Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Stop saying if | No 'lau' please


I am guilty of this. Many people are. We all like to say IF, don't we?

If only I had done that...
If you had taken the other route...
If she opted for that instead of this...
If he didn't go, it would not have happened...
If I had married A instead of B, I would not have been so miserable [LOL] 

You know the long list of ifs we all say.

But Habib Ali Zaenal Abidin al-Hamid in his tausiyah at Masjid Muadz bin Jabal on 25th April 2014 said we should stop saying if. That's because the Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam says: "Don't say lau (if)."

When we say "if" we open a door of shaytan because that would tantamount to not accepting Allah's decree. Instead, when something bad happen, we should say:
qaddarallah masha'a fa'al
meaning whatever Allah has decreed, will happen.  

Habib Ali quoted an Arabic proverb:
"If you were to plant IF in the land of IF,
what is planted is a seed of IF,
hence you will harvest IF."

So if something bad were to happen, don't think it's our fault because we know not. Many things are beyond our control and we cannot prevent what is decreed from taking place. We are subject to the Sultan of qadar.


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