Category: Trials and tribulations

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

Ask Allah For The Reward Without The Trial ! Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Patience in Times of hardship is the ability to still stay focused keep things in perspective and remain grateful, but it’s not, you know a person knows or doesn’t approach Allah subhana Tada in the interest of that reward and think that the only way to attain that reward is to suffer.

Don’t think that Allah can’t give you the reward of suffering without you actually suffering, Allah does not need the suffering in order to give you the reward right?

Don’t ask Allah for the punishment or don’t ask Allah for the trial, ask Allah for the reward without the trial. if the trial comes then Allah will give you a reward upon reward in sha Allah

What Type Of Patience Is Needed When Calamity/Disaster/Negativity Strikes | Mufti Menk

As you know, we are going through unprecedented times across the globe and we know that gaining or getting closer to the almighty is a sign of the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

The answer those whom when Calamity strikes, when disaster strikes, when negativity strikes, they are the ones who say  they make a declaration with firm conviction and belief, they say Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

Helplessness is a sign of the power of the almighty because when human beings become helpless it points towards the greatness of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and his Power. So ultimately we have to still return to Allah- Mufti Menk

The best way to break off the Cycle of Stress, Anxiety and Misery | The Shadows Of Worries | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

if you think about the beauty of the simple words Allah is greater than your worries, Allah is greater than your grief, Allah is greater than your obstacles, Allah is is greater than your ease, Allah is greater than all of those things and the way that we say that every single time not just when we start our prayers, but every motion that we make in prayer. We remind ourselves Allah Akbar God is great.

And we constantly say that throughout the day what that does is instead of the shadow of the concern and the challenge that lies ahead, it minimizes the Shadow and it causes you to focus on the enormity of Allah is all-encompassing greatness.

The obstacle that’s ahead of you while it may be an obstacle doesn’t need to be given a shadow focus on the size of that obstacle. as big as you think the obstacle, is remember Allah llahu Akbar, God is greater than that obstacle. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Miscarriage Or Losing A Child! The Barakah Of Trusting Allah | Powerful Reminders | Shaykh Hasan Ali

I know there are people outside there who’ve lost young children. It’s was a Qadr (decree) of Allah azza waja’llal, whether the young child was in the womb of the mother and was lost or whether it was born. And then after that last you gotta understand that these children, you know, they’ve never committed any sins. Allah Azza wajal has got a special place for him. What will happen is they are waiting for you on the other side. All you need to do is have stubborn patience.

These kids will be released on the Day of Judgment. They’re going to be looking for you. They will not they will say o Allah we want to go to Jannah (paradise) with our mothers and fathers. This is for anyone who’s lost any children under the age of puberty.

 

the prophet Muhammad (saw) says you remember Allah in your good times while you’re good and Allah will remember you or be there for you in your bad times.

A man can lose anything that he should not lose azawajal. The only thing you should never lose in your life is Allah azawajal. Because beyond this life and all things are finished, with All people’s connections are finished with you, when you are not belonging to anyone, when nobody is attributed to you or connected  it to you, only Allah azawajal exists. Keep your connection with Him.

A beautiful in surah 53 Ayah 28 on Words regarding those people who don’t believe in the Afterlife (akhirah) and who tell us to move away from the Quran…. – Shaykh Hasan Ali

 

When Three Beautiful Statements Made By Umar (Ra) | Hadith Related With Quarantine During Outbreak | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

6:39 in the town of Amwas, Caliph Omar Ibn Khattab (ra), the Muslims had just entered into Jerusalem. And suddenly this plague breaks out, taeun breaks out.

This one taeun (plague) Amwas was not nearly as significant as that except that it took hundreds of sahaba, thousands of TABAYYUN.

Umar ibn khattab (ra) was the khalifa’. He heard about it. Umar ibn khattab (Ra) decided to make his way over to al-Sham to be with his people. Umar (ra) was a man who if the people were suffering he wanted to suffer with them. As he was about to enter, some of the sahaba came to meet him to sort of inform him about the situation as is taking place.

Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (Ra) who was of course the leader at that time. He came out to Umar (ra) and Umar (ra) asked  him about the situation. Abu Ubaidah (ra) said we are falling like sheep. People are dying right and left. So Umar (Ra) started to take shura (consultation) from the people started to consult from them about what his next step should be. Most of the people told Umar (ra) it’s important for you to go back to medina And  even if you survive this then you might take some of its effects back to Medina and imagine this spreading through Medina as well.

