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"Kun! Fayakoon" 'Be! and it becomes' 

Indeed those who say:
"Our Lord is Allah", and then remain firm shall have nothing to fear or to regret.

Al Quran [al-Ahqaaf, 46:13]
 

Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said:  "Convey from me, even if it is one verse."
[al-Bukhari] 

A fundamental truth active in all the worlds, the nucleus of Faith, the essence of the Prophetic Teachings, the nourishment for the hearts of the believers, the strength of the Servants... it is simply 'Nothing happens without Allah's will' or more generally stated as 'There is no God except Allah' (La ilaha illa-Allah). 

This world or any other world cannot run without One regulating it. No movement takes place in any atom without first its run has been planned, confirmed and executed. Allah says: "He plans all affairs from the heavens to the earth: then each affair ascends to Him (takes place) in a time period which, to your calculations, is one thousand years." [al-Sajdah 32:5]. In Surah al-An'aam, Allahu Ta'ala says: "... there is not a single leaf that falls without His knowledge, there is neither a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry which has not been recorded in a Clear Book (Kitabin Mubeen)" [6:59]. Therefore, Allah has instructed all the movements that are to take place in every atom before anything happens in this world. It means nothing can happen in this world without being written in that Book. 

When we say Allah is the Rabbul 'Aalameen (Allah is the Lord of the Worlds), we should believe that He is the owner of everything. He has the total authority and everything is under His control. Allah says "Do you not know that to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and that besides Allah, you have no protector or helper!" [2:107] and "Surely it is Allah to Whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes to die. You have none besides Allah to protect or to help." [9:116]. 

Transliteration: Ma asaba min museebatin fee alardi wala fee anfusikum illa fee kitabin min qabli an nabraaha inna thalika AAala Allahi yaseerun

No affliction can happen on earth nor to your souls, which is not recorded in a Book, before We bring it into existence; surely that is easy for Allah. [ al-Hadiid - 57:22]

 After knowing that everything is under the control of Allah al-Wahid and that nothing can happen without His leave; a believer in Allah has therefore nothing to worry about or to fear anything. The only concern there should be is whether Allah is happy with us (accepting our deeds) or not.

Allah says in the Quran "O Prophet, tell them: 'Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has ordained/written for us; He is our protector;' and in Allah let the believers put their trust." [at-Taubah 9:51]. If a believer puts his Trust in Allah, he should know that Allah is the Wali (protecting friend) of His slaves. The one whom Allah has protected, no one can overcome or harm him/her. Allah says: "If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah, then, let believers put their trust." [3:160] and also that "Put your trust in Allah: for Allah is your all-sufficient protector." [ Ahzaab - 33:3]. Allah is the Lord of the Worlds, which includes our Presidents. Who is controlling the destiny of everything including our Presidents? The happy ending is for the righteous slaves [wal 'Aaqibatu lilmuttaqeen (7:128)]. The believers should put their Trust in Allah and fear none but Him. Rahman says in the Quran: "O Prophet! Allah is all-sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you." [al-Anfaal 8:64]. Remember the beautiful words of Prophet Hud ('alaihi salam):

اني توكلت على الله ربي وربكم مامن دابة الا هو اخذ بناصيتها ان ربي على مستقيم صراط

Trans: Innee tawakkaltu AAala Allahi rabbee warabbikum ma min dabbatin illa huwa akhithun binasiyatiha inna rabbee AAala siratin mustaqeemin

"I have put my trust in Allah, Who is my Lord and your Lord. There is no living creature whose destiny is not controlled by Him. Indeed straight is the Way of my Lord." [ Huud - 11:56]  

When the people of Sayyidina Ibrahim ('alaihi salam) became speechless about their wrongdoings, they decided to throw Khalil Allah Ibrahim (the Friend of Allah, Abraham 'alaihi salato was-salam) into a huge fire. So, a dreadful fire was lit for Ibrahim ('alaihi salam) but it could not scare him nor could it change his mind, rather there was peace and calmness in his heart as his Trust was on no one except Rabbul Aalameen. And so was the fire command by Allah: "O fire! Be cool and comfortable for Abraham." [21:69]. Finally, the people could do no harm to the Khalilur Rahman (Ibrahim 'alaihi salam).

 انما امره اذا اراد شيئا ان يقول له كن فيكون

Trans: Innama amruhu itha arada shayan an yaqoola lahu kun fayakoonu

Whenever He (Allah) intends a thing, He needs only to say: "Be (Kun)," and it is (fayakoon). [ Yaasin - 36:82]  

Allah saved Prophet Musa ('alaihi salam) and his people when Fir'awn followed them with wrong intentions. People said to Musa ('alaihi salam) "We are sure to be overtaken!" [26:61] Musa ('alaihi salato was-salam) replied "Nay, verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me." [Qala kalla inna ma'iya rabbee sayahdeen, 26:62]. And Allah did save them and punished Fir'awn along with his party. Allah also saved Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) from the Quraysh. When Rasulullah ('alaihi salato was-salam) was migrating to Madina, the Quraysh followed him and his friend (Abu Bakr, radi Allahu 'anh), who was with him, until they rested in the cave (Thawr). Rasulullah ('alaihi salato was-salam) said to his friend the similar words as Musa 'alaihi salam said "Do not worry, Allah is with us!" [la tahzan inna Allaha ma'ana, 9:40]. Allah says "So Allah sent down his serenity on him (Muhammad, SAW) and strengthened him with forces which you can not see, thus, He made the word of the unbelievers lowest, while words of Allah remain supreme. Allah is All- Mighty, All-Wise." [al-Quran, 9:40].  

