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Books- Constituents of the Divine Assignment- 3rd Constituent- Paragraph (4-5): Al-Fitrah and Al-Tabe' (Disposition)
   
 
 
In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful  
 

 We should pay attention to this crucial point: Al-Fitrah is different from At-Tabe' (disposition), as the latter is in harmony with man's physical needs. For example, the body tends to get relaxed and to burn day light as it loves to wake up after the sun rises, whereas the Divine Assignment orders man to wake up for Fajr which brings discomfort to the body. However, if man wakes up and offers Fajr Salah on time, he feels comfort in his soul. It seems that the Divine Orders brings comfort to the soul, but it brings discomfort to body, and so the conflict between the two (Al-Fitrah and At-Tabe' of man) is the price for Paradise.

﴾But as for him who feared standing before his Lord, and restrained himself from impure evil desires, and lusts* Verily, Paradise will be his abode.﴿

[An-Nazi'aat, 40-41]

 Al-Fitrah, is in harmony with the Divine Method, so when you follow the Path of Allah, your soul becomes comfortable. It is said, "There is Paradise in the worldly life, and whoever does not enter it shall never enter the Paradise of the Hereafter." It is also said, "The believer is secured in his soul, and this security is enough for an entire town." Such security is the outcome of having faith, and the Prophet PBUH mentioned it in the following Hadith saying:

((Whoever among you wakes up physically healthy, feeling safe and secure within himself…))

[At-Tirmizi and Ibn Majah]

 He is secured and safe not because he is rich or powerful, but because he is sure of Allah's Promise to him of granting him Al-Husna (Paradise):

﴾Is he whom We have promised an excellent promise (Paradise), which he will find true, like him whom We have made to enjoy the luxuries of the life of (this) world, then on the Day of Resurrection, he will be among those brought up (to be punished in the Hell-fire)?﴿

[Al-Qasas, 61]

 The believer feels that Allah loves him, he knows that he is acting upon Allah's Order, he is promised with Paradise, he never hurts any living soul and he builds his life on giving, while the disbeliever builds his life on taking only. The believer feels happy when he gives sh3er part of his time, money, efforts, knowledge and expertise. Similarly, Prophets, peace be upon them, were sent to this worldly life, and they gave everything and never took anything, whereas tyrants take everything and give nothing.

 Verify, people on earth are one of two types, those who know Allah, who know His Method, who abide by it and who are good to other creatures, and so they gain happiness in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. The second type of people are those who are heedless and deviated from Allah's Method, and their deviation makes them wrong and hurt other creatures. As a result, they gain misery in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. Hence, At-Tabe' is in harmony with man's physical needs, whereas Al-Fitrah is in harmony with the soul.

 Al-Fitrah is in harmony with Allah's Method, whereas At-Tabe' conflicts with This Method. Nevertheless, when man reconciles with Allah the Almighty, he gains unbelievable comfort in his soul. Consider this fact, cars are manufactured to be driven on paved roads, so the owner of the car will make use of all its utilities if he drives it on a paved road, and he will enjoy a smooth trip and a convenient speed. Hence, he will reap all its fruits, but if the car is driven on a bumpy road full of rocks and potholes, it will make loud sounds, it will not go fast and the journey will become uncomfortable. On the other hand, tanks are manufactured to fit bumpy roads. Much in the same line, when man is in harmony with Allah's Method, and when he reconciles with Allah and repents to Him, he feels comfortable. In fact the comfort felt by the repentant is the ultimate comfort man might get.

﴾(So) which of the two parties has more right to be in security? If you but know."* It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong i.e. by worshipping sh3er besides Allah), for them (only) there is security and they are the guided.﴿

[Al-An'am, 81-82]

 Had Allah said, "security is for them", this would have indicated that security is for them and for sh3er too. However, Allah says:

﴾for them (only) there is security﴿

[Al-An'am, 82]

 "For them only", means that the only person who is truly secured is the believer, while Allah casts fear into the heart of the disbeliever who joins partners with Allah the Almighty.

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