In this reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani warns against mere religious fantasizing as contrary to contentment with decree. He cites two stories where companions advised people not to wish to be where Allah did not place them. These companions reminded that one does not know what one’s state would be had one been in the life of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) for example, facing the intensely arduous circumstances the companions faced.
Shaykh Faraz explains in light of these narrations that one should focus instead on turning to Allah where He has willed for one to be. He counsels not to imagine that any situation other than where Allah placed one would be better.
Surah Duha was a powerful, emotional message to the Prophet (S) about relying on Allah. Mufti Hussain Kamani tells its story. Recorded at the 2015 MSA National Convention in Chicago, IL on September 4, 2015.
An important lecture, delivered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari at Sheffield University on November 7, 2011, discussing the true spirit of Supplication (dua) and Reliance upon Allah (tawakkul), in addition to the Islamic viewpoint on Ruqya and Amulets