On Accepting Allah’s Decree and Bettering One’s State

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

How does one combine between accepting the decree of Allah and bettering one’s state?

Accepting Allah’s decree means that you do not object to anything that He has decreed while at the same time you do not neglect what you are able to do to improve your own state. There is no contradiction between the two.