‘Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.’
All humans are consumers. Doesn’t make sense to ask and complain of one’s needs to those who are in need themselves. Ar-Razzaq will provide. And He SWT will provide even if the whole world closes its doors on you. And He SWT can withhold even if the whole world knocks on your door. To all those seeking one thing or the other, don’t lose hope. It may not be time just yet. Hold on. Move on.
Who is he that can provide for you if He should withhold His provision? Nay, but they continue to be in pride, and (they) flee (from the truth). [Surah Al Mulk, 67:21]
Maybe you need to work more on yourself before you get what you’re looking for because maybe…just maybe you may end up as a worse Muslim than you already are IF He SWT provides for you what you’re seeking.
And if Allâh were to enlarge the provision for His slaves, they would surely rebel in the earth, but He sends down by measure as He wills. Verily! He is in respect of His slaves, the Well-Aware, the All-Seer (of things that benefit them). [Surah Ash-Shura,42:27]
If He SWT can provide for creatures who can’t even provide for themselves, would it reduce from His Rizq if He provides for you? Of course not.
And so many a moving (living) creature carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. [Surah Al Ankabut, 29:60]
Calm down for He SWT doesn’t sleep when the whole world is sleeping and you lie awake in pain/worry/sadness.
Calm down for He SWT is not unaware of your thoughts and daily struggles unlike the whole world.
He SWT knows your intentions.
He SWT knew how you started and how far you’ve come by His Mercy of course.
All the accusations.
He SWT knows.
Does anyone matter then?
Of course not.
Good news: Inshaa’Allah if you died as a righteous Muslim, your problems and heartaches will die forever. They will never ever be resurrected and you will never EVER go through the same pain in Jannah.
So remain focused!
Dunia’s pain is bearable but Akhira’s wouldn’t be.
Dunia’s enjoyments are temporary but Akhira’s wouldn’t be.
Therefore, rejoice every time pain inflicts you…for your Jannah is expanding if you remain steadfast in patience!
Ar-Razzaq will provide dear Muslim! For you may see Him as not providing you with what you want in this Dunia but with every sorrow, a broken expectation…He’s saving it for you in the Akhira account:
Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.” [Bukhari, Book # 70, # 545]
He SWT is providing you with a trial = He SWT is providing you with ‘Rizq’ for Akhira!
Now isn’t that better than the Rizq of this Dunia?
Inshaa’Allah khayr. Allah SWT knows but you do not.
Have faith! Because even if you get what you want, you’ll still be in need of Him.
So do not take your need of Him away from Him.
Hasten to be closer when you need Him the most!
And don’t forget…that He SWT loves you.
He is your Wali…He’s on your side and He’s got your back!
The planets are orbitting in submission.
You must too go about your business…and move on…in ultimate submission to Ar-Razzaq.
And Allah SWT knows best.