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Tadbeer aur Tawakkul Mein Farq - Javed Ahmed Ghamidi

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    The Difference between Planning and
    Reliance on Allah. Javed Ahmed Ghamidi
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    [Hassan Ilyaas] What is the essential
    difference between
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    using your intellect to plan versus
    reliance in the divine will?
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    We are often told to have faith, reliance
    in Allah,
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    but then we set about a plan,
    we analyze the pros and cons,
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    and limitations in order to
    achieve the desired result.
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    If we always end up planning everything,
    where does reliance in God fit in?
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    What is the difference
    between the two?
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    [Javed Ahmed Ghamidi] In this world,
    do all the plans we undertake
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    and opinions we form, lead to the
    same uniform results as, say,
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    like water, when it is split, maintains
    the same level throughout.
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    The way results come about
    in moral affairs
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    are not the same as the results which come
    about due to physical laws.
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    Often we end up putting in all our effort
    and strength into something
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    but we don't end up achieving
    the desired result.
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    Therefore, we have been taught that
    all results in this world
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    can only be achieved through
    diligent planning.
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    Therefore, one must plan and gain
    worldly knowledge.
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    If one wants to achieve something,
    one must delve deep and obtain
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    the requisite scientific knowledge to
    achieve the correct results.
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    Scientific knowledge refers
    to obtaining knowledge through
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    observations and experience of the
    facts.
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    One must not slack in one's effort
    in planning.
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    But since the outcomes of all our schemes
    are not determinately correlated,
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    one must be satisfied and have faith that
    every outcome is by the Will of Allah.
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    It is imperative for man to leave the
    eventuality in the hands of Allah;
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    this enables man to not lose hope
    and move onwards to the next plan.
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    [Hassan] We are told of this event
    attributed to Syeda Ayesha;
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    The Holy Prophet (PBUH) has
    instructed us to ask Allah
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    for something even as trivial as
    a broken shoe lace.
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    This means that while one has to make
    an effort,
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    one should also pray to Allah to give one
    the fruit of one's labour and
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    protection from any afflictions, whether
    natural or human, on the way to the market
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    [Ghamidi] One's stepping out, having the
    will to do so, the money to buy the laces,
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    the money being secure is, all of this,
    by the permission of Allah.
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    Man is dependent on Allah each
    and every step of the way.
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    Therefore, he (pbuh) had said, that
    one must have faith in Allah when
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    embarking for any task.
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    He in no way told us to
    just stay at home
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    raising our hands in prayer,
    hoping the laces would fall from the sky.
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    No, one must leave go out for this,
    one must have money for it,
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    make a trip to the market,
    and search for the laces.
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    However, he said, that a devout Muslim
    needs to understand that all this
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    can be possible to attain only through
    Allah's permission, and grace.
Title:
Tadbeer aur Tawakkul Mein Farq - Javed Ahmed Ghamidi
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