Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

Beware of mistrusting your Lord in case you do not realize the wisdom behind something. Ascribe ignorance to yourself, for indeed our minds are incapable of realizing His wisdom. Even the angels, despite their closeness to the Almighty Lord and their knowledge of His majesty and power, did not know the wisdom behind making Adam settle on earth. They said:

{...“Will You appoint on it someone who will spread corruption therein and shed blood, while we glorify You with Your praises and proclaim Your holiness?” He said, “I know that which you do not know.”}

[Surat al-Baqarah: 30]

So, keep silent before your Lord whenever you see His decree and actions coming so that He shows you much more of His kindness.

‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

“If the veils of the unseen were lifted for us, none of us would choose for himself other than what Allah had chosen for him.”

During the Hudaybiyyah Treaty, ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) went to the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and said:

“O Messenger of Allah, are we not on the right path and they on the wrong?”

He said: “Yes.”

He said: “Is it

not true that our dead ones go to Paradise and theirs to Hellfire?”

He said: “Yes.”

Thereupon, he remarked: “Then why should we accept a lower position with regard to our religion and return before Allah decides between us and them?”

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“O Ibn al-Khattāb, I am the Messenger of Allah and He will never abandon me.” Thereafter, Allah Almighty revealed Surat al-Fat-h (the Conquest). So, people came to know that the treaty was indeed a conquest.

[Narrated by Al-Bukhāriand Muslim]

The pens had already been lifted, the scrolls had dried up, the matter had been decided, and all decrees had been written down.

{Say: “Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector.” And upon Allah let the believers rely.}

[Surat at-Tawbah: 51]

Allah is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy and the Best of Judges. So, rejoice and expect imminent relief. Tears will be followed by smiles, fear by security, and panic by tranquility. You should only adhere to piety and fear Allah

Al-Alūsi said:

“When a person fears Allah Almighty, springs of wisdom erupt from his heart and the delicate secrets get revealed to him, in accordance with his piety.”{...And fear Allah so that you may be successful.}

[Surat Āl ‘Imrān: 130 and 200]

O Allah, the All-Wise, open for us the doors of Your wisdom and make us content with whatever You decreed for us; indeed, You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise

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