انما امره اذا اراد شيئا ان يقول له كن فيكون

Trans: Innama amruhu itha arada shayan an yaqoola lahu kun fayakoonu

Whenever He (Allah) intends a thing, He needs only to say: "Be (Kun)," and it is (fayakoon). [ Yaasin - 36:82]  

Allah says "Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave? Yet they try to frighten you with those (whom they worship) besides Him! And whom Allah sends astray, for him there will be no guide." [Zumar - 39:36]. And there are many more incidents where Rahman helped His slaves, those who relied on nothing but Him. Anna Allaha 'ala kulli shayin qadeerun [Don't you know that Allah has full power over everything? 2:106]. Why should we worry about anything when Allah is with the believers? Why worry about the food and drink when Allah has already written our Rizq (provision) and He has said "There is no moving creature on Earth whose sustenance is not provided by Allah. He knows its living and its resting place, and all that is recorded in a Glorious Book." [11:6]. Along with the necessities, our deaths have also been already written for us, so why should one be afraid of the death? Would worrying make us live longer or shorter? Allah says "And no person can ever die except by Allahs Leave and at an appointed term." [3:145] 

Trans: Qul man yarzuqukum mina alssamai waalardi amman yamliku alssamAAa waalabsara waman yukhriju alhayya mina almayyiti wayukhriju almayyita mina alhayyi waman yudabbiru alamra fasayaqooloona Allahu faqul afala tattaqoona

Ask them: "Who provides your sustenance from the heaven and from the earth? Who has control over hearing and sight? Who brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living? Who regulates the universe?" They will soon reply: "Allah." Say: "Why do you not then fear Him for your going against the truth?" [ Yunus - 10:31]

When Prophet Dawud (David, 'alaihi salam) faced Goliath (Jaloot) in a battle, Jaloot arrogantly laughed and said to Dawud (alaihi salam) " I will simply cut off your head with one swipe of my sword!". Dawud ('alaihi salam) said with his Faith in Allah: "You may have armor, shield, and sword, but I face you in the name of Allah, the Lord of the Israelites, Whose laws you have mocked. Today you will see that it is not the sword that kills but the will and power of Allah!". Therefore, the material things are of no use if Allah's will is not there. The victory comes not from the material items but it comes from Allah. Those who were with Dawud ('alaihi salam) are mentioned as "But those who knew with certainty that they were to meet their Lord, said: 'How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allah's Leave?' And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones)" [2:249]. Allah says:  

waman nasru illa min 'indi Allahi al-'azeezi al-hakeem
"...And there is no victory except from Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise" [3:126] 

 انما قولنا لشئ اذا اردناه ان نقول له كن فيكون

Trans: Innama qawluna lishayin itha aradnahu an naqoola lahu kun fayakoon

"When We (Allah) intend to do anything which We want, We need only say, 'Be,' and it is." [an-Nahl, 16:40] 

A true believer has nothing to fear or worry about. Allah says "Be aware! The Friends of Allah (Auliya Allah) have nothing to fear or to regret." [10:62]. A friend helps his friend in needs. The one who helps Allah will find Allah's help close to him. Allah says "O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm." [47:7]. Helping Allah is to help his Deen, so that His Name & Commands remain above everything. "Indeed those who say: 'Our Lord is Allah, and then remain firm shall have nothing to fear or to regret.'" [46:13].

 Those who join His party are helped by Allah through many many ways. The two hands of a believer joined together making a supplication (Du'a) have so much potential. A true believer knows that he is nothing, and he asks Allah according to Allah's capability knowing that Allah has power over everything. Rahman says "To Allah belongs the forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise." [al-Fat-h, 48:7]. His forces include all sort of creatures that obey His Commands. The Fire that became cool for Ibrahim ('alaihi salam), the spider which built its web in the entrance of the cave, the water which got separated to produce a path for Musa 'alaihi salam and his people, the angels who helped the Muslims in Badr plus many other occasions, the birds in flocks (wa arsala 'alayhim tayran ababeel, 105:3) who saved the Ka'bah from the people of the Elephant (As-haab al-Feel)... and Allah knows best and truly "No one knows the forces of your Lord except Himself" "wama ya'alamu junooda rabbika illa huwa" [74:31]. Allah also says "and that Our forces (jundana) will surely be victorious." [37:173]. Therefore the believers should put their trust in Allah and help Him (by upholding His Deen) so that we could be helped by the Lord of the Worlds. Allahu Ta'ala says: 

Trans: Inna allatheena qaloo rabbuna Allahu thumma istaqamoo
tatanazzalu AAalayhimu almalaikatu alla takhafoo wala tahzanoo
waabshiroo bialjannati allatee kuntum tooAAadoona
Nahnu awliyaokum fee alhayati alddunya wafee alakhirati
walakum feeha ma tashtahee anfusukum walakum feeha ma taddaAAoona
Nuzulan min ghafoorin raheemin

 "As for those who say: "Our God is Allah," and then stay firm on it,
the angels will descend on them, saying: "Let nothing fear or grieve you.
Rejoice for the good news of paradise that has been promised to you.
We are your protectors in this life and in the hereafter.
There you shall find all that your souls desire and all that you can ask for:
A hospitable gift from the All-Forgiving, All-Merciful." [ Fussilat - 41:30-32]

 "O Prophet! Allah is all-sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you." [al-Anfaal 8:64]

"O Prophet, tell them: 'Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us;
He is our protector;' and in Allah let the believers put their trust." [at-Taubah 9:51].

"Allah Alone has the knowledge of what is hidden in the heavens and the earth,
and everything shall ultimately return to Him for decision; Therefore, worship Him and put your trust in Him, and your Lord is not unmindful of what you do." [11:123]

  "Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Honor, He is free from what they ascribe to Him!
Peace be on the Messengers, and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds." Al-Quran [37:180-182]

 

wa Assalamu 'alaikum wa Rahmatullah,

Ibn Adam

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