Luck and sustenance.
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brother burhan please answer this question in the light of quran and hadith.
my question is wheter luck plays any role on our life?
For example despite iam qualifed and well experience iam getting the same salary and same status as compare to my colleagues who are uneducated and don't have much experience as i have, is because of there good lukc? or it's my bad luck?
Please reply this question, i will be very thankful to you.
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Luck and sustenance
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Your Question: ..my question is wheter luck plays any role on our life?
First and foremost brother, there is no such thing as luck, good or bad, which plays any role in ones lives!!!! Whatever accident or incident transpires in ones life is not by luck or by chance, but according to the Qadr or Pre-destined Decree and Will of the Lord Most Majestic Who Created.
Allah Says in His Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:
2 What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 160:
If Allah helps you none can overcome you: if He forsakes you who is there after that that can help you? In Allah then let believers put their trust.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:
Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our Protector"; and on Allah let the believers put their trust.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 17:
17 If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 3:
And put your trust in Allah Alone; and enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.
Your Statements:..for example despite iam qualifed and well experience iam getting the same salary and same status as compare to my colleagues who are uneducated and don't have much experience as i have, is because of there good lukc? or it's my bad luck?
In ones ignorance or albeit arrogance, one may be inclined to erroneously believe that ones sustenance perhaps depends on ones level of qualification or ones experienceif one merely takes a cursory look at those around them, one would realize that one who might have absolutely no formal qualification or experience might be the richest person in the world; and one who has a plethora of qualifications and experience is not able to afford two square meals for his family!!!!
It is Allah Subhanah Alone Who Decrees the level of sustenance each amongst His creation will receive.and this sustenance is Decreed for each individual when one is still in ones mothers womb!!!
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6392 Narrated by Hudhayfah ibn Usayd
The Prophet (saws) said: When the drop of (semen) remains in the womb for forty (days) or forty nights, the Angel comes and says: My Lord, will he be good or evil? And both these things would be written. Then the Angel says: My Lord, would he be male or female? And both these things are written. And his deeds and actions, his death, his sustenance; these are also recorded. Then his document of destiny is rolled and there is no addition to and subtraction from it.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 30:
30 Verily thy Lord does provide sustenance in abundance for whom He Pleases, and (for some) He provides in a just measure: for He does know and regard all His servants.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 57 Surah Hadid verses 22-23:
22 No misfortune can happen on earth or in your souls but is recorded in a Decree before We bring it into existence! That is truly easy for Allah:
23 In order that ye may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult over favors bestowed upon you. For Allah Loves not any vainglorious boaster
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 6 Surah Anaam verse 59:
59 With Him (Allah) are the keys of the Unseen the treasures that none knoweth but He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with His Knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is (inscribed) in a Record Clear.
Respected brother, ones sustenance is not a matter of luck or chance, nor is it a result of ones qualifications or experience or intelligence or hard work; the sustenance of each is but what The Lord Most High has Decreed for each individual in the life of this world..to test whether one is grateful or ungrateful.
If one constantly looks at those whom the Lord Most Gracious has Decreed with sustenance more than oneself, one would be inclined towards ungratefulness.but if one looks at those whom the Lord Most Gracious has bestowed with sustenance less than oneself, one would be inclined towards being grateful for the favors one has received from ones Lord.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,