The Art of Letting God by Mizi Wahid | Book Review

June 6, 2020

I have my eyes on this book for months but keep on postponing because of the price -_-'. I know RM50 is not that much for a book, to be exact a hard covered book. But as I have spent hundredssss of ringgit during the previous Big Bad Wolf, I need to calm myself from buying new books until I read at least a quarter of books I bought from BBW hehe.

So, here I am!
I managed to grab it at a discounted price during Pesta Buku Iman and I can say I love it so much! The book arrived just before Ramadhan, so I have spent the whole Ramadhan reading it, slowly. I even brought it to the hospital and shared things I read with my colleagues, then we ended up sharing our own experiences. It was lovely, alhamdulillah.

The Art of Letting God

Title: The Art of Letting God
Author: Mizi Wahid
Pages: 147    
Publisher: Iman Publications
Publication Date: March 2019

The Art of Letting God
Back cover of The Art of Letting God.

Anyway, while writing this, I realised I don't have much book reviews on non-fiction (?) Actually I've been known by my family as a person who lacks fiction imagination haha, so I tried my best to read lots of fiction books to improve it.

Allow me to share snippets or beautiful verses from this book :)

1. The greatest temptation many of us find most challenging to deal with in life - is the temptation to give up.

This is very true, we have the temptation to quit whatever we are doing, for various reasons - financial problem, family problem, lost of focus, emotional attacks etc. But, the moment we managed to overcome this temptation, that's the beauty of success. It actually can be seen as one point in life, but to be honest, life is continuous journey so to overcome it needs life long courage and support.

In this book, the author described more about Prophet Moses (p.b.u.h) who was not only asking Allah for ease in affairs but strength, wisdom, patience, ability and support :)


2. Tawakkul is the word used to imply one's act of reliance on God or "trusting in His plan". It is also seen as "perfect trust in God, and complete reliance on Him alone.

Reading this verse, reminds me on previous conversation with a friend of mine who is an atheist. Medical school was a hard time. To get through each tests and years, I learned a lot about tawakkal and really, success is not only about studying smart but the idea of having Allah to rely on after our hard works.

"Tie your camel first and then put your trust in Allah."

She mentioned to me how stressful she was and asked how do Malaysians can remain calm. Haha. Only if she could see hurricanes in our hearts :D

"Maybe because most of us are Muslims? We usually leave it to God after we tried our best during the process of revising."
"Oh, I don't believe in God, but I believe my success will be from my hard work, that's why I need to study more."

In my heart... no wonder. Penat sebenarnya bila kita terlalu bergantung pada kemampuan sendiri sebab manusia memang bukan perfect, akan ada kesilapan dan kelemahan. 

3. Believe that nothing just happens. Instead, everything happens for a good reason. And everything happens for you, not against you.

Most of times, we tend to argue about others rizq and complained why such opportunities do not come to us. And we tend not to realised how much other rizq have Allah blessed us with. Some may have a good occupation and income, but he may not have children yet. Some may be blessed with children but having difficulties in work.

The author also mentioned about the tools and ingredients to success that we may already have but we don't realised it - so, we ended up to keep wondering about our unanswered prayers. 

The Art of Letting God

"If all of you were to truly have faith in Allah s.w.t. He will certainly provide you with sustenance, just as He would give to a little bird, for when it leaves its nest in the morning with an empty stomach, but returns home in the evening full."

4. Friends, reject the cup of poison. Instead, drink from the fountain of faith, the reservoir of resilience, and the sea of spiritual confidence.

In the book, this part was described as we are exposed to lots of "poison" which would murder our thoughts and destroy our peace and happiness to its death.

I believe most of us have our own experiences. 

The Art of Letting God

Rejections from other people.
Bad words that push us down.

Refuse that poisons, reject that unproductive comments, go beyond.

5. "How do we know if we've forgiven somebody, and have completely moved on?"

The author listed down few check lists to see where we are and how much further we need to go to finally achieved the term 'completely moved on'.
  • Are we still interested to know about them?
  • Do we feel our blood boiling when we hear their name being mentioned in a conversation?
  • Do we feel awkward when we bump into the person?
  • Are our emotions still at the mercy of our senses being triggered by old memories?
  • Do we feel unhappy when someone tells us about the person's happiness?
  • Are we secretly stalking them?

I agree with the author with letting Gold be the one to "teach our enemies a lesson". We don't have to be one as Allah surely know the best lesson to give with the perfect timing.

The Art of Letting God

"Those who spend in prosperity and in adversity, who suppress anger, and forgive others, verily, Allah loves those who do good." (Quran 3:134)

Let it go and let God :)

"Experience genuine peace in your life when you learn how to love in moderation, fear within limits and hate within reason."

The Art of Letting God

6. Each new day, deserves a brand new beginning. Let go of yesterday's hurts, begin the day in the name of Allah. Just as He magnificently heals all of our physical wounds, trust in Him to supernaturally heal our emotional and spiritual wounds too.

I love the part "Never back away from opportunities to help others who are struggling, by making a positive difference in their lives" despite having this kind of thought, "But I'm not good enough".

Humans are never perfect.
Humans do make mistakes.

Even the first human Allah created - Prophet Adam, fell with persuasions of Iblis and eventually being casted out from Paradise, Prophet Adam repented for his sins and became the first Messenger of ALlah to humanity.

I know we are not prophet, but from this story, we need to believe that humans make mistake and Allah is always there to forgive us more that we are to forgive ourselves.

Beautiful :)

The Art of Letting God

My rating: ★★★★★

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