Contentment with the Decree of Allah

Over the past few weeks, we have been posting some brief points regarding constancy in 8 things which are necessary in the beginning stages of tazkiyah. Today’s post is the penultimate in this series concerning the decree of Allah سبحانه وتعالى.

Allah says in a verse of the Holy Qur’an:


مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنفُسِكُمْ


إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّبْرَأَهَا إِنَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ

Naught of distress befalleth the earth or your persons but  it is inscribed in the Book even before We have created them. Verily with Allah that is easy.

[Surah Hadid 57:22]

A person should never object to the Decree of Allah سبحانه وتعالى but be content with it in all circumstances. We should realise that Allah سبحانه وتعالى is the All-Knowing and All-Wise and whatever He decrees is best for us although we may not understand it.

[This short excerpt is based on a brothers’ majlis (gathering for spiritual training) held by Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq on 3rd May 2000]

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