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.

A child will ask his mother for money. Sometimes, it is preceded by crying and nagging, for the child knows that his mother loves him so much that she will definitely give him money, unless she has no money at all. This obviously does not apply with regard to Allah Ta‘ala. His treasures are unlimited and nothing ever decreases therein. May Allah Ta‘ala help you. (Maktoobaat vol. 1, pg. 157)