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Ours Is Not A Caravan of Despair: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

True joy lies within the heart, and it is unshakeable. Every breath, heartbeat, and moment is a gift from Allah. Knowing that happiness comes from Allah, we should keep in mind that suffering and hardship come from the same Lord. An Alternative Perspective But how can there be joy in hardship? This is where the […]

How Can I Advise Someone Who Has Been Hardened Through Hardships?

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum How can I help or advise someone who has had a lot of hardship but has become mean? He seems to have lost his sense of what should and shouldn’t be said to others and has become judgmental and presumptuous. Answer: as-Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatulLah. Thank you […]

The Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Forbearance, by Imam Khalid Latif

In these dark and confusing times, Imam Khalid Latif reminds us how the best of mankind, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ responded to adversity. Zayd ibn San’an (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates: Once, God’s Messenger ﷺ borrowed some money from me. I was not yet a Muslim then. I went to him to collect my debt […]

Muslim Convert: Is Islam Just an Arabian Faith?

Yusuf, a Hindu from the UK, lost a beloved uncle in tragic circumstances at the young age of 15. This led him to contemplate the impermanence of life. He started reading about other faiths and their beliefs about death and the Hereafter. His little understanding of Islam garnered through stories in the Reader’s Digest led […]

Three Acts That Defined Abdul Sattar Edhi's Life, by Ustadh Salman Younas

Ustadh Salman Younas summarizes the core essence of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s life in the words of the Prophet ﷺ Orphans The Prophet (God bless him) said, “The one who cares for an orphan will be with me in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together. [Bukhari] Imagine then the station and proximity of […]

Does Religion Not Contain Hardship?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: As salam alaikum, I have a question about Quranic verse 22:78 where it is said that there is no difficulty in the religion. How are we as Muslims supposed to understand the part of this verse about our religion not having any difficulty? I am a little confused because […]

What Does the Verse 286 of Surah Al Baqara Mean ?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum What does the verse 286 of Surah Al Baqara mean? Is it referring to spiritual aspect of hardship or does it refer to the physical aspect of it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and […]

Qur’anic Reflections: Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience   Allah Most High tells us in the Qur’an: “And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, who, […]

Dealing With Non-Muslim Parents (II)

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: My non-Muslim parents and relatives are against my practicing of Islam. Obedience and submission to God has no place in their mind. Since I am with them now, far away from scholars and people to ask for advice, my faith is terribly low. Here, I’m involved in sin […]

Guidance of the Prophet Muhammad on the Virtues of Patience (and Thankfulness) in Tribulation and Hardship

These are a few hadiths of the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk) on the great honor that trials, hardships, and tribulations can represent for a true believer, and how these are opportunities to exhibit one’s patience, trust, reliance, contentment, and thankfulness to Allah Most High. 34. Anas […]