Allah provides for whom He wills…


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“Every time Zakariyya entered her room, he found her supplied with provision. He asked, ‘Oh Maryam, from where is this [coming] to you?” She said, “It is from Allah . Indeed, Allah provides for whom He wills without account.” (Surah Aal-Imran 3:37)

The story of Hanna, her daughter Maryam (Mary) and her son Eesa (Jesus) is central to Surah Aal-Imran, as they are the family of Imran. These stories are so full of lessons, I had a difficult time choosing just one verse.

In this segment of the story, Maryam (Alayhissalam) is living her life in the worship of Allah, under the care of the Prophet Zakariyya (Alayhissalam). Zakariyya is surprised to find off-season fruits in her room whenever he entered it. This was a miracle (Karamat) which Allah bestowed on Maryam.

In this story, Maryam reminds Zakariyya, and teaches us, an important lesson that Rizq (sustenance) is from Allah, and He can provide for us miraculously without any limits. In this age of materialism, this is something we often forget.

Taking this lesson to heart, Zakariyya prays for a son despite being of an old age, and Allah grants it to him. Let us too take a lesson from this, and ask Allah to assist us in obtaining whatever we seek, and never lose hope in his Mercy.

If we work hard, put our trust in Him and ask of Him, then we too can experience Rizq being provided in miraculous ways in our lives. I know many people who can testify to this, including myself.

–Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar

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My Favorite Du’aa


musa duaa

A concise yet a beautiful & meaningful du’aa made by Prophet Musa (alyhissalam)..mentioned by Al Kareem in Qur’an Al Kareem. We learn from the verses following this verse that when Musa (alyhissalam) made this du’aa, Allah blessed him with everything that he needed, i.e., a righteous spouse, family, a place to live & work! SubhanAllah!

So, what are we waiting for? Let’s supplicate to Allah with these beautiful words, in this blessed month and hope for His acceptance & response! May Al Mujeeb respond and accept our du’aas! Aameen!

If you believe Allah is the Provider…


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What concerns us most is our financial status. A woman lives with her husband who doesn’t pray at all while acknowledging he is not Muslim. A young man is about to sign up for a student loan that plunges him in one of the major sins of Islam. A third serves pork and alcohol to support his family. And the list goes on and on.

To them, Allah always comes last on their priority list!

We neglect that whenever we say in the Fatiha:

You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help; Allah says: This is between Me and my servant.

A Bedouin went into town one day. A man told him that the prices got higher and a loaf of bread costs a dirham. He replied:

Éven if a piece of grain costs a Dinar, I could care less. Because Allah ordered me to worship Him and He guaranteed me provisions. That is why I am doing my part and I am confident He will do His!

Therefore, ask yourself this:

If you believe that Allah is the provider?

Then why are you seeking His provisions through what He has prohibited?

 

-Assim AlHakeem-

The Strength of Yaqeen in Allah -subhanahu wa ta’ala


قَالَ يَـٰمَرۡيَمُ أَنَّىٰ لَكِ هَـٰذَا‌ۖ
قَالَتۡ هُوَ مِنۡ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَرۡزُقُ مَن يَشَآءُ

He said: “O Maryam! From where have you got this?” She said, “This is from Allâh.” Verily, Allâh provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit.” “At that moment (there and then/immediately), Zakariyâ invoked his Lord…”[Surat Ale Imraan, 3:first part of ayah 38]

When Zakariyya Alayhissalam saw that Maryam Alayhissalam got Rizq from Allah, he immediately made duaa to Allah, having the Yaqeen that if Allah could provide for her from Ghayb (unseen means) then He [subhanahu wa ta’ala] could also provide for him what he sought, despite he being of old age (120+ years) and his wife being barren (88+ years).

When most people see others with what they don’t have, they either start pitying themselves or they become jealous.

What should our attitude be?

What is the attitude of a Prophet?

هُنَالِكَ دَعَا زَكَرِيَّا رَبَّهُۥ ۖ قَالَ رَبِّ هَبْ لِى مِن لَّدُنكَ ذُرِّيَّةًۭ طَيِّبَةً ۖ إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ ٱلدُّعَآءِ ….

✦”At that moment(there and then/immediately), Zakariyâ called upon his Lord, saying, ‘My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, You are the Hearer of supplication.’ So the angels called him while he was standing in prayer in the chamber, “Indeed, Allah gives you good tidings of John, confirming a word from Allah and [who will be] honorable, abstaining [from women], and a prophet from among the righteous.” He said, “My Lord, how will I have a boy when I have reached old age and my wife is barren?” The angel said, “Such is Allah ; He does what He wills.” ✦ 

[Surat Ale Imraan, 3:38-40]

INDEED WITHOUT DOUBT,

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) gives, grants, blesses according to one’s Yaqeen (certainty) in Him.