Rasulullah (saw) answered: “Tie your camel first, then trust in Allah.” (Tirmidhi)


Abdullah (r.a.) narrates:

Rasulullah (saw) said:

“He who is poverty stricken and seeks the help of people shall never find the help he seeks. He who is poverty stricken and seeks the help of Allah, Allah will attend to his need sooner or later, or allow him a quick death to save him from poverty.” (Tirmidhi)


Anas (r.a.) narrates:

“There were two brothers, one of them didn’t work. Instead, he attended the meetings of Rasulullah (saw), while the other worked for a livelihood. When the brother who worked complained about the brother that didn’t work, Rasulullah (saw) told him: ‘Perhaps you are earning for the sake of your brother.’” (Tirmidhi)


Muawiya wrote to Aisha (r.a.): “Please send me a letter with some short advice.”

Aisha (r.a.) wrote to him:

“Peace be to you! I had heard Rasulullah (saw) say:

‘He who seeks the pleasure of Allah oblivious of people’s anger (i.e. he who seeks to work in a way that pleases Allah), Allah will protect him from the wrath of people. And he who seeks the pleasure of people despite it causing displeasure to Allah, Allah will abandon him to the people (thereby he will incur a loss in every field).’” (Tirmidhi)


“Strive for that which is beneficial to you, seek help from Allah, do not be weak and incapable.”

“If something afflicts you, do not say ‘if only I had done this, it would have been different’ but rather, say ‘it is the ordainment of Allah, and Allah does as He wishes.’” (Majmu’atu’r-Rasaili’l Qubra)


Rasulullah (saw) said:

“There is not one soul whose place in heaven or hell (whether he is of the fortunate or the unfortunate ones) is not already recorded by Allah,”

Whereupon a man asked “O Rasulullah, should we then trust in our fate and not do any deeds?”

Rasulullah (saw) answered:

“He who is of the fortunate ones will be drawn to the deeds of the fortunate ones, while he who is of the unfortunate ones will be drawn to the deeds of the unfortunate ones.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Ibn Hanbali)

 “Act, for everyone is facilitated towards that for which he is destined.” (Bukhari)


“It is HU who shapes (forms, programs) you in the womb (mother’s womb – in Arabic rahim; the productive mechanism within your essence: rahimiyyah) as He wishes.” (Quran 3:6)


“Allah created everything in darkness then shone His Light (Nur) upon them. He who took a share of this Light became rightly guided and he who were deprived of this Light became misguided.” (Hakaik, Timidhi)


“... And never will Allah fail to fulfill His promise.” (Quran 3:9)


“Allah will not make a change to what he ordained in His pre-eternal knowledge in regards to the fortunate and unfortunate ones, not due to the actions of the recluse, nor the reckless.” (Hakaik)



“No reproach shall be uttered against you today, you shall not be condemned! Allah will forgive you... for He is the most Rahim of the Rahim.” (Quran 12:92)

In regards to this verse, Abu Osman says: “A sinner should not be criticized for his sin.”

Joseph said to his brothers:

“How can I criticize you? Me going to prison was preordained in Allah’s pre-eternal knowledge. Indeed I made the mistake of asking my inmate to mention me to his master (when he was freed from prison). So how can I forget my own sin and criticize you instead?” Thus he makes it clear that these things pertain to fate. (Hakaik)

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