How do we get through tragedies like the New Zealand terrorist attack? There are other tragedies that have happened in the past and that are happening currently. How can we remain faithful in these trying times?
There has been a sense of hopelessness since the November elections, but we are not alone. The Quran mentions the stories of the previous prophets and messengers to ease our hearts and give us guidance for handling tough situations like the ones they passed through. But we must trust in Allah’s plan. This session will teach us how to trust in Allah’s plan.
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