(Allah [Alone] is sufficient for us, and He is the
best Disposer of affairs [for us].) (Qur'an 3: 173)
By leaving your affairs to Allah, by depending upon
Him, by trusting in His promise, by being pleased with His decree, by thinking
favorably of Him, and by waiting patiently for His help, you reap some of the
greater fruits of faith and display the more prominent characteristics of the
believer. When you incorporate these qualities into your character, you will be
at peace concerning the future, because you will depend on your Lord for everything.
As a result, you will find care, help, protection, and victory.
When Prophet lbraheem (Abraham) was placed in the
fire, he said, "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and he is the Best
Disposer of affairs (for us)." Thereupon, Allah made the fire to be cool,
safe, and peaceful for lbraheem. When the Prophet Muhammad (bpuh) and his
Companions were threatened by the impending attack of the enemy, they said
words that are related in the first part of this verse:
("Allah [Alone] is Sufficient for us, and He is
the Best Disposer of affairs [for us].” So they returned with Grace and Bounty from
Allah. No harm touched them; and they followed the good Pleasure of Allah. And
Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty.)
(Qur'an 3: 173-74)
No person by himself is capable of fighting against
the current of misfortune, nor can he fend off the blows of disaster when they
strike. This is because man was created weak and fragile. However, when in times
of difficulty, the believer places his dependency and trust with his Lord; he
knows that all difficulties can be overcome.
And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed
(Qur'an 5: 23)
O' you who wish to be sincere to yourselves: depend
upon the All-Mighty, the All-Rich to save you from calamity and disaster. Live your
lives according to this precept: Allah Alone is sufficient for us, and He is
the Best Disposer of our affairs. If you have meager means, if you are deep in
debt, or if you are in any kind of worldly difficulty, call out: "Allah
Alone is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of our affairs."
If you face your enemy and are alarmed, or if you fear
the misdeeds of the oppressor, say aloud: "Allah Alone is sufficient for us,
and He is the Best Disposer of our affairs."
(But Sufficient is your Lord as a Guide and Helper.)
(Qur'an 25: 31)
Say [O' Muhammad]: Travel in the land….
(Say [O' Muhammad]: Travel in the lands. (Qur'an 6:
There is one activity worthy of mention here, because
it both gives pleasure and removes dark clouds that may hang over you; namely,
for you to travel through the lands, observe the open book of creation, and appreciate
all of its wonders. During your journeys, you can see gardens of splendor and
beautiful green meadows. Leave your home and contemplate that which surrounds
you. Climb mountains, traverse valleys, ascend trees, and drink sweet, pure spring
water. Thereupon, you will find your soul to be free like the bird that sings
and swims in the sky in perfect rapture. Leave your home and remove the black
blindfold from your eyes, and then travel through the spacious lands of Allah,
remembering and glorifying Him.
To isolate yourself to the confines of your own room,
while passing the hours away with lethal idleness, is a certain path to
self-destruction. Your room is not the only place in the world, and you are not
the sole inhabitant of it. Then why do you surrender yourself to misery and
solitude`? Call out with your eyes, ears, and heart:
(March forth, whether you are light being healthy
young and wealthy or heavy [being ill, old and poor].)
(Qur'an 9: 41)
Come, recite the Qur'an beside a mountain brook or
among the birds as they sing.
Traveling to different lands is an activity which
doctors recommend, especially for those who are feeling downcast, constricted
by the narrowness of their own rooms. Therefore go forth and find delight in
(And they think deeply about the creation of the
heavens and the earth, [saying]: 'Our Lord! You have not created (all) this
without purpose, glory to you! (Qur'an 3: 191)