Quran 40:44 – Al-Baseer – The All-Seeing

Some things are out of our control. Trust in Al-Baseer, the All-Seeing.
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Some things are out of our control. We can only do so much before the mater is truly out of our hands. When consumed with overthinking and anxiety, its difficult to hear the voice of reason in your head. Its illogical to at times to accept that “everything will be ok”.

We waste a lot of energy worrying about our frustrations, coming up with potential solutions and plenty of what if’s. Worrying won’t solve our problems and this is where Sabr comes in:

[su_note note_color=”#F5F5F5″]The word Sabr is commonly translated as patience. But this does not entirely cover the meaning behind the action. The word patience originates from the latin root word meaning suffering, something quite negative. A better translation would be to persevere, a much more positive outlook. In arabic, sabr means to tie down. Tie down one’s uncontrolled feelings and worries. Read more about Sabr here[/su_note]

Strength is not determined by your circumstances, but by what you do with them.

When things are out of our control, we need to look at what we can control. First and foremost is our attitude. Life is 90% things happening to you and 10% on how you react to it. The key to having a good attitude is understanding Tawakkul.

Understanding Tawakkul

The language of the Quran is fascinating. It amazes me time after time. Within the Quran Allah repeats the same things in different ways. As I’ve said before, true feelings are felt in the heart. Not everyone’s heart is the same and everyone learns differently. Some prefer theory, others, enjoy learning practically.

We have discussed Tawakkul before:

[su_note note_color=”#F5F5F5″][su_quote cite=”Quran 3:137″ url=”https://quran.com/3/137″]Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the best Disposer of affairs (for us).[/su_quote]

As a muslim, Trusting in Allah is an important part of faith. Commonly known as Tawakkul, it means that we should rely on Allah to support us while still taking positive steps to reach our goals.[/su_note]

However Allah mentions the act of Tawakkul again, this time reminding us that Allah is watching over His servants:

[su_quote cite=”Quran 40:44″ url=”https://quran.com/40/44″]I entrust my affairs to Allah. Surely Allah is watchful over His servants.[/su_quote]

Take closure in this, when something is out of our control, all is not lost. Allah is watching over everything. Where the previous quote on Tawakkul gives the feeling of support, this quote reminds us that Allah is All Seeing.

Al-Baseer, the All-Seeing

One of the 99 names of Allah is Al-Baseer whcih means the All-Seeing:

[su_note note_color=”#F5F5F5″]Al-Baseer (the All-Seeing) Who has insight into all things, not matter how small.

He can see a black ant walking across the face of a rock on the darkest night.

He can see what is below the seven levels of the earth and what is above the seven heavens.

He is the All-Hearing and All-Seeing, Who knows who is deserving of reward or punishment according to His Wisdom.[/su_note]


Don’t lose hope, Allah is watching over us while we travel down our path. There is a lesson at every turn, I’ll leave you with the following quote:

[su_quote]Are you going to care about what’s bothering you this time next year?[/su_quote]

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