Here it is folks; the key to really benefiting from your Islam is to simply submit. Everything in the universe submits to Allah either willingly or unwillingly. So you might as well surrender. When you submit, your Islam works in your favor. When you fight it, it works against you. And remember that without fail, Allah always wins. Always… –
No matter how influential you are, how smart you are, how healthy you are, how strong you are, how many friends you have, how many degrees you have, how well you eat, how much you exercise, what color you are, what you family background is, what country you come from or what your IQ is, you will find yourself one day soon, at Allah’s mercy. He will have His way with you, He will test you, He will manifest His glory to you, and you will be required to recognize Him, and submit to Him. He will be patient with you if He so wills, and He may even hasten your punishment or your reward as He often does, but without a doubt, you shall submit to Him wither willingly or unwillingly.
You will not outlive Allah, you will not get ahead of Him, you will never outsmart Him, and you will never overpower Him, or even come remotely close to it. Long before any of us were brought into existence, there was Allah, and long after we are gone, there will be Allah. You may think that you are in control but in reality, you are not; Allah controls everything. In fact; He is complete control. And a day will come when there is no one left standing on the planet earth, and on that day, Allah will still be God, He will still be the King, He will still be the Supreme being, and whether you like it or not, you will be resurrected.
If Allah wishes harm for you, there is nothing that you can do to stop it and if He wishes good for you, there is nothing than anyone can do to prevent it. Allah does whatever He pleases, and there is nothing that you, I or anyone else can do about it. He is a God that is always Victorious. Sometimes people do things that they say are for sake of Allah (God) maybe it is, and maybe it isn’t. However, in the long run, Allah will bring out the truth of that action and we will find that many of the things that people say they do for Allah (killing, raping, unlawful plunder, terror), were not really for Allah. Then they will have to pay the price, because it is Allah who will always win.
Allah always wins because He is Allah, He is God, He is the only God, and He is the Wisest, Holiest, Strongest, and Most Powerful Being that ever existed and that ever will exist. He is Allah, and there is no other rightful god besides Him. If you are a Muslim, then you submit to Allah, plain and simple. So don’t be one of those people who convert to Islam, and then tries to re-write the rules about what it is to be a Muslim, as if you’re going to enlighten somebody. Those who submitted have already found their light.
There is no knowledge that is more precious, or more valuable than the knowledge of Allah, and the He is The One and Only True God. To know this fact, is a gift that Allah, by His mercy, goodness, and generosity, bestows upon His servants as He pleases. Allah is Complete, Perfect, and free of any blemish, and He is not in need of any of His creation. His Glory, majesty, and grandeur would not diminish by even the slightest measure, if all of humanity, and all manners of life ceased to exist. No one can behold the full splendor, glory, and magnificence of Allah be He Exalted and Glorified, far beyond what they ascribe to Him. Not even the beloved Prophets who are the most knowledgeable human beings with regards to Allah, can behold Allah in His fullness, for He has no limits. For He cannot be confined by the vastness of any vessel, ocean, heart or imagination. He is Allah, and by His mercy, He exposes Himself to His creation as He pleases, and every time we are fortunate enough to see, understand, or behold something about Him that we did not know before. We are fortunate, graced and thankful.
Know Beloved that Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala is the One and Only True God. He has always Existed, He shall never cease to Exist, and nothing comes into being except by His Divine will, for Allah does whatever He pleases. Nothing exists or ceases to exist except by His desire, for He is Allah, the Living and the Self-Subsisting. The creation of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them came about because of His will, and none of this required any effort on the part of Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala, because He, and He Alone, is in complete control of all there is and all that there will ever be. When He wants something to exist, He simply says ‘be’ and it becomes. That is Allah; there is no god besides Him.
There is nothing that goes on in any of the millions of galaxies that are known about, and that are not known about, except that Allah is aware of it happening, before it happens, after it happens and while it is happening. If a snowflake falls in Antarctica, if a rose petal blooms in Stone Mountain Georgia, or if a spoonful of sugar is sprinkled into a cup of coffee in New York City, then be assured that Allah be He Exalted and Glorified, is aware of its shape, its size, its weight and volume. If an autumn leaf falls to the ground in New Hampshire, then Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala is aware of the speed by which it spirals to the ground, its exact color and the detail of its specifications.
Every attribute of Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala is an attribute of completion and perfection. Even the sound of His Holy Name; Allah, stirs the soul, and bends the heart like no other can. Allah is deserving of worship; it is His right, and His right Alone, for He is Allah, the Holy One.
So know without a doubt beloved, that Allah has knowledge of the unborn before they are born, that He fashions every fetus while it is in the womb of its mother, He is aware of its perfections and deformities, and He knows every creature by name. That is Allah; He knows your fears, your wants, your hidden secrets, and your every thought, and He is closer to any one of us than our jugular vein. That’s Allah. Be aware beloved that Allah knows your blood pressure, your pulse, your sugar level and your heartbeat with direct measure, and there is nothing like Him, nor is there anyone or anything that can overtake Him. The blood that flows through my veins, and the heart that beats in my breast is by His command, for He is Allah, the Sustainer. There is no illness except that Allah can heal it, there is no pain except that Allah can relieve it, and there is no problem faced by any human being except that Allah has the ability to solve it according to His will. Know beloved Muslim, that Allah has no partners, he has no son, no boss, no master and no equal or peer. Allah submits to no one, and everything submits to Him. He hears the one who thanks Him and to Him is all praise, for He is the Master of the Day of Judgment and everything that precedes it. Know also that the most beloved human beings to Allah are His Prophets, and that Ibrahim (AS) was His Khalil. And know also, that Allah is Good and He only accepts good, and He has commanded that none is to be worshipped except Him.
