By: Theresa Corbin
With negative pressure from fellow Muslims at the mosque, the daily media pressure of negative news about Muslims and Islam, and all the challenges of learning a new religion and getting the right understanding about Islam, many new Muslims find themselves more stressed than ever before.
Which can lead them to wonder where is the peace promised in Islam?
How does a new Muslim cope with all these pressures?
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
Muslims have undergone countless trials and suffering during the past few decades. Our oppressors have tortured us, degraded us, raped our women, humiliated our leaders, subjugated our governments but still people are entering Islam, making Tawbah (repentance), reviving their faith, and holding on to the rope of Allah!!! One of the most dangerous attacks has been to our “Modesty”. But Allah is Most Merciful; for despite the pornography, indecent fashion styles, lies and scandal about our culture, Allah has strengthened Muslim women to hold on to Hijab and the Muslim family. May Allah enable Muslim men to appreciate the strength of Muslim women, cherish the gift that a pious Muslim sister gives to the Ummah and repent from ever showing disrespect, malice or ill feeling. May Allah never take this beauty away from us. Surely after hardship and suffering there will come ease, Insha Allah.
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once said: “Near the end of time, there will emerge a people who will be young in age and foolish. They will recite the Qur’an but it will not go further than their collarbones. They will quote the words of the best of mankind but they will pass out of Islam as the arrow passes out of the prey.” (Ahmad: Authentic)
May Allah guide our sincere youth who have gone to extremes back to the balanced path of Allah. May Allah save them from falling into the trap of the Khawaarij (Kharijites)! Never forget this word which Abi Chondro has drawn so beautifully. Real Islam brings beauty, humility, and kindness along with courage and strength. Reflect: SubhaanAllah!!!”
By: Jinan Bastaki
“And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [and regretted their error] to the point that the earth closed in on them in spite of its vastness and their souls confined them and they were certain that there is no refuge from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them so they could repent. Indeed, Allah is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” [Qur’an, 9:118]
We are taught that no matter we do, Allah’s doors are open. No matter how big your mistake or how far you have been, just return to Allah, subhanahu wa ta`’ala (exalted is He). He is there—and because He is at-Tawwab, He wants to accept your turning back to Him. It is like when we are taught as children to own up to our mistakes: “I won’t be mad at you,” our parents might say, “just tell me if you broke the vase.” But what happens if, after we turn back, or own up to our mistake, we suffer even more hardship?
A game-changing Celebrate Mercy trailer video that’s gone VIRAL! Features re-enacted Seerah scenes and 25 speakers including Nouman Ali Khan and Imam Omar Suleiman. It’s a preview of the CelebrateMercy “Hope after Hardship” online webcast, taking place throughout Ramadan and August. Register ASAP, as an individual or group, for one of the online shows while there’s still space. Learn more and register here:www.CelebrateMercy.com/info
When hardship befalls you, how do you figure out if it’s a test or punishment from Allah?
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See problems as a chance to excel, for only the most adept of pupils go through hardship.
Ver los problemas como una oportunidad para sobresalir, para sólo el más hábil de los alumnos pasan por dificultades.
Zie problemen als een kans om uit te blinken, want alleen de meest bedreven leerlingen gaan door ontberingen.
Voir les problèmes comme une chance d’exceller, pour que le plus habile des élèves passent par des difficultés.
Siehe Probleme als Chance zu übertreffen, denn nur die fähigsten Schüler gehen durch Härte.
Shì wèntí wèi jīhuì tuōyǐng’érchū, yīnwèi zhǐyǒu zuì náshǒu de xuéshēng jīngguò jiānkǔ.
Se problem som en chans att utmärka sig, för bara de mest skickliga elever går igenom svårigheter.
Smotret’ problemy kak shans , chtoby preuspet’ , tol’ko dlya samykh adept uchashchikhsya proyti cherez trudnosti.
Sadece öğrencilerin en usta sıkıntı geçmesi için, excel için bir şans olarak sorunlara bakın.
Vedere i problemi come una possibilità di eccellere, solo per il più abile degli alunni passare attraverso le difficoltà.
Melihat masalah sebagai kesempatan untuk unggul, hanya yang paling mahir murid pergi melalui kesulitan.