Rajaa (Hope) – Maulana Maseehullah رحمه الله

Rajaa (Hope)

Allah Ta’ala says:
“Do not despair of the rahmat of Allah”

Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم said:
“If even the kafir realises the extent of Allah’s rahmat (mercy), he (too)
will not loose hope of Jannah.”

Nature of Rajaa

Rajaa is the state of the heart’s tranquillity which develops as a
result of one’s yearning for the desirable objects of fadhl (Divine
Grace), maghfirat (forgiveness), ni’mat (bounty) and Jannat, while
devising ways and means for their attainment.

Thus one who remains in expectation of rahmat and Jannat, but does not adopt
the means of their acquisition, viz., amal salih (righteous deeds),
taubah (repentance), etc., will not attain the goal of raja.

He remains on the contrary in deception. He is like the one who in
spite of not sowing the seeds, expects to reap the crop. He dwells in
empty desire.

The manner of acquiring raja is to reflect about the vastness of
Allah’s rahmat and His kindness.