Quranic Reflection Series: As it Should Be
Written by: Abeeda
Surah Al Anfal, verse 40
وَإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟ فَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَوْلَىٰكُمْ ۚ نِعْمَ ٱلْمَوْلَىٰ وَنِعْمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ
“But if they turn away – then know that Allah is your Protector. Excellent is the Protector, and Excellent is the Helper.”
We often lead ourselves to believe that we have control over the outcomes in our lives.
Our hearts desperately long to take people by their hands, and guide them towards the peace that our faith brings.
We forget; the hearts remain in His hands, and guidance is something that He alone gifts us.
That is not to say we stop our efforts and dismiss our sincerity. Continue in your goodness, but do not allow your heart to be disheartened when the outcomes are not as you had hoped. Be content, knowing that He has willed things exactly as He knew it should be.