Depression is something that is very common during this time especially. The severity of depression can depend. We live in a world where everyone is about that ‘Instagram-life’ where everything looks perfect online. That can have a negative effect on others who are simply watching and don’t necessarily have a picture-perfect life.
Dr. Altaf Husain introduces the topic of grief through an Islamic lens. This session took place at ISNACON 2019 in Houston, Texas. Based on the article “I Should’ve Gotten Over It by Now”: Surviving the Impact of Grief on Faith: http://bit.ly/2HyFx2T
Shaykh Sulaiman Moola reminds us to be happy for the success of others in order for us to feel better and have peace in our own lives. Being selfless and wholesome are attributes of happy and successful people.
Fate, predestination, and divine decree: This lectures deals very clearly with the difficult topic of qadr and attempts at explaining the wisdom behind decrees. The speaker eloquently provides great inspiration for the depressed and despondent.
A question often asked when times are tough. A question that occupies our time and our minds. A question that often confuses us, despite the simple answer. How can we understand the wisdom behind the actions of Allah ﷻ, His qadar, and His rules? How can we understand the wisdom behind facing hardships? How should we balance between submitting to Allah’s ﷻ decrees and exhausting our resources in pursuit of changing our tough reality?
When making important decisions such as picking the right college, committing to a new career, or even choosing the right spouse, it’s easy to become deceived by what ‘looks’ shiny. It can be harder to make the right choice, but one way to overcome uncertainty in decision making is to consult the Best of Planners, Allah. How can we see past the good looks or well-built resumes to know things for what they really are?
The Muslim community needs to understand and learn how to cope with those who are facing mental illnesses no matter who they are. Sh. Yaser Birjas explains to us that we should be compassionate and caring seeking those in need of help.
A sign of Allah’s love for someone, is that He puts them through trials & tribulations in this world. What is the wisdom behind these trials and how should a Believer respond when he goes through difficulty and hardship? Shaykh Yasir Qadhi dedicates his Khutbah to a short tafseer of Surah ash-Sharh at one of the first Masjid ever build in North America! Recorded 16th November 2012 in Edmonton, Canada
We will find various problems and issues in our life that will bother us and cause us to really find discomfort and unease. How can we overcome this? Shaykh Kamal el Mekki looks for the answers in the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made his famous statement, “don’t be sad, Allah is with us” to Abu Bakr to calm him. A similar statement was made by Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) when he reassured his people of Allah’s support, even when all hope seems lost. It’s a statement that gets to the core belief that no one can save you from harm. Only Allah can protect you. As American Muslims face an uncertain future, it’s important to keep this ayah in mind.