by Hadhrat Shaikh Zakariyya (RA)
This Hadith was mentioned 1400 years by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. SubhanAllah! How apt are his mubaarak words that in this day and age it is so applicable to us all.
Hadhrat Ibne Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhuma) says: “One day, I was riding with Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) when he said to me, ‘My dear son, I will give you a few words of advice and, (I believe) that Allah Ta’ala will help you to benefit from them.’ I said very humbly, ‘Please, do tell me.’ He said, “If you remember Allah Ta’ala, (i.e. if you do what Allah Ta’ala commands you), He will remember you (i.e. He will protect you). And if you are mindful of Allah Ta’ala (i.e. if you do what you are supposed to do), you will find Him always ready to help you. If you are mindful of Him (i.e. remember Him) in good times, He will remember you (i.e. help you in difficult times). Remember that if a problem comes to you, it was already written, and if a problem misses you, know well that it could never have come to you. Know that if all the creation had to unite to do you some favour that Allah Ta’ala had not written for you, they would never be able to do so and if they were to unite to save you from a problem, but Allah Ta’ala had already decided it, they would never be able to do so. The pen of fate (Taqdeer) has written everything that is going to happen until the Day of Qiyaamah. When you ask for anything, ask from Allah Ta’ala and if you ask for help, ask from Him. When you put your trust in anyone, do so in Allah Ta’ala alone. Make ibaadat with firm faith and a true belief in Allah Ta’ala, with feelings of thanks to Him. Understand well that patience at the time of problems is really great, that Allah’s help comes to those who are patient; that with every problem there is a way out, and that difficulty will cause ease.”
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