Trust Allah

This technique is based on many verses in the Quran that admonish us to trust and turn to Allah and no other.

Some of these verses include:

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Two groups among you almost failed, but God was their Lord. In God the believers shall trust. (3:122)

If God supports you, none can defeat you. And if He abandons you, who else can support you? In God the believers shall trust. (3:160)

Moses said, "O my people, if you have really believed in God, then put your trust in Him, if you are really submitters.” (10:84)

You shall put your trust in the One who is Alive - the One who never dies - and praise Him and glorify Him. He is fully Cognizant of His creatures' sins. (25:58)

God: there is no other god besides Him. In God the believers shall trust. (64:13)

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First, as with all meditaiton practices, take a comfortable position and remind yourself of your intention to worship Allah; a few deep breaths can be good here.

Then, as you sit in silence, just notice what arises into your consciousness. As noises, ideas, sensations, and emotions come into awareness, just let go of them and turn to trusting Allah.

Specifically, as anything comes into your awareness (say a thought), just notice it. Don’t resist or grab anything… just mentally say the words“trust Allah” and return to sitting silently.

In this way you empty yourself of all the opinions you might have about how things ought to be and trust that Allah has complete control. When you leave your false ideas about reality behind, you come to see the world as Allah created full of wonder and goodness.

To God belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth, and all matters are controlled by God.(3:109)

As with all meditation practices, take what you get!

Expecting certain experiences or outcomes is the biggest barrier tosuccessful practice. Allah is in control… let Him lead. The key is practice, practice, and more practice.

Silent meditation can be challenging - so be kind to yourself - don’t push it. In the beginning meditate for a few minutes longer than is comfortable. Most of us seasoned meditators find that forty minutes is optimal.

peace on you

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Robert Flegal 2014