This article helped so much, recently I had been struggling with having tawakkul and after reading this I feel so much better about everything and the duas I’ve been making, May Allah bless you and accept your duas💓
5 Ways to Strengthen Your Trust In AllahSeptember 3, 2016
Strengthening your trust in Allah is like learning any other skill. The more you commit to it, the stronger it gets. You don’t expect to lose weight without lifting a finger in the gym or the kitchen. You can’t expect to achieve your dream body, if you only exercise when you feel like it.
In the same way strengthening your trust in Allah doesn’t happen by chance. It’s a journey of immense spiritual growth. It’s a journey that cracks open your heart, arises your innermost vulnerabilities and when the wounds are still sore, that is when your heart fully connects and surrenders to Allah. Here I’m going to share 5 ways to deeply strengthen your trust in Allah.
1) Have a relationship with the Quran
Notice how I said have a ‘relationship’ with the Quran versus read more Quran. Do you read Quran out of love for Allah or because you ‘should’ read it? Do you read Quran because it makes you so happy, brightens up your day and gives you inner peace or because you’d feel guilty if you don’t? Whether you come from a place of love or guilt, effects the way you interact with the Quran. (Tip: choose love!)
Building a relationship with the Quran begins with reading it frequently and branches out to developing multiple ways of connection – read it, talk about it, study tafseer, learn Arabic, implement it and let your heart be open to receiving the guidance of the Quran. Notice the ayahs that resonate with your soul. Do you have a favourite Surah or an ayah that you keep coming back to? Is there a reciter that soothes all your worries? Infuse your life with the Quran such that you become a living, walking, talking embodiment of the Quran.
2) Make massive dua
“And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way.”
(Surah Baqarah : Ayah 186)
Making massive, heart felt duas is life changing.
In the midst of severe depression, I clinged onto dua, by day and night because that was my only source of refuge. Dua was the single, most- powerful tool that transformed my life from living misery to blissful happiness. If you want to strengthen your trust in Allah, you need to be confiding in Him. Confiding in Him to such an extent that you pour your heart in your duas. Tell Allah everything as you do with your best friend. Share your fears, your worries, your dreams, your goals, your passions and anything else that matters to you. When you express your vulnerability to Allah, you begin to develop this unwavering conviction, that no matter what happens, Allah will be enough for you.
3) Let go of the outcome
Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) say, ‘If you were to rely on Allah as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out early in the morning hungry and return in the evening full.’” – (At-Tirmidhi)
This has been a major life lesson for me. Look, all the dua in the world won’t bring about an outcome, unless Allah decrees it. All the hardwork and productivity in the world won’t guarantee the results you seek, unless Allah has destined it for you. As with the birds mentioned in the hadith above, go about your day knowing that Allah will fully provide for you. Pour your heart into your work and life but leave the rest to Allah. Invest your efforts in the journey but let go of your attachment to the outcome. You plant the seed and let Allah grow the tree.
4) Think positive of Allah
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Allah the Most High said, ‘I am as My servant thinks (expects) I am. I am with him when he mentions Me. If he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself; and if he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly greater than it. If he draws near to Me a hand’s length, I draw near to him an arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.’” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
As humans we have the tendency to overthink and worry about uncontrollable matters. That voice in our minds comes from our ego. Have you even felt so much peace after making dua even though nothing changed? Became your heart doesn’t need reasons to trust Allah. It is your mind (i.e. egoic voice) that latches onto reasons and frantically searches for ‘why’ you should be more hopeful in Allah.
Anytime you begin to doubt or worry, leave those thoughts in your mind and come back to the present moment. Connect to your heart and know that trusting Allah is enough. Don’t give yourself the headache of ‘how’ and ‘when’ things will work out because your egoic mind will never be satisfied.
5) Don’t underestimate Allah
When you fully trust Allah magical things happen. Cancer that’s suddenly cured. Relationships that you never thought were possible, eventually work out. Financial support that comes out of nowhere. Dreams that you never thought were possible for you, start happening right before your eyes. Don’t let your circumstances determine your faith in Allah. Even if everything is pointing in the complete opposite direction of what you desire, make immense dua and trust that Allah will make a way for you.
