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Being pleased with the Decree of Allah Ta'ala and Tawakkul

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(Highlights of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis - Saturday 7th September)

1. If Allah Ta'ala had to increase sustenance for all then there would be widespread corruption. Sustenance does not only refer to edibles, but also the intelligence, understanding etc. that we are blessed with. It refers to all the ni'mats of Allah Ta'ala. The reason for this is that man has a competitive nature and if all people were equal then definitely there will be corruption. So Allah Ta'ala knows best why He has given more to one person and less to another. Therefore, just be pleased with the plan of Allah Ta'ala.

2. Getting into marriage is like buying a home. You look for the efficiency and convenience. It must be such that you find it comfortable and it is lasting. Hence, what presently people are doing where they only search for beauty is incorrect, for the beauty will remain for a short time only.

3. Allah Ta'ala is fully aware of our needs. Don’t have a complaining nature. Just be happy with the decree of Allah Ta'ala. We may be chasing after the world without being pleased with the decree of Allah Ta'ala and we may get plentiful, but we will be deprived of the true happiness. On the other hand, you may not have much of this world but you are pleased with the decree of Allah Ta'ala. Hence, you will be blessed with the true inner happiness.

4. Allah Ta'ala speaks of the pious and that their abode will be Jannah. But what is the way to reach there? One quality of the pious is tawakkul (trust in Allah Ta'ala). Trusting in Allah Ta'ala does not mean that you abandon the means. If a person does this then he has not understood tawakkul. There are different levels of means. The first is that which is categorical and definitely required, such as food. If a person abandons this category and puts himself into harm and difficulty then he will be answerable for his actions. The second is that which is not categorical, but it is adopted by many, like medication and employment. In the case of most people, they will have to adopt it. For those who have a very high level of tawakkul and by them not adopting this type of means then it will not affect them, their families or their creditors, then it is preferable for them to adopt tawakkul. The third category of means is that which is of a lower level. For such matters, one should place his tawakkul in Allah Ta'ala and continue with his life.

5. Another quality of these pious people is that they wholeheartedly accept the command of Allah Ta'ala. They also forgive after being angered. Anger is something natural. It is not against piety, but the more important thing is to remain stable in the state of anger. How much should we be overlooking the faults of others when Allah Ta'ala overlooks and forgives all our faults and sins.

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