The Secret That God Provides Room For
One of the serious mistakes people make is that they consider everything
as a consequence of something else. For example, as mentioned in previous
pages, they think that they would run out of money if they spent their
wealth in God's way. However, there is a secret in God's creation of which
they are unaware; that God will increase His blessings on those who give
in God's Cause both in this world and in the hereafter. Surely, God makes
man perceive these as a cause and effect functioning of the world. For
example, the affairs of someone who gives away his wealth for the cause
of God is rendered easy and his earnings are increased by God. Or, as
explained in the previous section, one may resort to force to cope with
a furious person because he believes gentle words would not soothe him.
However, for a person who obeys God's commands, the secrets God revealed
in the Qur'an provide the only solution.
One of these secrets revealed in the Qur'an is another command of God:
You who believe! When you are told: 'Make room in the gathering,' then
make room and God will make room for you! And when it is said, 'Get up!'
Get up! God will raise in rank those of you who believe and those who
have been given knowledge. God is aware of what you do. (Surat al-Mujadila:
God commands believers to obey the call to make room in an assembly for
newcomers or thin out the crowd when necessary. This, as well as indicating
consideration and kindness, is also a sign of obedience. God revealed
that He will provide ample room for believers and will raise them in rank
in return to their behaviour. God holds the intention and heart of every
man in His hand. If He is pleased with their behaviour, He can give this
person any gift and beauty He wills. For that reason, believers expect
the result and reward of everything from God. When they make room in an
assembly, they do not expect gratitude from people, but hope for God's
good pleasure, for the peace He will give to their hearts and for being
raised in rank.