Planning Ahead

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  1. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    Attributed to Imām Shāfiýī

    yurīdu’l mar’u án yúţā munāhu
    wa ya’ballāhu illā mā arādā
    yaqulu’l mar’u fayidatī wa mālī
    wa taqwAllāhi afđalu mas’tafādā


    men wish that their wishes are granted;
    but Allāh táālā does not give except what He wishes;
    the man says: my benefit! my wealth!
    though taqwā of Allāh is the greatest blessing [that one can yearn for]


    [Manāqib ash-Shāfiýī, Al-Bayhaqi 2/100; Ĥilyat al-Awliyā'a, 9/1151]
     
  2. Muslimah

    Muslimah New Member

    Assalamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

    Allaahum Ma Sal Lie Alaa Sayyiedienaa Muhammadien Wa Alaa Aalie Sayyiediena Muhammadien Wa Ashaabihi Wa Baa Riek Wa Sallim

    Some things are beyond planning.
    And life doesn't always turn out as planned.
    You don't plan for a broken heart.
    You don't plan for a failed business venture.
    You don't plan for an adulterous husband.
    Or a wife who wants you out of her life.
    You don't plan for an autistic child.
    You don't plan for spinsterhood.
    You don't plan for a lump in your breast.

    You plan to be young forever.
    You plan to climb the corporate ladder.
    You plan to be rich and powerful.
    You plan to be acclaimed and successful.
    You plan to conquer the universe.
    You plan to fall in love - and be loved forever.

    You don't plan to be sad.
    You don't plan to be hurt.
    You don't plan to be broke.
    You don't plan to be betrayed.
    You don't plan to be alone in this world
    You plan to be happy. You don't plan to be shattered.

    Sometimes if you work hard enough, you can get what you want.
    But most times, what you want and what you get are two different things.

    We, mortals, plan. But so does ALLAH.


    [FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]Sometimes, it is difficult to understand ALLAH's plans especially when [/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]
    His plans are not in consonance with ours. Often, when ALLAH sends us
    Crisis, we turn to Him in anger. True, we cannot choose the burden
    That ALLAH wishes us to carry, but we can carry that burden with courage.
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    [FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]Knowing that ALLAH will never abandon us nor send something we cannot cope[/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]
    with.

    Sometimes, ALLAH breaks our spirit to save our soul.
    Sometimes, He breaks our heart to make us whole.
    Sometimes, ALLAH allows pain so we can be stronger.
    Sometimes, ALLAH sends us failure so we can be humble.
    Sometimes, ALLAH allows illness so we can take better care of ourselves.
    Sometimes, ALLAH takes everything away from us so we can learn the value
    Of everything He gave us.

    [/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]Make plans, but understand that we live by ALLAH's grace.[/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]

    [/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]Remember everything in life is a test...the sole purpose of us getting tested so that we may get closer to Allah..All Allah wants from us,is for us to increase our ibadat and in this way our Iman gets stronger..[FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]
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