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nothing is difficult for Allaah

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“Every affair is easy for Him”

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:

“There isn’t anything that is difficult for Him.”

[At-Ta’leeqaat ul-Mukhtasarah ‘alaa l-‘Aqeedat it-Tahaawiyyah, p. 46 / asaheeha translations]

the best thing

Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 34, p. 140
Asaheeha Translations 

“Al-Lateef – (the One Whose Knowledge encompasses the most miniscule, subtle, secretive and hidden matters / the One Who is Kind to His slaves and brings them good from where they cannot perceive)”

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Razzaaq al-Badr (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“And from Allaah’s Kindness to His slaves is that He decrees their provisions according to His Knowledge of what is beneficial for them, not according to what they desire, for they may want one thing while another thing is better. So He – out of His Kindness for them – decrees the best thing for them, even if they hate it.”

beyond what they ask and hope for

Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 30, p. 123
Asaheeha Translations 

“Al-Fattaah – (the Judge/the Granter of blessings)”

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Razzaaq al-Badr (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan bin Sa’dee, rahimahullaah, said: ‘Al-Fattaah has two meanings. The first meaning is: the One who judges between His slaves, and judges between them with His legislation and by rewarding those who obey (Him) and punishing those who disobey (Him) in the dunyaa and aakhira, as His, ta’aala, statement: {Say: ‘Our Lord will assemble us all together (on the Day of Resurrection), then He will judge between us in truth. And He is the Just Judge, the All-Knower of the true state of affairs’}, and His, ta’aala, statement: {‘Our Lord! Judge between us and our people in truth, for You are the Best of those who give judgment}.

The second meaning is: the One who opens all doors of blessings for His slaves. He, ta’aala, said: {Whatever Allaah grants to people of mercy – none can withhold it}. He grants benefits of the dunyaa and deen to His slaves, and opens the locks upon hearts for those whom He has favored with His Kindness and Care, and showers (the hearts) with knowledge and understanding from Him and realities of faith that rectifiy their conditions and by which they remain upon the Straight Path; and what’s more special is that He grants those who love Him and turn to Him knowledge from Him, spiritual conditions, shining lights and true understanding. And likewise He opens for His slaves the doors of rizq (provision) and the paths of the means, and paves the way for provisions and the means to (these provisions) for the muttaqoon (those who fear Him) from where they can’t imagine, and gives the mutawakkiloon (those who put their trust in Him) beyond what they ask and hope for, and makes easy for them affairs that are difficult, and opens for them doors that are closed.”

despite your weakness

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; At-tafweedh, Ath-thiqqa billaah; Volume 1, p. 542-546
Translator’s note: Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) mentioned that there are some objections to the book Madaarij us-Saalikeen, such as having a trace of Sufism, as Ibn ul-Qayyim wrote it before the Salafi Manhaj became clear to him [refer to silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor tape no. 437]; however, the Arabic text for the following translation has been checked and approved by Shaykh Maahir al-Qahtaanee (hafidhahullaah)

“Thus, whatever is for him from it, it will come to him despite his weakness”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) says:

The one who entrusts his affair to Allaah does not do so except because of his wish that He decrees for him whatever is good for him in his worldly life and his hereafter, even if that which is decreed for him is contrary to what he thinks would be good. So he is pleased with it, because he knows that it is good for him, even if the good aspect of it is hidden from him.

And (the slave) is certain that his ability is in the Hand of Allaah, not in his hand. So He is its Owner, not him, for if He did not give him ability, he would be incapable. Hence, he does not move except by (the help of) Allaah, not by himself; so his salvation is only by Allaah, not by his work.

So the one for whom Allaah decreed something, and allotted a share of provision or obedience or condition or knowledge or other than that, then it will inevitably happen to him; and the one for whom that has not been allotted, then he absolutely has no way to it, just as he has no way to fly up to the sky and to carry the mountains.  So in this same manner, he cannot oppose what has been allotted. Thus, whatever is for him from it, it will come to him despite his weakness, and whatever is not for him from it, he will not attain it (even) with his power.”

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asaheeha translations

in your hearts

Source: Tafseer Surat ul-Hadeed, Shaykh ibn al-‘Uthaymeen’s website; Khutab, Ramadhaan tawbah wa inaabah, Shaykh al-‘Eed’s website

“‘If Allaah knows any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than what has been taken from you'”
~ Surat ul-Anfaal, 8:70

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-’Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) says:

When Allaah knows that there is any good in a person’s heart, He gives him all good. Allaah, ta’aala, said: {O Prophet (Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)), say to the captives that are in your hands: If Allaah knows any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you, and Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful}. So rectify your heart between you and Allaah, and you will find all good.”

