Always say InshaAllah,Saying, ‘Insha’Allah’ (If Allah Wills) when Determining to do something in the Future
Allah says in the Holy Quran:
“AND NEVER SAY ABOUT ANYTHING, ‘I WILL MAKE THIS AND SUCH THING TOMORROW. EXCEPT (WITH WRITTEN)’ IF ALLAH WILLS! ‘AND REMEMBER YOUR LORD WHEN YOU FORGET” [SOORAH AL-KAHF (18): 23]
The importance of saying InshaAllah
When the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) declared the unity of Allah and proclaimed to be the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) and the revelation of the Divine Message. The disbelievers in Mecca sent men to Jewish rabbis in al-Medina and said, “Ask them (the rabbis) about Muhammad (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam), and describe it to them, and say what he says.
They are the people of the first book, and they have more knowledge about the prophets than we do. “Then they left for al-Madina, they asked the Jewish rabbis about the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam), who described it to them and told them some of his teachings.
The rabbis said, Ask him about three things that we will tell you to ask, if he answers them, then it is a Prophet who was sent (by Allah); if he does not, then he says things that are not true, in which case the way you deal with him will depend on you. Ask him questions about young men in ancient times, what was their story? Because there is a strange and wonderful tale. Ask him about a man who traveled a lot and reached the east and west of the earth. What was his story? And ask him about Ruh (soul or spirit) what is it?
If he speaks to you about these things, then he is a prophet, so follow him, but if he does not tell you, then he is a man who makes things, so act with him as you see fit. the men came back to Mecca and said, “O people, we have come to you with a decisive solution that will put an end to the problem between you and Muhammad (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam).” The Jewish rabbis told us about ask about what they were, then they came to the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) and said, O Muhammad (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) told us , ‘and they asked him about the things they were told to ask.
The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: “I will tell you tomorrow what you asked me.” But he (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) did not say, ‘Allah willing’.
Allah Messenger (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) never said anything except with revelation. So, he waited for the revelation of Allah, but fifteen days passed without any revelation about what the disbelievers had asked, and Jibel (alaihis-salaam) did not come to him either. The people of Makkah began to doubt him and said: ‘Muhammad (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) promised to tell us the next day and now a fortnight has elapsed and he has not told us anything in answer to the questions we have asked. ‘
The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) felt sad because of the delay in the revelation and was saddened by what the people of Makkah said about him.
Then Jibreel (alaihis-salaam) came with the revelation of Soorah al-Kahf, which contained answers to the questions and also the verse mentioned above explaining the correct etiquette when determining to do something in the future.
Determining to do something in the future should always be attributed to the will of Allah, who is the knower of the unseen and who knows what was and what has yet to happen and what should not be.So what about to make ourselves Always say InshaAllah.
If Sulaiman (A.S) said InshaAllah:
It is reported in Sahih al-Bukharee of Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu), who said: “The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said:” Sulaiman Ibn Dawood (alaihimus-salaam) said: ‘ Tonight I’m going to visit all my seventy women (according to some reports, there are ninety or a hundred women), so that each of them will give birth to a son who will fight for Allah. So we should Always say InshaAllah . “We told him, (according to a narration,” said an angel to him), say: “Allah willing,” but he does not say it, he has gone round the women, but none of them gave birth except one, which gave birth to a half-trained child. “The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said:” By the one whose hands are if he had said, “if Allah wills it he would not break his oath, and that would have helped him achieve what he wanted. “[Sahih Muslim (vol 3, no. 1275)]
So, if we decide to do something in the future or even to take an oath, he should say, ‘If Allah wants i’ or ‘InshaAllah’.forget to say, InshaAllah then he should say when he remembers even if it is a year later, as explained Ibn Abbas (radhiallahu anhu).So Always say InshaAllah.