7 thoughts on “Infinite Hope

  1. What are the different ways in which one can remain so infinitely hopeful, when one is so predisposed to begin negative albeit ….especially given that iman fluctuates between qabd and bast? (expansion and contraction)…your advice would be appreciated

  2. al-salamu alaikum Anon,

    Welcome to my online home. May Allah bless you always.

    Allah! You ask an enormous question! Moreover, you ask it of one who is himself in need! For myself, it helps to remember that, in spite of all my faults, God is of infinite wisdom, infinite power and infinite love – and so, hope (which is an aspect or form of love) is also infinite. That is, God’s mercy and compassion are limitless, and arrive at our door with each new breath. Remembering these things fill me with great hope.

    It also helps to look back down the road we have travelled. Where were you 5 years ago? How far have you travelled (inwardly and/or outwardly) in that time? What new things have you learned? How, and in what ways, are you a better person than then? At least, these questions have proven helpful to me in my own wanderings.

    I have also experienced expansion and contraction in my own life. Perhaps they are like a pair of bellows, used to heat our inward furnace – or at least, that is how they seem to me.

    I hope this is of some use to you. Welcome again, and may Allah always bless you.

    Abdur Rahman

  3. Thank you for your response…Rumi (RA) said ‘though the heart grows weary and you tire of life, O time waster this is a journey you cannot avoid’….ma-asalama from a weary soul in need of Allah.

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