" Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilahi Raji'un"
But ......... do you know what it means?
Sure, everyone know that it obviously means ;
'To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.'
I mean , do you REALLY, TRULY understand these words and their implications in a Muslim's life ?
It means :: whatever we have is not really ours . It belongs to Allah .
It is Allah Who has given us all the property and goods we possess , and that He is the true Owner of them all .
The kids that He blessed us with , the health that He gave us , the time that He has allowed us are all Allah's property .
Even the bodies we live in and the life that we have belongs to Allah alone .
"And to Allah belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth...." (Surah Aal-Imraan:180)
"The kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in them belongs to Allah. He has power over all things." ( Surat al-Ma'ida: 120)
'Say: 'To Allah belongs the East and the West...' (Surah al-Baqarah:142)
The very souls that we think of as our "self"; our "nafs"; our "being" -- whatever you want to call it -- that very thing that distinguishes us from the rest of the world, belongs to Allah . It's not OURS .
In fact , WE are not OURS .
We belong to Allah .
And since He is the true Possessor of everything , and everything is His property , He allots what He wills to whomever He wills... and then He takes it away . After all , it was Allah's to begin with .
So He may give us some thing and then take it back after a while .
He will bless us with a precious child that you love dearly - and then He may take it away.
He will grant us money , honour and status - and then He may take it away.
He will give us youth , vitality and health - and then surely He will take it away.
In fact everything we have will only be with us for a very short while .
And then the Owner will claim His Right .
So when Allah does reclaim what was rightfully His ,
WHY MOURN OUR LOSSES?
Similarly, if Allah takes back some of His blessings upon you for some reason ; so be it.
Just think . The Owner came and took it back .
Remember that we're not the real owner . We were NEVER the real owner to begin with . We only had everything because it was Allah who gave it to you in the first place . If He didn't give it to us , we wouldn't have had it in any way . In fact, we couldn't have had it.
Remember , man enters into this world empty handed , and leaves it empty handed .
Remember , that everything we have , all the blessings we enjoy .. are gifts from Almighty Allah.
Gifts that we enjoy for a limited period until He takes them away whenever He deems fit .
They are a trust from Allah , a loan to us to see how we respond to these gifts from Allah and how we use them in the obedience of the Almighty , thanking Him and worshipping Him OR to the disobedience to the One Who gave then to us in the first place.
'Our eyes are filled with tears, our hearts with grief, but we say nothing with our lips except that which pleases Allah . Verily, to Allah we belong, and to Him we return.' (Bukhaari)
And we all know the famous incidence about the companion Abu Talha and his wife when one of the sons died and Abu Talha was not at home. She washed and shrouded him and when Abu Talha came home and asked about his son, she said,
'The child is quiet and I hope he is in peace....' (Bukhaari)
SubhanAllah ~ such patience !
And such Iman in the statement "Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raji'un"!
She knew that whatever she has , is not truly hers . Rather , it is Allah's and He took back whatever He owns at its appointed time .
And it is because of this Iman so strong , this understanding , that the Prophet PBUH made du’a for them and Allah blessed them immensely.
"'They (Abu Talha and his wife) had nine sons and all of them became reciters of the Quran (by heart)." (Bukhaari)
"Be sure we will test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, but give glad tidings to those who are steadfast, who say when afflicted with calamity: 'To Allah we belong and to him is our return..'They are those on who (descend) blessings from Allah and mercy and they are the once that receive guidance." (al-Baqarah: 155)
Remain in Allah's love as you read this from now on .
Have a Lovely journey of life!
Sit back and watch the power of ALLAH work in your life for
doing the thing that you know HE loves .