In Islam, belief in Oneness of Allah is of vital essence. Allah has created a unique life form – humankind, with astoundingly unique gifts and abilities unlike any other; a soul and conscience and freewill. Humans are creatures naturally disposed to worship Allah.
That said, Allah has also made certain specific and unwaivering promises to His creation.
The Promises of Allah to Humankind
In this article, we will be talking about the four Promises of Allah SWT in the light of the Quran.
Allah – The Ultimate Answer
When Allah says He is Ar-Rahim, He is at the peak of Rahmah (Mercy). And with His Mercy, we can never find ourselves alone or lonely. As such, Allah promises us that for each call that we make to Him, He will respond to us, that is, answer our prayers.
The Promise of Forgivenness
Satan said: “By Your Glory, O Lord, I will misguide Your slaves as long as their souls are in their bodies.”
So Allah said: “By My Glory and Majesty, I will continue to forgive them as long as they ask My Forgiveness.”
Satan is waiting for us to fail our test so that he can take over our minds, filling us with sadness and complaints and sins. However, we must strive to seek Allah’s Forgiveness and seek Refuge with Allah from the mischief of Satan. We need to stand strong and bear beautiful patience in times of adversity, holding on to the rope of Islam, and having firm faith in the Promises of Allah.
Remembrance and Guidance
No matter how qualified we are, most of us need assistance at some point in our lives. Same is the case with believers, who cannot just rely on having accepted Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as the last Messenger of Allah; rather they have to constantly seek the Almighty’s Guidance and His Mercy to sail through hard times. Allah proclaims this truth when He says in Surah Ta-Ha Ayahs 123-124:
…. all those who follow My guidance will not go astray and will not be miserable. But if anyone turns away from My reminder, his life will be a dark and narrow one.
The Ultimate Reward for Gratefulness
A true Muslim has absolute faith in the Day of Judgment, and knows that all the hardships in this world eventually lead to immeasurable rewards in the Hereafter. When one thinks about the pleasures of Jannah, the worldly delights seem to be irrelevant. As such, we should try our best to remain faithful to the tenets of Islam, for the Lord of all the Worlds, Allah SWT, has assured us of uncountable rewards in the Hereafter for our sacrifices in this world.
Now that you have read about the Promises made by Allah to us, why not also read about ten life lessons from The Quran?
Text by Sufyan bin Uzayr & Mohammed Mustafa MC / Images by Aaima Siddiqui