Baraka is an Islamic concept that every Muslim must integrate and assimilate in his daily life. Let’s see what it’s all about.
Baraka is often translated by the blessing of God. It can be defined as a spiritual blessing that can occur at any time in life. Indeed, the Baraka can happen at any time of life, and in many areas: money, time, family, work, results, writings, effects on others, food, etc. There is no single method for obtaining the Baraka described in the Qur’an and Sunnah. However, there are fundamental Islamic concepts that lead to the Baraka for those who do it right and sincerely. Here is a small non-exhaustive list that could lead you to get this famous Barakah.
No man has ever feared Allah in any of his affairs, without getting Allah’s blessing upon him. Allah the Almighty says in the Holy Quran:
“And [Allah revealed] that if they had remained straight on the way, We would have given them abundant provision.” (72:16)
and He said,
“And if only the People of the Scripture had believed and feared Allah, We would have removed from them their misdeeds and admitted them to Gardens of Pleasure.” (5:65)
The Muslim must constantly pray and make Du’a to Allah that He gives the Baraka touching his possessions, his time, his wife, his children and his other affairs.
According to a story by Urwa Al Bâriqi that “the Prophet (peace be upon Him) gave him a dinar to buy a sheep. He bought two sheep, sold one to a Dinar, and brought back to the Prophet a sheep and a Dinar. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon Him) implored Allah to bless his sales. Since that day, even though he was selling something insignificant, he was winning. All these blessings came because of the invocation of the Prophet (peace be upon Him) in his favor.” (Sahih Al Bukhari).
Be satisfied with your destiny
Imam Ahmad reports in his musnad that Abu Al-Ala b. Ash-Shikhkhîr said: “A man from the tribe of Banu Sulaym – and I think he really met the Prophet (peace be upon Him)- told me that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon Him) said:” Allah tests His servant by what He gives to Him. He who accepts with satisfaction the destiny that Allah has granted him, he blesses and makes him prosper. As for the one who is not satisfied, he will be deprived of this blessing. “
The key to a successful life is an attitude of gratitude. If you feel the Baraka in anything, then thank Allah for it and do not dwell on how and why. Accept it as a gift from Allah and do your best to use it in the best way that will naturally please Allah. And the easiest way to express gratitude is to say Alhamdulilah (Praise be to Allah) sincerely.
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