Tolerance is patience toward a practice

Allah is Always With You

Allah’s love will never end. As Muslims we are called to always be humble and kind to every soul we come across. Our kindness should never be based on the actions of others because then who we become would be dependent on others instead of ourselves. As Muslims, we are called to be a reflection of God on Earth for all people without discrimination. There is no situation that is experiencing along. Allah SWT is always with you. When there is no way, Allah SWT will take away. Allah Says:

مَاۤ اَصَابَ مِنۡ مُّصِيۡبَةٍ اِلَّا بِاِذۡنِ اللّٰهِ ؕ وَمَنۡ يُّؤۡمِنۡۢ بِاللّٰهِ يَهۡدِ قَلۡبَهٗ ؕ وَاللّٰهُ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيۡمٌ

“No misfortune ever befalls except by permission of Allah. And whoever has faith in Allah – He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things.” (Surah At-Taghabun 64:11)

Allah (s.w.t) does not burden anyone with any trouble which they are unable, physically or mentally, to bear. The hardship that we face in life is a test from Allah (s.w.t). It is a test of patience, devotion and trust in Allah (s.w.t). With that test and challenge. Allah (s.w.t) is choosing to test you with that challenge because He knows that you can get through it: that you are strong enough. So trust in that, trust in that strength that Allah (s.w.t) gave you. Because after the storm, comes a rainbow. Allah Says:

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا

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

Trust is a huge entity. Trust takes a lot of thought, vulnerability and cares to give up. It is not easy to trust what you do not know, or what you have no control over. That is what is so beautiful about Islam: it is the opportunity to trust Allah (s.w.t). And believe that His plan for you is the best plan that could ever be for you. I understand that it takes a lot of strength and it is frightening to go through life not knowing what could or could not happen: but that is life.

Serve the creation for the sake of the Creator:

  1. Trust in Allah following the guidance He has given us
  2. Trust in Allah means all things are in Allah’s hands
  3. Trust in Allah to consult and then take a decision
  4. Trust in Allah no matter what he has put on us
  5. Trust in Allah turn the success in the Hereafter
  6. Trust in Allah to rely on Allah in all our affairs
  7. Trust in Allah attribute the pleasure of Allah
  8. Trust in Allah to pray fully focused on God
  9. Trust in Allah to connect with the Quran
  10. Trust in Allah be grateful to Allah
  11. Trust in Allah relying on loss or success
  12. Trust in Allah must be strong and rely upon
  13. Trust in Allah is like learning any other skill
  14. Trust in Allah includes complete trust in God
  15. Trust in Allah is a steadfast anchor of the soul
  16. Trust in Allah and ensure your prayer is sincere
  17. Trust in Allah to seek righteous companionship
  18. Trust in Allah turn lead to goodness in this world
  19. Trust in Allah will be going to be an end by His Mercy
  20. Trust in Allah to starters and infuse our life with the Quran

Life is rolling with the waves and all we can do is ride out the waves and pray for the best. This does not mean not making an effort in life, but rather it means: doing all that you can and the very best you can with what you can control. The rest, leave it up to Allah (s.w.t), He will do what is best for you. All of us in life will go through good times and bad, the one thing we must not do is complain. There’s another saying that whatever you focus on will be true to you. Allah Says:

وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنْتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ

“Do not lose hope, nor be sad. You will surely be victorious if you are true believers.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:139)

Allah (s.w.t) is always with us. He is always guiding us and watching over us, no matter how much we sin, He is there. Knowing that He is all around should give us some comfort. That whatever happens to us is what was meant to happen and that no matter how far we astray ourselves from Islam or Allah (s.w.t), He will always be with us and want the best for us. Therefore, we have to appreciate His blessings and be true believers and find solace in His presence. Allah Says:

وَمَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ

“Whoever puts his trust in Allah; He will be enough for Him.” (Surah At-Talaq 65:3)

The things that we are not able to control, have to be accepted. It is ill-advised for us to question why bad things happen to us, as everything that happens: is by permission of Allah (s.w.t). Everything that He does has a purpose: as a lesson to make us stronger or to bring Him closer to us. Trust in Him and trust your destiny is for your benefit.

Allah will always give more than you give, and Allah says in the Quran:

  • “Do not fear for Allah is with us.” (Quran 09:40)
  • “Verify Allah SWT forgives all sins.” (Quran 39:53)
  • “He will replace whatever you give in alms.” (Quran 34:39)
  • “And in Allah let the believers put their trust.” (Quran 5:11)
  • “Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him].” (Quran 9:04)
  • “Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Quran: 3:159)
  • “And if you should try to count the favours of Allah you could not enumerate them.” (Quran 14:34)
  • “Who will lend Allah a generous loan so that he may multiply it many times?” (Quran 2:245)

In Islam, one of the pillars of Iman is the belief in preordainment or divine destiny. This means that we, as humans, are subjected to free will by Allah (s.w.t) but also, we are predestined to a story: our fate, our destiny. These are pre-determined destinies created for us by Allah (s.w.t). It is important that we understand that we are not in control of everything, that power lies with Allah (s.w.t). Allah Says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:153)

Prayer is one of the best ways for us to feel calm, internally and externally. It is not something that happens sporadically, it happens anytime you pray, with good and true intentions. Relieve your heart and mind from stress and the hardships of this life. Remind yourself of the greatness and beautifulness of Heaven (Jannah) and what we have to be questioned for in the Hereafter. Allah Says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَخُونُوا اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ وَتَخُونُوا أَمَانَاتِكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

“O you who believe! (Do) not betray Allah and the Messenger, or betray your trusts while you know.” (Surah Al-Anfal 8:27)

Make that your goal, pray to Allah (s.w.t), and make your du’a to Him to help you in this life and in the Hereafter. Prayer is just one way we can get closer to Allah (s.w.t) and appreciate His blessings. People can give great advice, but only Allah SWT gives perfect Guidance. When we repair our relationship with Allah SWT, He repairs everything else for us. Allah Says:

وَاصْبِرْ وَمَا صَبْرُكَ إِلاَّ بِاللّهِ وَلاَ تَحْزَنْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ تَكُ فِي ضَيْقٍ مِّمَّا يَمْكُرُونَ

“And be patient, and your patience is not but through Allah. And do not grieve over them and do not be in distress over what they conspire.” (Surah An-Nahl 16: 127)

We should make dua and ask Allah to bless us with happiness, success and whatever is good. But if the opposite of what we expect comes true we have to learn to say Alhamdulillah and accept our fate. Surely Allah knows what’s best. To wish life to be any other way than it currently is is foolish. Until you learn to make a time machine to rewind the clock, there’s no point to dwell on what could’ve been.