If Allah has taken something away from you, it’s not a sign that He is upset with you. And if Allah has given you something it is not necessarily a sign that He is pleased with you.
If you are trying your best, if you’re seeking forgiveness Allah says I will never punish you while you are seeking forgiveness. So one of the ways of diverting punishment is to seek the Forgiveness of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala in that case He says, He will not punish those who are seeking His forgiveness.
in verse number 44 of Surat Al-An’am, when He says those who forgot us completely, We opened all the doors of materialism for them.
Because giving does not necessarily depict the pleasure of Allah, The pleasure of Allah is in the worship of Allah when you are trying to develop a good relationship with Allah, he gives you the Comfort, He gives you the contentment.
When Allah has taken something away from you, It is not necessarily a sign of His anger nor is it His punishment, no. if your relationship with Him is good It was a good thing.
Mu’adh (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took hold of my hand and said, “O Mu’adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite after every prayer:
اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ، وَشُكْرِكَ، وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ
“Allâhumma a’innî alâ dhikrika, wa shukrika, wa husni ‘ibâdatika
O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner”
[Abu Dawud] [Book 16, Hadith 1422]
Allah asks us subhanahu wa’ta’ala to travel the Earth looking at what has happened to the previous nations in order for us to take heed and to learn a lesson and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala also instructs us to read about the previous Nations.
Therefore, in the Quran in many places He has told us about the previous Nations what…… and Allah says all these stories have in them lessons for those with sound intellect.
The stories of the previous Nations, As much as there is a warning within them, there is a sense of comfort that Justice does prevail.
Comfort for those in crisis and a warning for those who are creating crises. Prepare for the everlasting life in your temporary life.
When you’re doing good, keep doing good. Don’t let the negatives of others make your positive disappear.
What is siam? What is fasting? did the prophet (saw) say that whoever does not pray Taraweeh, you know with these many units and whoever does not finish the quran with these many times, Allah has no need for their fasting, no.
The prophet (saw) said whoever does not leave off, you know, false speech. Allah has no need for them to leave right, what’s the point of view leaving off your food and your drink.
Am I doing anything that would violate, that it would violate the fast, which would violate these blessed nights? Am I watching something that I should not be watching? Am I saying something I should not be saying? Am I doing something I should not be doing”?
what’s the best way to get laylatul qadr accepted? Don’t do anything that would cause laylatul qadr to be rejected. What’s going to purify me on the inside? What’s going to bring me closer to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala?
We spoke about the prohibition of intoxicants as well as gambling and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala makes mention of some of the reasons. Some people ask a question;
Why did Allah create things and then asked us not to engage in them or not to participate or not to do then? Why did He not just leave them and not create them at all and only tell us to worship Him through instructions and obligations.
well, Allah tests us with both asking us to do things as well as asking us to stay away from things.
Sometimes while questioning the wisdom of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala people begin to dwindle in faith not realizing the harms of these things.
If you take a look at those whose lives are all about intoxicants and gambling there is always something wrong with the remembrance of Allah and their prayer and many times They’re involved in feuds and fights enmity and hatred.
We have entered the last 10 nights of Ramadan. These are the most powerful, Most Blessed nights of the entire year. Let’s not waste our time. These are the last 10 nights of Ramadan.
So call out to Allah while your destiny is being written during lailatul Qadr or the night of Destiny. engage in an act of worship, do something good.
Ask Allah’s forgiveness, ask Allah to write goodness for you and for your loved ones and for the globe Humanity at large, ask Allah to bless you and bless everyone around you, ask Allah to keep you rightly guided and to give you Paradise during the night of decree.
Sometimes we dislike someone. So we say things that are unfair and unjust simply because we’ve disliked them. That is unfair. Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us
Yes, when you are in a crisis when you’ve had someone who’s wronged, you when you dislike someone for a certain reason don’t let that lead you to be unjust with that person. Remember the exact parameters of dislike; don’t let it go beyond that at all.
Allah is telling us to stand up for justice Even if it is in favor of those whom you disagree.
it is important for us also to realize on a totally different note that our duty as human beings is to look out for the other human beings. They are all the creatures of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. It is unfair for us to want to survive at the expense of others.
As human beings we must be concerned for all life. Allah tells us in Surat al-ma’idah that if you saved a single soul, a single person it is equivalent to having saved Humanity because you’re following a good teaching.
At times when we are going through difficulty, I’m sure you and I have tasted. How listening to the Quran, reciting the Quran actually helps so much. It brings us to tears, especially when we’re emotional when we’re feeling low and we hear the verses of Allah (Swt).
Allah speaks about these tears and He praises the tears, the tears of those who cry when they hear the verses of Allah.
Imagine you’re in a crisis, imagine you’re going through hardship and difficulty and then Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala’s verses bring about a comfort, a soothing feeling.