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Allaah will be as His slave’s good thoughts of Him

Source: Sunan at-Tirmithee, Kitaabu z-Zuhd & Kitaabu d-Da’waat; tape no. 259/19 & tape no. 393/14

“Allaah says: ‘I am as My slave thinks of Me'”
~ Saheeh al-Bukhaari #7405

Shaykh ‘Abd ul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“Meaning, a person should think good of his Lord, and he hopes and expects from Allaah that He will make his wish come true for him; and he should not be heedless or negligent or say ‘I called upon Him but He did not answer me,’ but rather he should have good thoughts of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and be persistent in supplicating to Him; he should not be lazy nor heedless. And Allaah, ta’aala, loves for His slaves to supplicate to Him, because du’aa is worship.

Thinking good of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, is that a person asks Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, while hoping and expecting that Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, will answer him. So when he asks Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, he has good thoughts of Him, subhaanahu wa ta’aala. It does not come to his mind that He will not answer him, that He will not fulfill his wish; but rather, he should be sincere in his request and know that Allaah will be as His slave’s good thoughts of Him. So a person should ask Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and be sincere and firm in asking; and he does not become doubtful or say ‘I will not be forgiven,’ but rather he should hope and expect that Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, will forgive him. And he should ask with sincerity and know that Allaah, ta’aala, responds to the supplication of the supplicant when he calls upon Him, and that He forgives the one who seeks His forgiveness. So he asks Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, persistently, and he has good thoughts of Allaah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala.”

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asaheeha translations

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none can overcome Allaah

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“If Allaah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allaah (Alone) let believers put their trust”
~ Surah Aal ‘Imraan, 3:160

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“Meaning, if Allaah supports you with His help and assistance, {none can overcome you} even if whoever is in the lands have gathered against you with whatever number and equipments they have, because there is none who can overcome Allaah, and He has subjected the slaves and taken hold of their forelocks, so no animal moves except by His permission, nor does it settle except by His permission; {and if He forsakes you} and entrusts you to yourselves, {who is there after Him that can help you?} for indeed you will certainly be helpless even if all of the creation were to help you.

And included in this is the command to seek help from Allaah, and to rely on Him and not on the power (of the creation); and this is why (Allaah) said: {And in Allaah (Alone) let the believers put their trust}, meaning: put your trust in Allaah and not in anyone other than Him, because it is known that He alone is the Helper.”

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asaheeha translations

the result of seeking forgiveness and repentance

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“And (commanding you): Seek the forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him in repentance, that He may grant you good enjoyment, for a term appointed, and bestow His abounding Grace to every owner of grace”
~ Surah Hood, 11:3

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{And (commanding you): Seek the forgiveness of your Lord} from the sins that came from you, {and turn to Him in repentance} in the lifetime that you are facing, by returning to Him with repentance, and by refraining from that which Allaah hates and turning to that which He loves and is pleased with. Then He mentions what will result from seeking forgiveness and repentance, so He says: {that He may grant you good enjoyment} meaning: He will give you from His provision that which you will enjoy and benefit from, {for a term appointed} meaning: until the time of your death; {and bestow His abounding Grace to every owner of grace}, meaning: He will grant the people who do good and are righteous from His Grace – as a reward for their doing good – the occurrence of what they love and removal of what they hate.”

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asaheeha translations

Allaah will take care of them

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“And put your trust in Allah, and Sufficient is Allaah as a Wakeel (Trustee, or Disposer of affairs)”
~ Surat ul-Ahzaab, 33:3

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{and Sufficient is Allaah as a Wakeel}: you entrust the affairs to Him, then He will take care of them and do what is best for the slave; that is due to His Knowledge of the things that are beneficial for His slave, whereas the slave doesn’t know, and (due to) His Ability to bring them to him, whereas the slave has no power to do so, and (due to the fact) that He is more merciful to His slave than his ownself and his parents, and more compassionate toward him than every single person.

So there you will not ask about every affair that will be facilitated, difficulty that will become easy, hardships that will disappear, needs that will be fulfilled, blessings that will descend, and harms that will be lifted. And there you will see the weak slave who entrusted his affair to his Master, that He has taken care of affairs which a (whole) nation of people could not do, and Allaah has made easy upon him that which was hard for strong men, and Allaah is the One whose help is sought. ”

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asaheeha translations

because of his faith

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“And (remember) Dhun-Nun (Jonah), when he went off in anger, and imagined that We shall not punish him (i.e. the calamities which had befallen him)! But he cried through the darkness (saying): Laa ilaaha illa Anta [none has the right to be worshipped but You (O, Allaah)], Glorified (and Exalted) be You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]! Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers / So We answered his call, and delivered him from the distress. And thus We do deliver the believers”
~ Surat ul-Ambiyaa, 21:87-88

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{And thus We do deliver the believers}: this is a promise and glad tidings for every believer who falls in a hardship and distress that Allaah, ta’aala, will save him from it, remove it from him and make it easy because of his eemaan (faith), as He had done with Yoonus, ‘alayhi ssalaam.”

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the more the eemaan, the more the tawakkul

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). And in Allaah (Alone) therefore, let the believers put their trust”
~ Surat ut-Taghaabun, 64:13

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{And in Allah (Alone) therefore, let the believers put their trust}, meaning: let them depend on Him with regard to every affair that befalls them and with regard to what they want to accomplish, for indeed none of the affairs will be facilitated except by Allaah, and there is no way for that except by relying on Allaah, and reliance on Allaah will not be complete until the slave has a good opinion of His Lord and he trusts in Him to be sufficient for the affair about which he is relying on Him. And the slave’s tawakkul (trusting in Allaah) will be according to his eemaan (faith); so the more the eemaan strengthens, the more the tawakkul will also strengthen.”

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asaheeha translations

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