And whoever relies upon Allah, He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a (decreed) extent. [Quran, 65:3]
Every day we encounter different situations. At one point in our lives we want good grades in high school, while later in our lives we want job promotions or relationships patched up. For everything we do and want to accomplish, we rely on sources.
Some people rely on themselves while others rely on people and material things like money. But the questions we need to ask ourselves are:
- Are these things and people fulfilling for us?
- Are these material things enough to get done what we want to do?
Reflecting deeply on our lives we can see that these things and people on whom we rely are not sufficient. You may get a job from a reference or your money may help you to buy a new house or whatever you want, but who gave you money or job? The reality is that Allah make these things and people as a mean to help us. In the end, it is not people or things that help us or provide for us. Indeed, it is our creator that is providing for us.
We daily hear Allah-o-Akbar (Allah is the Greatest), but do we really think great of Allah and do we put all our trust in Him? Mostly we don’t.
We need to redirect our focus. Instead of relying on our own self and other things, we should rely for our needs and wants on Allah. It means that we must put our maximum efforts into doing things with the belief that Allah will pave the best way for us.
You should search for different job posts, believing in your heart that Allah will take you to the right place. For attaining good grades in school or college, you must study hard with complete trust on Allah. If you want to get married, put your trust in Allah that He is the best planner. For any wish you have, you must depend on the Ultimate One.
By relying on Allah is like iving your burdens to someone who can carry them easily. As a weak human being you cannot carry your burdens on your own. Reliance on Allah will ease your nerves and help you to get through life challenges.
Allah mentioned in Quran:
If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that that can help you? In Allah, then, let believers put their trust. [Quran, 3:160]
Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector: and on Allah let the Believers put their trust. [Quran, 9:51]
In Allah do we put out trust. Our Lord! Make us not a trial for those who practice oppression. [Quran, 10:85]
Go easy in life with reliance on Allah.
by Sumbal Tariq