So, Umar (ra) listened to the to them and when the stakes were not just his health, but the stakes were  the entire ummah that this means that Medina could suffer that the khilafah could fall apart that so much could happen… Umar (ra) obviously thinking about the survival of Islam. He’s not thinking about himself. So Umar (ra) said if that’s the case, then we should go back. Abu Ubaidah (ra) says a very famous statement to him. He says, yeah, Amir al-Mu’minin Oh commander of the Believers. Are you running away from the decree of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala?

The most famous moments of Umar (Ra) entering into Jerusalem we are people who Allah honoured through Islam. if we seek it through other than Islam Allah will humiliate us.

Umar (ra) said we are fleeing from the decree of Allah To the decree of Allah. , tawakkul, trust in Allah is not foolishness.  Trust in Allah is to do your part and then put your trust in Allah (swt) To intentionally Put Yourself In Harm’s Way, or to not take harm seriously because you say it’s okay. Allah will take care of it. It’s all right, that’s not courage. That’s not trust in Allah (swt). Allah tells us to do our part to protect ourselves and to do what’s best to avoid harm.

 

Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Awf(ra)  approached the Gathering. Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Awf (ra) said I have some knowledge of this from the prophet salallahu alaihe Salam. He said I heard the prophet (saw) says if you hear about that plague has strucka land then do not enter into  that land and if it strikes a place and you are in it then  do not leave that place.

That’s the key word right, quarantine right, this idea of trying to contain the harm in one place as much as possible.  Be patient seek, the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and everything will proceed as he decrees.

This is pretty much what the prophet (saw) the hikmah, the wisdom of the prophet (saw), the mercy of the prophet (saw) in the way He’s teaching us to keep things contained into areas as much as possible.

when something similar struck Medina Umar (ra) went out of his way to suffer the worst of what the people suffered, So Umar (ra) almost died in the the drought that would strike Medina. In fact, subhanAllah has a beautiful statement from Umar (ra) that once he was sitting was so hungry. Death was so imminent. He hadn’t eaten for so long that his stomach was making noises. Omar (ra) he’s tapped his stomach and he said you could growl or not growl. I swear you will not be filled until the Muslims eat.

Their Pain Was Completely Silent! A True Emotional Story of Father’s Love | Special People | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Allah tests you with something So severe, so harsh and And you turn to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and you seek His pleasure through that. Allah takes something away from you that you thought you could not live without.

Allah says you’ll be tested with your safety, will be tested with your health, you we tested with your family, You’ll be tested with your sustenance, Your.. all of this uncertainty things are going to be… things are going to be all over the place… give Glad Tidings to the patient .

Their pain was completely silent. No one knows what that person’s been through. could run into someone in front of the majid of the prophet (saw), praying next to someone in Masjid al-Haram, you don’t know what that person’s been through and you don’t know why Allah chose them to be there, why Allah chose you to be there or what They’re calling upon Allah with or what their status with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala is.

You don’t know that person’s status. You don’t know their circumstances and they call upon Allah and invoke Allah subhanaw Taala, and no one knows who’s around them.

You know, who are there this year in hajj: The families of the martyrs of Christchurch, New Zealand and some of the survivors. These are people that put their loved ones in the ground for Allah And Allah called them to hajj This year.

the brother, wasim who Iwas in a coma when we went to ChristChurch because he daughter and when the massacre happened and he was shot nine times, holding his daughter And the last memory he had before he went into a coma was getting to the hospital and his daughter was in Blood and he was in Blood and he said take my daughter Don’t worry about me and then he collapsed and he went into a coma. When he woke up three weeks later, He started shouting for his daughter. And when they told him that your daughter is okay, because Alhumdillah She survived he didn’t believe them, he had to see her. And she turned five in the hospital, right there in a hospital and they were in hajj this year.

If Allah is shy from the hands of a servant who could have disobeyed Him and turn to Him for those few moments. Then what about that person who gave it all for Allah and there are people the prophet (saw) mentioned… a martyr that could be walking and those people were there saying Allahumma and they could have been right next to and you didn’t even know…… Shaykh Omar Suleiman.