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Two words that bring divine help!

The word, Wallahul Musta’aan, as mentioned in the Quran, was said by Yaqoob عليه السلام when his sons came up with a false story of what happened to Yousuf عليه السلام. Yaqoob tried his best to find the truth but his sons teamed up to defend their heinous act and lies. Tired of the situation, Yaqoob asked Allah for Sabrun Jameel (beautiful patience) followed by Wallahul Mustaa’an.

According to the commentators of the Quran, Wallahul Musta’an is used to call for Allah’s help when you find yourself in impossible situations, when people team up against you to defend their lies, when people accuse you of something false, when you have given your best and desperately waiting for desired results, when you feel you’re in a situation where there’s no way out. It’s literally saying to Allah that I have given my best and now I am taking a backseat, I want You to take charge of the driving seat and solve this matter with your Divine intervention.

And patience automatically becomes beautiful when, with all your heart, mind, and soul you leave the matter to Allah.

Don’t worry if the situation seems impossible, remember you’re asking the One who just have to say ‘Kun’ — be and it is.

You are asking the One who calls Himself, Al-Fattah — the opener; Who creates a way out when there seems to be no way. So take a backseat and let Allah do the rest.

Wallahul Musta’an – “Allah is the one sought for help”

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Treasures of Supplication

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“I have reflected over an interesting situation: that a calamity may befall a believer and so he supplicates, going to great lengths in doing so, but he sees no sign of an answer. So when despair comes close, at that time his heart is looked at, thus if it is accepts the [many] decrees of fate, not having despaired of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic’s Bounty, then in most cases at that time the response is hastened, for it is there that eemaan is qualified, and the devil vanquished, and it is there that a man’s worth is shown.

And this has been alluded to in His Saying, the Most High, “… until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said, “When is the help of Allah?” [Baqarah 2:214].

And likewise is what happened to Ya’qoob عليه السلام, for when he lost a son and the situation went on for a long time, he did not despair–and then his other son was taken, but his hope in his Lord’s Bounty that, “… perhaps Allah will bring them to me all together …” [Yusuf 12:83] still did not cut off.

And likewise Zakariya عليه السلام said, “… and never have I been in my supplication to You, my Lord, unhappy [i.e., disappointed].” [Maryam 19:3]

So beware of considering as too long the time for a prayer to be answered!

And look to the fact that He is the Sovereign Lord/the Absolute King of the entire universe, and that He is the All-Wise in that which He plans, and the One who knows what is of benefit [to you], and that He wants to examine you in order to test your concealed mettle, and that He wants to see your earnest supplication, and that He wants to reward you for your patience, and other such purposes.

In addition to that, He is testing you by delaying the response to your supplication so that you can fight Iblis’ whisperings and wicked insinuations–and every one of these things strengthens [one’s] belief in His Bounty, and obligates being thankful to Him–for He, by testing you with the trial, prepared you to turn to ask Him.

And the distressed person’s destitution/poverty in having to turn to Him is total and utter affluence.”

Saydul-Khatir, pp. 227-228.

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But What He Gave Was Better Than What He Took

ما أنعم الله على عبد نعمة فانتزعها منه فعاض ( أي عوضه ) مكانها الصبر إلا كان ما عوضه خيراً مما انتزع

~ عمر بن عبد العزيز رحمه الله

Allah has not granted  His slave any blessing then taken it away and replaced it with patience, but what He has compensated them with is better than what He has taken away.  ~ Umar bin Abd Alazeez

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Until The Latter Part of The Night

When Yusuf’s brothers (alayhum as salam) said to their father, with humbleness,

[قَالُواْ يأَبَانَا اسْتَغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَآ إِنَّا كُنَّا خَـطِئِينَ – قَالَ سَوْفَ أَسْتَغْفِرُ لَكُمْ رَبِّى إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ ]

“O our father! Ask forgiveness (from Allah) for our sins, indeed we have been sinners.”

He said: “I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily, He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful”.

`Abdullah bin Mas`ud, Ibrahim At-Taymi, `Amr bin Qays, Ibn Jurayj and several others said that Prophet Ya`qub (alayhis salam) delayed fulfilling their request until the latter part of the night.

Tafsir of Surah Yusuf


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The Removal of Sorrow…

The salaf would say anyone encountering any sorrow should read Surah Yusuf.

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