Sometimes we will not receive an explanation

Psychology Contributor
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As we go through the journey of this life, we must remind ourselves that we will not always get an explanation for everything that happens. We will not always receive an answer for everything. For some people, they will have a family member or friend who leaves their life without giving a reason. For others, someone they know may have a problem with them but they don’t know why.

Some of us may behave positively towards another person and not receive the same behaviour in return. People can experience these things throughout the duration of their lives without receiving an explanation. We must remind ourselves that we are not knowledgeable about all things, only Allah is. We should remember that this life is temporary and it was decreed by Allah to be a test for us.

Therefore, there will be things that happen in our lives that we are not happy with. There will be things we experience that will confuse us. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“Do the people think that they will be left to say, ‘We believe’ and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars.” (Qur’an 29:2-3)

For a person that has had a family member or friend leave their life without giving a reason, it is important to remember that hope must not be lost. As Muslims, we believe that Allah is the best of planners. We should have this belief firm in our hearts and this will help us get through the situations that we feel lost and confused in. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.” (Qur’an 8:30)

This is why it is so important for us to focus on our Lord, as He is the only One we can rely on completely. People will come and go in this life of ours, but our Lord will always remain. We must place our trust in Him. We read in the Holy Qur’an:

“But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?” (Qur’an 41:53)

As we turn to our Lord entirely, we will be more focused on practising our religion properly. We will be more concerned with following the guidelines of our religion than worrying about other people – whoever they may be. We read in Holy Qur’an:

“Say: “Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds.” (Qur’an 6:162)

We must also remind ourselves that we read in the Holy Qur’an:

“And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.” (Qur’an 65:3)

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