By: Shohala Hakim
In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.
“And when he reached with him [the age of] exertion, he said, “O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think.” He said, “O my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast.” And when they had both submitted and he put him down upon his forehead, We called to him, “O Abraham, You have fulfilled the vision.” Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good. Indeed, this was the clear trial.” (Qur’an 37:102-106)
Rasulullāh SallAllāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam has stated: “Relief accompanies difficulties.” [Al-Arbaoon Lin-Nawawi] It is the way of Allāh – based on His infinite wisdom – to have mankind pass through stages in their lives. In general, people go through good times and they go through hard times. Naturally, it is when they go through hard times that they face the most psychological stress.
Thomas Eric Duncan is the first confirmed Ebola victim in the US. Duncan arrived in the US from Liberia on the 20th of September. The hospital sent him home when he said he felt sick on the 26th. Two days later he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Ebola. Between those two days, he was contagious. A team of Federal Ebola experts arrived in Dallas, Texas to help control the situation. The Dallas County Health Department says they’re already closely monitoring a second suspected patient. Over 3,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa. How well will the US respond to the global epidemic on its home turf?
Source: Road Side 2 Islam
Remember if he/she ‘broke’ your ‘heart’ and promises were made but broken. A heart can not be broken because after being hurt your still breathing. So if you gave your heart to this person but never got theirs in exchange know that they was not worth it and know this was what the outcome would be. So this hurt your feeling inside yourself is something which was always going to happen. Because when we commit an act of haram there is always consequences (i.e being lied to). However Allah being the Most Merciful this can be a blessing in disguise.
By: Oyon Ajmain
A lot of the times we complain as to why the Muslims lack unity and why we fight one another? We often wonder, why can’t we all just listen to one another, take advice and give advice to each other without the need to hate each other?
This is because everybody in society likes to be the leader and nobody wants to take orders. The same way, the elder sibling always wants to have authority over the younger sibling even if the younger sibling may be more qualified. The older sibling will exert his authority every now and then on the younger sibling by annoying or hitting him. He will get jelous when the younger sibling proceeds him in anything.
This is how the muslims have become, everyone thinks they have become the older sibling just after gaining a tiny bit of knowledge. In reality we should all act like the younger sibling and humble ourselves in front of everyone else and treat them as elder siblings. Verily there is wisdom and reward in the patient young sibling.
Anytime a Muslim is making a decision, he or she should seek Allah’s guidance and wisdom. Allah alone knows what is best for us, and there may be good in what we perceive as bad, and bad in what we perceive as good.
If you are ambivalent or unsure about a decision you have to make, there is a specific prayer for guidance (Salat-l-Istikhara) that you can do to ask for Allah’s help in making your decision. Should you marry this certain person? Should you attend this graduate school? Should you take this job offer or that one? Allah knows what is best for you, and if you are not sure about a choice that you have, seek His guidance.
Salat al-Istikhara is a powerful tool that Allah has given us to ask His guidance in all matters. We should not hesitate to pray Istikhara before making any choice in our lives, big or small.
It’s important to do this prayer with sincerity, knowing in our hearts that only Allah can give us the guidance we seek, and resolved to follow the guidance He gives us, even if it clashes with our own desires.
We should also say the dua with firm conviction, not begging or pleading, but asking Allah clearly for guidance.
And we should not be impatient after our dua. We do not put Allah on a timetable. And we should not expect some sort of miracle, or a dream full of signs and symbols. These things are not necessary. We simply say our prayers and trust that Allah has heard us and will answer us in the way that is best.