Ramadan 2022 - Juz 22
وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤۡمِنࣲ وَلَا مُؤۡمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥۤ أَمۡرًا أَن یَكُونَ لَهُمُ ٱلۡخِیَرَةُ مِنۡ أَمۡرِهِمۡۗ وَمَن یَعۡصِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ فَقَدۡ ضَلَّ ضَلَـٰلࣰا مُّبِینࣰا
“It is not for a believing man or woman—when Allah and His Messenger decree a matter—to have any other choice in that matter. Indeed, whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has been clearly misguided.” — Qur’an 33:36 (Surah Al-Ahzab)
Whenever we experience some calamity in life, something that we don’t like or it isn’t going our way, we have to remember the one that wills it all for us.
When we look at things generally in life, they always work out. Perhaps not in the way we wanted but in hindsight we can see it’s always in the way we needed.
We can help ourselves by remembering this fact during the hard times, so that we don’t have to wait until more comfortable times to look back and realise the goodness.
It’s not easy to see the silver lining during a time of need and hardship. But we can help ourselves by at least knowing it’s there.
When something doesn’t go our way, we can ask ourselves “That was uncomfortable, what was the good in it?”. Changing our mindset to always look for the goodness in a situation. “What is the good in it?”
Over time we attune ourselves to looking for it immediately and whenever a calamity befalls us we simply say “Alhumdullillah” (praise is due to God) as we know that there is good somewhere within it and we thank Him for that.
وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تَكْرَهُوا۟ شَيْـًۭٔا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌۭ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تُحِبُّوا۟ شَيْـًۭٔا وَهُوَ شَرٌّۭ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ ٢١٦
“Perhaps you dislike something which is good for you and like something which is bad for you. Allah knows and you do not know.” — Quran 2:216
As we see In Hadith jibreel:
Angel Jibreel comes to the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and asks him: "Inform me about iman."
The Messenger of Allah answered, "It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadr), both in its good and in its evil aspects."
What is written for us will reach us, and is always for the best of us.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ
"Indeed, Allah is the possessor of favours for the people, but most of them are not grateful" — Qur’an 40:61
یَـٰۤأَیُّهَا ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱذۡكُرُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ذِكۡرࣰا كَثِیرࣰا﴿ ٤١ ﴾ وَسَبِّحُوهُ بُكۡرَةࣰ وَأَصِیلًا﴿ ٤٢ ﴾ هُوَ ٱلَّذِی یُصَلِّی عَلَیۡكُمۡ وَمَلَـٰۤىِٕكَتُهُۥ لِیُخۡرِجَكُم مِّنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِۚ وَكَانَ بِٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِینَ رَحِیمࣰا﴿ ٤٣ ﴾
“O believers! Always remember Allah often,
and glorify Him morning and evening.
He is the One Who showers His blessings upon you—and His angels pray for you—so that He may bring you out of darkness and into light. For He is ever Merciful to the believers.” — Qur’an 33:41-43 (Surah Al-Ahzab)