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27
Dec

Seriously Short Reminder No. 8: Remember that you will get tested…

Assalamu Alaikum.

Yes, you will. It’s as simple as that.

“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test).” [Surah Al-Ankabut 29 : 2-3]

After all, one cannot expect to get a big prize for free.

“Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, “When (will come) the Help of Allah?” Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!” [Surah Al-Baqarah (2) : 214]

And these tests also show us who the cream of the crop are.

Saad ibn Abee Waqqas said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which people are most severely tested?’ He said: ‘The Prophets, then the next best and the next best. A person is tested according to his religious commitment. If he is steadfast in his religious commitment, he will be tested more severely, and if he is frail in his religious commitment, his test will be according to his commitment. Trials will continue to afflict a person until they leave him walking on the earth with no sin on him.’” [Sunan ibn Majah, Hadeeth No. 4023. Graded “Hasan Saheeh ” by Al-Albani in Sahih Sunan ibn Majah, Hadeeth No. 4023.]

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri said: “I entered upon the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) when he was suffering from a fever, and I placed my hand on him and felt heat with my hand from above the blanket. I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, how hard it is for you!’ He said: ‘We (Prophets) are like that. The trial is multiplied for us and so is the reward.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which people are most severely tested?’ He said: ‘The Prophets.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, then who?’ He said: ‘Then the righteous (as-Saalihoon), some of whom were tested with poverty until they could not find anything except a cloak to put around themselves. One of them will rejoice at calamity as one of you would rejoice at ease.’” [Sunan ibn Majah, Hadeeth No. 4024. Graded “Saheeh” by Al-Albani in Sahih Sunan ibn Majah, Hadeeth No. 4024.]

So,  we shouldn’t worry about being tested, rather we should worrying about passing the test.
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13
Sep

Article: An Explanation of Things Legislated at the End of Ramadan

Assalamu Alaikum.

You know what’s sad?

I have an excellent article that I’m going to put up.

And who’s probably going to read it? The people who still want to know about Ramadan after it’s over.

Who needs to read it? The people who forget about Ramadan 2 minutes after the new moon of Shawwal is sighted.

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