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Do You Not Trust In The Giver Of Gifts?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

I’ve been praying for Allah swt to grant me clarity over something by either bringing me closer to it or taking it away.

I thought I was prepared for either outcome and if Allah in His ultimate knowledge took it away, then I would be fine. But I didn’t account for how much it would hurt when Allah answered my duas and gave me confirmation it wasn’t meant for me.

In a moment of rumination, Allah in his mercy gave me a beautiful question to think about,

Do you not trust that I am the Giver of Gifts?

Here’s the thing.

I was praying for clarity and asking Allah to help me make the best decision but secretly in my heart, I was thinking, what if I don’t get the same opportunity again? What if this is the best thing for me? Will I ever get something that matches this?

So many questions that made me forget the reality that it was Allah that brought the opportunity my way in the first place. It was never in my control. So if He’s decided that it’s just a taste of what’s to come, why can’t He exceed my expectations in the future?

Whether it’s a job opportunity, a proposal, whatever it may be, we have to trust that whatever Allah denies us, He has done so with His ultimate wisdom.

Trusting in the Giver of Gifts means that we surrender to the conviction and belief that Allah has the best written for us.

May Allah swt always give us the gift of trusting in him. May He expand our chest with joy and in our darkest moments, be the light that we hold on to.

Ya Allah, allow us to receive gifts from you in this life and in the Hereafter.

Ya Allah in our waiting period, allow us to be content with your decree and grateful with our heart and tongue.

Ya Allah, allow us to praise you in a way that only you are deserving of. Draw us closer to you through our duas and increase our love for you through our duas. Oh Allah, you are Al-Kareem, the Generous and Al-Wahhab, the Bestower, grant us the very best in this life and the next, and allow us to use our gifts in ways that are pleasing to you Ameen.

I pray that you benefited from this post and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.

5 comments

  1. Ameen, dear! May Allah (swt) give you and us all the sabr so that when we receive that gift from Him, we are in a more humble state to receive it. First of all, I wanted to not merely like this post but love it, because I went through this exact feeling a couple of months ago. I was so sure that an opportunity was right for me and I so wanted it. I read istikhara for about a week and I felt good. But I asked Allah (swt) for an external sign from Him so that I knew that I wasn’t just listening to my desires and when I got that sign and it wasn’t what I wanted or expected, I knew I had to make the decision that I did, but it was not easy. Now, four months later, I’m glad I made the decision… but I’m still waiting for that opportunity. Have hope that you will get what you make dua for and more, but I also tell myself that as long as I come to Allah (swt) that actually may be the thing that I’m making dua for.

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    1. Ameen Ya Rabb! Aww Alhamdulilah, I’m so happy to hear that the full picture of your decision came together months later. And so true about the reward of asking Allah and the reward that comes with just turning to Him and relying on Him through it all. May Allah swt continue to grant you the best in this world and the next Ameen x

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      1. Well, I wouldn’t say the full picture of my decision has come together just yet, I’m still waiting. But what I meant to say, is that I don’t feel bad that things with that particular opportunity didn’t work out. I’m hopeful that something will soon and will be better, Insha’Allah. Ameen to you dua. And May Allah (swt) continue to grant you the best in this world and the next as well! 🙂

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