Allah created you with the human trait of conviction. You’re not a leaf that dances and rises and falls with the vicissitudes of the wind. Allah created you to be substantial and weighted, to move with the conviction of your own weight and to consequently forge a new and beautiful path for yourself that is independent of the worries and projections and input of the external. The saddest thing that can happen to you is to live life as a floating feather… a life of reaction to outside stimuli…the stimuli being the projected fears of other people which are by their nature illusionary and rooted in the deception of the great deceiver: shaitan. What are you today? Are you governed by your future potential or are you instead an amalgam of long past external inputs which have travelled through time from the whispers of our common enemy to reach your mind? Are you the captain of your ship? Or is he?
“If a person is worried about how others may receive him, then he is not aligned with reality”.Purification of the heart, Imam al-Mawlid trans. Hamza Yusuf
“Allah is As-Samad which does not just mean “self-sufficient” but comes from a root that means “solid, impenetrable, non-hollow.” Allah is the One with no holes, no parts, no separation. Where Allah is metaphorically whole, we are nothing but holes. We are made from atoms, which are 99.99999 percent made of empty space. In essence, when we reach for anything in existence other than Allah, we are reaching for emptiness.A. Helwa, Secrets of Divine Love
“I seek refuge in the light of Your face by which
all darkness is dispelled and both this life and the life to come
are put in their right course against incurring your wrath
or being the subject of your anger.
To You I submit,
until I earn Your pleasure.
Everything is powerless without your support.”
– Translation from theidealmuslimman.com
You cannot operate outside of the divine grid and divine will. It is not possible. I didn’t previously understand what was meant by “no fear no grief” in Islam. I think I do now.
You are encompassed by Allah. He is with you and closer than your jugular vein, around you beside you and situated on a throne above you. His power is such that your life is not your life. You are suspended on a string hanging from His will. Nothing belongs to you; everything you own including your body and everything you lay eyes on, hear and touch are His materials.
You can do what makes you afraid therefore, fundamentally because you are surrounded and propped up by safety and power. Likewise there is no grief…nothing is a loss, everything is a gain…in a spiritual ecosystem we can’t see. Nothing to grieve about disproportionately…You are so safe.
Power and consequently safety is before, behind, above and below you and you breathe it in and out. No fear no grief. Only divine unbreakable power when you make the All-mighty Allah, Light of the worlds your shield and refuge.
I am pretty sure this is the state Malcolm attained: “I have no fear whatsoever of anybody or anything”.
“No fear no grief” is a divine promise and taxonomy depicting the righteous human’s condition in relation to worldly circumstance…an objectively factual equation explaining our reality once we relate dialectically and eventually operate in harmony with the mysteries of the created universe. It provides a framework for what is happening behind the shroud of matter which we can adjust and ascend to in order to live as Allah intended us to. Without fear. Without grief.
A sign that ones faith is in good condition is that they don’t concern themselves with that which is none of their business.
If you are truthful Allah will give you what you want
Whoever musters their courage things will start easing out for them and whoever is governed by their fear will be up for a lot of disappointment in their lives because they live their lives small.
Oftentimes courage trumps reason
It is the people who put their trust in Allah that Allah opens up ways for them
Salah becomes the lens through which you see the world. It colours your life.
Why do you concern yourself with the governing of the universe? this is not your job. Your job is simply to put your trust in the designer of your affairs. Do not concern yourself with the means and the future. Your task and focus is to trust in the present moment. It will work out in the end.
No one can stop you doing you and if you remember to stay connected to infinite unbreakable power, you will be infinitely unbreakable and powerful. Do the things you are afraid of doing and establish the truth: you will find yourself building exponential strength.
Sickness means that you have to take pills manually to do what God was doing silently for free. It is has just made you aware of these silent processes.