Category: Trials and tribulations

A Powerful Boost Of Faith To Overcome Anxiety During Difficult Times Or Uncertainty! Mufti Menk

A lot is happening across the globe, more so the difficulty and hardship that people are facing as a result of the changing world because of a pandemic that has overtaken the globe.

As a Mumin / believer, we do realize that everything is in the hands of Allah. We are believers and we know that Allah can change things at any time, positive or negative. It’s up to him. He does what He wishes.

Some people struggle with anxiety because they don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow and perhaps they need a boost of faith. That nothing will harm you except if Allah has written it against you and no good will comes in your direction, except if Allah has written it for you. So lay your trust in Allah, try your best and be pleased with whatever the outcome is.

As believers, you need a ton of faith in Allah in order to go through difficulty and hardship;  conviction that is required to overcome anything.

When you are far from Allah, you have forgotten Allah and you are harming other creatures of Allah, then your hardship might be a punishment from Allah.

In your life, do something that will last longer than your life. We love whatever Allah does for us because we know He’s our Lord. We are going to go back to Him and He will grant us ultimately jannatul firdaus; no matter what happened on Earth.

Listen To It! Blaming Allah For Your Failure Or Happening Negative Things | Mufti Menk

Why does Allah allow negative things to happen? Do you know that Allah has given man and Allah has given His creatures to a certain extent, some form of a choice in some of what they do and some of what they say, etcetera?

So Allah has given us a choice within what He has allowed in order to test us and this Allah explains in the Quran in a few places. in gratitude and disbelief come hand-in-hand, you know, so Allah has allowed us certain Leeway but all of that is within the permission of Allah, within the power of Allah nothing happens, except by the permission and knowledge of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

Allah says, you know, your striving is very different. It will be each one will strive in his or her own unique way.

Before Allah created you, He asked you a question. What was the question? Am I not your Lord, your Creator? And what did we all respond? We said, indeed, you are. We bear witness that you are. so we actually said this and we forgotten it and Allah says in the Quran, come on the day of judgment and say to Us that oh! We are oblivious of this. We didn’t know this. Allah says there is a nature within you a fitrah, fitrah meaning that Natural Instinct within you to turn towards your Maker alone.

So Allah says that within the nature of man if it is uncontaminated from birth, And there is no external factor that fills that hard drive with that which is unacceptable, automatically The hard drive will fill itself with that which recognizes that I have a supreme Maker who made me, whom I’m going to return to because that would be common sense Allah gave us the sense. He gave us the brains and He has actually left that brain in a way that it is filled as time passes by the surroundings, by the people around you, by those who brought Up, and this is why Allah says to us through the Blessed lips of Muhammad (SAW), every single child is born;

They are only born upon the nature, the nature of recognizing Allah alone, recognizing that you have a Maker, recognizing that the Maker is in control. You’re going to go back to the Maker. He deserves worship alone. That is called al fitrah And as for the parents, what do they do?  They divert them to one of the religions either Christianity or Judaism or whatever else it may be. So, that shows us that this hard drive being filled by something by human beings. It can be filled by the wrong thing.

We are taught the first thing you should teach your child about is Allah. Following the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad salallahu alaihe wasalam, The Purity, the worship, the good habits, The Good Deeds. That’s what you should teach your child manners.

Nothing happens except by the decree, permission and will of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, He has let us do certain things as a test for us. He allows it and Allah says when bad happens on Earth, do not blame Me. Blame yourselves, you did it, you are the ones who caused issues and problems and the evil effects Of your own Deeds comes back to you to haunt you to harm you and then you want to blame Me? What about all the good that has happened?

Calamity that has struck you is because of what you did with your own hands. You caused problems; don’t blame Allah for your failure, Oh man.

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala gave you the knowledge or the brain to recognize right from wrong. You chose not to, you chose to allow yourself to be programmed in a wrong way And this is why the pen is not writing Deeds until you arrive at the age of maturity, when you must ask about your faith, your religion and the apps in your device, And you must delete some of those apps that are dangerous and you must recondition your mind and brain in order for it to come in sync with what Allah has revealed.

That’s the only time we’re going to be able to achieve success is when we rethink the entire system that we have into or with that which Allah Has revealed. This is what Allah wants from us.

Remember don’t make a mockery of yourself because at the end of the day you have no option but but to return to Allah. You have no option but to be at the mercy of Allah, you have no option but to go back to where you came from.  Allah will give you a sense of goodness, calmness, contentment happiness, even with the Calamity that strikes.

It’s a message because life is too short those who have amassed, haven’t achieved anything; those who had good, looks haven’t achieved anything. The only people who’ve achieved are those who have turned to Allah. May Allah grant us a good turning.

