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Don’t despair, He is with you

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By: Jinan Yousef

Sometimes it feels like it’s just too much – these fluctuations in our iman, the repeated sinning, the feeling that “I just don’t deserve Allah’s mercy.” The tests always feel like punishments. There is a constant worry about the future: my marriage, my money, my career, my ummah (community)… And some difficulties just feel like they are too great to overcome. We know we’re not supposed to ask this, but the question at the back of our minds is, “Why me?”

We have all heard that we should never despair of Allah’s Mercy. And on the surface, we try not to, butShaytaan (the Devil) has a trick. We tend to despair of ourselves and our incapacity to change things, especially the inner turmoil that we feel. And the effect of this is basically the same as despairing of Allah’s mercy. We do not always accept that Allah can take us out of the situation we are in and we don’t need to ‘deserve’ the trouble; Allah isn’t punishing us and we don’t need to be perfect.

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Scientific Facts in the Qur’an – Lying & Sinning (Video)

info-pictogram1 The Qur’an is not a book of science but a book of signs, yet it contains some undeniable facts related to science.

There is an incident described in the Qur’an over 1400 years ago about a man called Abu Jahl who was not only an enemy of the Muslims during the time of the prophet Muhammad (saws) but also a well-known pathological liar (compulsive liar). So Allah (God) sent down revelation describing the actions of this man in the following verses.

“..Does he not know that Allah sees?”
“No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock -”
“A lying, sinning forelock…” (Qur’an 96:14-16)

Here in these few verses Allah specifically points out that the forelock the front area of the head is a lying and sinning region.