كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِتَالُ وَهُوَ كُرْهٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ
خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ وَاللّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ
لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٢١٦﴾
Allah says: “…it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you
like a thing that is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” (Al-Baqarah 2:216) .
Al-Hasan al-Basri said:
“Do not resent the calamities that come and the disasters that occur, for perhaps in
something that you dislike will be your salvation, and perhaps in something that you prefer
will be your doom.”
Below is a moral story about Allah knowing what is best for you.
Once upon a time, a well-known painter was finishing his painting. It’s an incredibly
beautiful painting to be shown at the Airport during the upcoming Hajj Season.
The painter wanted this painting to be a master piece. He worked on it for weeks on the top
of a 24 story building. He was consumed by and excited with his own painting that he
unconsciously took a few step backward while admiring the 2 x 8 meter painting. He didn’t
look back when he walked backward. He kept on walking backward until it was a step away
from the edge of the 24 story building. Just one more step backward and he could have
fallen to his death.
A man saw what the painter was doing and was about to shout at him to warn him when he
realized that his shout might surprise the painter and thus make him take that fatal one step backward and fall down. So the man took a brush and some paint and began to paint on the beautiful painting until it was completely damaged.
Upon realizing what happened to his painting, the painter got very angry and moved forward to hit the man. However, some other people who were also present at the vicinity held him and showed him his last
position which almost made him fall.
Sometimes we have painted our future with such beauty and dreamed of beautiful
days we will spend with our loved one, but then Allah seemed to destroy our beautiful
painting when Allah sees what danger lies ahead of us. Sometimes we are angry and
annoyed by what Allah has done to us, but one thing we have to keep in our mind is that
our Creator Allah is Most Wise an always keeps our best of interest in mind!
So when Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala , in His Infinite Wisdom, tests us with a situation
that we think is difficult or takes away something that in our mind was good for us, we need
to remember that perhaps it
may not be so. Perhaps if we had continued in our way, it might have been harmful for us
and whatever Allah decreed for us is actually better for us, for He is All-Wise and
“and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a
thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” (Sura Al-Baqarah 2:216)
So trust Allah!
There is great reward for those who learn to do that. Hardship can be a sign
of Allah's love for a person.
Difficulty can be like medicine: even though it is bitter,
in spite of its bitterness you still give it to the one whom you love" so endure it with