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Title:Thinking Well of God Category:General Source:Dr. Fatima al Ali,2019   Description:thinking well of the Almighty God, is hoping out of perfect faith, for His bounty and mercy
Thinking well of God is when a servant expects all that is good from God. Thus is the way a Muslim should ruminate whatever the matter is. As it is not only a heartily worship commended by Islam, but also one of the devotion’s best forms for which God grants rewards. The Prophet (PBUH) relates in the Qudsi hadith (Sacred Narration) that God said ‘I Am as my servant thinks of Me’. Sahih Bukhari: 7405.
In practice, thinking well of God is examined while one is dying, as one should think that God will grant mercy and forgiveness. As the hadith states ‘None of you should die unhopeful of the Almighty God’ Sahih Muslim: 2877. The same applies to times of misery, during which a Muslim should expect that God would ease things after hardship. The Prophet (PBUH) says ‘Whoever lays his affliction with poverty on people, his case (of poverty) will never end. He who hopes in God, God will eventually bestow him with provision’. Sahih Tirmizi. 2326.
As for the burden of debt, al Zubair Ibn al Awam advised his son Abdullah as saying ‘O son, when burdened by debt, seek refuge with my Lord. Abdullah related that he did not know what that meant until he asked his father, Who is your Lord dad? The reply was Allah! By God, whenever I am in debt, I just say, O Lord of al Zubair’ pay off debt, and it is done’. Abdullah said. Sahih Bukhārī: 3129.
The impact of thinking well of God is identified at time of repentance as a Muslim should think forgiveness. God says ‘Say, "O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of God: for God forgives all sins: for He is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful’. Al Zumar: 53.
Thinking highly of God should apply also to supplication, as God will respond if it is good for the servant. Provided that one neither despairs nor objects, but thinks well even at times of no answer. As one knows not if they may be given more than they asked for.
In conclusion, thinking well of the Almighty God, is hoping out of perfect faith, for His bounty and mercy to take place.