The Quran states: “Put your trust in God.” (33:48) One who discovers God as the All-Powerful Being, and discovers his own helplessness, places his complete trust in God. Those who put absolute trust in God do not fear anything or anyone. The faith that God, a Live and All-Powerful Being, is always there to help one, makes one bold in the face of every other power. A person’s greatest strength, when faced with an enemy, is fearlessness. Have no fear of any foe, and he himself will start fearing you. Trust in God means, in effect, trust in the laws of nature. Following the laws of nature designed by the Creator is the only practicable course to adopt in this world.

In this world, people almost invariably fall into two opposing categories: Those who trust in God, and those who trust in others besides God. In the first category are those who accept the truth of the revealed word of God, and duly pattern their lives upon it. In the second category are those who regulate their lives not in accordance with the word of God, but in accordance with a whole range of secular considerations.

The minds of those who accept God as their Patron and Protector are ever turned towards Him. Whenever they have to concern themselves with any serious moral issue, their thoughts on the subject are, therefore; cast in a divine mould. Although they think constructively when planning is required, they still recognize the ultimate necessity of depending on God’s help. In this way, their emotions centre upon God instead of on human beings, and in situations that would normally arouse anger and the urge for vengeance, they are sublimely capable of showing forbearance and forgiveness. It is such people who journey out of darkness and into the light.

Those who reject God as their Patron in favour of the devil pursue the reverse course. Most often in a destructive frame of mind, their time and energies are spent in plotting against others, wreaking vengeance on them and generally approaching moral issues in the most negative of terms. They set great store by their own scheming and strategies, never suspecting that there is another path which would lead them out of the darkness in which they grope and struggle. If they cannot or will not recognise this path, it is because the devil has lead them away from the divine light into darkness.

While the first group are destined to prosper both in this world and the next, the latter group are doomed to failure in both worlds.



The essence of Islam is tawhid. That is, to believe in One all-powerful God who in the future shall hold us accountable for our actions here on earth. This belief makes one self-conscious about one’s actions. It instils in a person the virtues of honesty, modesty, just and fair dealing.

The best way to convey the true essence of Islam is to become an embodiment of these traits and let your character speak louder than your words.

There is just one formula – save yourself from distraction. People remain engaged in and distracted by other-than-God and at the same time desire to attain conviction in God. Till the time you do not steer yourself away from distractions, you will not be able to focus on God.

A believer should have absolute trust in God; his Guardian and Protector. Only then can one do everything for God’s sake. Only then can one submit to God in the true sense. A believer is like a small infant who owes everything to his parents and his life revolves around them. A believer’s life should reflect and revolve around God. He should fear and love God alone.

Source: Simple Wisdom

Once a man has put his trust in God, he finds that all his problems can be appropriately solved and that, in order to do what is right, he no longer feels any hesitation in embarking on courses which had previously struck him as too difficult, unpleasant, or even dangerous. He is then armed with the knowledge that engaging in right action gives one strength, and that adopting the wrong course can only bring about one’s downfall. Right action will take him closer to God and wrong action further away from Him. One who deliberately turns away from his Saviour will find himself in the hands of the devil, whereas one who turns to God will be given shelter and support, and guidance as to the correct response to give in any situation calling for principled behaviour. Those who turn to Satan seldom realize that they are launching themselves on the downward path to self-destruction. Man has only to turn to Him to receive divine succour.

Source: The Spirit of Islam


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