May 26, 2024

Surah Ibrahim – Ayah 12

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
اَعُوْذُبِااللّٰہِ مِنَ الشَّیْطٰنِ الرَّجِيْم
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

*_Today’s Thought for the day is from Surah Ibrahim Ayah 12_*

*وَمَا لَـنَاۤ اَلَّا نَـتَوَكَّلَ عَلَى اللّٰهِ وَقَدۡ هَدٰٮنَا سُبُلَنَا‌ؕ وَلَــنَصۡبِرَنَّ عَلٰى مَاۤ اٰذَيۡتُمُوۡنَا‌ؕ وَعَلَى اللّٰهِ فَلۡيَتَوَكَّلِ الۡمُتَوَكِّلُوۡنَ.(12)*

*_Why should we not put our trust in Allah when He has guided us in our paths? We will surely be patient and steadfast in bearing whatever harm you cause us. And in Allah let all that trust put their trust.(12)_*

اور ہم کیونکر خدا پر بھروسہ نہ رکھیں حالانکہ اس نے ہم کو ہمارے (دین کے سیدھے) رستے بتائے ہیں۔ جو تکلیفیں تم ہم کو دیتے ہو اس پر صبر کریں گے۔ اور اہل توکل کو خدا ہی پر بھروسہ رکھنا چاہیئے.(12)

The Ayah describes how the messengers confronted tyranny and rejection with an attitude based on faith, remaining steadfast in the face of adversity and abuse.‼️ *They show their firmness by posing a question as why they shouldn’t put their trust in Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la when he has guided them to chose the right path.* _This is a statement by one who is certain of his attitude and the way he follows. He entertains no doubts about the support he has, and believes that Allah Azzawajal who guides to the straight path will undoubtedly give them HIS support. While the disbelieving people only depend on the power of humans who are powerless against the will of Allah Azzawajal. *Tawakal does not mean having to be alone and stay away from society, but rather means being firm in facing various difficulties and various disturbances.* _The Messengers will continue to be patient and steadfast in bearing whatever harm the disbelievers cause them and they will persist in calling them and admonishing them and reminding them , and they will not worry about whatever harm the disbelievers may cause them as they seek their reward from Allah Azzawajal._

*_Act of the Day is:_* to understand that putting one’s trust in Allah Azzawajal is obligatory, and that it is one of the requirements of faith and one of the major acts of worship that Allah SWT loves and is pleased with, because all other acts of worship are connected to it.‼️ _The Messengers trust in Allah Azzawajal is for the noblest and most sublime of aims, for they put their trust in HIM to establish and support HIS religion, guide HIS slaves and save them from misguidance. This is the most perfect kind of trust in Allah Azzawajal._

–To understand that _”One of the characteristics of true trust is not fearing anyone except Allah SWT and this is the secret of faith.”_ *Tawakkul* signifies *employing a lawyer or an advocate’*. Such a person must have *four attributes:* perspicacity, honesty in keeping other’s deposits, power, and affection.❗ *No one but Allah SWT possesses all these attributes fully.* Thus we must trust HIM and continue to be on straight path and keep calling everyone onto the straight path.

*_May Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la strengthen our Imaan and grant his support in fulfilling our responsibilities as a Da’ee. Aa’meen Ya’Rabbul Aa’lameen._*

JazaK Allâhu khair!