Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Being Tested in Life

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Patience is amongst one of the best characteristics an individual can possess. My brothers and sisters, this life is a test and as we know, no tests are easy unless we have prepared to face them. For example, if we have an exam to do, the only way we can get ready for this exam is by revising. In the same way, this life throws a lot of tests at us and in these testing times, who do we turn to as Muslim? My brothers and sisters, we should turn to Allah the Solver of all problems.

When we are being tested we should show a lot of patience for Allah says in the Holy Qu'ran, " O you who believe, strengthen yourselves with resolution and prayer. Indeed Allah is with those who persevere in adversity (Surah Baqarah verse 153)", we can see from this verse of the Quran that in times of adversity we should turn to Allah and be strong. We should not let anything make us weak but on the contrary we should show strength for Allah loves a strong believer more that he loves a weak believer. We should be strong at all times and how do we strengthen ourselves? My brothers and sisters we should turn to our Lord Allah and Inshallah by the power He will give us, we will gain the strength to face the problems that we are facing.

At the same time we have to show patience, for Allah loves those who shows patience. Allah says in the Qur'an," O you who believe, seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely ALLAH is with the patient(Al-Baqarah 2:216)", we can see from this verse of Qur'an that we need to be patient at all time. My brothers and sisters patience is beautiful, never give up on Alla's help, we have to put trust in Allah at all time.

We should always seek Allah's help in all matters, we hear a lot of people saying that we make dua but Allah is not accepting our dua! We should realise that Allah has no problems in giving, it is the way we ask. When we are asking Allah to help us, we should ask with full conviction and faith that Allah will help us. And how can we do that? The more we work on our Imaan, the more faith we are going to have in Allah. We have to show patience at all times and when Allah tests us we should take it as an opportunity for us to get closer to Allah. We should know that when Allah loves someone He tests that person to some extent.

My brothers and sisters, at all times, whenever we are going through hardships ...we must turn to Allah and know that Allah never burdens someone more that he can handle. Allah is Just, we need to put our faith in Allah and be patient. We should see the hardships we are going through as a blessing in disguise because in reality if our imaan is strong, its going to get stronger because we know that only Allah can solve our problems. Due to this, we will be making more dua and praying and all this is only going to make us get closer to Allah! Thus our Imaan will increase ,but at the same time we should always remember Allah all the time... not just in time of need.

I make dua that Allah makes us strong and increase our imaan.


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