When Allah Almighty created us, He has already predestined several things about us in a little bit of detail. Allah knows about the future because the knowledge of Allah is unique, unlike yours and mine. What will happen in the future, Allah knows exactly how it will pan out. He knows exactly the what choices people will make.
Allah almighty is great. And we’ve got to continue having hope and calling out to Allah.
That’s the Hadith, prophet, peace be upon him, says the greater the test, naturally, the greater the reward, the more difficult the examination, naturally, the greater the certificate.
Why should I even ask Allah if it’s already predestined? The Hadith says one thing that can move your predestined matters to a degree is dua and another is charity.
Alalh says, you desperately sought a certain thing from Us which we didn’t give you because we didn’t give that to you, We loved the way you asked Us and your sincerity and the way you worshipped Us By asking Us, We will give you paradise in return.
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Allah (swt) says, from the signs of Allah that he created for you spouses from amongst yourselves, so that you could dwell with one another. So the dwelling of Adam (a.s) with Eve was the first part of it.
And then Allah put compassion and mercy and love between the spouses.
Now, this is very powerful and this is very important that The propeht (pbuh) said, No one is single in paradise
Lastly, something very beautiful, the Prophet (pbuh) said about spouses in Jannah, the messenger (pbuh), he said that their spouse is more beautiful than the last time they saw them.
And you would say to your wife that you’re even more beautiful than the last time I saw you. And she would say, subhanallah, and you’re even more handsome than the last time I saw you.
Meaning part of Jannah is that Allah (swt) makes the spouses perpetually more attractive, more beautiful, more loving, and so on and so forth.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has taught us to seize opportunities that are in front of us. But the problem with men; we don’t notice the opportunity.
Listen in life, There will be situations that you must make the most of. They may never come back.
The Prophet peace be upon him said seize 5 opportunities before they are lost, before they’re overtaken by another five situations.
This is a reminder from the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, to all of us.
Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your free time before your work, and your life before your death.”
Bearing in mind when you make the lives of others easy, Allah makes your life easier.
How do you prepare?
It’s a little bit scary, but when you have iman / faith it’s not scary, it’s reassuring.
Oh Allah, take me when You’re happy with me.
The Prophet (pbuh) used to say, Oh Allah keep me alive for as long as you know that life is good for me.
We have no guarantee.
Turn to Allah. If you would like to prepare for death, one of the best ways is seek the forgiveness of Allah and together with that, change your life.
As a human being, If you make a mistake, you make an error, a blunder or you do something perhaps that might not have been the best way of doing things, Quickly learn to apologise, learn to come forth and make amends; Learn to seek forgiveness not only from those whom you’ve wronged but from Allah (swt) primarily because you know I have to go back to my Lord, He made me. I’m going to answer to Him.
You’re getting married to someone and that person is the child of someone and they have a family and they have a loving family and they’ve been treated with kindness and goodness throughout their lives. Treat them in a similar, if not better way.
The tongue in marriage will make or break it.
Whoever follows Allah and His messenger has indeed succeeded the great success.
Your connection with Allah is closely related to how you address the rest of the creatures of the same Allah.
When we don’t remember Allah at all; A day passes, two days pass, three days pass and we haven’t even thought of Allah, We haven’t spent the moment with Allah but we spent hours on end at work and doing so and so whatever else we’re doing without remembering Allah, that’s what’s scary.
If whatever has happened has drawn you slightly closer to Allah, it’s not the anger of Allah, it’s the pleasure of Allah. It’s the gift of Allah upon you.
Hope, hope is a gift of Allah. if you don’t understand the mercy of Allah, you’re never going to come out of your mess. Allah loves you and Allah will continue loving you and I love made you and Allah knows about you and He knows your struggles. He knows where you’ve been and He knows where you want to be and He knows that you might be moving very slowly and He also knows that your graph might dip now and again on its way up.
But inshallah, we need to have the hope in the mercy of Allah,
Don’t give up, the day you give up, that’s the day that you’ve lost. Allah never gives up, never for Allah, no matter how bad you’ve been, no matter where you have gone, it’s a flick you need to ask Allah’s forgiveness. He’s wiped out all the bad, all of it, completely gone.
And if you make an error and go back and slip again, come back and seek the forgiveness of Allah again, never give up.
Al Hasan Al Basri, he said Al-Amana is the religion of Islam because the whole religion is but an amana / a trust. a Muslim has to uphold Amanah / the trust in every one= of those 3 categories.
It affects us every second of our life and there will be heavy questions to expect on the day of judgment,
This something which is the energy that you already believe in; to assemble something, it requires a lot of knowledge and wisdom and will. [I agree] So you are already personifying this energy.
God is a Creator of all things that you see and things that you don’t see. He’s the Creator. That’s why we call Him the Creator.
If we are here, there has to be something always and there has to be the necessary being because there cannot be a point where those absolute nothingness.
So something that is always in existence is called the eternal existence, which eternal existence is not brought about by something else, because it is inherently self-subsisting and self-existing.
Allah said, Allah instructs you that you are to return the trust to the rightful owners of those trusts. And that when you judge between people, you judge with justice, how excellent is that which Allah instructs you to do. Allah Almighty is ever hearing and ever seeing.
Our Prophet’s (pbuh) life was defined by the upholding of Amana, the restoring of trust to their owners. And they knew him as “Al-Amin”, a trustworthy individual. He advocated it, he called towards it, applied it.
And he told us that towards the end of time, one of the signs of the Day of Judgment will be people will lose trust.
Alrazi, he said, in his tafseer, when you interact, he says, you are dealing with one of three categories; either you are dealing with your Lord, or either you are dealing with people, or either you are dealing with yourself.
He said, and a Muslim has to uphold the trust in every one of those three categories.
It affects us every second of our life. And there will be heavy questions to expect on the Day of Judgment.