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April 12, 2011

Who will have the last laugh?

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Ever been laughed at for practicing Islam?

Perhaps it was  because of your dress code (the hijab, the niqab, the beard, the garments above the ankles (for the men), etc).

Or perhaps it was because of your refusal to join the others in their activities in order to safeguard your iman.

Or perhaps it was because you preferred to do things honestly, rather than cheat.

Whatever it was, it probably hurt to be laughed at for doing the right thing (i.e. obeying Allah).

So, what should one do in this situation?

Well, be patient and remember the following ayah (verse):

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ أَجْرَمُوا كَانُوا مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يَضْحَكُونَ

وَإِذَا مَرُّوا بِهِمْ يَتَغَامَزُونَ

وَإِذَا انقَلَبُوا إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهِمُ انقَلَبُوا فَكِهِينَ

وَإِذَا رَأَوْهُمْ قَالُوا إِنَّ هَـٰؤُلَاءِ لَضَالُّونَ

وَمَا أُرْسِلُوا عَلَيْهِمْ حَافِظِينَ

فَالْيَوْمَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنَ الْكُفَّارِ يَضْحَكُونَ

عَلَى الْأَرَائِكِ يَنظُرُونَ

هَلْ ثُوِّبَ الْكُفَّارُ مَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ

“Verily! (During the worldly life) those who committed crimes used to laugh at those who believed.

And whenever they passed by them, used to wink one to another (in mockery);

And when they returned to their own people, they would return jesting;

And when they saw them, they said: “Verily! These have indeed gone astray!”

But they (disbelievers, sinners) had not been sent as watchers over them (the believers).

But this Day (the Day of Resurrection) those who believe will laugh at the disbelievers.

On (high) thrones, looking (at all things).

Are not the disbelievers paid (fully) for what they used to do?”

[Surah Al-Mutaffifin (83) : 29-36]

The ones who laugh last will indeed laugh the loudest…

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