Everything that Allah does is for a purpose and done in truth. The planet earth spins and orbits it course by Allah’s command and there is nothing in the heavens and upon the earth except that it will come to Allah in submission, either willingly or unwillingly. It is a fact that Allah shall inherit the earth and everything that is upon it, so be advised beloved that Allah knows the seen as well as the unseen, and He, Allahu sub’haanahu wa ta’ala is not limited by time, space, or epoch, for he is the Perfect One, and is free of every defect or shortcoming. That is Allah, He is the Lord!
Therefore, know that Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’a is not limited in His will, for He wills what He wants. Nor is He limited in His power, for He takes what He wants, nor is He limited in His knowledge, for He teaches whom He wants, nor is He is not limited in His mercy, for He forgives whomever He pleases, for He is Allah, the Victorious, and the Sustainer. He has it written across His throne that His mercy precedes His anger, so know that Allah has power over all things. Bear witness that Allah has created the heavens and the earth in six days, and His Throne was upon water. Everything upon the planet shall eventually perish, and the only thing that will remain is the Face of Allah the Mighty and Glorious God. So bear in mind beloved that were Allah to call people into account for their transgressions, then there would be nothing left on the face of the earth except beasts, but He postpones our demise until an appointed time, and when that times comes, we cannot delay it for not even one iota of time, nor can we hasten it, because He is Allah, the Giver of Life, The Causer of death, and the One to Whom we shall all return. That is because Allah is the Beginning and He is the End and He has full command of all creation. I urge anyone reading this to remember well that Allah is the Truth, He speaks the truth, He guides to the Truth, He judges in truth, He created everything by truth, and He is Guardian over all that there is.
Allah cannot be defeated, no force can stop Him, no challenger can best Him, no opponent can oust Him, and no champion can subdue Him, for He is Allah the Originator of the heavens and the earth. Look around you beloved, and you will clearly see that Allah brings the day into the night and He brings the night into the day. He punishes whomever He pleases, and takes revenge upon whomever He pleases, for He is the Strong and the Capable. He is Allah, there in nothing like unto Him. You cannot hide from Allah, you can’t duck Him, you can’t bribe Him, and you cannot speak in His presence on the Day of Judgment except with His permission for He is Allah, the Almighty God. There is no refuge from Allah except to Him, and no one can withhold what He decides to grant or grant what He decides to withhold for He is the Subtle, and the Apparent. Be aware beloved that Allah be He Exalted and Glorified is Far Above what they ascribe to Him, He never fails, He never falters, He never misses the mark when He aims, and He never over steps past what He intended, for He is the Irresistible and the Wise.
He never weakens, He never gets tired, sleepiness never approaches Him, and there is none that can overpower Him. He needs no rest, no sleep, no food or drink, and He is free of all needs. He is Allah, the winds and the waters of the earth are under His command, and there is no god besides Him. He is a Lord upon Whom if you depend upon Him, it is sufficient for you, if you answer His call, you will be uplifted and if you humble yourself to Him, He will raise you in degrees, for He is Allah. It is He that knows the whispers that you have with your own self, and if there are three people in a private meeting, He is the fourth, and if there are five, He is the sixth and if there are less than that, or more than that, then He is with them no matter where they are. That is Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala; He is the Giving and the Eternal.
He is the witness of every word and every occurrence, and if you called upon Him in the pitch of night, He has the ability to respond; for He hears every cry, every supplication, and every praise; and whether you call Him Allah or call Him al-Rah’maan, to Him belongs the beautiful names. Know beloved, that Allah guides who He pleases, and He leads astray who He pleases, and that no one has a monopoly on His guidance; no scholar, no Imam, no group, no country, no ethnicity, no prince and no pauper, for guidance is His, and His Alone; for He is Allah, the Guider and the Magnificent. If you support Allah He will support you, and make your feet firm. Therefore, be certain that Allah is a Just Lord, He is the Fairest and Most Judicious of Judges, and He wrongs not a single soul and no one can deliver mercy like Him for He is the All Knowing and All Seeing. Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala does not love the wicked or deceitful, nor does He burden the slave with more than He can bear for He is Allah, the Rightly Guided.
He comprehends sight, yet sight cannot comprehend Him, He is the Light of the heavens and the earth, and to whomever Allah does not extend to him light, then he shall have no light, because that is Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala, the Avenger and the Patient. Allah loves the righteous, He loves those who repent and those who purify themselves, and in His hand is all good. He does not love the crooked, nor the ungrateful, nor does He love every arrogant boaster for He is the Holy and Sublime. Allah favors the righteous over the wicked but Allah’s mercy extends to both the righteous and the wicked. Allah feeds the righteous and the wicked, Allah allows both the righteous and the wicked to partake of His bountry. Allah will often render the wicked into being righteous and render the righteous into being wicked because no man or woman, stays the same throughout their lives.
Allah performs miracles for whoever He wants, wicked or righteous. That is because no one owns Allah. No one controls Him, no one tell Him what to do, tells Him who He can extend His mercy to, dictates for Him how he distributes His sustenance [rizq] upon the earth. That is why He is the Only God, that’s why he is Allah. Allah performing miracles has nothing to do with the slave or the wicked; it has to do with Allah, and Allah always does as He pleases. Without fail. is Generous Lord, He is Kind; and He gives sustenance to whoever He pleases without measure, for Allah is a Lord Who keeps every promise, fulfills every contract according to His will, and He does not renege on His word, not ever, for He is Allah, the Most High, He is my Lord, your Lord, the Lord of Ibrahim, Moses, Jesus, and Noah, and Muhammad Ibn Abdullah is His Messenger (SAWS).
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