Put Your Expectation in the Right Place

“…whoever rejects evil and believes in God hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And God hears and knows all things.” (Qur’an 2: 256)

There is a crucial lesson in this verse: there is only one handhold that never breaks and i.e. Allah. Life has ups and downs-sometimes it’s a bright sunny day and sometimes dark clouds surround us. Whatever the situation might be, we expect to resolve and get over with it by any means. There is nothing wrong with expecting; it’s human nature to do so. What’s wrong is to expect from humans. We rely on our friends or family to help us. We depend upon them, seek condolence and expect them to solve our problems. It’s wrong! Utterly wrong to do so. There is only one place where we can lay our dependencies and expectations and that is Allah.  He is the greatest helper of the universe-the most merciful and magnificent. Without his will nothing can happen- a leaf cannot fall from a tree, day cannot become night, and we humans cannot attain anything. He is the most trust worthy hand-hold ever. A hand that never draws back, gives us support, never lets us fall and elevates us with every step we take. Even knowing all this we expect people to help us in critical situations, expect them to support us, expect them to relieve us from miseries and sorrows, expect them to prevail our delicate feelings of agony. And when such expectations aren’t fulfilled we are deeply hurt and disappointed. We lose hope and faith in humanity. Either we become too fragile to trust someone again or too hard hearted to let anyone to expect from us. But there’s a way out. Always put your faith in Allah. Expect Him to help you out in difficult times. Ask Him to show you the right path, give you strength and courage, and give you the means (might that be a person or thing) to face the challenges of life.      



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