Thursday, 14 December 2006

Imaan 106

THE BASIS OF A MUSLIM'S FAITH


Destiny

The power of good and bad lies in the domain of Allah Almighty. Man is exhorted to think, plan and make sound decisions. If after striving he does not succeed, he should not loose faith and become despondent, nor should he become arrogant and haughty if he succeeds and attribute success to his acumen and intelligence.

The Holy Qur'an states:

"No misfortune happens on earth or in your souls, but is recorded in a book (long) before We bring it into existence. That is truly easy for Allâh. In order that you may not despair over matters that miss you, nor become arrogant over favours bestowed upon you. For Allah loveth not the vain-glorious."

The Holy Prophet SAW said:

"Know that, that which afflicted you was never meant to miss you and that which missed you was never meant for you."

Belief in destiny, implies that whatever happens (be it good or bad) takes place with the command, will and wisdom of Almighty Allah. We must accept this willingly with our hearts, without doubt nor complaint. Allah owns and controls everything.

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