Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What we give, we receive

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

I am fascinated by the concept of Law of Attraction (LOA). And I know, there are thousands of people out there who are also fascinated by this concept. One of the reasons for Law of Attraction to be well-known and widely accepted is due to its main principle, that is, if we give positivity, then we will in return receive positivity, yet if we give negativity, we will be repaid with negativity. In simple terms, what we give, we get back, whether it's good or bad. This principle is such an interesting, workable, easy and appealing principle to be practised in life. Everyone can practise it.

Being a Muslim, one cannot help but wonder, does this principle exist in Islam? The principle, described in books on Law of Attraction, sounds so fancy and to some unrealistic, so does it have a root in the teachings of Islam? If it does, in which part of the Quran or Ahadith that talks about this?

In truth, yes, Islam has long professed the principle of "do good, and you'll receive good" in its teaching. The proof is encrypted in Surah Al-Israa' 17: 7:

إِنْ أَحْسَنتُمْ أَحْسَنتُمْ لِأَنفُسِكُمْ ۖ وَإِنْ أَسَأْتُمْ فَلَهَا
(If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, [you do it] to yourselves.)
[Jika kamu berbuat kebaikan, (maka faedah) kebaikan yang kamu lakukan adalah untuk diri kamu; dan jika kamu berbuat kejahatan, maka (kesannya yang buruk) berbalik kepada diri kamu juga]

In fact, in Islam, when one does good, he will not only receive good, he will also receive Allah's love pleasure and blessings. Subhanallah, beautiful indeed is Islam.

There are a lot of principles of Law of Attraction that are actually rooted in the teachings of Islam, in the Quran and Ahadith. They may not be presented in the way authors of Law of Attraction present it in their books, but the principles are there, uniquely scattered for us to discover and understand. In future post, I will reflect more on the connection of the principles of Law of Attraction with the teachings and practices of Islam, insyaAllah.


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