KHAYRUL MAKIRIN (خير الماكرين) Best of Planners
ASRA’U MAKRA (أَسْرَعُ مَكْرًا) Swifter in Planning
“Don’t fret over missed opportunities & closed doors. Instead, pause & think.
It’s the Almighty’s way of protecting us from the pain & anguish not meant for us.
Had He allowed it, we would have been left broken & in total despair!
Trust the judgment of the Best Planner always!”
Mufti Ismael Menk
Those before them plotted, but all planning belongs to Allah. He knows what each self earns, and the unbelievers soon will know who has the Ultimate Abode. [Ar-Ra’d 13:42]. Allah devises the best plan against the disbelievers’ plots. Allah says: They concocted their plots, but their plots were with Allah, even if they were such as to make the mountains vanish. [Ibrahim 14:46]. He protects the believers from these plots. It is very easy for Him to turns all their plots into failures and makes them suffer the consequences. Allah creates every incident with a purpose and for the ultimate good. He uses the disbelievers’ plots against the believers to test them. He then extends His help to those who can discern the good in the incidents He creates, and turns all of these to their benefit.
- And the disbelievers planned, but Allah planned. And Allah is the Best of Planners. [Ali Imran 3:54]
- But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the Best of Planners. [Al-Anfal 8:30]
- And when We give the people a taste of mercy after adversity has touched them, at once they conspire against Our verses. Say, “Allah is Swifter in Strategy (Asra’ul Makra).” Indeed, Our messengers record that which you conspire. [Yunus 10:21]
- Al-Makir is not among the names of Allah [The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta]