Our belief in Allah's help seems to have stopped us from doing our utmost effort and may be one of the reasons in not having high achievers among Muslims in almost all fields of life since long.
In islam if the intention is good an act will be rewarded. My question is if my intention is to please allah even though I do not have the intention to help the person is it still rewarded? For example a man asks for help but I do not like him yet I still help him only having the intention that Allah wants me to help him does it still count?
Many of our prayers are not answered in this world. It may be due to wisdom of God almighty but is it a satisfactory answer? Tassawauf have kashaf and karamat which are visible and are experienced through our senses so that can give us some faith and satisfaction. But can any intellectual debate regarding our unanswered prayers satisfy us?