Amina Assilmi

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle

Question: Assalamu alaykum

I would like to ask God to reverse time and to change His religious rulings because I find them to difficult. Especially regarding music and drawing.

I want to know God’s opinion on this. How can I have it? Is there a du’a for this?

Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Allah is not going to change His rules for you, because He loves the believers and has given them rules that will make them happy in this life and the next.

Just focus on what you can do, enjoy it, thank Allah for it, and don’t think too much about what you can’t.

Happiness comes from Allah directly. Everything else is just part of the traffic jam! So just make your relationship with Allah, and you’ll be very, very happy.

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I pray this helps.

Wassalam,
[Shaykh] Farid Dingle

Shaykh Farid Dingle grew up in a convert family in Herefordshire, UK. In 2007, he moved to Jordan to pursue traditional studies. Shaykh Farid continues to live in Amman, Jordan with his wife and kids. In addition to continuing his studies he teaches Arabic and several of the Islamic sciences.

Shaykh Farid began his journey in sacred knowledge with intensives in the UK and Jordan (2004) in Shafi’i fiqh and Arabic. After years of studying Arabic grammar, Shafi’i fiqh, hadith, legal methodology (usul al-fiqh) and tafsir, Sh. Farid began specializing in Arabic language and literature. Sh. Farid studied Pre-Islamic poetry, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, and Andalusian literature. He holds a BA in Arabic Language and Literature and continues exploring the language of the Islamic tradition.

In addition to his interest in the Arabic language Shaykh Farid actively researches matters related to jurisprudence (fiqh) which he studied with Shaykh Hamza Karamali, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, and continues with Shaykh Amjad Rasheed.

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