The concept of Masha Allah

The concept of Masha Allah is explained in surah Kahf, the 18th chapter of the Glorious Qur’an.

As I said earlier, the word Masha Allah is a powerful and strong word coming from Allah, so as believers we must learn it and practise it in our daily lives, Insha Allah since it is a Quranic word.

Surah Kahf carries the whole depth ,context, meaning and importance of this phrase Mashallah which is heavy in meaning yet light in words. !!!
Verses 32-44 speaks about the story of two men. One man was blessed with gardens of fruit and wealth. The other man had nothing but had a strong belief in Allah. The man who was blessed with everything did not thank Allah and acted arrogantly and in the end, everything that he had perished.

This story  reminds all of us that we should use say Masha Allah – God Has Willed It  or more completely”  Masha’ Allah La quwwata illa billah” Allah has willed it, there is no power except Allah” when mentioning the good things that he has given to us or to anyone else.

وَلَوْلَا إِذْ دَخَلْتَ جَنَّتَكَ قُلْتَ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ إِن تَرَنِ أَنَا أَقَلَّ مِنكَ مَالًا وَوَلَدًا

Walawla ith dakhalta jannataka qulta ma shaa Allahu la quwwata illa biAllahi in tarani ana aqalla minka malan wawaladan

If only, when thou enteredst thy garden, thou hadst said: That which Allah willeth (will come to pass)! There is no strength save in Allah! Though thou seest me as less than thee in wealth and children. Surah 18:39

This verse  is a dialogue between a believer and a non-believer.

18:32 -44

Coin for them a similitude: Two men, unto one of whom We had assigned two gardens of grapes, and We had surrounded both with date-palms and had put between them tillage.

Each of the gardens gave its fruit and withheld naught thereof. And We caused a river to gush forth therein.

And he had fruit. And he said unto his comrade, when he spake with him: I am more than thee in wealth, and stronger in respect of men

And he went into his garden, while he (thus) wronged himself. He said: I think not that all this will ever perish.

I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort

I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort.

His comrade, when he (thus) spoke with him, exclaimed: Do you disbelieve in Him Who created you of dust, then of a drop (of seed), and then fashioned thee a man?

But He is Allah, my Lord, and I ascribe unto my Lord no partner.

If only, when you enteredthy garden, thou hadst said: That which Allah wills (will come to pass)! There is no strength save in Allah! Though you see me as less than thee in wealth and children,

Yet it may be that my Lord will give me better than thy garden, and will send on it a bolt from heaven, and some morning it will be a smooth hillside,

Or some morning the water thereof will be lost in the earth so that thou canst not make search for it.

And his fruit was beset (with destruction). Then began he to wring his hands for all that he had spent upon it, when (now) it was all ruined on its trellises, and to say: Would that I had ascribed no partner to my Lord!

And he had no troop of men to help him as against Allah, nor could he save himself.

In this case is protection only from Allah, the True, He is Best for reward, and best for consequence”.

 

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