 

Your Best Moments In Life Could Actually Be The Moment That You Are All Alone | Ustad Asim Khan

During this unprecedented time; this new stage of humanity of the pandemic has brought with it strange tote unusual times.

Makes me think what is the plan of Allah (swt)/ what is it as Believers that we should take away from these strange times?

Is there any benefit/ any wisdom/ any reason? of course, the answer is yes, but what?

There are more people experiencing loneliness; the perhaps ever before.

feeling lonely leads to other mental health disorders life, feeling very anxious, being depressed, in worst case scenario feeling like you’re so lonely that what is the point living?

Just because you are alone doesn’t necessarily mean you are lonely. This is a very interesting way of looking at time when you are by yourself. Most of us have more free time working from home Etc.

From Surat al-mulk: Allah (swt) says indeed those who fear their Master and the Unseen, for them is forgiveness and a huge reward.

Interpretation-is that they fear Allah when they are all by themselves when nobody is around.

you recognize that time as a moment of being in solitude in the company of Allah, no longer have to worry about other people looking and what other people are thinking is just about what Allah sees.

Now your time alone in isolation as becomes a time where you the gain of closeness towards Allah (swt).

Ayesha (ra) was asked by ibn omar (ra): tell me the most amazing thing you saw from the life of the prophet (saw).

she said, I remember one night;  He woke up and I woke up and he said allow me to be with my Master, he asked permission to leave the bed and go to the prayer-mat and Ayesha (ra) said to be in your company. But I also love what you love…… And then she said I saw him standing the entire night in salatul tahajjud and then I saw him cry until his beard came moist and then I saw him cry more and to the place of his prostration became wet with his Blessed tears.

And then I said to him after he finished, yeah! Messenger of Allah, why do you do this to yourself, but Allah has forgiven you for what you’ve done your past and He said should I not be a grateful slave? Allahu akbar.

The moments that Allah gives you your life or you’re by yourself but those moments He gave you to see you take advantage of them. Do you remember Him on your lips? Do you think about Him in your heart?

And this is yet another way to lift yourself If you feel lonely to remind yourself that you know what? I’m not by myself; Allah is with me; just like Allah was with young Yusuf (A.S).

So your finest hours; my brothers; your best moments in life could actually be the moment that you are all alone.

Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) Asks Why You Love These Three Things That People Don’t Love | Shaykh Mohammed Mahmoud

What is Allah’s wisdom behind these troubles and these difficulties? What is Allah’s decree/ what is his Qadr? And what his…. the end what is the objective of Allah’s decree from our perspective?

Allah’s decree is divided into two kinds that one is apparent before our eyes and another one is hidden from us. What we see  Is our experiences

Allah has decreed that we cannot see that we must accept and the believer must be pleased with, why? Because there is only good in our Allah’s decree for the believer.

Our power of comprehension is no absolute; it’s limited. We may think something that is good to be evil and we may think something that is evil to be good.

So Allah (swt) tests us with what we can cope; Nevermore Allah tests us with what we can handle and that is why we must have certainty.

Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (ra), the noble companion of the messenger Salallahu alayhi wasalam was an example of someone who saw the good in what people considered evil.

He (Ra)said if I’m hungry, my heart softens. if I am sick my sins decrease and if I die, I will meet my Lord.

The good that leads to the Hellfire is absolute evil and the evil that leads to Paradise is absolute good. The beginning is temporary but the end is Everlasting.

Remember 6 Names Of Allah For Overcoming Addiction To Save Your Family!

We are Muslims. This is the greatest thing that Allah has given us in this world. We have a covenant with Allah that we must fulfill.

This Amana, this trust that Allah has given us and that we have accepted.

Focus on one aspect, summarized by six names of Allah; As-Sami’ul-Basir, Al Aleem Ul-kabeer,

AR-RAQEEB, ASH-SHAHEED,

These names of Allah, these six names of Allah: they are the Pinnacle of perfection. They are the Pinnacle of beauty. Yet they have in them demands for us. They require from us actions in our lives.

They require from us to be regulated and governed in every single aspect and moment of Our Lives. We need to live by these names.

Allah is with us, He is so far in our eyes because of His majesty yet He’s so close.

This will make your life fruitful, you won’t understand the way Allah works.  His wisdom is beyond you.

What is this demand from us?

But this is a deed that we need to focus on for the rest of our lives and it never stops and it never changes.

That deed is Muraqabatullah. That is being ever-watchful and conscious of Allah. This is the state of a Believer at all times, no matter what happens around the world of what happens in his life, what he’s going through? What we are going through doesn’t matter.

It is a constant remembrance, a constant state of being that you know, the Allah is fully aware of what I am doing. What I am looking at, what I am saying, how I’m behaving, how I deal with this one that one and everyone, and it never stops. This is Islam.

