Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“Whoever is granted wisdom has indeed been granted abundant wealth” Surah Al-Baqara – QN2:269, reminds us that, just as ‘experts’ who examined Columbus’ travel plans thought it was impossible, but instead of falling off the end of the earth, he discovered America; and Thomas Edison, a great inventor, also tried to persuade Henry Ford to abandon his idea of a motor car because he was convinced it would never work, today Ford has remained one of the best producers of automobile in the world. The people in our lives are either busy increasing our self-doubt or strengthening our faith.
In other words, negativity is contagious, and we have to pay attention if we are to avoid catching it.
So let the knowledge that:
1) What we call ‘common knowledge’ is often commonly wrong;
2) The Lord gives wisdom and, from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding; and
3) If those who are telling us ‘it can’t be done’ have failed to factor Him into the equation, we should refuse to pay attention;
Teach you, instead of listening to people who increase your doubts, to listen to those to whom He has given wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, in order to achieve ‘summum bonum’ as in the Latin word for ‘the greatest good’!
Pray with me: O Allah! Please grant me the wisdom to identify the dream bursters in my life. Cause Your face to continue to shine upon me and my household that we may walk in Your presence to fulfil Your promises for us. Amin.
Good morning. Jumah Kareem and have a wonderful weekend ahead!