‘Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity…’
(Surah Al Baqarah 2:286)
The Quran talks about various ways of coping with trials such as patience, faith, prayer and acceptance and one of the most profound and comforting is this Ayah.
Regardless of how strong or weak our faith is, we still get tested, it’s part of our life and eventually we begin to accept it. As Muslims we must understand that what we are going through is something we can handle. Allah, The Greatest of All Planners has guaranteed that whatever trial comes our way is something we can handle. Subhanallah.
‘…”Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.”‘
(Surah Nuh 71:10-12)
This ayah teaches us that the act of Istigfaar provides many benefits and is the solution for many of us who are in distress or in need of something.
‘Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.’
(Surah Adh Dhariyat 51:58)
The One whose strength is unlimited. We must all rest our hopes on none besides Allah, there are no weaknesses in His qualities or in His actions. His strength is indicative of His complete Might; nothing in the heavens or earth can stand His way, He affects everything yet nothing can affect Him. Glory be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.
‘…This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion…’
(Surah Al Maidah 5:3)
Today is the most significant day in Islam. The day of Arafat.
“There is no day on which Allah frees people from the Fire more so than on the Day of Arafat…” (Hadith)
Oh Allah, grant us all the ultimate success; safety from the fire and entry into Jannatul Firdaus. Ameen.
My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me
from asking or choosing
For my du’a and my agonising supplication
is a witness to my poverty.
For this secret (reason) I make supplication
in times of ease and times of difficulty
I am a slave whose pride
is in his poverty and obligation
By Imam al-Haddad
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
‘…”Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”‘
(Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)
The families we have been blessed with, the health that He gave us, the time that He has allowed us all belongs to Allah. Gifts are given to us for a limited time only and Allah alone has the right to take it away when He wills.
‘Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji’oon’
Be Patient. Trust The Provider. He will only do what is best for us. Alhumdullilah