Everything Originates from Allah (s.w.t.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is extracted from “The Purification of the Soul”, compiled from the works of Imam ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (r.a.), Imam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (r.a.) and Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (r.a.).

Everything that comes from Him to His servants, whether it is something that they love or something that they hate, directs us to love of Him.  His Giving and His Withholding, the good fortune and the misfortune that He Decrees for His servants and His Abasing them and Elevating them, His Justice and His Grace, His Giving life and Taking it away again, His Compassion, Generosity and Veiling of His servants’ wrong actions, His Forgiveness and Patience, His Response to His servants’ supplications even though He is not in any need of His servants whatsoever - all this invites hearts to worship Him and love Him.  If a human being were to do the smallest amount of any of these things to another, that person would not be able to restrain his heart from loving him.  How can a servant not love, with all his heart and body, the One Who is constantly Merciful and Generous towards him in spite of all his wrong actions?


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