In this context, the Rasool of Rahmah said, ‘Had Sayyiduna Sulayman uttered the word ان شاء اللہthen all his wives would have delivered baby boys and all of them would stride on Jihad in the path of Allah ‘ (Sahih Bukhari, Kitab-ul-Jihad, vol. 4, pp. 22, Hadees 2819)
Allah has briefly related this event in the Holy Quran in the following words:
And We indeed tested Sulayman, and placed a corpse on hi,:; throne, then returned
(towards his Lord). He submitted, ‘O my Lord! Forgive me and bestow upon me such a kingdom, which shall not be befitting to anyone after me. Indeed only You are the
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 23, Surah Saad, Ayah 34-35)
Moral: Through this Quranic Ayah, we learn that it is mandatory for every
Muslim to say ‘ان شاء اللہ’ whenever he wishes to do anything in future. By virtue of these holy words, there is great hope that his task will be
Forgetting ‘ان شاء اللہ’ can result in loss and failure. Consider the fact that Sayyiduna Sulayman ‘ was a beloved Nabi of Allah as well as an unmatched king. He unconsciously did not utter the words of
‘ان شاء اللہ’ and his aim, which was in fact a form of highly ranked worship, was not fulfilled. He was remorseful and saddened by this, and turned towards Allah and supplicated for his forgiveness. Then what will happen with the sinful people like us? That if we abandon to say the word
‘ان شاء اللہ’ then how will we succeed in achieving our aims and goals?
Therefore, we should keep in mind to say’ان شاء اللہ”. Because in the Holy
Quran, Allah has clearly commanded our Holy Rasool to say this before proceeding to do any act. Therefore, Allah commanded
His Beloved and Blessed Rasool in this way:
And do not ever say about anything; that, ‘I will do it tomorrow.’ Except this; that, ‘If Allah wills.’ And remember your Lord when you forget.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 15, Surah Al-Kahf, Ayah 23, 24)