Powerless

I remember this story of this person studying in Egypt. He’s so desperate that he goes to his teacher and is holding onto his garment and telling him about how still can’t committing this sin while he is weeping to his teacher and he’s begging him and asking him what to do. His teacher turns to him and says good, you are asking the right questions, but now turn to the One that can actually help you, Allah.

Imagine if we had that much sincerity when approaching Allah. Sometimes we become so stagnant as people that we assume this is the way we are, but we’ve lost sight of the transforming power of faith and in reality don’t think highly enough of Allah to change. If we turned to Allah subhana wata alaa in sincerity, we would realize that He has power to do anything, including transform us into great people. We even make our duas as if Allah couldn’t give us anything in the world and universe! Remember that he took a man who worshiped idols, who was intending and acting to go kill the Prophet of God, sallallahu alayhi wasalam and made him into one of the best believers this world has ever seen. We think our sins and mistakes and flaws are so large, yet we are taught that Allah is greater.

One of the best things a worshiper can say is:

la ilaha ila Allah wahdahu la sharika lah, lahu al-mulk wa lahu al-hamd, wa huwa `ala kulli shay’in qadir

There is no god but Allah, alone, without partner. His is the sovereignty, and His the praise, and He has power over everything

So anytime you think yourself so small or so insignificant, think about how when you call upon Allah subhana wata alaa, you are calling upon the Creator of all things, The Rabb of the Worlds, The one who is All Knowing and is All Hearing. Feel confident that in reality we have no power, but we turn to the One who has power over everything. “Wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir.”

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