Blog Love: Trust in Allah but tie your camel

Another lovely blog post from:

http://www.chillyoislamyo.com/trust-in-allah-but-tie-your-camel/

(copied in entirety – all credit due to original author, linked above!)

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Well in today’s world, it would be more like lock your car, guess it depends on where you live.

If you got a camel then you don’t need to worry about gas prices, haha.

Basically the point of this post is to remind you and myself that it’s easy to say “it was meant to be” when things go wrong, but we need to remember that we should always try our best with what Allah swt has given us, then if it doesn’t work out then Alhumdulilah it’s all good. Allah swt is the best of planners and we should be conscious of that.

If Allah swt wills something then it will happen, but like Mufti Abdul Rehman ibn Yusuf says ” You do your best, and Allah swt will do the rest”.

For example if you call some guests over to your house to eat dinner and you don’t cook, the food isn’t going to drop from the sky or if you don’t study for a test on purpose and you fail you can’t blame it on the Qadr. The person who failed to prepare or put some effort in has no one to blame but themselves.

The reason I bring this issue up is because I often notice people do a poor job on something and the finished product or outcome is a failure and then they say ” it was meant to be”, sorry Allah swt says in the Qu’ran:

{And that man can have nothing but what he strives for.} (An-Najm 53:39)

In conclusion, there is a balance in everything. Of course we should always have in our heart that without the will of Allah swt nothing will occur, but Allah swt gave us the ability to raise our standards in everything we do and most importantly tie our camel.

Once you tried your hardest with all the resources you had available to you provided by Allah swt (and only you know what that is), then you can see what arises from the situation.

I end with a hadith by our beloved Prophet:

One day Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it and he asked the Bedouin, “Why don’t you tie down your camel?” The Bedouin answered, “I put my trust in Allah.” The Prophet then said, “Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah” (At-Tirmidhi).

May Allah swt give us the ability to maximize our potential in life and give that which is only best for us in this world and for the hereafter, Ameen!

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2 responses to “Blog Love: Trust in Allah but tie your camel

  1. A man is watching the unending rain from his isolated farmhouse and the waters are starting to get dangerously high. Soon a large bus full of people pulls up in the front yard. He steps on to the porch.

    From the bus a man emerges. “We’ve come to pick you up and take you to higher ground.”

    “No,” the farmer says. “I trust in God and He will save me.” The bus drives off without him.

    The waters continue to rise and he is trapped in the 2nd storey of his house. Soon a man in a canoe pulls up top his window.

    “Get in! I’ll save you!”

    “No,” is the farmers stubborn reply. “I trust in God to save me!”

    After unsuccessfully arguing with the farmer the canoeist finally paddles off.

    Soon, the farmer is forced to take shelter on his roof, and all around him is a seemingly endless expanse of water. Finally, a Coast Guard helicopter appears, lowers a basket and by public address urges the man to get inside.

    Waving them off in the spray and blast from the rotors he screams, “Go away! God almighty will save me!”

    The helicopter finally moves on to save people who want to be saved, the water rises and the farmer drowns.

    Finding himself bathed in incredible power & light the farmer realizes he is in the presence of God. “God,” he says. “I have trusted in you all my life; I’ve never doubted. But in my time of great trial I put my trust in you, and yet I feel you let me down.”

    From the Eternal Almighty boomed a response. “I sent a bus, a canoe and a helicopter after you, what more did you want!?”

    I saw a great bumbersticker several months ago. ‘WE are exactly what WE have been waiting for.”

  2. You haven’t posted in a while, abla. I hope all is well.
    I am in Istanbul now!
    xoSMJ

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