In the Name
of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
what is your thought about the Lord of the worlds?" [37:87]
minds in the world each having a distinct thought about Allaah regarding the
events unfolding in their lives. These thoughts could be grouped into two;
those that think good of their Lord and those that think otherwise.
verse quoted above was in regards to Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his Father and
his people who worshipped others besides Allaah when he was admonishing them.
Qataadah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: 'when they meet Allaah what do
they think He will do with them given that they worshipped others alongside
Him.' The obvious answer is, Allaah will punish them with an eternal
condemnation in Hell.
Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (RA) gave another dimension to the verse which has a
general application when he said "I swear by Allaah, never would one think
of Allaah anything except that He gave him what he thought of Him."
us to the hadith qudsi narrated by Shaykhain (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) where
Allaah says: "I am as My slave thinks I am...." also
another narration in the Musnad of Ahmad with a saheeh isnaad (chain of
narrators) Allaah says: "I am as My slave thinks I am, so let him
think of Me as he wishes."
does man finds himself in a desperate situation that he loses all hope and
thinks Allaah will not provide an exit for him and in relation to his thought
he plunges further into more difficult circumstances?
often does man gets trapped in a severe challenge that he remains consistently
hopeful that no matter how dark the night gets Allaah has willed that it will
be overtaken by the brightness of the day and true to his thought he walks out
of his difficulties as though they never existed?
thinks that Allaah will have mercy on him will meet the mercy of Allaah. He who
thinks that Allaah will honor him will be honored by Allaah (provided he honors
the signs of Allaah). He who thinks Allaah will give him happiness in this
world and in the Hereafter will attain what he thought of of His Lord.
like those that will shout out and sob profusely while asking a disrespectful
question of "Oh Allaah, why me?" but be among those that perfect
their Tauheed, work righteousness and abstain from sins so that the life of
respect, contentment and lawful provision in this world and paradise in the
Hereafter will be guaranteed when we think Allaah will provide such for us.
make it easy on us to think good of Him.