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The Five tests of today mentioned in the Quran

Allaah Subhanahu ta'ala says in the Quran: "And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e., who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones." [Quran, Surah al-Baqarah, 2:155-157] The Believer is Patient with the Affliction and thus gains a Reward Allaah informs us that He tests and tries His servants, just as Read more ...

Caught in a Storm – The Muslim Way

As Hurricane Sandy heads towards US and people all over the East Coast prepare to bunker down, this verse from the Quran comes to mind: “Certainly, We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss of wealth, lives and fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to (As-Sabireen) those who patiently persevere.” ( Surah Al Baqarah, 2:155) Give charity. Why do we need to see the disaster before we open our purses and give? The Prophet  said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” – Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589 Increase your isthighfaar, your dhikr. The sunnah is to go to the masjid in times Read more ...

Allah is the Most Forgiving

It was narrated that in the days that Musa (Alahi salaam) wandered with Bani Israel in the desert, an intense drought befell them. Together, they raised their hands towards the heavens praying for the blessed rain to come. Then, to the astonishment of Musa (Alahi salaam) and all those watching, the few scattered clouds that were in the sky vanished, the heat poured down, and the drought intensified. It was revealed to Musa that there was a sinner amongst the tribe of Bani Israel who had disobeyed Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) for more than forty years of his life. “Let him separate himself from the congregation,” Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) told Read more ...