What Is Allah Doing Right Now? ~ Hi all readers! For Muslims, believing in Allah is one of the bases of faith. What this means is that their faith will not be valid if they do not believe in Allah. In the series of foundations of faith, faith in Allah is the first basis before believing in Angels, having faith in the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, having faith in the Last Day, having faith in the books of Allah, and having faith in Allah‘s decisions, be they good or bad.
There may be some of you who are asking, “What is Allah doing right now?”
You must know that the question “What is Allah doing right now?” is a very logical question. Why is that? In my opinion, there are two things that make this question very logical and very natural for Muslims to ask about it;
First: because Allah is God who has something He does. In other words, He has a job.
Second: because what Allah has done has become an important topic in the study of Islamic theology.
So, what is Allah doing right now?
Before I explain about that, there is one important thing I want to say, that the answer to this question varies widely. The point is that we have to understand what has been explained in the Quran and Hadith Qudsi about what Allah always does.
But of course, it all is not something easy. We are required to read all the verses in the Quran and everything that is described in the Hadith Qudsi about it.
But you don’t have to worry or be confused if someone asks you what Allah is doing right now. Why is that? The answer is because in the Quran there is a verse that specifically describes what Allah is doing now.
As for the Quranic verses that I mean, which explain what Allah is doing now are as follows;
إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
Indeed, Allah and His Angels read Salawat to the Prophet (Muhammad). O you who believe! Read Salawat, say greetings of respect to him. (Al-Ahzab: 56).
Readers all! If we look at the Quranic verse above, we will understand several things as follows;
One; This verse of the Quran explains what Allah is doing now specifically.
Two; This verse of the Quran explains what the angels were doing specifically.
Three; This verse describes the recommendation to read Salawat to the Prophet Muhammad.
Four; This verse explains the virtue of reading Salawat to the Prophet Muhammad.
Five; This verse describes the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad.
So, if someone asks you what Allah is doing right now, the answer is that He is reading Salawat to Prophet Muhammad.
There are some more important things that I would like to explain in relation to reading Salawat;
One; that if the one who reads Salawat is Allah, it means that Allah has given mercy to the Prophet Muhammad.
Two; that if those who read Salawat are angels, it means that they pray to Allah so that Allah will always give mercy to the Prophet Muhammad.
Three; that if we read the Salawat, it means that we pray to Allah so that Allah will give us forgiveness and mercy through the Prophet Muhammad.
Now, we know what Allah is doing right now. Apart from that, of course we also understand why we are strongly encouraged to read Salawat, because Allah and the angels always do that.
Specifically, we can get an explanation of why we are strongly encouraged to read Salawat in the following hadiths;
قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ أَلْفَ مَرَّةٍ لَمْ يَمُتْ حَتَّى يَرَى مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever reads Salawat to me on Friday a thousand times, he will not die until he sees his place in Heaven.”
عَنْ أَبِيْ ذَرٍّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ غُفِرَتْ لَهُ ذُنُوْبُ مِائَتَى عَامٍ
From Abu Dzarr radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever reads Salawat to me on Friday, all his sins which he has committed for two hundred years will be forgiven.”
رَوَى اِبْنُ أَبِىْ عَاصِمٍ وَالطَّبْرَانِيُّ عَنْ أَبِيْ كَاهِلٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ لِيْ ( رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) : يَا أَبَا كَاهِلٍ مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ , وَكُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ , حُبًّا وَشَوْقًا إِلَيَّ كَانَ حَقًّا عَلَى اللهِ أَنْ يَغْفِرَ ذُنُوْبَهُ تِلْكَ اللَّيْلَةَ وَذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ
Ibn Abi Ashim and ath-Thabrani have narrated a hadith from Abu Kahil radliyallahu anhu. He (Abu Kahil) has said, “He (Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has said to me, “O Abu Kahil, whoever recites salawat to me every day three times, and every night up to three times, out of love and longing for me “Allah has an obligation” to forgive all the sins of that person that night and that day.”
Readers all! That’s a brief explanation of what is Allah doing right now? Do you understand? If you have any questions, please ask!
I think that’s all for this article. Hope it is useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!