Perhaps You Dislike Something Whereas Allah Has Put a Great Deal of Good Therein


2033 Perhaps You Dislike Something Whereas Allah Has Put a Great Deal of Good Therein

Posted on November 17, 2013 | Filed under Mukhtalif Fatawajaat, Miscellaneous Nature

Question :
I have been at my place of work for about five years now and I am not happy with my situation. I would like to change my job because I am not able to fulfill it properly. Before I thought of moving to another place, I prayed Salat al-Istikhaara hoping that my steps would be on a firm foundation. My heart was resolved to leave that job and I stated to do so. However, every hope I had to leave was soon exhausted and everything returned to how it used to be. Since that time I have been trying to leave this job but without any benefit.
Is Salat al-Istikhaara in those circumstances permissible or not? If it is legally sanctioned, what is the Divine wisdom behind me staying in my work for five years while I hate it and have not had an opportunity to change it?

Answer :
Do not dislike your staying in that job, even for a long period of time. Perhaps, it is better for you than other jobs. You should fulfill your job to the best of your ability and if you have any shortcomings, they are to be pardoned. There is nothing wrong with you also trying to find another job. However, do not despair of Alla's mercy and do not think that the response is slow in coming. Perhaps it is best for you. Salat al-Istikhaara is a Sunnah and virtuous act. Perhaps Allah knows that you staying in that job is better for you although you personally dislike it.
And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you Allah Knows but you do not Knows
"And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you Allah Knows but you do not Knows.
Al-Baqarah 216
Shaikh ibn Jibreen

 
 
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