Knowing that Allah is Always with You: Sheikh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Badr

In this course of his explanation of the book al-‘Aqeedah al-Wasitiyyah, Sheikh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Badr mentioned the following hadith and then proceeded to comment on it:

فأفضل الإيمان أن تعلم أنّ الله معك حيثما كنت. أيْ: سواءً كنت في مكان خفيّ، أو في مكان أو موضع مُعلن، في غيب أو شهادة، أو سر أو علانية، فاعلم أنّ الله معك لا تخفى عليه منك خافية، يسمعُ كلامك، ويرى فِعالك، ويعلمُ بحالك، لا تخفى عليه -تبارك وتعالى- منك خافية. ـ

فأفضل الإيمان أن تعلم أنّ الله معك حيثما كنت

So the best eemaan is that you know that Allah is with you wherever you are

meaning: whether you are in a private place or a public place or area, whether alone or in the presence of others, whether secretly or openly, then you should know that Allah is with you. Nothing secret that you do is hidden from Him. He hears your speech, sees your actions, and knows your conditions. Nothing secret that you do is hidden from Him.

إِذا خَلَوتَ الدَهرَ يَومًا فَلا تَقُل ***** خَلَوتُ وَلَكِن قُل عَلَيَّ رَقيبُ

When you are alone for a part of the day, do not say,
“I am alone.” Instead say, “There is a watcher over me.”

وإذا كان العبد بهذا الوصف وبهذا الاستشعار لمعيّة الله -سبحانه وتعالى- كان ذلكم أكبر زاجر، وأعظم رادع. بل قال الإمام الشنقيطي -رحمه الله- ( اتّفق أهل العلم على أنّ أعظم زاجر أن تعلم أنّ الله يراك، وأنّه عليمٌ بك، مطّلعٌ عليك). ـ

When a slave has this characteristic and this awareness of Allah being with Him, then this is the greatest check and most important restraining factor. In fact, Imam al-Shinqitee said, “The scholars have agreed that the greatest check on a person is that he know that Allah sees him and that Allah has complete knowledge of him in minute detail.”

ولهذا ترى كثيرًا من آيات القرآن تُختم بهذا، تٌختم بذكر أنّ الله -عز وجل- ( بكل شيء عليم )، ( بكل شيء بصير )، ( بصير بما تعملون )، ( خبير بما تعملون ). كثير من الآيات تُختم بهذا المعنى، لأنّ هذا أكبر زاجر، وأعظم رادع للعبد. ـ

That is why you see many ayaat in the Qur’an ending with this meaning – ending by mentioning that Allah is

بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

Knower of all things

بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ بَصِيرٌ

Seer of all things

بَصِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

Seer of what you do

خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

Fully acquainted with what you do

Many ayaat end with this meaning because it is the greatest check and the most significant thing preventing a person from evil.

[Sharh ‘Aqeedah al-Wasitiyyah lesson #34, as found here]

See also: The Foundation of Self-Reckoning in the Qur’an: Tafsir al-Sa’di

See also: “When My Slaves Ask About Me, I am Near”: Sheikh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Badr

2 thoughts on “Knowing that Allah is Always with You: Sheikh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Badr

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