76:30 (Y. Ali) But ye will not, except as Allah wills; for Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
18:23-24 (Y. Ali) Nor say of anything, “I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow”- Without adding, “So please Allah.” and call thy Lord to mind when thou forgettest, and say, “I hope that my Lord will guide me ever closer (even) than this to the right road.”
22:18 (Y. Ali) Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and on earth,- the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees, the animals; and a great number among mankind? But a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment: and such as Allah shall disgrace,- None can raise to honour: for Allah carries out all that He wills.
28:27 (Y. Ali)… But I intend not to place thee under a difficulty: thou wilt find me, indeed, if Allah wills, one of the righteous.”
48:27 Truly did Allah fulfil the vision for His Messenger. ye shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if Allah wills, with minds secure, heads shaved, hair cut short, and without fear. For He knew what ye knew not, and He granted, besides this, a speedy victory.
The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: “Sulaiman Ibn Dawood (alaihimus-salaam) said: ‘Tonight I will go around to all my seventy wives (according to some reports it is ninety or one hundred wives) so that each one of them will give birth to a son who will fight for the sake of Allah.’ It was said to him, (according to one narration, an Angel said to him), say, ‘If Allah Wills.’ But he did not say it. He went around to the women but none of them gave birth except for one, who gave birth to a half-formed child.” The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: “By the One, in Whose Hands is my soul, had he said, ‘If Allah wills,’ he would not have broken his oath, and that would have helped him to attain what he wanted.” [Saheeh Muslim (vol. 3, no. 1275)]
InshaAllah – Maher Zain
Insha Allah! (Allah Willing) One of the teachings of Islam is that when we undertake a task, we should start by saying, ‘Insha Allah,’— Allah willing.
- 1. Allah willing (Insha Allah) is a phrase of great significance. Islam teaches us that whenever one embarks upon any venture, one should say, ‘if Allah wills’ before one begins. This is to acknowledge the reality that Allah alone is the Doer in this world.
2. A person can achieve his ends successfully only when Allah’s blessings are with him. Allah alone has the power to make things happen, as everything functions according to His will. Man can only wish for certain happenings, but occurrence rests with Allah alone.
3. When one thinks seriously of Allah’s all-powerfulness and his own total helplessness, such feelings find expression in the words, ‘Insha Allah.’ In this way he acknowledges that he can only make a beginning.
4. So far as the completion of the task is concerned, it lies entirely in Allah’s hands.
5. The phrase Insha Allah in its essence is a form of prayer. Beginning one’s work with Insha Allah is like seeking Allah’s company and when Allah, the Lord of the universe, accompanies us on our journey, who can stop us from reaching our destination.