The Reality of Baraka

Baraka is a reality.

Don’t let the materialistic assumptions of the modern world infect your thinking and how you live your day to day life. Don’t become cynical or complacent about this important aspect of the Unseen.

The blessings that Allah bestows on humanity are real and have tangible impact. And yes, sometimes that impact is not explainable in terms of the materialistic parameters of thought many of us have consigned ourselves to.

Don’t just acknowledge baraka in a theoretical sense. KNOW it and see the world around you in light of it.

As a Muslim, baraka needs to be a part of how you see the world. That will furnish you with spiritual benefits because you will be seeking that baraka and you will gain greater consciousness of your Lord. Your iman will also experience periodic boosts as you start to recognize the place of baraka (or the lack thereof) in your life. You will notice that remembering Allah (dhikr) and good deeds bring you baraka and the opposite take it away. This will immensely improve your state of mind and heart.

This is because you will see and experience the connections between the world and the will and power of Allah. These are some of the many ayat all around us.

سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ

“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?”

There will also be material benefits in terms of your wealth, time, efficacy, efficiency, etc. Things will start “working out,” so to speak.

You will also benefit intellectually because you will gain more of an understanding of how the world really works. Again, instead of theoretical knowledge, you will have experiential knowledge because you will have experienced these things and seen them for yourself.

So seek baraka in all the many things that Allah and His Messenger ﷺ have specifically delineated. Make it a part of your daily life and make it the lens by which you understand your life. And may Allah bless us all.

 

Baraka is a reality. Don't let the materialistic assumptions of the modern world infect your thinking and how you live…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Monday, October 24, 2016

1 COMMENT

  1. “Don’t just acknowledge baraka in a theoretical sense. KNOW it and see the world around you in light of it.”

    Can you illustrate this point with a personal example or two, knowing that it might be specific to you and not generally applicable, but still might help me understand what you are advising us to do?

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