Now I want to hear from you, which of these 5 points do you want to strengthen? Do you have special dua story that was accepted and came true for you? Let me know Girl! (in the comments below).
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Hmmmm.. Yaa Allah, strengthen my faith in You for am very weak.. I pray I can implement all these five points. Will like to follow you on all platforms
May Allah guide our heart ameen
Kindly write an article on repetition of the same sin and Allah’s forgiveness for it .
Really need to hear more about it and be clear about it , and help me bring my heart at peace, I love Allah so much but these things won’t stop bothering me, that’s why maybe honestly for assurance I want to read about it and help myself
I always cried that my heart believe in Allah but i dont know how please make dua and prayers for me i am scared to burn down in hellfire
One of the best articles I have ever read!
It changed way I was thinking, amazing article.
jazakallah khair for your tips on getting close to Allah! I had a few question that are beyong these 5 ways. Im terrible at being consistent and fell in an unorganized perdicmentent weather its praying or life tasks it completly ruins my life which I end up becoming unproductive and lazy. For example whentry my best to pray 5 times a day espically fajr( which is the hardest to accomplish) I would do it for 3 days then fall off. What can I do to keep my prayer and other various tasks consistent?
I trust allahpaak completely but sometime I don’t know why and how my tawakul decreases. I think myself to be a person with with weak Iman. Allahpaak help me plz .???
May Allah guide our heart ameen
I have never cried while reading something but this article gave me answers to so many of my questions…I m greatful that I found this eye-opening writing of yours may Allah grant you happiness and prosperity …Ameen
Please I need some dua that I can be use every time.
ALLAH PAK PLEASE FORGIVE EVERY PART OF ME THAT HAS SINNED AND ACCEPT EVERY PART OF ME THAT HAS DONE GOOD DEEDS AMEEN SUM AMEEN. READ IT AGAIN !
This is so beautiful ?
May Allah grant you with the best in this Dunya and the Akhirah it was an eye opening article at some point I was hesitant about few things but this changed my mindset JazakAllah khair
I’m going thru a lot right now and the first thing I thought of is I needed Allah. Therefore I needed to increase my trust in Him. Just by reading this gives me a sense of calmness and reasoning makes sense to my mind. I’m an overthinker who has anxiety thus I try not to give in to the pessimistic thoughts in my head. Reading this, I feel like it would able to make me become a better person even just taking the tiniest of steps. Thank you soo much for having the time to write this post/entry down. May Allah Bless You Always~☺️
Im going through alot right now, emotionally and this was so soothing and it was exactly what I needed to read . Allah is the greatest and he truly is so lind to us and has only the best instore for us. May Allah bless you sister.
I pray 5 times a day i read quran i do anything that i can to be happy in Life. Im so worried and always thinking negative about my past and i feel like something bad is going to happen i cant sleep at night I cant eat i just feel so depressed and down I dont know what to do how to be happy and how to live in the present not in the past..
That was a very good read so thank you.
I have recently starting worrying about the future and about illness and falling sick. I am worried about what if I get sick who will look after me and how my family would deal with me being ill. But then I remember that it is Allah who controls all things. May Allah make it easy for all of us.
Assalamualaikum dear sorry to hear that having said that we can come out of the past it matters how are we training our mind the moment you stop thinking about your past and accept whatever has happened in the past is for our own good start seeing the positive side of all the negative things.. inshaa Allah may Allah bless you with sabr and happiness aameen ya rabbi
Please make Dua for me
May Allah grant me good children
Hi just wanted some advice not sure if you still do one to one training
All the points have deeply resonated within me, May Allah bless you for this reminder.
I’m aware of all these, but each time there is a difficulty, I come searching for reminders to things I already know, and you have summarized them perfectly.
For me, the point where we should not underestimate Allah is what plays out over and over again in my life and it leaves me speechless and more grateful than ever before. ♥️
Its Amazing how Allah makes ways for us, sometimes even when haven’t asked for something and its just a distant fantasy- BAM- suddenly you’re living it. Alhamdulillah indeed Allah is Al Wahhaab (The Bestower) and Al Raheem.
