Monday 28 December 2020

How to Have Faith in Allah's Plan (Scholars' Viewpoint)

Faith is defined as complete trust or confidence in someone or something or a strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof. When talking of Faith in the realm of Divine religions, Faith means to have firm belief in Oneness of God or Allah as spelt in Arabic, and fully embedding oneself in Allah's Plan without any reservation or second thoughts.

We must realize that Allah has not created this fathomless universe without a plan. If it were without a plan, there was no need to create billions and trillions of stars and planets which are poles apart from each other, some even so distant that even Hubble, the most powerful of the telescopes ever created, has not been able to scan or define the ends of the universe so far. And managing the movement of these constellations galaxies and stars have to have a plan lest these could be colliding with each other.

Likewise, the lives of all living beings, especially human beings, are part of a plan which we knowingly or unknowingly are following without knowing the consequences or its aims and objectives. We see many starving in lifeless deserts or being killed in wars or due to calamities while others have plenty to eat and live a comfortable life.

Many who do not believe in Allah often criticize Him for being ruthless for many and helpful to some. But if we read the Divine scriptures carefully those with knowledge and wisdom start to find clues to the many whys. Yet many questions remain unanswered. To know more about Allah's plans and how to be part of these, today in our series of posts on Scholars' Viewpoint, we share an informative talk by Nouman Ali Khan. Please listen to the scholar's logic and tell us if you agree with his viewpoint or have still some queries.  

As for credentials of Nouman Ali Khan, he is born to a Pakistani family, and is an American Muslim speaker and Arabic instructor who founded the Bayyinah Institute for Arabic and Qur’anic Studies, after serving as an instructor of Arabic at Nassau Community College. He has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan.

وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is our duty to convey only to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the video above are those of the scholar concerned. We have shared this view as added information in better understanding of Islam. The reader may or may not agree with the view owing to their own perception. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.


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