(No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees – before We bring it into existence) Qur’an 57: 22
The pen has dried, the pages have been lifted: all events that shall come to pass have already been written.
(Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for as.) (Qur’an 9: 51)
Whatever has befallen you was not meant to escape you, and whatever has escaped you was not meant to befall you: If this belief were to be firmly ingrained in your heart, then all hardship and difficulty would become ease and comfort. The Prophet (bpuh) said:
“Whoever Allah wishes good for, He inflicts him (with hardship).”
For this reason, do not feel overly troubled if you are afflicted with sickness, the death of a son, or a loss in wealth. Allah has decreed these matters to occur and the decisions are His, and His alone. When we truly have this faith, we shall be rewarded well and our sins shall be atoned for.
For those that are afflicted with disaster, glad tidings await them: so remain patient and, happy with your Lord.
(He cannot be questioned as to what He does. while they will be questioned) (Qur’an 21: 23)
You will never completely feel at ease until you firmly believe that Allah has already pre-ordained all matters. The pen has dried and with it has been written everything that will happen to you. Therefore do not feel remorse over that which is not in your hands. Do not think that you could have prevented the fence from falling, the water from flowing, the wind from blowing, or the glass from breaking. You could not have prevented these things, whether you wanted to or not. All that has been preordained shall come to pass.
(Then whosoever wills let him believe, and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve) (Qur’an 18: 29)
Surrender yourself: believe in preordainment, before pangs of anger and regret overwhelm you. If you have done all that was in your power, and afterwards what you had been striving against still takes place, have firm faith that it was meant to be. Do not say, ‘Had I done such-and-such, such-and-such would have happened’; rather say, ‘This is the decree of Allah, and what He wishes, He does.’
Verily, with hardship, there is relief
(Verily, with hardship, there is relief) (Qur’an 94: 6)
Eating follows hunger, drinking follows thirst, sleep comes after restlessness, and health takes the place of sickness. The lost will find their way, the one in difficulty will find relief, and the day will follow the night.
(Perhaps Allah may bring a victozy or a decision according to His With (Qur ’an 5: 52)
lnform the night of a coming morning, the light of which will permeate the mountains and valleys. Give to the afflicted tidings of a sudden relief that will reach them with the speed of light or with the blinking of an eye.
If you see that the desert extends for miles and miles, then know that beyond that distance are green meadows with plentiful shade. If you see the rope tighten and tighten, know that it will snap.
Tears are followed by a smile, fear is replaced by comfort, and anxiety is overthrown by serenity. When the fire was set for him, Prophet lbraheem (Abraham) (may peace be upon him) did not feel its heat because of the help he received from his Lord.
(We [Allah] said: O’ fire! Be you coolness and safety for lbraheem) (Qur’an 21: 69)
The sea would not drown Prophet Moses (may peace be upon him), because he uttered in a confident, strong, and truthful manner: (Nay, verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me) (Qur’an 26: 62)
The Prophet Muhammad (bpuh) told Abu Bakr in the cave that Allah was with them then peace and tranquility descended upon them.
Those that are slaves of the moment see only misery and wretchedness. This is because they look only at the wall and door of the room, whereas they should look beyond such barriers as are set before them.
Therefore do not be in despair: it is impossible for things to remain the same. The days and years rotate, the hiture is unseen, and every day Allah has matters to bring forth. You know it not, but it may be that Allah will afterwards bring some new thing to pass. And verily, with hardship there is relief.
Author : Aidh Al Qarni