This is what it means to believe in Allah with these names.

How the good deeds are obliterated, just Ponder on that for a moment from the hadith; so don’t become oblivious.

By destroying the basis of this Ummah the family; what destroy family?

We’re living in the 21st century in the UK. Where the morals and the manners of Life have decayed and gone. Let’s be real and work together to save our families, save our marriage and save our children.

So, read our society and especially our households and our Ummah from this evil that is destroying our families.

Allah Tests A Believer With Five Things “Don’t Get Too Attached To Things” | Mufti Menk

Understand the plan of Allah

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If we were to read carefully what those Messengers came with in terms of revelation, we would find that Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam left us with two main things and he says I’ve left you with two things for as long as you hold fast upon them you will never be led astray.

That is the Quran and my Sunnah which means the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon …his life and his teachings.

As you apply your mind and you realize why exactly you are on earth; It is precisely what Allah says. So in Surat al-baqarah Allah says we will definitely test every single one of you.

One of the reasons why I’m on earth is to be tested. I will face challenges difficulties hardship.

In fact in Surat al-ankabut Allah says that is how He distinguishes the Believers from those who are liars, those who don’t really believe.

what will Allah test us with? What do I need to expect? in life, we get attached to things and we don’t realize when we came Into this world We were alone. prior to coming into this world We were where Allah wanted us, but we came alone and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says when we go; we will go alone and  we will meet Allah alone and we will answer to our questions  or accountability will happen alone on that day.

You’ve just come yourself. And guess what? your Deeds; so do good deeds.

I need to fulfill the obligations and stay away from prohibitions and I need to know that the things that I will become acquainted with and attached to at some point Allah will detach me from them for as long as they are material items of this world, things that are very very connected to this.

when we get Too attached to this comfort  zone where in the day Allah decides to take us out of it as He has promised. It will be extremely difficult.

So Allah says don’t get too attached even to people, get attached to Allah. the messenger peace be upon him his legacy lives on, his Sunnah lives on, get attached to that.

Dua:

Dua for protection from illness and disease

This dua for protection from illness should be our constant prayer at this time – and it carries an important reminder that our refuge is always in Allah (SWT):

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ

Allah humma inni a’udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhaami, wa min sayyi’il-asqaami

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, insanity, elephantiasis, and the worst of diseases.”

[Abu Dawud]

Saving Lives Is Our Duty When Returning To Public Life | Mufti Menk

To take your precautions and to ensure that you have tied your camel before you say I lay my trust in Allah.

the prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam says work hard towards achieving that which is beneficial for you. Do whatever you can to ensure that what you want, you will get it by the will of Allah. Work hard, Say the name of Allah, seek the help of Allah and go forth.

Then if something bad were to happen to you, then you don’t blame anyone or anything. You just say Allah wanted that to happen.

We must remember saving lives is still our duty. We must remember as much as the lockdown or the restrictions may be disappearing. The virus has not disappeared.

In fact a Believer is the one who is supposed to care even more. A Believer is the one who is supposed to be even more conscious of Life, of sickness, of the spread of evil, the spread of anything harmful.

It is prohibited upon a Believer to spread something harmful even if it were just a foul smell from your own mouth. imagine a disease, imagine something that was really harmful to the lives of people let alone just a stench or a smell from your mouth.

Do something constructive, not destructive, remember those Words because if you tackled boredom with something destructive, it will occupy you with something very very regretful.

Life Is Too Short To Hold Grudges! Smile At Those You Live With | Mufti Menk

Isn’t it one of the favours of Allah when we witness entire Humanity put aside all that differences in order to save lives? When humanity is being affected, then we see the reality of saving one another and serving one another

Life is too short to hold things in your heart and your mind that are Negative. Let’s go, Let’s go! And Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala will cause the mountain on your shoulder to come crumbling down. You will feel so good.

Getting Lost Blessings Back! Prophetic Medicines For Immune System With A Touching Dua By Mufti Menk

Life is not all about doing what we please especially when it is in the transgression of the almighty. It’s very important for us to soften the hearts towards Allah. To soften the hearts towards one another, many of us have a very hard heart. It’s time to change that, develop your attitude and make sure that you are filled with gratitude.

Change the hard heart, soften it, starts speaking respectfully to others, no matter how powerful you think you are but  The almighty has absolute control. We are nothing in front of Allah.- Mufti Menk

Going Through Too Much! I can’t handle any more | Watch It ~ Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Is God one who likes to see us go through hardship and suffering without purpose? The answer to that is absolutely no. God gives His greatest test to His greatest servants and that yields the greatest reward for them.

Allah is going to give us our share of blessings and our share of Trials and we’re not really going to be able to understand in this life why we got that customized selection of blessings and trials. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman