Allah’s Safeguarding Against Harm

Another example of Allah’s safeguarding His servant is His preserving him in his worldly life from every Jinn and man who may wish to harm him. He, Most High, says,

“Whoever has taqwa of Allah – He will give him a way out and provide for him from where he does not expect.” (al-Talaq 65:2)

Aishah said, ‘He will suffice him from the distress and worry of this world.’ (Ibn Abi Hatim) Rabi ibn Kuthaym said, ‘He will provide him with a way out from everything that burdens a man.’ (Tabari)

Aishah wrote to Mu’awiyah, ‘If you have taqwa of Allah, he will suffice you in place of people, and if you fear people, they will not be able to avail you in anything against Allah.’ (Ibn Abi Shaybah)

One of the Khalifs wrote a letter to Hakam ibn Amr al-Ghifari in which he commanded him to do something that opposed the Book of Allah. In reply, Hakim wrote to him saying, ‘I looked into the Book of Allah and saw that it came before the letter of the Leader of the Believers. If the heavens and earth were fused together seamlessly an one unit and a person were to have taqwa of Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, Allah would give him a way out. Peace.’

One of them composed the following couplets,

By the taqwa of Allah is one rescued,

Victory attained and hopes pursued,

Whoever has taqwa, He will provide,

Him a way out; this He did decide.

One of the Salaf wrote to his brother saying, ‘…to proceed, whoever has taqwa of Allah has safeguarded himself, and whoever neglects the taqwa of Allah has neglected himself and Allah has absolutely no need of him’

The Legacy of the Prophet Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali p37-39

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