ALLAH IS AWARE AND IN CONTROL

After the demise of Hadhrat Junaid Baghdaadi (Rahmatullah alayh), a Buzrug saw him in a dream and queried: “What did Allah do with you?” Hadhrat Junaid said: “Allah forgave me and did not reprimand me on anything which I had committed except for a statement which I had made once. Once I had said (when there was no rain): ‘Verily, the earth is in need of rain.’ Reprimanding me, Allah Ta’ala said: “O Junaid! You inform me whilst I am Aleem (The One of Inherent Knowledge) and Khabeer (The One Who is perpetually aware).” Thus I understood (my error).”
Whatever happens is by Allah’s Decree. Not an atom moves, and not a leaf drops from a tree, and not an ant is born or dies, but it is with the direct intervention and command of Allah Azza Wa Jal. While we should make dua because dua is Masnoon, never should we complain, be frustrated and despondent. Such attitudes will not alleviate the issues. It will only aggravate the problems and deprive us of thawaab and Allah’s Pleasure.
In this regard, Allaamah Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani (Rahmatullah alayh) said: “We should not be oblivious of the reality that Allah Ta’ala has greater knowledge of our needs and benefits than us. This attitude (of not being oblivious of this reality) will obviate our objections with baatil (baseless argumentation) against the decrees of our Rabb on us and on His servants. Objecting (to Allah’s Decree) is a necessary consequence of such obliviousness.”

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