The Power of God - Abu Yahya

The Power of God

Today Arif started the discussion with a question, “Do you know the extent of God’s Power?” This question was a forewarner of the pearls of wisdom that were to follow. Hence, everyone had their eyes fixed on Arif with questioning looks on their faces. “In a world where God can’t be seen, and those oblivious and disobedient to Him seem to be having all the fun, and man has been given independence and free will, it is still the Command of God that manifests itself.”

He then, went on to elaborate on the point, “Where is one born, when are, they going to die? What are they going to eat and earn? Where are they going to live? Who are they going to marry? How many children are they going to have? What will be their sustenance? How will they look like? What skill will they have? To which Nation and Ancestry will they belong? What they will, or not, get in life? Thus, all these matters, regarding the basic and most important decisions of one’s life and cycle of life are determined, by the Infinite Wisdom of God. In this cycle of life, man has only a limited choice to exert his will. Even in these, choices/actions the result is dependent upon God’s Will. Now tell me, if God is so powerful while being unseen, what will be the state of mankind if He were to come in front of them?”

 “Man will be further humbled”, answered one gentleman. The answer wiped the smile from Arif’s face, “This is odd. For if a person is a true believer (Mu’min) then, he will be the King that day. A King, who gets all he asks for and is given whatever he desires. The humiliation and deprivation he had to face in this world will be compensated for. Do you know what this Kingship is a recompense for?” There was a period of silence and then Arif’s voice rose, “it is in return of acknowledging and bowing one’s head in front of God’s immense power, as compared to man’s limited power/freedom in this world. Paradise is a reward for the acknowledgement of this humility. The kingship is a reward/return of this slavery.”

Translated by: Khadija Usman

  

Author: Rehan Ahmed Yusufi

Date: 8 July 2011
Thanks: Rehan Ahmed Yusufi

Author : Abu Yahya
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