Without Allah and Islam, I really would be purposeless and lost, living an existential crisis everyday. May Allah increase our imaan and keep us close to him at all times and protect us from our own nafs. Ameen ✨?
Asalam alakum, Alihamdulilahi robin Alaamin for this moment in my life,the five points touched were very meaningful,impactful and practicable. May the Lord strengthen us more to trust in Him by obeying and trust Him more
When you say “massive” dua how massive? I’ve heard that saying astagfirallah or other duas tens of thousands times a day is recommended to have duas answered. That seems too hard to achieve on a daily basis. What do you say?
Salaam I have had 2 miscarriages and I am totally shattered I don’t know what to do I am losing trust in Allah I think because Allah know everything he can do whatever he wants to but what to do now I said bad things that he doesn’t love me he’ll take everything and what’s the use ? I am regretting it now what to do I wanna say sorry but how ?
Salam I was looking online for articles about how to develop and strengthen my tawakkul in Allah swt and I found this article. I’m really glad I did. It was refreshing to read how I can strengthen my faith and learn to rely on Allah alone. Last year was a bit tough for me, I decided to leave my job because I felt there was something missing I couldn’t describe it and I left for volunteering for a few months. At the same time unfortunately I came across someone who started dreaming a future with me and I got blindsided by all that mess. Anyways I know it wasn’t decreed by Allah swt and it’s all over now but it’s left me with a bitter feeling about how nasty and selfish people can be and it’s taught me how I can ultimately depend on Allah swt alone. I don’t know if I’ll meet good people again or how it’s going to happen I have no idea I try not to be bothered by that so much and I try to stay away from people who attach so much importance to fulfilling others needs desires and above all people who can’t think beyond their selfish egocentricities. May Allah swt help us all.
Aselamualeykum, am 18 weeks pregnant and since i have faced 3 miscarriages before i always think of those events and i am praying that allah will help me to a safe pregnancy. Alhamdullilah everything is safe till now but my mind frustrates me something bad might happen i really want to have faith in Allah (i have it at some point but not fully). Please remind me on ur duaa for a safe pregnancy and a full faith in Allah
I was surrounded by life-changing hardships and I was deeply depressed, and so searched
online for articles on how to trust Allah to ease my pain. I found this blog and your other writings and they have helped me a lot, along with the comments of my sisters that give me a sense of community (though I am a man 😛 ).
I am still in the initial phases of building my trust in Allah but I am sure I’ll emerge as a better Muslim and a content Muslim. Thanks!
I have a lot of things to share, my whole life is full of miracles, I feel that I am not a common person, because whenever I feel ordinary I got trouble without solutions, but when I feel that I am the only person whom Allah love and like, I feel comfortable and confident. This is my strength everybody should feel like this. if we won’t value us and won’t accept that we are Ashraf ul makhlooq Allah will not give us more or what we want. The first thing is that we need to accept that we are special we are the only one this acceptance will give you humbleness and positivity. I am nothing Allah is everything he makes my life as my wish Alhumdulillah. The dua that gives me strength is Rabbi Anni Maghlubun Fantasir, this dua brings miracles in my life.
You probably won’t see this since it’s an old post. But mashallah I’m happy for you that your duas are always answered Alhamdulila. May Allah keep blessing you in this world and the hereafter Ameen. Other than feeling like your special and worthy to Allah what else do you think has helped you feel connected to Allah and have your duas always answered? And as for your duas are they usually simple things that you ask for or have you had seemingly impossible situations that was answered? I would love to know more I need hope and motivation
May Allah guide us all.
May Allah guide our heart ameen
I read your blog sometimes and I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I’ve been going through this hardship for almost a year now. I fell in love with an old friend and we decided to get married. First my parents would not agree because of petty issues. I made constant dua and by some miracle they had a change of heart and came on board.
I went back to my home country, since I was abroad for Masters. I met his family and they met my family and everything was going smoothly. Suddenly his mother disagreed giving very petty reasons that she never raised before. I went back for my semester with my heart broken but both of us had the resolve of trying to make it work. We tried but his mother would not budge and then he got into a car accident and broke his neck. He was on bed rest for a total of 4 months.
