“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
-Peace and blessings, A Soulscape
Blessed is He in whose hand is dominion, and He is over all things competent –
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)
This recitation and context reminds me of Surah Takathur. ‘Competition in the wordly increase diverts you’ ‘Until you visit the graveyards’.
The only thing that matters in the grave are the deeds you have left on earth.
And out of His mercy he made for you the night and the day that you may seek rest therein and by day seek from his bounty that perhaps you will be grateful.