Learning To Trust Him

When we don’t see our plans work the way we were anticipating; we tend to lose hope and tawakkal (trust) in Allah,The Exalted. The loss of hope eventually incites rebellion. If not nipped in the bud, this defiance can fix one for eternal destruction.

Consequently, we begin to rely on our limited perception and logic and dare to elude the commands of the Most Wise, either secretly or openly, while being heedless towards the consequences of our actions. Nonetheless, the Most Forgiving leaves the doors of repentance always open.

At this point, a true believer would reason with himself and face the situation with sabr and hikmah instead of giving in to the seemingly difficult situation. Sabr accompanied with hikmah helps one act in the right manner at the right time. It helps eliminate the negativity that has clouded one’s intellect and makes even a calamity, a rewarding experience, by the will of Allah.

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Maria K. Siddiqui

Maria is an artist, counselor and art therapist in training.