Category: Trials and tribulations

How To Navigate Through These Testing Times | Mufti Menk

#MuftiMenk points that it is the time when we should be displaying the true characteristics of a Muslim but how are we going to do that if we don’t know what it is that we’re supposed to be following- so while we are supposed to be navigating through these times we must realize and understand that without #knowledge we will never be able to practice true Islam to hold identity during the testing time changing world in this lecture.

Mufti Menk quotes in this lecture “Knowledge comes with softening if it is sound and if it is received with a sincere heart with a heart that is conscious of Allah subhanahu wata’ala.”

How Long Do I Have To Continue Struggling In This Way | Mufti Menk

#MuftiMenk mentions that we go through so much of difficulty and #hardship in lives and we think to ourselves when this is going to end & how long I am going to continue struggling in this way. He encourages and motivates us by making mentions of several verses of the Qurans and incidents from the lives of the prophets ( peace be upon them) to have hope in the mercy of Allah and His help is very near for us in this lecture .

Mufti Menk quotes in this lecture, “Never lose your identity be proud of who you are.”

Hardships In Life Start From The Point Of Birth | Mufti Menk

#MuftiMenk delivers a beautiful lecture on #hardships in our life. He mentions that child has come into this world for two missions: the first mission is a test for the parents and the second is the test for the child itself beyond the certain age. The world out there is not fair but Allah is fair; how fair is Allah Allah subhana wa taala makes a human being such that he or she can adapt to many situations .

“Don’t become depressed that your test because your test is considered a gift for other people in their real life.” –Mufti Menk

What Needs To Be Said If Something Negative Happens | Mufti Menk

#MuftiMenk mentions that thank Allah no matter what it is. That’s why on the day of judgement those going to #Jannah (#paradise) one of the categories a caller will call they will be granted jannah who where are those who used to praise Allah at times of ease and the times of goodness they used to say Alhamdulillah; come We want to give you Jannah imagine Allah is telling you.

So if something negative happens say- الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَى كُلِّ حَالٍ Alhamdulillah ‘alaa kuli haal I praise Allah all conditions and أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ النَّارِ a’udhu bika min ‘adhabin-nar only i seek Allah’s protection from the condition of those who are in the fire the people of the fire.

Means Of Alleviating Hardship | Mufti Menk

In this lecture #MuftiMenk explains why we have to go through #hardships in our life. He mentions different types of hardship such as natural calamities, financial #difficulties, etc. And gives some important tips how to survive during hardships and alleviate these in light of Islam. Mufti Menk adds that the difficulties we go through the #hardship, we face get close to Allah; pray to Allah pray for others. Look at those who are worse than you; never look at those above you because that itself is a hardship you won’t survive.

Mufti Menk Quotes in this lecture “It’s not Allah who actually did anything wrong to you not at all. It is you and your perception and the fact that you’ve allowed the world to have an impact on your thinking that you now think being short is a problem you now think being dark is a problem, etc”.

Who Haven’t Been Blessed With Child | Mufti Menk

In this video clip #MuftiMenk addresses #childless #parents who are going through #hardship for not being bestowed upon child by the almighty Allah.

Mufti Menk Quotes in this clip “you’re married one year two years three years five years ten years; we still don’t have children. Allah has a reason believing that Allah’s reason is bigger than whatever you can imagine He is favoring you He is favoring you….”.

Who Have A Disabled Child | Mufti Menk

In this clip #MuftiMenk mentions the reward from looking after a disabled child. He says that look after your #family who are perhaps disabled and that is your #paradise.

Mufti Menk Quotes in this lecture “I want to give those who have these types (disabled) of children a word that will be a word of goodness. Do you know -that not only paradise but even in this world sometimes when Allah blesses you with such a challenged child Allah opens other doors for you many other doors……” – Mufti Menk

Call & Sit With Your Family During Financial Difficulties | Mufti Menk

#MuftiMenk mentions that usually #financial #hardship, we tell people to adjust their #lifestyle because a lot of the times we are buying things we don’t need we are spending money based on what we used to have in terms of #finance; now we don’t have that so don’t have the same buying habits.

Mufti Menk quotes in this lecture “the difficulties, we go through the hardship we face get close to Allah, pray to Allah pray for others. Look at those who are worse than you; never look at those above you because that itself is a hardship”.

Childless? | Mufti Menk

#MuftiMenk dedicates this live session to those who are #childless and they are trying to have children from a long long time and who lost their #child / children. He gives guidance how to cope with these two situations in terms of Islam.

Mufti Men quotes in this intagram live session “Let’s be sensitive; don’t pry into the people’s lives and say when are you having; when you don’t know the situation; they may not be able to conceive and we ask Allah (Swt) to ease the difficulty of those people and over and above that we ask Allah to bless them with offspring”.