Two months after his accident, his mother agreed. My mother went over and apparently everything was fine at least according to my mother. His mother started avoiding my messages after that but never said anything to her son. Me and him were euphoric about the prospect of getting married. A month later I moved my entire life back to my home country. Left my job and the prospect of working abroad, everything. I came back knowing that everything is good and we will get married soon.
The day after I landed, I went to see him and that night his mother comes to him and tells him that she is not on board with this and she is calling it off. Apparently my mother’s visit was not to her liking and she had very very petty issues. I broke down and turned to God. Ramadan came and I made desperate dua again and again for God to make this work for us somehow because nothing is impossible for Him. His fracture healed miraculously and he decided to talk to his mother again. Yesterday she said I will never be on board with this.
I don’t know what to do. I lost so much faith since yesterday. I don’t know if God is angry with me or what. My life is at a standstill. I’ve been unemployed since I got back and my heart has been shattered. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I should keep making dua for this or if I should put it out of my mind as something that will never happen. I don’t know if I should stay here or move back. I don’t know how to bring back that faith and that gratefulness that I used to have. I feel so lost. I don’t know what to do.
Ma sha Allah
May Allah guide us all
Ma sha Allah
May Allah guide us all aaamiin
Jazakallah for your blog/blog posts …powerful words like yours offer me much comfort and solace, especially as i am going through a trial at the moment.
I am trying to get married but the process is hard for me, a lot depends on the next few weeks of my life – please remember me in your duas. It has been a huge rollercoaster and the outcome is still unknown.
However, the reason I share this with you all is that in this hardship I have truly found Allah, I have found him in ways I didn’t even deem possible. Had I have been granted marriage straightaway and the process was not as difficult as the last few months have been – i probably would not have found Allah.
As humans, we become naturally distant from Allah when life is going great, so Allah puts a need in our lives so we call and seek through him. Even in my times of despair, i have always held on to the fact that Allah must love me so much to want me close to him.
I know relief will come, for me, for you, for us all and recently, in your blog posts too – I have read a lot about trusting Allah and i guess this was my Journey. Sometimes you just have to give it all to Allah, for he is the Lord of the heavens and the world and he knows everything while we know not.
All he asks for us is to trust – and in the grand scheme of things, he does not ask for much as ultimately we benefit daily from his mercy. This is a reminder for myself first and foremost.
I pray that whatever situation anyone who reads this is facing, that Allah provides you relief this Ramadan, I ask him to guide you and grant you goodness, prosperity and happiness. May we all find Allah in the depths of our pains, as it is only then that we truly appreciate the essence of our Lord.
Please remember me in your duas <3
Asalamu alaikum. I really needed this post ..bcuz im moving through a hard self battle..i hope i can get help here ..im a final year student n im right about to get my exams .n the thing is lots of ppl have their eyes on my 24/7 especially my relatives ..n my grandma always says that bad eyes is what made my uncle go to the wrong side ..or bad eyes is what made my aunty lose her mind ..i cant stop thinking what is i get a good grade n ppl put their eyes on me the i lose my brain w anyother things .this feeling is so strong that it stops me from trying to get good marks n stops me from trying ..i know god is the only person that can make anything happens to me but i cant convince myself since everyone around me says awful stuff about what bad eyes can do ..pls help me
Salams sis I wish Allah bless me to have an peaceful mindset of him cuz I know tht Allah is truly amazing and I feel very bad lately something happened to me I got these visions and it been hard for me to think positive like thoughts or enjoy your time pls help me how can I get rid of it I feel like I lost my Faith….???
This writing is beautiful. Thank you 🙂
I have prayed and prayed and I am losing my faith. Not only am I unemployed, but I am also getting sick regularly and my body is attacking itself. Yet all I see is how beautiful my friends’ lives are. Why am I being tested for more than 2 years? I gave up Duaa recently, I have poured my heart out and trusted Allah but I am still sick, unemployed and financially challenged.
People assume that I haven’t tried enough, I sought every avenue from career counseling to networking, to applying overseas but nothing worked.
I hate to say it, but I am losing faith.
This post and the feedback from other readers is very beautiful. I found every word inspiring. I am glad I found this post. These reminders are what I need right now. Indeed it is a blessing to understand and use the power of faith in Allah and the power of dua.
