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The Final Goal

Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) says,

“There is not a single thing except that its depositories and treasures are with Us.” [1]

This verse contains one of the treasures [of the Qur’ān], this being that nothing is sought except from the One who possesses its depositories and treasures, the One in whose hands lie the keys to these treasures. Seeking something from anyone else is to seek something from someone who neither possesses it nor has any authority over it.

The saying of Allāh, Most High,

“…and that to your Lord is the final goal,” [2]

contains an invaluable treasure, this being that every objective that is not intended for His sake and is not connected [in any form or fashion] to Him is temporary and soon to disappear. This is because its final goal is not with Him. The final goal lies only with the One to whom all matters find their conclusion, terminating at His creation, will, wisdom and knowledge. Therefore, He is the source of every desired matter.

Everything that is beloved, if it is not loved for His sake then this love is nothing but grief and torment. Every act that is not performed for His sake is wasted and cut off. Every heart that does not reach Him is wretched and veiled, barred from achieving success and happiness.

Therefore, Allāh has mentioned every objective in His saying,

“There is not a single thing except that its depositories and treasures are with Us.” [3]

and He has mentioned the motivation for everything in His saying,

“…and that to your Lord is the final goal,” [4]

Therefore, there is nothing beyond Allāh that deserves to be sought and nothing finds its conclusion with other than Him.

Source: www.islam21c.com

Notes: Translated by Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi, excerpt from Ibn al-Qayyim, al-Fawa’id

[1] Al-Qur’ān, 15:21

[2] Al-Qur’ān, 53:42

[3] Al-Qur’ān, 15:21

[4] Al-Qur’ān, 53:42


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About Shaikh Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi

Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi was born and brought up in High Wycombe. He currently studies with Shaykh Haitham Al-Haddad and, previously, Shaykh Abu AbdiRahman Al-Libee. He graduated from Imperial College from the faculty of Electronic Engineering. He currently works as a Software Engineer and is the chairman of WISE (Wycombe Islamic Society). He is very active in his local community, especially with his Masjid and working with youth. He has translated a number of books such as 'The Criterion between the Friends of Allah and the Friends of Shaytan,' and 'Relief from Distress (the Dua of Yunus 'alayhī al-Salām),' both by Ibn Taymiyyah as well as many others. He has also written an explanation of Surah al-Fatihah called ‘The Spiritual Cure.’ He currently gives weekly circles in High Wycombe on a variety of topics covering aqidah, fiqh, hadith, tafsir and Arabic Language. He is also a Lecturer for MRDF.

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  1. hi from mr besnik bardhi
    allahu ekber allah has a voice that can melt the heart when allah speaks

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