“Allah says that the purpose of the affliction is for you and I to reach a state of tadarra’u [ تَضَرُّعًا ]. Tadarr’u is humility before Allah – but it is not just humility. To understand the concept of tadarr’u, imagine yourself in the middle of an ocean. Imagine that you are all alone on a boat. Imagine that a huge storm comes and the waves become mountains surrounding you. Now imagine turning to Allah at that point and asking for His help. In what state of need, awe, dependency and utter humility would you be in? That is tadarr’u. Allah says that He creates conditions of hardship in order to grant us that gift. Allah does not need to make things hard for us. He creates those situations in order to allow us to reach a state of closeness to Him, which otherwise we’d be unlikely to reach.”
“Reclaim Your Heart”
The fire didn’t burn Ibraheem, the knife didn’t slaughter Isma’eel, the sea didn’t drown Moosa, the whale didn’t eat Yunus and Zakariyya didn’t die childless (Peace be upon them all).
BELIEVE when your Lord says in the Qur’an:
“Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us. He is our Maulâ (Lord, Helper and Protector).” And in Allâh let the believers put their trust.” [At Tawbah 9:51]
Just as Allah has meticulously designed everything in the universe at a perfect standard whether it is as big as a galaxy or as tiny as a quark or a string in an atom, He has also designed everything that happens in your life for a specific reason. It is a perfect universe; nothing takes place randomly! Trust in Allah! (Quote by Moutasem Al Hameedy)
May Allah make us pleased with His Decree and guide our hearts to eeman, tawakkal, sabr and shukr. Aameen.
As human beings we must be prepared to face tests every day in different ways.
Sometimes we are tested with being strangers for practicing our faith like the people of the cave.
Sometimes we are tested with wealth and success like the man with the two gardens
Sometimes we are tested with calamities that we don’t understand like the people in the story of Musa and Al-Khidr
And sometimes we are tested with power and authority like Dhul Qarnayn.
Whatever the test is, focus on the goal: the pleasure of Allah and eternal Paradise and work towards it!
-Lessons from Surah AlKahf
Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar
My dear friend Uzma Awan wrote this while listening to Prophet Dawud’s story in Surah Saad (38:21-25):
“Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala does not answer our prayers because He wants to see us on the prayer mat more often. Had He answered them right away, would we lower ourselves in sujood? Shed a tear? Turn to Him? Talk to Him?
Imagine a person whose company you enjoy the most. When they come you don’t want them to leave. You abandon what you are doing and are attentive to them. You rejoice when they talk and you want to hear them continue talking just to be with them. The longer this meeting lasts, the more delighted you feel.
Same goes with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, our du’as and those heartfelt talks that we make with Him in secret He loves us hence He wants to see us and hear from us more often.
There is always a blessing in disguise. What worldly blessing could be more valuable than being in the Company of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala?
Look at your du’as and trials from a different perspective and be humbled in gratitude that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala chose YOU to be with Him. Not many people are granted this Honorable Company.” ♡
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