Thank you so very much for sharing this post.
Jazakhillah khayr for this beautiful post and advice. it brings back memories of one incident in my life, it was quite a while ago … I basically refused to go back to university because of the interest based tuition fees and I felt so fearful and accountable to Allah.
what made the situation harder was the fact that my father was extremely upset with me for thinking to drop out of university. I told him i would only go if i had the money to pay for it myself. We clashed over this many times until finally i made up my mind, i wasn’t going.
the consequence was my father being disappointed and upset with me, much pressure and we didn’t speak for a while but I cried soooo hard to Allah that I did this for him and it resulted in the breakdown of me and my fathers relationship.
after much dua and patience, my father came back to me with a change of heart and offered me an opportunity to go abroad and study Arabic in Egypt. I was so surprised by the change of events and alhamdulilah i accepted and the situation turned out for the better all because of trusting in Allah and putting his pleasure and happiness first.
one ayah that sums up that whole experience:
وَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ اللَّهُ “Fear Allah and He will Teach you.” (Surah al-Baqarah:282)
I may have not gone to university, but I was given a better opportunity, to learn the language of the Quran and sunnah in Egypt. Alhamdulilah
Just to clarify when I said:
“I cried soooo hard to Allah that I did this for him and it resulted in the breakdown of me and my fathers relationship.”
What I meant was that doing actions to please Allah will sometimes cause the creation to be displeased with you and some times relationships break down, it shouldn’t matter. There is no obedience to the creation in the disobedience to the creator. Hardship and tests will come to see whether we are sincere…but we still do it for his sake because it’s what he commands us to do and also the creation will love you in the end, once they see you acting upon the truth.
Jazakillahu Khairan for the article; some really beautiful points made <3
Before I started med school, I was anxious about taking out the student loans that cover the £9000 yearly fees, especially because of the interest that would build up. I remember making constant Du'aa to Allah that he makes me financially capable so I can cope with the fees, and all the while I'd be thinking I have no idea where this money could come from but I would immediately remember the Ayaah in Surah Talaq:
'And whosoever has Taqwa of Allah, He will make a way for him to get out. And He will provide him from where he never could imagine…' (65:2)
So I started university Alhamdulilah and on the very first day our course leader says 'Oh by the way, do you know that you're all eligible for a bursary that'll cover the entire year's tuition fees.?'
SubhanAllah I was absolutely gobsmacked!!! And it literally came from a source that I could not have imagined..Wa lillahil hamd 🙂
Subhana Allah,it’s such an inspiration to read your story.
Allahumma baarik! I thank Allah to have found your blog! May Allah bless you and reward you abundantly.
I am a big believer in du’a and having good/positive thoughts about Allah. I love the ayaat and ahadith shared here.
I’ve read Qur’an since I was young but only recently started understanding the ayaat. You start to enjoy the ayaat, the stories that are told intrigue you, you get a connection in your heart with the ayaat, they move you, you feel them. SubhaanAllah! Wallah it’s amazing how making dua and putting your trust in Allah changes your life. Alhamdulillah for the blessing of Dua, I thank Allah for letting me know about it and firmly believing in it.
What helps me about accepting the outcome of my dua is programming my mind from morning to say Alhamdulillah as my first response to anything that happens. That has greatly improved how I react to things initially. Saying alhamdulillah even when my mind is protesting and cannot fully comprehend why I am saying it, I say it. It makes me take whatever happens, to Allah before responding. On not underestimating Allah, I’m always in awe when my duas are responded to or when my days and affairs are taken care of.
I’m still improving on all the points you have mentioned. Adding to them I’d say Sujud al shukr and salat al duha. Powerful stuff! SubhaanAllah.
I thank you for this post. May Allah increase you in goodness. Jazaakumullah khair. I love you for the sake of Allah ❤❤❤
It’s hard to choose one when all of ithe points are true.
But i think, i will go with the first point first. Understanding the quran, contemplating, implementating and hold it dearly to my life will surely leads to the rest of the other points given. Of course, without forgetting the sunnah as well as they come in a package for muslims.
MasyaAllah sister, may Allah bless you for this wonderful sharing.
