WEAKNESS IS ALSO A NI’MAT

WEAKNESS IS ALSO A NI’MAT

Weak, destitute and forlorn people should not grieve. Their weakness is also a ni’mat (bounty) for which they should be happy. Even parents are more concerned and affectionate to their weak offspring. In a Hadith-e-Qudsi it is said: “Verily, I (i.e. Allah Ta’ala) am by those whose hearts are broken.” In another Hadith-e-Qudsi, Allah Ta’ala says: “Search for Me via your weak ones, for verily you are being granted rizq (or being aided) via your weak ones.”Strength, weakness, wealth and poverty are all from Khaaliq (Allah, The Creator). With every one of these conditions come their peculiar effects, and Allah’s mercy accompanies each condition in a special form. Therefore, be pleased with a condition beyond your control which Allah Ta’ala has imposed on you. Consider it to be in your best interests. Allah Ta’ala is All-Wise. Therefore be contented with the state which Allah Ta’ala has selected for you, for in that condition lies your goodness. In any other condition one may have become the victim of deviation. Thus, Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed: “Do not yearn for the condition which Allah has bestowed to some over others.”

MALFOOZAAT PART 4 – Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi رحمه الله