On emptiness…Secrets of Divine Love by A Helwa

“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

Never does Allah depart from his promise

If you really believed this you would spend most of your day praying and asking. If you don’t ask what are you doing? Not just from fear of the promise of punishment but because of the promise of victory only Allah can give in this life and the next.

I am witnessing this myself due to the direction my life is taking and I am grateful alhamdullilah.

“The Roman Empire has been defeated

In a land close by; but (they) even after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious.

Within a few years, with Allah is the decision, in the past and in the future: on that day should the believers rejoice

With the help of Allah, he helps whom he wills, and He is the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful

(It is) the promise of Allah. Never does Allah depart from His promise: but most men understand not.”

– The Holy Qur’an (30: 2-6)