Friday Special

The subject of Trust (Al-Amanah in Qur’an) assumes great importance in our life and our affairs run through this phenomenon. If people trust one another and act accordingly, they will live in peace and harmony. Likewise, the lack of trust creates a state of anarchy, confusion and disturbance in the society. “God doth command you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due… (Al Qur’an, 4:58)”. Allah (AWT) instructed us to put our trust in Him, because Allah Himself is the One Who fulfills His promises. The concept of Trust has been given to us since the time Allah created mankind. Allah offered the responsibility of Trust to the universe, and every creation refused to assume the responsibility. The only creature who agreed to assume this heavy responsibility is man. In this respect, Allah tells us about His offer of Trust to the universe in Surah Al-Ahzab (The Confederates). “We did indeed offered the trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it; he was indeed unjust and foolish;” (Al Qur’an, 33:72). We should remember that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was called “Al-Amin”: The Trustworthy Person. He fulfilled all of his promises from his childhood until his death. He never betrayed anyone, and he never lied in his life. He was the best example of a human to all of mankind. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) explained to us that the following items are part of the trusts that we have to fulfill: salat, ablution, weighing, measures, deposits, private talks, advising, just to name a few. Trust is so fragile that is hard to put back to its original state when broken. Trust is like a vase, once it’s broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be same again.