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Blaming Allah and Putting It All on Allah [Quote – 792]

Quote-Unquote: Dr. Pasha on Islam,
Muslims and the World

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I love the way Muslims — the good ones I mean — put it all on Allah. 

First, they engage in all kinds of questionable practices and blame it all on Allah.

And then, they wait for Allah to come and help them out of whatever bad things they are doing.

Some even turn it into prayer: 

May Allah help me wake up for Fajr!

May Allah stop me from being lazy!

May Allah make me read Qur’an more!

May Allah help me to reach out to my non-Muslim neighbors more!

And so on …

Are they good people? Of course they are. 

And are they all headed to Jannat? Sure they are, if Allah’s promises are true, and whose promise could possibly be truer than Allah’s?

Wa Man Asdaqu Minallahi Qeelaa?

And:

Innallaha Laa Yukhliful Mee’aad!

I am not saying any of it is wrong. Or that Allah is not totally and one hundred percent in control of his creation. Or that Allah is not the only doer and actor in the world.

All I am saying is, the way Allah made us and appointed us his Khaleefah on earth, and the way he designed this business of Islam to help us navigate our earthly life, and created a fair and just Reward-Punishment Calculus in this world, is:

“Look Here Fellows, Take Responsibility for Your Actions!”

“Get Up, and Try, and Do Your Very, Very Best at Every Stage, 
with Regard to Everything and Then See What Happens!”

Now go and read the Hadith that says that Believers should haul themselves to Jum’ah even if their feet are dragging behind them and even if they have to be supported by a couple of people on either side.

I think there is a Hadith Sharif like that. May Allah forgive me for being so tentative about it. Please correct me if I did not get the gist of that Hadith right.

And here is a bit of the right etiquette right from the pages of the Qur’an. Truly sublime.

I think it is Hazrat Ibrahim, Alaihis Salaam. Takes upon himself the responsibility for falling ill. 

“When I get sick,” he says.

Sure! All them bacteria and all them viruses, all the millions upon millions of them, they are all in your control, right? You can’t even see them, leave alone stop them from getting at you.

But that is Ibrahim, Alaihis Salaam, for you. He not only had a lifetime of “Doing” all the right things, but he also had a lifetime of “Saying” all the right things. He could not bring himself to say: 

And every time “He” makes me fall ill, 
“He” “also” helps me get better.

So, when it comes to getting well, finding Shifaa, he has no hesitation in giving credit to Allah. 

Hear him say it:

Wa Idhaa Maridtu, Fa-huwa Yashfeeni.

Paraphrase:

“And when ‘I’ get sick, ‘he’ cures me.”

Subhanallah! What a miracle this Aayat Karimah is! And how much more beautiful its words and melody than all the jazz, calypso, country and all other music in the world:

Wa Idhaa Maridtu, Fa-huwa Yashfeeni.

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