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How Can We Say Allah Loves Us, yet He Puts Us in Difficulty?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Allah is putting me through test after test. I understand that life is meant to be a test but what I don’t understand is how you can test someone that you love? Surely if Allah loves us, He should try and help us and ease our worries. I […]

How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment? [Follow-Up Questions]

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum, I have follow-up questions regarding this answer: How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment? 1) Can you further distinguish between expiation of sins vs raising of ranks? 2) Specifically, how is calmness distinct from mere patience? 3) How is contentment distinct from merely […]

Abuse and Breaking the Ties of Kinship

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu alaykum, Fisrt: Can you please tell me the Islamic ruling for a person who wants to distance themselves from a family who repeatedly subject them to various kinds of abuse such as emotional, discrimination, neglect almost on an everyday basis over many years, with no signs of stopping? […]

Is Allah Punishing me for my Past Sins through the Trials in my Life?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam  Alaykum I have just become infertile and I want to know if I caused it by sinning in my past or if it was always destined to happen? I am afraid of losing everything else. I always thought everything that occurs was pre ordained now I’m afraid it […]

How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My family and I are currently going through a lot of difficulties. My question is, how does one differentiate between a test from Allah and a punishment? What should we do in either case? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of […]