Remembering that Allah is Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise)

Often in life, we may find ourselves in situations where we do not have any sense of direction. We are not sure where life is taking us and it makes us feel alone and confused. We must strive to remind ourselves that Allah is Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise). We know that this is one of Allah’s names, but we should try our best to implement this knowledge into our way of thinking. It should be a comfort to us when we remind ourselves that Allah is indeed The All-Wise. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.” (Qur’an 76:30)

When we are in the workplace and we are struggling with a particular task or we just generally do not feel as though we are performing in the way should be, we must remember that Allah can see our efforts. We should not stop trying and we should understand that Allah has power over all things. Perhaps there was a promotion we were desperate to gain and in the end, we did not gain it. We must put our trust in Allah, reminding ourselves that He is Al-Hakeem. Allah knows what is best for us. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Qur’an 31:27)

There may be some among us who are struggling in silence with their marriage. Perhaps marriage did not turn out as expected, and now there is a feeling of unsettlement about what to do. Perhaps some have endured many years in marriage even though they were not happy. We must remember that Allah rewards us for our efforts and our patience. We should also keep in mind, though, that it is our duty to look after ourselves and not do anything that is a risk to our health and wellbeing.

When going through struggles, we may not see how it affects our life and our Hereafter, but Allah is The All-Wise. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“And Allah is your protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise.” (Qur’an 66:2)

Some may be finding it difficult to raise children in the way they would have wanted. They may feel confused about why their children are not cooperating with them and generally are distant from them. We must remember that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

“No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.” (Bukhari)

Therefore, whenever we feel lost and confused, we should remember that there is a purpose behind everything that is happening in our lives even if we can’t understand it. Allah is our Lord and He is Al-Hakeem, so we must place our complete trust in Him. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Qur’an 57:1)