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    When facing a test, what path should you take?





    When you are facing prolonged difficulty that has a distressing element to it, how do you decide whether to get yourself out of the situation or whether to remain in the situation and see it through until it's over.

    I'd have thought if there was a clear halal way out, then just take it, without a second thought. However, I've learnt even the most obvious solutions are not always the correct ones concerning Islam.

    Does deciding to leave a difficult situation mean that it could be seen as failing a test?

    اَللّٰهُمَّ قِنِيْ شَرَّ نَفْسِيْ وَاعْزِمْ لِيْ عَليٰ أَرْ شَدِ أَمْرِيْ

    Allaahumma qinii sharra nafsii wa’-zim lii ‘alaa arshadi amrii. (‘Imran ibn Husayn. Musnad Ahmad #19141)

    O Allah, protect me from the evil of my self and give me the determination to do what is most right in my affairs.

    Aameen

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?

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    Your probably going to have to be more specific sister
    The servant who seeks the pleasure of Allaah, never
    abandons repentance.
    He remains in the state of repentance until the end of his life."
    [Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah]

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by eesa the kiwi View Post
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    Your probably going to have to be more specific sister
    A test where Allah (swt) is testing you but you find a way out of that test or hardship that is a halal way out.

    What if the test was to remain in it, yet you just took the way out?

    By doing that you would have failed the test. How could you have known that?

    Or when it is said that Allah (swt) is testing me, is it more of a testing time and not a literal test?

    اَللّٰهُمَّ قِنِيْ شَرَّ نَفْسِيْ وَاعْزِمْ لِيْ عَليٰ أَرْ شَدِ أَمْرِيْ

    Allaahumma qinii sharra nafsii wa’-zim lii ‘alaa arshadi amrii. (‘Imran ibn Husayn. Musnad Ahmad #19141)

    O Allah, protect me from the evil of my self and give me the determination to do what is most right in my affairs.

    Aameen

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?

    Wa aleiykum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    I suppose making istikhara in this situation is the best solution in sha Allah
    يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُمْ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

    O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous

    Surah Al Baqarah ayah 21

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rifqah View Post
    A test where Allah (swt) is testing you but you find a way out of that test or hardship that is a halal way out.

    What if the test was to remain in it, yet you just took the way out?

    By doing that you would have failed the test. How could you have known that?

    Or when it is said that Allah (swt) is testing me, is it more of a testing time and not a literal test?
    Sister if there is a halal way out of your difficulties take it

    It's like if you have a sore tooth but you've got Panadol in the cupboard there is no reason to suffer needlessly and not take the painkillers

    Islam is easy but sometimes we as Muslims (myself included) make it difficult on ourselves
    The servant who seeks the pleasure of Allaah, never
    abandons repentance.
    He remains in the state of repentance until the end of his life."
    [Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah]

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?


    Hey it worked lol alhamdulilah
    The servant who seeks the pleasure of Allaah, never
    abandons repentance.
    He remains in the state of repentance until the end of his life."
    [Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah]

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rifqah View Post
    A test where Allah (swt) is testing you but you find a way out of that test or hardship that is a halal way out.

    What if the test was to remain in it, yet you just took the way out?

    By doing that you would have failed the test. How could you have known that?

    Or when it is said that Allah (swt) is testing me, is it more of a testing time and not a literal test?
    If there is a way out, and it is halaal alhamdulillaah - then take it. Like brother Eesa said, there's no point in over-complicating/burdening yourself.

    Why be in a state of stress/tension when you don't have to?

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?

    Best way is praying istikharah and then decide which way you would take ( which is not haraam)

    If its good for you then Allah SWT will going to make it easy for you and bless your way

    And if its bad then Allah SWT will not make it easy and will going to keep you away from this path !

    The Duaa is :

    O Allah, verily I seek the better [of either choice] from You, by Your knowledge, and I seek ability from You, by Your power, and I ask You from Your immense bounty. For indeed You have power, and I am powerless; You have knowledge and I know not; You are the Knower of the unseen realms. O Allah, if You know that this matter is good for me with regard to my religion, my livelihood and the end of my affair then decree it for me, facilitate it for me, and grant me blessing in it. And if You know that this matter is not good for me with regard to my religion, my livelihood and the end of my affair then turn it away from me and me from it; and decree for me better than it, wherever it may be, and make me content with it.

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    Re: When facing a test, what path should you take?

    Istikharaa has indeed helped me make the right decision especially when in difficult situation or when I have to choose one out of two / more options
    Yes it is possible that your test is to stay patient and persevere in a difficult situation, but also possible the it is not.
    Whatever you do, make Allah priority, from the time you wake up to the time you go back to sleep.
    Never believe that you cannot live without something or someone. The only one you cannot live without, is Allah.
    Anytime worry / fear comes in, keep repeating this ayah: hasbiyAllah la ilaha illa huwa 'alayhi tawakkaltu wahuwa rabbu al-'arsh al-'azeem (9:129)

 

 

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