Certainty: The Highest Level of Faith in Allah

Yaqeen (Certainty) is the highest level of faith in Allah (Exalted be He)

The happiest of people in this life and in the Hereafter are those who have the highest level of certainty in Allah (Exalted be He)

With such certainty man will taste the sweetness of faith and the pleasure of servitude to the Beneficent

It’s only when certainty dwells in the heart of a slave that the doors of happiness in this life and in the Hereafter are open for him

For such certainty Allah created the heavens and the earth

There is not a sign in this universe, whether that of time and space, or night and the day,

but indicates certainty in Allah (Exalted be He)

Prophets of Allah, His beloved ones, scholars and the wise all asked Allah for certainty

Prophet Ibrahim, the friend of Allah, said: “Yes, but I ask this just to reassure my heart.” (Al-Baqarah 2:260)

Allah said,Have you not believed?” He said, “Yes, but I ask this just to reassure my heart.” (Al-Baqarah 2:260)

I want a higher more perfect level of certainty

He already has certainty, but certainty of seeing and observation along with certainty of knowledge is the perfect

And he (peace be upon him) wasn’t lacking certainty

Yaqeen (certainty) is the perfect knowledge of Allah, the Lord of the Worlds

And there’s not an attribute of Allah (Exalted be He) but the Prophet has firmly believed in without doubt or suspicion

And whatever of blessings he had, he perfectly believes it is from Allah

And whatever misfortune he went through, it increased his certainty in Allah, knowing for sure that Allah will appoint for him, from the regions of the heavens and the earth, a relief and a way out

He may see death before his eyes and yet his certainty strengthens and his faith increases

Nothing can weaken his certainty or takes him far from Allah

Yes, it is for such certainty Allah made in fire coolness and safety for Ibrahim

He was thrown into the fire, and at that time Jibril came to him and said: “O Ibrahim, do you need anything?”

Ibrahim replied: “If it is from you ‘no’, but if it is from Allah, ‘Allah Alone is sufficient for me, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs”

Thereupon, Allah said: “We said, “O fire, be coolness and safety upon Abraham.”(Al-Anbiyaa’ 21:69)

It is the same certainty with which Moses (peace be upon him) stood and in front of him was the choppy sea

and the enemy behind him; in front of him and behind him was death

His companions were filled with fear and anxiety- the natural human emotions

The companions of Moses said: ‘We are sure to be overtaken’.” (Ash-Shu`araa’ 26:61)

Look at the expression “We are sure to be”

He said: No! “He said: ‘By no means! Surely my Lord is with me! He will guide me’.” (Ash-Shu`araa’ 26:62)

 “Surely my Lord is with me!” Look at what his companions said! “We” are sure to be overtaken.

And Moses said: “my Lord is with “me”! He did not say: ‘my Lord is with us’

This is the certainty Allah (the Exalted the Majestic) gave to His beloved Prophet

Thereupon, Allah said: “Then We inspired to Moses, ‘Strike with your staff the sea,” and it parted, and each portion was like a great towering mountain’.” (Ash-Shu`araa’ 26:63)

The verse begins with the conjunction (fa) which, in Arabic language, indicates immediate follow-up

One of our Sheikhs (may Allah have mercy with them) said: “By Allah! Immediately after Moses said: ‘Surely my Lord is with me! He will guide me’, it was revealed to him that “Strike with your staff the sea,” and it parted, and each portion was like a great towering mountain”

The sea became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain; the sea was parted turning into dry land for them

As Allah commanded the sea to dry

And the high waves to stop

So, Allah (Exalted be He) ordered and they immediately obeyed His order

Certainty is the power of faith in Allah (the Exalted the Majestic)

With such certainty one’s hearts is completely aligned with Allah

While other people know fear, fear cannot exist in a heart full of certainty; he believed in Allah’s protection

 “and he said to his companion, ‘Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us’.” (At-Tawbah 9:40)

Look at what Moses said to his companions; ““Surely my Lord is with me!”

But here to his companion, Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet said: “Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) didn’t say ‘Indeed Allah is with me

Because Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) had complete certainty in Allah (the Exalted the Almighty)

Abu Bakr’s migration to Allah (the Exalted the Majestic) and leaving behind his wealth, his family, and his children are proofs of certainty

The verse “But those most devoted to Allah shall be removed far from it (Hell), those who spend their wealth to purify himself” (Al-Layl 92:18) was revealed regarding him

He was Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him)! His faith, certainty, and servitude to Allah, His Lord, are beyond compare?

He was Abu Bakr! Who was content with Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Muhammad (peace be upon him) as his Messenger

He was Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him)! The companion of the Ummah who bore the burden of this Ummah

and felt sad and disturbed for this Ummah. He was the one who Allah honoured and made first among other Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

All doors of the Prophet’s mosque were closed except this door

His had excellent qualities and virtues that no one else had from among the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

He is best of this Ummah after its Prophet for the certainty in Allah dwelled his heart

When a servant reaches such level of perfect certainty, it becomes visible in his testifying Allah’s Oneness and sincere devotion to Allah (Exalted be He)

You then find him, in his worship and servitude to Allah, the sincerest one among people

He never turns away from Allah

When afflicted with calamities, he turns not to fore-tellers or astrologers

but rather to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds

As Allah made him independent of all those besides Him

It is certainty that makes him a true servant to Allah ant not to anything else

And when a favour is bestowed upon them, you find him among the most grateful to Allah, among those who remember Allah often, in fear of Allah’s punishment and hope for His reward

In His heavens and earth,

everything in this universe leads you to certainty

Does every passing moment of your life increase your faith in Allah?

Ah! I wonder how people glorify this worldly life, its physical assets and means

and rarely they glorify the Lord of the Worlds, the God of those of old and those of later times!

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