Allah loves those who act justly

Allah (SWT) Does Not Burden Us

In the Quran, it is stated in surah baqrah that Allah does not put a burden on any human more than it can bear. every human is different with respect to patients and Iman in Allah. there are people on whom hardship falls and they cannot bear and become psychic and insane and are not able to come out of it till death, while some become more strong after hardship. what about these weak people on whom the burden laid is unbearable. Allah SWT says in the Qur’an,

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا

“ Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Surah Baqra, 2:286)

Allah is the One who satisfies the necessities of His creations. Allah wants to refine us, out of His love and mercy, so that we can attain not just Paradise but the highest rank of the Prophets and the righteous. It means that Allah SWT will never put you into such a situation and into such circumstances that you are not able to bear. This refers to both laws imposed by the Sharee`ah as well as burdens and difficulties caused by people. Allah says:

أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ

“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested?” (Surat Al-Ankabut, 29:2)

Every man will be rewarded for the services he has rendered, none will be rewarded for services rendered by others. The same applies to punishment. It is the one who is guilty who will be punished. It is possible, however, that if a man has initiated either good or bad practices, they will continue to affect people’s lives. Allah says:

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنْفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ

“And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits…” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:155)

The resulting good and bad deeds of people will be reckoned either to their credit or against them since they are clearly related to their efforts and actions. It is impossible, however, that a map should be either rewarded for an act of goodness or punished for an act of evil in which he has had no share – neither my intent nor practical action.

Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear:
  1. Allah has instilled love in us as well as a sign of Him
  2. Allah tests us to purify us and wash away our sins
  3. Allah sent His Messengers to guide all of mankind
  4. A test can sometimes replace a worse misfortune
  5. Allah knows what we conceal and what we reveal
  6. Allah is indeed a protecting friend and supporter
  7. Allah warned who disobey Him against the Hell
  8. Allah is the delayer and puts things right places
  9. Allah promises who obey Him to enter Paradise
  10. Allah lets them go and gives us many chances
  11. Allah doing goods deeds because of conceit
  12. Allah’s knowledge compasses all things
  13. Allah is everything in His own accord
  14. Allah is First, Last, and Everlasting
  15. Allah is the Supreme, the Sovereign
  16. Allah knows what is in our hearts
  17. Allah Almighty loves His creation
  18. Allah is surely the best ally to have
  19. Allah making one’s self-responsible
  20. Allah’s knowledge compasses all things
  21. Allah acknowledges it in the Holy Quran
  22. Thankful to Allah for your wealth and health
  23. Thankful to Allah’s unaccountable blessings
  24. Thankful to Allah for everything you possess
  25. Thankful to Allah for your comfort and status
  26. Thankful to Allah for your intellectual abilities
  27. Trust in Allah and ensure your prayer is sincere
  28. Trust in Allah and recite the Qur’an on a daily basis
  29. Trust in Allah will be going to be an end by His Mercy
  30. Allah is the Giver of life and it is only through His grace

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا

“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:286)

The requital of acts is not transferable. The prayer made here is that God should not subject them to the severe tests and the terrible persecutions and hardships undergone by their predecessors. It is God’s law that those who commit themselves to follow Truth and righteousness are subjected to severe tests and tribulations, and it is a believer’s duty to meet them with patience and fortitude. Allah says:

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ

“And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” (Qur’an, 51:56)

If you stand back and take a look at the whole picture, you will realize that what you have when faced by a tragedy is a choice. Will you go through the stages of grief, denying Allah’s destiny and the wisdom of His plan for you? Or will you realize that what you are going through is something you know you can handle because you are His creation! and Allah loves His creations? Allah says:

وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى الْحَيِّ الَّذِي لَا يَمُوتُ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِهِ

“Rely upon the Living who does not die and exalt His praise.” (Surat al-Furqan 25:58)

A significant portion of the community claims that it is hard for them to practice the religion, and that is the only reason that they do not follow the principles of religion. In this way, they expect to lessen their guilt. But they deceive nobody but themselves. Because Allah does not give any burden more than one can bear: Allah says:

قُلْ لَنْ يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا

“Say: ‘Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us…” (Quran 9:51)

Tests expose our faults and weaknesses to ourselves – and that awareness enables us to be more focused and proactive in rectifying those aspects of our character. It is your patience that will get you through because you have complete faith in Allaah that He will make it alright. Hardship and suffering is a blessing in disguise. It is a moment of test, a test that once you pass with patience, it will grant you rewards more than you can imagine.  Allah says:

فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

“When you have made the decision, then rely upon Allah. Verily, Allah loves those who trust Him.” (Surat Ali Imran 3:159)

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:
  •  “And Allah loves the steadfast.” (Al Imran: 146)
  • Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.” (Al-Maida: 42)
  • “… are signs for a people who give thought.” (Quran 13:3)
  • ” If you are grateful, He is pleased with you…” (Az-Zumar 39:7)
  • and whatever you have of favor – it is from Allah.” (An-Nahl: 53)
  • Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him] on.” (Al-Imran: 159)
  • “and do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.” (Al-Baqara: 195)
  • “… and be grateful to All? h, if it is Him you worship.” (Al-Baqarah 2:172)
  • “No creature is there crawling on the earth, but its provision rests on God. He knows its lodging place and its repository.” (Quran 11:6)
  • “And Why, were their gods in earth and heaven other than God, they (heaven and earth) would surely go to ruin.” (Quran 21:22)
  • “For surely if it was not for the grace of God on you and His mercy, you would have been among the losers.” (Al-Baqarah 2:64)
  • “Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven, will not cause the earth to sink with you …?” (Quran 67:16)
  • “Indeed God is the possessor of bounty for all people but most people do not give thanks.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 243)
  • “Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith.” (Surah Al-Baqara, 152)
  • “Then remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and do not reject Me.” (Al-Baqarah 2:152)

The believer should always pray that God may make it easy for him to follow the path of Truth and righteousness. Believers pray to God not to place upon them a burden beyond their capacity of endurance, and to subject them only to those tests from which they may emerge triumphantly. May it not happen that the hardships are too much for them to bear and that their feet falter and are turned away from the path of righteousness, Allah says:

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ وَنَكْتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُوا وَآثَارَهُمْ ۚ وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَحْصَيْنَاهُ فِي إِمَامٍ مُّبِينٍ

“Verily, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.” (Surah Ya-Seen 36:12)

Allah is the provider of everything including rizk or sustenance. Muslims face good times as well as hard times. But the key is to be patient and thankful during every difficulty. Hardships are a test from Allah SWT and are given to those who are loved by Allah. One should be patient and does Shukr for what he has so that Allah will give him more. Allah says:

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

“Your Lord has proclaimed: If you are grateful I will increase you, but if you are ungrateful then My punishment is severe.” (Surah Ibrahim 14:7)

Allah has blessed us with countless favors and bounties. His creations, we should be thankful to him at every step. If we remain ungrateful, we would lose our blessing and Allah will not be happy with us. Allah has promised us in the Quran, that He will grant us more if we’re grateful to him for everything. Allah says:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ

“So remember Me, I will remember you. Be thankful to Me and do not be ungrateful.” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:152)

We were created to worship Allah, and we all made a promise to do so before we were sent to earth. May Allah give all of us Ihsan, Ikhlas and Tawfeeq, and give all of us a correct understanding of Islam and the Sunnah. May Allah give us tawfeeq to read & understand Quran with Tafseer. May Allah make us among those who recite, understand and follow the Quran & Sunnah in the best way. Ameen.