“And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge in Allah . Indeed, He is Hearing and Knowing.” (7:200)
If I am honest, I think we easily think bad about people. Like for example, when someone is sitting next to you and I don’t know, he is eating something that smells bad. Or when you are driving, and that driver won’t drive as quickly as you want and you start swearing (not in his face, but in your car)
I think we are not aware about our bad thoughts, about the whispers of shaytaan, about the wrong directions we follow because of his whispers. Just this one thing in my mind. We always always always see the bad in others, it is never our fault.
Somehow it is hard for us to admit that we made a mistake or that we did something wrong and apologize for this. No, we are always claiming about the mistakes of others. And that my dear sisters, that is something I need to work on.
We are so messed up, we are too pride, and we forget that this pride is from shaytaan. We are human, and we easily trap in his falls. But there is Allah who forgives. We should always say “audhi billahi mina shaytani radjeem” Because we never know where he is waiting for us to lead us to the wrong direction.
“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing”. Surah Israa:1
Something that bothered me today was this video I watched which mentioned some reasons why America is not the greatest country in the world. Amongst them were the expected e.g. Low infant mortality, high number of deaths, poor in education, however what stood out to me was that they mentioned high percentage of people who believe angels are real.
In this secular society religion is discarded quite a lot and worse some beliefs such as angels, judgement day are mocked. It made me sad that people use our belief in angels and more so religion as an indicator of stupidity and backwardness. And I remembered that this was the ayah I was to ponder on for today. It made sense now.
Some people find it difficult to believe that Rasoolullah ﷺ could have travelled from Makkah to Al Quds and then the heavens and back all in one night. However the muslim has no hesitation in believing something like this because we believe in ‘qun fa yaqoon- be and it is’. We believe that Ibrahim (alayhis salam) was thrown into a huge fire and it became a source of comfort for him. We believe that Yunus (alayhis salam) lived inside the belly of a whale and survived. We believe a huge body of water split apart and slammed back together to destroy a criminal. All by the will of Allah ﷻ.
We believe that He ﷻ is the creator and maintainer of everything and nothing happens without his will. So we don’t find it difficult to believe that the laws of nature and physics can be broken because everything in the heavens and the earth and beyond obey His laws first and foremost and then the laws of physics.
This changes perspective because when the disbeliever hears about these they laugh and make jokes. But when the believer is reminded of these miracles we are humbled and reminded that glory belongs to Him alone.