Saturday, 17 August 2013

Calamity Strikes - It serves as an opportunity to come closer to your creator

Ibn Taymiyah said: 'A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah.'

Thus in our times of trouble, when we go through pain and suffering and in our times of loss, we need to trust Allah Azzawajjal. We need to keep in mind that as long as we fear Him and try our best to obey Him, He will never do us wrong. He will protect us and guide us and do the best for us, no matter what the situation apparently looks like.

Allaah Azzawajjal says in a hadeeth Qudsi:
'I am as my slave thinks of me and I am with him whenever he remembers me.' (Agreed Upon).

Surah Taha

Good Replaces Bad

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “No man does a wrong action then performs Wudu and does his Wudu well, then performs two Rakaat and seeks Allah’s forgiveness, but that He will forgive him.” [Ahmad]

Similar is Allah’s promise in the Quran: “Except the one who repents and believes and does good deeds, then Allah will replace the evil deeds of such people by good deeds, and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.” [Surah Al-Furqan, Ayat 70]

A true repentance will not only remove the bad deed from your record, but will actually convert it into a good deed. Once you have realized your mistake, make Wudu properly and then pray two Rakaat seeking Allah’s forgiveness.