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    Author: Amel S. Abdullah. Extracted from Al-Jumuah Magazine

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    Excellent thread ukhti....I really appreciate it. It is soo soo true. Dealing with disappointments humbles a person right down & really teaches you how amazingly powerful Allah azawajall is.

    I wish that I could always look to the bright side of things, but sometimes I find it really hard. Its really hard to keep steadfast. When I see threads like this, it always give me an imaan boost, so I really appreciate it. May Allah reward you in abundance ameen.

    Oh another thing I wanted to say is that; it really shows you how low we as human are and how High Allah is. It teaches us that we as human are nothing, absolutely nothing and it helps to keep arrogance and pride away.
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    • #3
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      hayakAllah sis, i know exactly what you mean..may Allah bless you with goodness in this life and the next, aameen

      by the way, i came across this saying of caliph 'Ali radiallahu 'anhu today: his grief is long whose hope is short..wise words, indeed


      • #4
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        MashaAllah really beneficial thread :up: I think it's something we can all relate to and reflect on. I'm working on dealing with how I respond to and deal with dissapointment/hardship. Find it hard to look on the bright side when something bad happens mostly because I haven't had to deal with them much Alhamdulillah . This was the perfect reminder Jazakallah :) May Allah reward you for your efforts Ameen.


        • #5
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          masha'Allah, Jazak'Allah Khair for your positive words
          I didn't read it all though :embar: :(
          Al-Ghazali said, "If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya' and chosen elite, and is watching over you, have you not heard His saying, "So wait steadfastly for the judgment of your Lord - you are certainly before Our eyes.[At-Tur 52:48]


          • #6
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            Al-Hasan al-Basri advised: “Do not hate the trials that befall you or the calamities that happen to you, for they may be something that you hate but it leads to your salvation, and there may be something that you love, but it leads to your doom.”

            In order to understand why tragedy strikes, we have to understand that life can certainly be tough, that it may be filled with disappointments, and that the manner in which we handle such disappointments is a test of our character and faith.

            The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, said: “How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for his affairs is all good, and this applies to no one except the believer. If something good happens to him, he gives thanks and that is good for him, and if something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience, and he will be rewarded for that, so everything that Allah has decreed for the Muslim is good.” (Muslim).

            He also said: “Whoever Allah wishes good for, He inflicts him (with hardship).”

            Indeed, life’s calamities have the effect of shocking us into action. The unexpected death of a loved one, for example, often serves as a reminder that our time is limited, and that we cannot keep counting on tomorrow to do good deeds and be better Muslims. The time to accomplish our goals is now, because tomorrow may never come.

            Allah tells us: “And we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient…” [2:155].

            Hardships teach us to be humble. In this fast-paced world, we often think the way to solve problems is to press a button, make a call or put pressure on influential people. To keep up, we might even get a little demanding at times.

            Allah says in the Qur’an: “And We have already sent (messengers) to nations before you, (O Muhammad); then We seized them with poverty and hardships that perhaps they might humble themselves (to Us). Then why, when Our punishment came to them, did they not humble themselves?” [6:42-43].

            By calling on our Lord and Creator in times of hardship, we acknowledge our tremendous need for help and guidance. Allah promises His blessings and guidance to those who combat calamity with patience and say: “Inna lilaahi wa inna ilayhe raji’oon/ Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” [2:156].

            By managing our disappointments with faith, dignity and perseverance, we serve as good models for others and lend composure to even the worst of situations. While many people become confused at times of tragedy, it is at these very moments that we have to help ourselves and the ones we love by pulling together and focusing on the bigger picture. The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, said, “Worshipping at times of tribulations and confusion is like migrating to join me.” (Muslim).

            He also said, “There is nothing that befalls a believer, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allah will record one good deed for him and will remove one bad deed from him.” (Muslim).[/I]
            Mashallah these quotes are beautiful.
            I always thought my disappointments were a punishment from Allah, esp unsuccessful job interviews at schools.

            So these quotes show us that Allah puts us to test to see if we say humble, loyal and grateful through pain and unfortunate mishaps, am I right?
            ... " They will find all that they did, placed before them: And not one will thy Lord treat with injustice"

            (Quran: Surah 18 Verse 49)


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              ↑Yes, that's right.
              Secure few moments, everyday, to reflect upon the innumerable blessings of Allah and thank Him for bestowing them upon you.

              "A person who is blessed with the ability to be grateful, shall never be deprived of barakah and increase in blessings."
              - Rasulullah (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم)‎


              • #8
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                MashAllah amazing reminder
                7 Heavens and The Arsh & Kursi Of Allah - by Sheikh Ahmed Ali [HD] :up:

                Subhan'Allah wa bi-hamdihi
                Glorified is Allah with all praise due to Him:love:


                • #9
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                  Good post. mashallah.More Muslims need to understand this too. Bcoz most of the people nowadays leaving the Deen r bcoz they r not able to cope & deal with dissappointment.
                  Peace & assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.