This world is a place of trial in which Allah tests His servants; sometimes with various hardships, and sometimes with blessings. Those who pass these trials are people who hold to Allah in every incident, who show a thankful attitude when Allah increases or decreases the blessings He bestows upon them, who turn to Allah when they are ill and when they are cured, and those who give their thanks to Allah and who submit to Allah under all conditions.
Undoubtedly a person’s attitude in the face of the trials they are subjected to would clearly reveal their devotion to Allah and show whether or not they are sincere in their love for Allah. If a person truly loves Allah and submits himself to Allah in the face of everything He creates, he would welcome everything coming from Him. A person who preserves his thankful attitude, even in the harshest trials, who submits to Allah and perseveres, undoubtedly loves Allah tremendously and is devoted to Him with a sincere and profound respect.
Allah tells us about the beautiful attitude of Muslims as follows: “Those to whom people said, ´The people have gathered against you, so fear them.’ But that merely increased their faith and they said, ‘God is enough for us and the Best of Guardians’.” (Surah Al-Imran: 173).
By showing strong personalities in the face of all difficulties, by never falling into despair regardless of what befalls them, by putting their wholehearted trust in Allah in every trial they are subjected to, by never getting spoiled by blessings or by never boasting; inshaAllah, Muslims attain the good morality of the people of the Heaven. Their good morality becomes instrumental in their attaining Heaven, which Allah created in absolute flawlessness and glory with His infinite knowledge.
A person with deep faith is in absolute submission to Allah with the pure love he feels inside; such a person would make a point of never falling into momentary mistakes. Such a person is well aware of the fact that the moment he feels – may Allah forbid — a weakness in his trust in Allah, or the moment he starts – may Allah forbid — to look for helpers other than Allah, it would be ascribing partners to Allah.
A person who only turns to Allah would be wholeheartedly content with the destiny Allah created for him. That is because a faithful person knows that it is not possible to act outside destiny or change destiny in any way. He never forgets that there is a destiny Allah creates for each and every person, and that destiny works without any changes.
In the Glorious Quran, Allah tells us that everything that we will experience is written in a Book in His Sight, and that it is not possible for any man to live anything other than that destiny written in that Book.
“You do not engage in any matter or recite any of the Quran or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on earth or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book.” (Surah Yunus: 61)
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