Khamis, 12 November 2009


Hopefulness in one of the
Believers’ characteristics.
The Qur’an states that hopefulness is an important characteristic of believers and, at the same, an indication of their faith. People place their hope in Allah according to their degree of faith, and will cherish a deep longing to obtain His mercy and infinite bounties because He has promised believers the most beautiful things in this world and in the hereafter. People will hope to secure these according to their degree of trust in Allah, their closeness to Him, and their submission and sincerity. Knowing that everything happens according to His will, believers do not fall into despair or become hopeless and pessimistic. And, since believers know that Allah will accept their prayers, they do not doubt, even for a second, that a seemingly terrible event is simply a part of their test and that eventually it will work out for the best.
Everything that happens comes about through Allah’s command of “Be”. At every second, everything and scene that appears before us is created through Allah’s will. Nothing is left to its own devices, for everything is created for the destiny that Allah has determined for it.
Believers who are aware of this do not lose hope, even when facing the most negative situations or the most distressing event, in Allah’s mercy or help. Those who are patient in hardship, do not lose hope, and never compromise Allah’s laws have been given glad tidings in both this world and the Hereafter.

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