Al-Haadi v28n01

Distancing

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:34

‘Distancing’ is perhaps among the most commonly used words in the recent past. The question is: Is “distancing” really a matter of life and death?

Spiritually speaking, YES, it can become so. If a person becomes distanced from Allah Ta‘ala due to being affected by the virus of sin, he will become spiritually sick and weak. If he continues to persist in major sins and gets extremely distanced from Allah Ta‘ala, such distancing could eventually lead to spiritual paralysis or even death!

GREATEST AMBITION

A Muslim’s greatest ambition, most lofty aspiration and ultimate goal is to get close… very close... to his Rabb and Creator, Allah Ta‘ala. Hence he will “go the extra mile” and strive as much as possible to earn that special closeness and proximity. On the contrary, he will be totally averse to anything that will distance him from Allah Ta‘ala even to the minutest extent.

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Solace in Sickness

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:30

Influenza, pneumonia, TB, bronchitis… There are thousands of diseases in existence, and every disease brings some form of discomfort, inconvenience and pain to a person. Hence, no person wishes or desires to be afflicted by disease. In the hadeeth as well, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has taught us to seek protection from illnesses and diseases.

Nevertheless, if Allah Ta‘ala has decreed sickness for a person, then together with making du‘aa for shifaa (cure), one should immediately hold firmly onto sabr while hoping for and anticipating the immense rewards that are promised in the ahaadeeth for those who patiently tolerate sickness without complaint. Some of these ahaadeeth are:

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Happiness

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:23

Q: Often I feel down and miserable. Sometimes there is a reason for it, but sometimes I cannot understand why I am feeling miserable. I perform my salaah regularly and  recite Quraan daily. I also get bored easily. How can I be happy? Please advise.

A: The following principle should be understood well: Difficulties, hardships and challenges come upon both the pious as well as the sinners. The difficulties on the pious come as a test and become a means of elevating their status in the court of Allah Ta‘ala. The sinners are afflicted with hardship as a very mild form of punishment and mainly as a “wake-up call” so that they may repent and come back to the obedience of Allah Ta‘ala.

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Patience at the Time of Tests

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020 13:58

Letter: 

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

My factory, as well as my relative’s factory caught on fire and we have lost everything. We request your special du‘aas.

Reply:

I am extremely saddened by your loss. My heart’s du‘aa is that Allah Ta‘ala assists you and your family from His unseen treasures and removes all your worries.

It is necessary that we keep in mind that the Being who had given us what we possessed, He alone has taken it away from us and He alone will give us once again. In this world, little tests are bound to occur in which patience and tolerance are greatly required. May Allah Ta‘ala protect us from tests. However, if a test is decreed for us, then may Allah Ta‘ala grant us the strength to be tolerant.

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020 13:55

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