[10:57] O people, enlightenment has come to you herein from your Lord, and healing for anything that troubles your hearts, and guidance, and mercy for the believers.
This reminder is dedicated to all of us, submitters to God alone, when we sometimes go through tests, pain, and hardship and when we struggle to comprehend the divine wisdom behind God's plans.
The author of the poem is unknown. The verses are authored by the Creator of all things & beings. The wisdom behind the verses is indeed enlightening and healing.
God's Supreme Plans
I asked God for strength
He gave me difficulties to make me strong
[94:5] With pain there is gain.
[94:6] Indeed, with pain there is gain.
[94:7] Whenever possible you shall strive.
[94:8] Seeking only your Lord.
I asked God for courage
He gave me danger to overcome
[3:140] If you suffer hardship, the enemy also suffers the same hardship. We alternate the days of victory and defeat among the people. GOD thus distinguishes the true believers, and blesses some of you with martyrdom. GOD dislikes injustice.
[3:141] GOD thus toughens those who believe and humiliates the disbelievers.
[3:142] Do you expect to enter Paradise without GOD distinguishing those among you who strive, and without distinguishing those who are steadfast?
[33:22] When the true believers saw the parties (ready to attack), they said, "This is what GOD and His messenger have promised us, and GOD and His messenger are truthful." This (dangerous situation) only strengthened their faith and augmented their submission.
I asked Him for wisdom
He gave me problems to solve
[13:19] Is one who recognizes that your Lord's revelations to you are the truth equal to one who is blind? Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.
[16:78] GOD brought you out of your mothers' bellies knowing nothing, and He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains, that you may be appreciative.
[47:31] We will certainly put you to the test, in order to distinguish those among you who strive, and steadfastly persevere. We must expose your true qualities.
I asked God for prosperity
He gave me brain and brawn to work
[62:10] Once the prayer is completed, you may spread through the land to seek GOD's bounties, and continue to remember GOD frequently, that you may succeed.
[90:4] We created the human being to work hard (to redeem himself).*
[30:46] Among His proofs is that He sends the winds with good omen, to shower you with His mercy, and to allow the ships to run in the sea in accordance with His rules, and for you to seek His bounties (through commerce), that you may be appreciative.
I asked Him for love
He gave me troubled people to help
Conditions for Staying Within God's Protection [5:12] GOD had taken a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we raised among them twelve patriarchs. And GOD said, "I am with you, so long as you observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and believe in My messengers and respect them, and continue to lend GOD a loan of righteousness. I will then remit your sins, and admit you into gardens with flowing streams. Anyone who disbelieves after this, has indeed strayed off the right path."
[57:18] Surely, the charitable men and women, have loaned GOD a loan of goodness. They will receive their reward multiplied manifold; they have deserved a generous recompense.
[2:195] You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable.
[61:11] Believe in GOD and His messenger and strive in the cause of GOD with your money and your lives. This is the best deal for you, if you only knew.
[16:128] GOD is with those who lead a righteous life, and those who are charitable.
I asked God for blessings
He gave me opportunities
The Devil Afflicts Job
[38:41] Remember our servant Job: he called upon his Lord, "The devil has afflicted me with hardship and pain."
[38:42] "Strike the ground with your foot. A spring will give you healing and a drink."
God Makes it up to the Believers [38:43] We restored his family for him; twice as many. Such is our mercy; a reminder for those who possess intelligence.
Better Believers Strive in the Cause of God [9:41] You shall readily mobilize, light or heavy, and strive with your money and your lives in the cause of GOD. This is better for you, if you only knew.
[30:44] Whoever disbelieves, disbelieves to the detriment of his own soul, while those who lead a righteous life, do so to strengthen and develop their own souls.
[90:4] We created the human being to work hard (to redeem himself).
[90:5] Does he think that no one will ever call him to account?
[90:6] He boasts, "I spent so much money!"
[90:7] Does he think that no one sees him?
[90:8] Did we not give him two eyes?
[90:9] A tongue and two lips?
[90:10] Did we not show him the two paths?
[90:11] He should choose the difficult path.
[90:12] Which one is the difficult path?
[90:13] The freeing of slaves.
[90:14] Feeding, during the time of hardship.
[90:15] Orphans who are related.
[90:16] Or the poor who is in need.
[90:17] And being one of those who believe, and exhorting one another to be steadfast, and exhorting one another to be kind.
[90:18] These have deserved happiness.
I received nothing I wanted
But I believe I received everything I needed
[17:11] The human being often prays for something that may hurt him, thinking that he is praying for something good. The human being is impatient.
[75:5] But the human being tends to believe only what he sees in front of him.
[4:19] ....you may dislike something wherein GOD has placed a lot of good.
Believers: The Ultimate Victors [2:216] .....But you may dislike something which is good for you, and you may like something which is bad for you. GOD knows while you do not know.
[16:74] Therefore, do not cite the examples for GOD; GOD knows while you do not know.
God's wisdom and mercy are beyond our shallow standards, and limited comprehension. If we truly believe in God, we must trust Him unconditionally. We must appreciate whatever He brings into our lives. We must develop our certainty that He knows best the needs of our souls and what they must go through to be tougher and healthier.. We must understand that He pushes the limits of His devoted servants to the maximum in order for their souls to achieve the highest ranks while He ignores the misguided ones and let them blunder and sink deeper into their ignorance. We are not submitters until we equally praise Him for the bad and the good. We are not submitters until we are trained to quit questioning His wisdom.
[2:155] We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.
[2:156] When an affliction befalls them, they say, "We belong to GOD, and to Him we are returning."
[57:22] Anything that happens on earth, or to you, has already been recorded, even before the creation. This is easy for GOD to do.
[57:23] Thus, you should not grieve over anything you miss, nor be proud of anything He has bestowed upon you. GOD does not love those who are boastful, proud.
Never Question God's Wisdom [21:23] He is never to be asked about anything He does, while all others are questioned.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.