a small enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and
wretched is the resting place.” [Aal-Imraan 196-197]

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Shumaysa Faruqi said...

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Barak Allahu fi ilmik wa amalik aameen

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shafa mansoor said...

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Ma shah allah!!!
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