Take a look around you; everything you see, all that you have and all that there is….in you, on you, around you….belongs to Allah, alone. It is Allah Who has given you all the property and goods you possess, and that He is the true Owner of them all. So the cars that you own, the houses that you live in, the businesses you possess all truly belong to Allah kids that He blessed you with, the health that He gave you, the time that He has allowed you are all Allah’s property. Even the bodies we live in and the life that we have belongs to Allah alone. Allah says:
وَلَا يَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ يَبْخَلُونَ بِمَا آتَاهُمُ اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ هُوَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم بَلْ هُوَ شَرٌّ لَّهُمْ سَيُطَوَّقُونَ مَا بَخِلُوا بِهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَلِلَّهِ مِيرَاثُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ
“And (let) not think those who withhold of what Allah (has) given them of His Bounty (that) it (is) good for them. Nay, it (is) bad for them. Their necks will be encircled (with) what they withheld [with it] (on the) Day (of) [the] Resurrection. And for Allah (is the) heritage (of) the heavens and the earth. And Allah, with what you do, (is) All-Aware.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:180)
Everyone in this world has got disasters in their lives. The examination of life in the world can be given with blissful enjoyment or grief. All of that take turns because there is no eternal thing in this world. For that, as Allah said, we have to consider disasters as testing of life. We have to handle them with strength and sincerity. All gifts from Allah in this world are only deposits from Him and we have to handle it well. There is no eternal thing or according to the human will. Allah says:
لِلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا فِيهِنَّ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
“To Allah (belongs) the dominion (of) the heavens and the earth and what (is) in them. And He (is) on everything All-Powerful.” ( Surah Al-Ma’ida: 5:120)
Now, since everything belongs to Allah, then we have to include even our souls in that list. The very souls that we think of as our “self”, our “nafs”, our “being” — whatever you want to call it — that very thing that distinguishes you from the rest of the world belongs to Allah It’s not yours.
“To Allah belongs the East and the West…” (Surah al-Baqarah:142)
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna ilayhi Raji’un — Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return. (Noble Quran 2:156)
The translation of the verses mentioned before and after this ayah is:
“And cert…ainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient).” (Quran 2:155)
Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.’‘ (Noble Quran 2:156)
“They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e., who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones.” (Quran 2:157)
These are some antecedences from saying this thayyibah sentence in human lives:
- Sincere and Tawakkul to Allah
- Don’t mind your heart
- Be patient on the test of life
- Don’t need to bemoan your fate
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ
“And surely We will test you with something of [the] fear and [the] hunger and loss of [the] wealth and [the] lives and [the] fruits, but give good news (to) the patient ones.”(Surah Al-Baqarah: 2:155)
The best time to say the sentence “Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi rajiun”
Allah doesn’t command us to say this thayyibah sentence “Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi rajiun” in a special moment. We can say it at any time when we remembered Allah S.W.T. This sentence is not only for dead people, but we can say it when we got disasters, heavy tests, and other times.
Of course, wherever and whenever we are not prohibited by Allah. More importantly, a human can understand and interpret that sentence well. If we have believed and understood, of course, we must understand that the sentence “Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi rajiun” is a sentence to take care of us and make us sincerely only to Allah S.W.T.
The test of life will always be there. For that, we have to prepare patience, sincerity and endeavour to handle it. Of course, Islam doesn’t depend on resignation or doesn’t do anything to change our fates. Allah says:,
لَتُبْلَوُنَّ فِي أَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنفُسِكُمْ وَلَتَسْمَعُنَّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا أَذًى كَثِيرًا وَإِن تَصْبِرُوا وَتَتَّقُوا فَإِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ
“You will surely be tested in your possessions and yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah – indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:186)
And Allah answer that all of the tests never exceed our ability.
وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا
“And He will provide for him from where not he thinks. And whoever puts his trust upon Allah, then He (is) sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah (will) accomplish His purpose. Indeed, Allah has set for everything a measure.” (Surah At-Talaq: 65:3)
For that, Hope Moslem are always given patience, sincerity and strong endeavour to handle the dynamic of life and make 6 pillars of Islam and five pillars of Islam become the basic foundation of life.