Sunday, June 11, 2006

~Trust ~

Trust is very important thing in human relationship. Unconditional trust will build confidence. Someone could stay away from very very dear ones but couldn’t stay with one where there is not trust.

A wife can’t follow her husband wherever he goes and sticks around him 24 hours to always keep on eyes what he is doing... Where trust doesnt exists….she will spend her mind, heart and energy just to worry about her husband. She will suffer and unhappy. I believe her husband also will leave her sooner [due such suspicious behavior].

What about our trust to Allah swt?

If sometimes we do not trust human, it’s normal because some of them do not deserve any trust, but when we stop trust Allah swt, this will be really really a big problem.

We often lost trust when are facing some tests in life. In fact Allah will always test us to prove how strong our belief, because mere lip service of Faith is not enough. It must be tried and tested in the real turmoil in life. The test will be applied in all kinds of circumstances; in individual life and in relation to the environment around us, to see whether we can strive constantly and put Allah above Self.

"Do men think that They may be left alone On saying, "We believe," And that they will not be tested? [HQ 29:2]

Did ye think that ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard (In His Cause) and remained steadfast? [HQ 3:142]

" ye think that ye shall enter the Garden (of bliss) without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? they encountered suffering and adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Messenger and those of faith who were with him cried: "When (will come) the help of Allah." Ah! Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!" [HQ 2:214]

Much pain, sorrow, and self-sacrifice may be necessary, not because they are good in themselves, but because they will purify us, like fire applied to a goldsmith's crucible to burn our the dross.

Sometimes we feel the test so hard, but actually Allah swt said : “On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear... “[HQ 2:286]. How hard it is, it will not over than what we can bear.
The most important thing we shouldn’t feel frustrates and lost hope “So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: for ye must gain mastery if ye are true in Faith”. [HQ 3:139]. We have to face it with patience “O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that ye may prosper [HQ :3:200], Nay, seek (God’s) help with patient perseverance and pray: it is indeed hard, except to those who bring a lowly spirit [HQ 2:45].

When we are in the peak of “test”, when find no way, no help, we should always trust Allah. Trust in anything. We shouldn’t ever feel Allah abandon or forget us. "There is no soul but has A protector over it" [HQ 86:4]. Allah will always help us…"When (will come) the help of Allah." Ah! Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!” [HQ 2:214].

If a man has a true spiritual understanding, he has nothing to be afraid of. He is protected by Allah in many ways that he does not even know. We have to return to Him : ….Allah sufficeth me: there is no God but He: on Him is my trust ….[HQ 9:129] …and never give up hope of Allah’s Soothing mercy: truly no one despairs of God’s soothing Mercy, except those who have no faith [HQ 12:87]

Allah swt will always answer our pray like what He said “When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me...” [HQ 2:186].
But our mind are so limit to catch His wisdom, sometimes it seem He didn’t answer our prays or when we dream something He doesn’t give what we want. Allah said : “…It possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not “[HQ 2:216]

He will always answer our pray but sometimes in different way, sometimes He replace it with something better than what we asked. When He didn’t give what we want it must be not good for us and He save us from something worse, or He keep the goodness of that pray to hereafter.
What will we get by leave trust in Allah?

God hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for their (in return) is the Garden (of Paradise)….[HQ :9:111]

For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him). [HQ 3:159]. 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. [HQ 3:160]

Wallahualam bishshowab

"I put my trust in Allah, My Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He hath grasp of its fore-lock. Verily, it is my Lord that is on a straight Path. [HQ 11:56]

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