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“When Infact It Is A Favour From Allah”

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قال ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه :

إن العبد لَيَهمّ بالأمر من التجارة والإمارة ، حتى ييسر له ، فينظر الله إليه فيقول للملائكة : اصرفوه عنه ، فإني إن يسرته له أدخلته النار ، فيصرفه الله عنه ، فيظل يتطيّر ( أي يتشاءم ) ، يقول : سبقني فلان ، دهاني فلان ، وما هو إلا فضل الله عز وجل

ذكره ابن رجب في جامع العلوم والحكم”

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Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

A person may hope for some matter of trade or position of authority, until he is close to attaining it. Thereupon Allah looks at him and says to His angels: ‘Divert it from him, for if he attains it I shall enter him into the Hellfire.’ Thus, Allah diverts it from him and the slave of Allah remains pessimistic, saying ‘So and so preceded me to it, So and so outwitted me,’ when in fact it is a favour from Allah.

Ibn Rajab in Jami al-Ulum wal Hikam.

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May 14, 2010 at 2:18 am

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