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the One who gives and prevents

Source: Buloogh al-Maraam, Sharh Kitaab is-Salaah; tape no. 15/4 & tape no. 29/6

“O Allaah! There is none to prevent what You give, and none to give what You prevent”
~ Saheeh al-Bukhaari #6615

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“So if Allaah gives, there is no one who can prevent what He gives. Ever. And if He prevents, then no one can give what He prevents.  If Allaah prevents someone from something, no one will be able to give it to him. Ever. Don’t praise the people for what Allaah has given you and don’t blame them for what Allaah hasn’t given you, because the One who gives and the One who prevents is Allaah, jalla wa ‘alaa. And that which is given or prevented through the slaves (of Allaah) only happens by the command of Allaah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala. So if this is so, then it is obligatory for the hearts and wishes to be attached to Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and for the person to not be angry with the creation if what he wanted did not happen. Rather, he should know that (whatever happened) is from Allaah, jalla wa ‘alaa; He is the One who prevented it from him. Furthermore, he doesn’t know what would be beneficial; the benefit may be in preventing him from that. Allaah knows and you do not know.”

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) comments:

“So that which Allaah has decreed to reach you, no one can ever prevent it. And that which Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, prevents, it is not possible for anyone to give it to you. No matter what means you take that would bring this thing that you want, indeed it cannot come to you as long as Allaah has prevented it. So if a person believes in these two sentences – and believing in them is obligatory – then indeed he will depend on Allaah with regard to his provision, repelling the harm and bringing the benefit. And he will always be relying on his Lord and believing that He, subhaanahu wa ta’aala, will suffice him.”

~

asaheeha translations

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2 responses »

  1. Assalaamu alaykum,

    Is it correct to say that this is the dua of the prophet solilahu alayhe wasalam, when did he used to say it? solilahu alayhe wasalaam

    Baarak-Allahu feekum, Aboo Ibraheem

    Reply
    • wa alayka ssalaam wa rahmatullaah,

      he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, used to say it at the end of each prayer after the tasleem, and it is part of a longer du’aa actually, he used to say:

      لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له ، له الملك ، وله الحمد ، وهو على كل شيء قدير ، اللهم لا مانع لما أعطيت ، ولا معطي لما منعت ، ولا ينفع ذا الجد منك الجد

      Reply

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