Hello and Assalmualaikum!
I hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday in sha Allah.
The quote by Yasmin Mogahed –
Rest assured that nothing will happen–except what is meant to be. And the matter of a believer is strange: everything is good for him.
is one beautiful quote, so let’s talk about it.
Wherever you may be in life, you are where you are meant to be. Don’t be tensed or troubled, everything is going according to the plan of the One who created you. All matters are with Him, so why do we worry? Trust Allah, have tawakkul.
If you are going through something unpleasant, it’s highly possible that Allah afflicted you with a hardship to help you grow and purify you.
“No tiredness, exhaustion, worry, grief, distress or harm befalls a believer in this world, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allaah expiates some of his sins thereby.”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5210; Muslim, 4670).
With time, everything makes sense. You’ll see one day how something you believe is bad, changes you for the better.
Through trials and tribulations we grow stronger, braver, and closer to Allah. Subhanallah. There is beauty in our trials and there is beauty in our patience. Allah loves those who stay patient during troubled times and have tawakkul. Allah will handle all of your affairs for you in a beautiful way as long as you turn to him. Always make duas and don’t get agitated thinking “He isn’t accepting my dua.” Be persistent and patient in your duas. I am a witness that your patience and persistence in your duas will pay off. Don’t get too anxious or think too hard about how a situation is going to end up, work hard, do the best you can, and leave the rest to Allah.
We can always have it worse, and when you have the mindset of “I should trust Allah and be grateful to Him for all that He has bestowed upon me,” you will much happier and suddenly your problems will look much smaller. Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal.
In contrast, let’s discuss when something good happens. Many times we turn to Allah only when we believe we need him, a.k.a. during “bad” times, but the truth is we always need him. Everything good that comes to us is by Him just as everything “bad” that comes to us is by Him.
When we are pleased with our situation, we should always give thanks to Allah. We should sincerely be grateful, and Allah will give us more. When we show our gratitude, Allah bestows His mercy upon us and grants us more, SubhanAllah what a generous Lord. Simply for giving thanks He pours upon us His blessings.
Similar to what Yasmin said:
It was narrated that Suhayb said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for all his affairs are good, and this applies to no one except the believer. If something good happens to him, he gives thanks, and that is good for him, and it something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience, and that is good for him.”
(Narrated by Muslim, 2999)