Wednesday, March 4, 2015
La Tahzan Innallaha Ma’ana
"La Tahzan Innallaha Ma’ana”
Don’t be sad; indeed, Allah is with us [ Qur'an 9:40 ]
One of my favourite verses from the Qur’an. It always calms me down no matter what. It is so uplifting and enriching to the heart. Alhamdulilah!
Realize that it is not the people (or even your own self) that can save you. Only Allah can do these things. The people are only tools, a means used by God. But they are not the source of help, aid, or salvation of any kind. Only God is. The people cannot even create the wing of a fly . And so, even while you interact with people externally, turn your heart towards God. Face Him alone, as Prophet Ibrahim (as) said so beautifully: “For me, I have set my face, firmly and truly, towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to Allah.” [Qur’an,6:79]
But how does Prophet Ibrahim (as) describe his journey to that point? He studies the moon, the sun and the stars and realizes that they are not perfect. They set. They let us down.
So Prophet Ibrahim (as) was thereby led to face Allah alone. Like him, we need to put our full hope, trust, and dependency on Allah Azza wa Jalla. And Allah alone. And if we do that, we will learn what it means to finally find peace and stability of heart.