Monday, December 5, 2011

Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah: The servant completely belongs to Allaah

What does he actually own, he whose own forehead is in the Hand of Allaah?

His soul is in His Hand.

His heart is between two of His Fingers, turning it as He wills.(1)

His life, his death, his happiness, his misery, his movement and his stillness, all are in His Hand.

His statements and his actions are only by His permission and His will.

So he does not make any move, except with His permission, nor does he do any action except by His will.

If He entrusts him to himself; He entrusts him to helplessness, loss, negligence and

If He entrusts him to someone else; he entrusts him to one who does not posses the ability to harm, benefit, to give life, death, nor resurrection.

And if He abandons him; his enemy will capture him and make him his captive.

The servant completely belongs to Allaah So he cannot dispense without Him for even a blink of an eye.

Rather, for as long as he breathes, he requires His assistance, inwardly and outwardly.

He is in complete poverty before Him.

1 - Muslim recorded a Hadeeth, (2654), narrated from ’Abdullaah ibn ’Amr: That
he heard the Prophet (Sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, "Indeed the hearts of
the sons of Aadam are between two of the Fingers of the Most Merciful, as one
heart. He changes them as He wishes."

Taken from Faaidah Jaleelah (Magnificent Benefit) #36
Translated by Abuz-Zubayr ’Abdur-Rahmaan Harrison
Written by/Said by Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Edited by Editorial Staff at formerly known as masjid uthaymeen and presently Islamic center of South Dallas