Subhanallah, Im so happy I found your blog. This is exactly what I needed to read tonight 🙂 x
Lovely written and extremely informative post, JazakAllah kheir sister :).
Let go of the outcome. That is what I have to work on! I often think of all the negative consequences or mistakes that can happen before I start something. No wonder the Beloved Prophet PBUH said ‘what if’ is from the Satan.
This is my biggest problem as well :_(( ~ May Allah help us, Ameen
Absolutely perfectly timed post with hajj and eid on our cusp; we can always use a little reminder – Thank you for sharing!
Allah only deprives you (temporarily) in order to give you more (infinitely).
Seeking Islamic knowledge about why we suffer helped me a lot.
Everything in life is a test of worship. Realise that this is a test from Allah (swt).
Seek and strive to please Allah (swt).
Accept Allah’s decree (a form of submission)
Try to trust in Allah.
Say “Alhamdulillah” from the heart as an act of worship.
Patience (a form of submission) and perseverance
Work for Allah (swt) and Jannah
Look forward to Jannah, get closer to Jannah
Get closer to Allah and have a better relationship with Him
emerge as a stronger Muslim and servant of Allah
Forgiveness of sins; purification (there is meaning and purpose to suffering)
Raising in rank
These are some of the wisdoms and reasons (everything happens for a reason) behind suffering.
“Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tested?” (Qur’an 29:2)
“[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving.” (Qur’an 67:2)
“And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.” (Qur’an 21:35)
“Allah would not leave the believers in that [state] you are in [presently] until He separates the evil from the good.” (Qur’an 3:179)
“Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,”When is the help of Allah ?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.” (Qur’an 2:214)
“And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam – from their loins – their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], “Am I not your Lord?” They said, “Yes, we have testified.” [This] – lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, “Indeed, we were of this unaware.” “ (Quran 7:172)
“But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.” (Quran 2:216)
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The real patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 1302)
Allah will reward you for every bit of suffering you go through in life.
“Muslim (2572) narrated that ‘Aa’ishah said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “There is nothing that befalls a believer, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allaah will record a hasanah (good deed) for him thereby, or erase from him a sin.” “
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 5641, 5642) Source: http://sunnah.com/urn/52930
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His wrath.”َ
[Grade : Hasan (Darussalam)
Reference: Sunan Ibn Majah 4031]
“If Allah intends good for someone, then He afflicts him with trials.” (Source: Sahih Bukhari 5321)
“There is no Muslim who is stricken with a calamity and says what Allaah has enjoined – ‘Verily to Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return. O Allaah, reward me for my affliction and compensate me with something better’ – but Allaah will compensate him with something better.” (Muslim 918)
O yes… we definitely need to let go of the outcome more than we do ~ but its sooo hard. SubhanAllah.
Its hard especially when we have made grand plans, carefully set up all the steps, prayed for what we want and then awaiting the exact results we desire. But more often than not, what we get may be an unexpected *BANG* where things go in a different direction.
I love the hadith that gives the example of the birds. Surely we need to be like that, put in our best effort and leave the rest to Him ~ The All-Knowing.
I seriously needed this post you have no idea! I want to strengthen all of these points but especially letting go of the outcome. I rely so much on what I think should happen or what I think it best but I need to remember that Allah (swt) has superior plans, even if I can’t see the good in them right away. <3
“And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way.”
HE surely is always near to us but it’s just us who need to work on our side. I always leave everything to Him instead of worrying about things in life. Problems are never ending but HE knows best and is the best planner.
LOVE #3. It can be SO easy to forget to “let go of the outcome”. I am a huge type A personality so it can be scary for me to not have everything planned. It is something I have to actively work on every single day. Lovely reminders.
“Don’t let your circumstances determine your faith in Allah. Even if everything is pointing in the complete opposite direction of what you desire, make immense dua and trust that Allah will make a way for you.” This is SO true.
This was one of the greatest lessons I learned back when I did the visionnaire program (by Muhammad Al-Shareef). We went through a couple of exercises where we illustrated, visioned, made excessive dua and repeatedly talked about our dreams to ourselves as if they are going to happen tomorrow. over and over. and it was magical how everything fell into place just because we believed in them to the point of actual reality.