Thinking Well of Allah | Part 8

RELIEF WILL COME IN DUE TIME We continue our discussion on the Wisdom of Allah Almighty in times of adversity. In this section, we will discuss a new element: Allah’s Wisdom in choosing the duration of adversity. Now and then, in the…

Thinking Well of Allah | Part 7

THANK YOU, ALLAH, FOR NOT GIVING ME WHAT I WANTED We previously discussed how adversity helps us build our love for Allah on solid foundations, and that one of these foundations is the contemplation of Allah’s Names and Attributes, as adversity helps…

Thinking Well of Allah | Part 6

IF THESE VERSES DON’T MAKE YOU REFLECT YOU NEED TO RENEW YOUR LOVE Isn’t it amazing how Allah prompts our love for Him when He does not need us or our love? Isn’t one of His Names Al-Wadood (The Affectionate, The Most-Loving)?…

Thinking Well of Allah | Part 5

ALLAH PROMPTS OUR AFFECTION THROUGH TRIBULATIONS Basheer noticed the apathy in his children’s feelings toward him.  Ghassan and Rami would come every morning into their father’s room, extend their hand, and say: “Father, our allowance, please,” in a dull routine manner. Upon…

Thinking Well of Allah | Part 4

BUILD YOUR LOVE FOR ALLAH ON SOLID FOUNDATIONS In our last section, we discussed how conditional love for Allah is founded on the continuity of His blessings (money, health, freedom, family stability, social status, etc.) Notice how these worldly blessings are all…

Thinking Well of Allah | Part 3

DON’T BE A CONDILOVER What do you think of Muslim condilovers? This is probably the first time you’ve heard this word. It comes from merging and shortening the two words: conditional and lover. Thus, condilovers are a group of Muslims who say: “Allah,…

Thinking Well of Allah | Part 2

WHEN YOU KNOW THAT ALLAH WANTS WHAT’S BETTER FOR YOU By Allah, brothers and sisters, I don’t believe there’s a more beautiful feeling than this; the feeling that Allah wants what’s better for you in whatever He destines for you and puts…

Thinking Well of Allah | Part 1

How can you turn tribulations into blessings?   How can you enjoy the blessing of hardship?   How can you live a tranquil life, no matter what you’re going through?   How can you approach all matters with positivity and optimism?  …