Shaykh Sultaan bin ‘Abd ir-Rahmaan al-‘Eed (hafidhahullaah) says:

“Slaves of Allaah, don’t let your hearts attach to any sin, and know that whoever leaves something for the sake of Allaah, then Allaah will replace it with something better, {If Allaah knows any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you}.”

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asaheeha translations

believing in the Power of Allaah

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Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 55, p. 217-220

“Al-Qadeer, al-Qaadir, al-Muqtadir – (the All-Powerful)”

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Razzaaq al-Badr (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“All of these Names are mentioned in the Qur’aan, and the most-mentioned one is al-Qadeer, then al-Qaadir, then al-Muqtadir. And all of them demonstrate that Power is established as an Attribute of Allaah, and that He, subhaanah, has Absolute Power; so by His Power He brought the creation into being, and by His Power He gives life and gives death, and will resurrect the slaves for recompense, and He will reward the one who did good for his doing good, and the one who did evil for his doing evil, the One who if He wills something, He says to it: Be – and it is; and by His Power He turns the hearts to whatever He wills, and He guides whoever He wills and leads astray whoever He wills.

And due to His Absolute Power, no one can compass any of His Knowledge except what He wills to teach him, and due to His Absolute Power, He created the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them in six days and no fatigue touched Him; and no one from His creation can make Him incapable, the One whose Power is free from fatigue and inability to do what He wants; and due to His Absolute Power, everything is under His disposal, so whatever He wills will be and whatever He doesn’t will will never be.

And indeed for having eemaan (faith) in the Power of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal – which His Names ‘Al-Qadeer, Al-Qaadir, Al-Muqtadir’ demonstrate – there are great effects and blessed fruits that return to the slave in his worldly life and hereafter. Hence, part of its blessed fruits is that it strengthens – in the slave – seeking the help of Allaah; and part of its effects is having complete patience and being well-pleased with Allaah. Ibn ul-Qayyim, rahimahullaah, said: ‘Whoever fills his heart with ridhaa (being pleased) with the Qadr (Decree), Allaah will fill his chest with contentment and He will free his heart for loving Him, turning to Him in repentance and putting his trust in Him; and whoever misses his portion of ridhaa, his heart will be filled with the opposite of that, and he will be distracted from what his happiness and success are in.’

And part of its effects is a person’s safety from the diseases of the hearts such as rancor, envy and the like, because of his belief that all the affairs are by the decree of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and that He, subhaanah, is the One who gives His slaves and decrees their provisions for them. So He gives whoever He wills and prevents whoever He wills, as the grace is His Grace, subhaanah, and the gift is His Gift, and this is why it is said about the envious one that he is the enemy of Allaah’s blessing upon His slaves. And part of its effects is always asking Allaah and making a lot of du’aa to Him, because all the affairs are in His Hand.”

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asaheeha translations

after a few nights

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Source: The Mother of the Believers Hafsa daughter of ‘Umar, Section of Woman & Family; Shaykh al-Haddaadi’s website

“And Hafsa thus became a mother of the believers”

Shaykh ‘Ali bin Yahyaa al-Haddaadi (hafidhahullaah), after mentioning the death of Hafsa’s husband Khunais bin Hudhaafa, says:

“And there is no doubt that the loss of a husband is one of the greatest calamities that can befall a woman, and in this manner Allaah tests His slaves with that which He wills from different types of trials until it is distinguished who is patient and submits, and who is impatient and angry; and He will give the patient ones their reward in full without reckoning.

‘Umar, radiAllaahu ‘anhu – the father who was merciful, compassionate and concerned about the affair of his daughter – wanted good for her and took (the necessary) steps with regard to that. ‘Umar understood that it is not good for a woman to stay without a husband just like it is not good for a man to stay without a wife, so he started to search for a righteous man for her and he chose ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan, radiAllaahu ‘anhu. He then presented her to him (for marriage), but ‘Uthmaan replied that it seemed good for him not to marry at that time; so (‘Umar) was upset with him that his daughter had missed a man of good and excellence like ‘Uthmaan. But he did not give up the search; he then met Abu Bakr and proposed to give Hafsa in marriage to him, but Abu Bakr kept silent and did not say anything back to him, so (‘Umar) was more upset with him than he was with ‘Uthmaan.

And after a few nights, Allaah brought relief, and a destiny came which was perhaps not expected by Hafsa nor her father; indeed the leader of the children of Aadam, (the Prophet), sallAllaahu’ alayhi wa sallam, came to propose to her so ‘Umar married her off to him, and Hafsa thus became a mother of the believers.”

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asaheeha translations

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